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    Great work Smith. Honestly, pathetic human being.

    http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/iccc...ry/263408.html
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    Oh for gods sake. Smith needs to learn to shut his mouth. If one day cricket needs anything, It's more pitches where the bowlers are given a chance. Does Smith expect every pitch to be a batting paradise? Very stupid.

    I think these pitches are great, sorts out the great batsmen from the average and gives the bowlers a real chance. I hate Smith.

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    Presuming Bond & Styris recover by Friday, this will be our team:

    Fleming
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    Vettori
    Mills
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    I think it's unlikely Gillespie will get a go now considering Franklin actually did a pretty good job against South Africa.

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    hehehe.. typical Smith. He Whinges about everything, sure he ain't a Pom ?


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    As I said before, Smith and co have had experience before on these types of pitches. They should have known what was required. All it needed was for Smith to keep batting once he was in and for the rest of the team to stay in and chip it around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden
    Great work Smith. Honestly, pathetic human being.

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    Impressive pile of crap there from Smith.
    I particularly like this part:
    "It's always tough to sit and moan about a wicket when you've lost"
    ...doesn't seem too tough for him.

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    Not happy, Smith



    I don't think the pitches are going to provide a 100 overs of good cricket."


    Good cricket CAN occur in a game where the scores are low, and there is a REAL battle between bat and ball. I find it, as I'm sure other true fans would agree, just as exciting to see teams hit 195 and struggle against superb bowling and a challenging pitch, as compared to teams who hit 435 on a roadway of a strip.

    When Smith was done criticising the pitch he trained his sights on the ICC for the scheduling of matches in this tournament. "It's a bit tough to work that out. You have eight days to the next game and then two games in three days. It could have been spaced a lot better,"

    South Afirca has games on the 16th, the 24th (8 days) and the 27th (3 days).
    India have a 11 day break before thier next game, and then play on the 26th and 29th. Remember that the semis are on the 1st and the 2nd of November.

    New Zealand has games on the 16th, 20th (4 days) and the 25th (5 days).

    It's the luck of the draw, and there are teams with a 'worse' drawe than you, so keep quiet.

    In contrast, Stephen Fleming did not slam the pitch as Smith did. "Yes, the pitches are a bit different this time around, from what we usually experience in India.... Our job is to play in whatever pitches given to us and play accordingly."

    Now that's how a captain should behave.

    I hope Smith is sanctioned by the ICC over this outburst. I know it will probably never happen, but at least a 50% match fee fine is appropriate.

    He has lost my respect..

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    Smith offered his congratulations to Sri Lanka before realising he had got the opposition wrong.

    You idiot.
    Last edited by Chris Riddell; 17-10-2006 at 12:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa
    Impressive pile of crap there from Smith.
    I particularly like this part:
    "It's always tough to sit and moan about a wicket when you've lost"
    ...doesn't seem too tough for him.
    Haha, that sentence really doesn`t make chipmunk.

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    Graeme Smith you douche. Just keeps screwing his reputation day by day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam
    People like that are funny. My dad is one of them - he hates Stephen Fleming for absolutely no reason.

    As far as the conversion rate goes, try this: MD Crowe, 4 hundreds, 34 fifties. Where are the critics?
    The main criticism of Fleming is his test conversion rate. Off the top of my head, he's got about 9 centuries and 40-odd fifties. Compare that to Crowe, who's got 17 hundreds to 18 fifties.
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    Haha. Typical case of people under estimating how crap Smith is.

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    Sri Lanka to bat first. Rao to be a beast.

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    Tharanga to hit a century. The kid is a gun.

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    Not a chance.

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    Write him off at your peril. 6 ODI tons at the age of 21 is a magnificent achievement.

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