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1st Test, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Burgey

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Discussion surrounding the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Hole de Merde
Start time : 11.00 am UKDST (8pm Australian EST)

It's about that time, with only a week or so until the game.
 

GIMH

Norwood's on Fire
Yeah not a city with a lot to appeal to visitors but Edgbaston tests are usually good.
 

Burgey

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It’s like Attica and Vue du Monde being decent but Melbourne itself is still a pile pf turd.
 

hazsa19

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Tickets for 1st and 3rd days, absolutely buzzing.

Slight concern that it’s a little soon after that incredible high. Think we need something special to happen in the first couple of hours to keep the good feeling going. A few hours of Smith and it could all start to look a little flat. This has to be the most prepared a travelling Australian side has been for quite a while too.
 

Burgey

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They're current preparing by losing 17 wickets in a day to their own bowlers, mind you. The way that hit out is going, TPC will cop a fractured finger or some such and be out for three tests.

I understand the forecast wasn't great a day or two ago. Hoping it stays away and we get a good test match.
 

wrongun

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Tickets for 1st and 3rd days, absolutely buzzing.

Slight concern that it’s a little soon after that incredible high. Think we need something special to happen in the first couple of hours to keep the good feeling going. A few hours of Smith and it could all start to look a little flat. This has to be the most prepared a travelling Australian side has been for quite a while too.
I checked the official sites of the grounds for all 5 tests and all days are sold out from 1-4
 

hazsa19

International Debutant
They're current preparing by losing 17 wickets in a day to their own bowlers, mind you. The way that hit out is going, TPC will cop a fractured finger or some such and be out for three tests.

I understand the forecast wasn't great a day or two ago. Hoping it stays away and we get a good test match.
Haha, just seen the scorecard. Think we’re in for some low scoring matches. Should be fun.
 

vcs

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Edgbaston always has epic Test matches. England vs. India last year was a cracker and that Kohli vs. Anderson battle was one for the ages. Should be a good one.
 

Burgey

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Haha, just seen the scorecard. Think we’re in for some low scoring matches. Should be fun.
Apparently CA actually asked for a green deck that was dry underneath, so it would move and be up and down. Clever. No one has ever tested teh well worn theory that batting on a deck with sideways and variable bounce is essentially a lottery. Good to have it finally confirmed for the cricketing world.
 

Daemon

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Should be an easy victory for England once Murtagh qualifies the evening before the Test
 

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