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    Yeah, SA are out and the kiwis won. Basically, England are the best team in the world, that's the easiest way to calculate the whole shenanigans
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Yeah, SA are out and the kiwis won. Basically, England are the best team in the world, that's the easiest way to calculate the whole shenanigans
    Parra Eels > England.

    Similar turnaround in performances though.
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    I've no idea what that means tbh

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    Think it's the kind of performance we're capable of, it's just I don't think we quite have the consistency to string 4 or 5 together like that to win the thing.

    Nice to qualify with a game to spare tho. Reckon you'd have got pretty long odds on that before the CT started.
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    Rest a few players for the NZ game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Rest a few players for the NZ game?
    Maybe. Momentum v important in short tournaments tho. Could rotate the bowlers I suppose; give Sid & Tiny Tim a trundle.

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    Can Davies only play if we rule Prior out of the rest of the tournament?

    Rest Jimmeh, but I don't see why Onions is playing anyway. Sidey & Bresnan in, guess give Rashid a game as well.

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    Onions hasn't been good at all. He bowls at a decent spot but doesn't have the pace to threaten the batsmen. He has been easy pickings.

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    *drumroll*

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    Marto,
    Parra are my NRL team. They were 14th of 16 with 10 rounds to go, won 10 of 11 into the finals, scraped into 8th and have beaten 1st, 3rd and 2nd and are now in the grand final vs 4th.
    Roll on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Marto,
    Parra are my NRL team. They were 14th of 16 with 10 rounds to go, won 10 of 11 into the finals, scraped into 8th and have beaten 1st, 3rd and 2nd and are now in the grand final vs 4th.
    Roll on.
    I hope Parra win, I put $50 on them when the were paying about $100 at the TAB.

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    Lol'n at South Africa. Hard to believe it's the same England team that lost 6 straight earlier in the month though. Hoping NZ get through with them, will be a better match-up for Australia should they also get through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Onions hasn't been good at all. He bowls at a decent spot but doesn't have the pace to threaten the batsmen. He has been easy pickings.
    Swings it, tbh.

    He's really a pure wicket-taker. At international level he's somewhat bizarrely got a reputation as an honest trundler with accuracy but not much else. Truth is, he rips teams apart more ruthlessly than any other bowler on the county circuit, but is somewhat inconsistent and can often go for runs because of his full length.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Pronounced swing rarely happens and it hardly takes wickets much like batsmen getting out to bouncers, particularly for ODI cricket. It is not England every where where the ball swings a lot both ways. He can prove costly in games away from home.
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    Yeah, that's why he's so much better in tests.

    He can improve though. There's a massive amount of players you'd think of as almost pure swing bowlers in ODI cricket at the moment- Anderson, Sidebottom, Bracken, Gul, RP Singh, Kumar, Steyn, Parnell, Franklin, Mills, Kulasekara... it's all about finding a way to be effective when the ball isn't swinging. Which at the moment, whatever they've done to the white ball, is about 95+% of the time.

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