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Road to the 2019 Ashes

aussie tragic

International Captain
Think it's time for a dedicated Ashes Thread...


Tour match: Australia v Australia A, Hampshire, July 23-26

First Test: August 1-5 at Edgbaston, Birmingham

Tour match: Australia v Worcester, August 7-9

Second Test: August 14-18 at Lord's, London

Third Test: August 22-26 at Headingley, Leeds

Tour match: Australia v Derbyshire, August 29-31

Fourth Test: September 4-8 at Old Trafford, Manchester

Fifth Test: September 12-16 at The Oval, London
 
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aussie tragic

International Captain
Interesting articles today where Hazlewood states Australia will have no choice but to rotate their pace bowlers to get through the tight schedule, especially as all are likely to be on the WC.

Meanwhile, Harmison indicated Broad and Anderson will be fresh after plenty of red ball warm up in county cricket, while Aus bowlers will only have the one game to change from ODI approach.
 

Borges

International Regular
Cummins! Cummins!! Cummins!!! So much depends on Pat Cummins.

Thank you! I do love these road threads.
 

Test_Fan_Only

State Regular
I have seen no suggestion that Pattinson is going to be at the WC so it is quite likely the statement that all of Australia's Ashes bowler will have been to the WC will be incorrect.
 

aussie tragic

International Captain
I'd put Pattinson as 5th quick at the moment and hope he gets through the A tour without injury.
(Cummins, Starc, Hazlewood, Richardson as top 4, who are all likely to be on WC barring injury)
 

AnthonyC

Cricket Spectator
If Pattinson plays does he bat above Cummins, those 2 along with Starc or Richardson makes a very strong tail.
 

GoodAreasShane

International Captain
Patto, Cummins and Starc all can bat a bit, probably in that order, and Jhye Richardson looks to have a bit of promise with the willow too. But I tend to think peak Johnson was a better bat than any of them

EDIT: We haven't had any genuine 11s in a while, Doug Bollinger probably the last to get a semi prolonged run in the Test team
 
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Burgey

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Needs an Ashes subbie tbh, not just a "Road to" thread.

Still the number one series in all of cricket. The only other cricketing event worthy of its own subbie is, of course, the ODI WC.
 

FBU

International 12th Man
So Pattinson, Cummins, Starc, Richardson, Lyon..... feel sorry for England batsmen. It's more likely Marsh will be the 4th seamer.
 

stephen

Hall of Fame Member
So Pattinson, Cummins, Starc, Richardson, Lyon..... feel sorry for England batsmen. It's more likely Marsh will be the 4th seamer.
Never feel sorry for the old enemy but that is a brutal attack.
 

Spark

Global Moderator
Patto, Cummins and Starc all can bat a bit, probably in that order, and Jhye Richardson looks to have a bit of promise with the willow too. But I tend to think peak Johnson was a better bat than any of them

EDIT: We haven't had any genuine 11s in a while, Doug Bollinger probably the last to get a semi prolonged run in the Test team
Jackson Bird was pretty rabbit-y when he first got into the side.
 

GoodAreasShane

International Captain
Jackson Bird was pretty rabbit-y when he first got into the side.
Yeah true. But since Rod Marsh said he wasn't picked because of his batting there has been a sharp improvement. Not a great deal of technique but he can give it a whack these days.
 

mr_mister

Hall of Fame Member
Pattinson will destroy the careers of Ollie Pope/Sam Curran calibre batsmen if he gets the chance. Fact.
 

GoodAreasShane

International Captain
Patto destroys things. Sometimes it is the opposition batsman, sometimes it is his own body. But he is the one bowler I can genuinely see having an Ashes close to as good as Johnson 2013/14. He is really that good.
 

Starfighter

Hall of Fame Member
Not really though is it. Richardson is nothing, starc uneffective over here, Pattinson will break down after two overs leaving Cummins as the only decent one.
I doubt you've even seen Richardson bowl. He's very raw but bowlers who swing the ball both ways with decent control at a very good pace don't come along every day.

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Patto destroys things. Sometimes it is the opposition batsman, sometimes it is his own body. But he is the one bowler I can genuinely see having an Ashes close to as good as Johnson 2013/14. He is really that good.
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[FONT=Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]I just don't see Pattinson surviving seven games for Notts (plus limited overs?) and the A match. He hasn't played that much FC cricket for years.[/FONT]
 
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GoodAreasShane

International Captain
[FONT=Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]I just don't see Pattinson surviving seven games for Notts (plus limited overs?) and the A match. He hasn't played that much FC cricket for years.[/FONT]
From looking of the County fixtures, those 7 games were 50 over cricket. How many FC games he plays depends on if he stays with Notts or goes to Australia A

As for Jhye, I agree
 

Tom Flint

State Captain
I doubt you've even seen Richardson bowl. He's very raw but bowlers who swing the ball both ways with decent control at a very good pace don't come along every day.

I have and he is bang average. There's better shield bowlers than him who wont be in the squad and they ain't all that either!
 

trundler

Hall of Fame Member
I doubt you've even seen Richardson bowl. He's very raw but bowlers who swing the ball both ways with decent control at a very good pace don't come along every day.

I have and he is bang average. There's better shield bowlers than him who wont be in the squad and they ain't all that either!
He does distinctly better with the new ball in my observation. A better test bowler than a ODI bowler for sure. Can swing it well and has decent control. Definitely a touch above Boland, Sayers, Tremain and the like. He's quality and I expect him to be a handful I'm England.
 

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