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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    It amazes me that despite the fact that Faf, AB and Kallis deadbatted their way to a draw in Adelaide, commentators continue to state that these players need to play shots. And it's Saffer commentators too. And they say it despite mentioning the Adelaide draw.

    Crazy.
    I know, they don't just mention they talk about it every other ball but still seem to think that it should not have worked.

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    Its just such a cricket myth that is perpetuated constantly to the point where its just accepted as fact. You have to score runs and put the bowlers off their length or upset them etc. Otherwise you are not playing your natural game and will go out.

    Apparently just tiring the mofos is doesn't work. Oh wait, Faf, BJ Watling etc.
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    I don't think it's perpetuated just so they can nod heads though, they have a pretty logical cricketing reason behind it.
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    Of course there is logic to it, it'd be beyond ridiculous if the whole cricketing world believed something that was not only overestimated in its importance, but flat out illogical.

    But a lot of myths or overestimated factors in sport are logical but ultimately wrong or misleading. Hell, half of Moneyball was theories that made sense to people who had been in baseball for years and years. But there were results which showed the contrary to what they believed.

    It is absolute parody though where people are talking about the same players that did it. I mean people are talking about AB not being able to change the way he plays when he bloody well did it only a year and a bit ago against the same opposition in the exact same circumstance..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    It amazes me that despite the fact that Faf, AB and Kallis deadbatted their way to a draw in Adelaide, commentators continue to state that these players need to play shots. And it's Saffer commentators too. And they say it despite mentioning the Adelaide draw.

    Crazy.
    Funniest thing was the NZ commentators saying it during India's fourth innings a few weeks ago. Old cliches die hard.

    Absolutely love it when players like Bell and de Villiers block the utter **** out of it. Crushes the stereotype so much.
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
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    What a feeling. Doesn't matter if AB smashes a triple to win it tomorrow,the glorious climax of the series has already happened
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    Having now seen the highlights it looks like Boof wasn't happy with Dools approach. Guys playing for his spot and the team wanted quick runs. Tough situation.

    And that reverse from Rogers.

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    Only managed to see drips-and-drabs of todays play, but Mitchell Johnson's ball that got Elgar was an absolute nut!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    australia is **** = such a likeable team
    australia wins = unlikeable

    keep on hating
    Haha, I love the fact that they're turning into a bunch of ruthless bastards. India, England and South Africa have all been too nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    If GI 'Best Poster On The Forum' Joe says it then it must be true.
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    i really can't see d00lander succeeding in the UAE at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by dermo View Post
    i really can't see d00lander succeeding in the UAE at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    australia is **** = such a likeable team
    australia wins = unlikeable

    keep on hating
    Nah make no mistake, when Australia was losing to India 0-4 with Maxwell, Wade, Warner and Twatto as captain, they were an extremely unlikeable team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
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