The Roar
The Roar

Once Upon a Time on the Roar

Roar Guru

Joined June 2020

29.1k

Views

35

Published

9.9k

Comments

Published

Comments

What he didn’t mention was how many overs Clarke would leave up his sleeve. In 2013-14 in Adelaide, for example, he set Engld 531 but also gave his bowlers two full days i.e., 180 overs to get the 10 second innings opposition wickets. Without that second piece of info it’s only half a fact.

Australian cricket has come a long way in a short time, but most defining challenge awaits

FFS the 1970s was the first decade that had international matches every single summer.

'It's impossible to play all games': Josh Hazlewood on his return to the Australian team

If you want to have a conversation with me, don’t quote raw undissected averages. They mean nothing and it is way past the point of annoying.
Botham was an outstanding bowler from 1978-81 and an outstanding batsman until 1983. His only outstanding success thereafter was on the 1986-87 tour out here. The West Indies always had his measure, especially with the bat in his hand.

Combined Ashes team of the series: Who makes the cut?

Had a bit of a sooky cry to the admin did you? Just quit making your stupid comments in the first place.

Are Australia really that much better than England?

I wish I could play golf even half as good as Ricky Ponting.

'Laughable': Root's blame game starts civil war with Morgan, 'perfect' Ponting wanted as England coach

He’d have been a hopping mad Irishman!

'Laughable': Root's blame game starts civil war with Morgan, 'perfect' Ponting wanted as England coach

No idea how Root makes this team. He only made 62 and 50 in his team’s three first innings of the three tests in which the Ashes and series result was decided, and they were nowhere near enough for the team cause, conceding a 237 run deficit batting second, and being bowled out for 185 batting first. His 89 in his team’s second innings in the first test was meaningless as it was made in a completely lost cause situation with defeat already well and truly a foregone conclusion. He had needed to make 89 in England’s first innings.

Australia had his measure all series, as they had his entire previous two series out here. In 15 test matches here he has not played one single solitary match defining innings. In fact, in 30 Ashes tests both home and away, he has played only one solitary match defining innings and that was in Cardiff, first test of 2015 series.

Combined Ashes team of the series: Who makes the cut?

I could live with all that SoC.

'Laughable': Root's blame game starts civil war with Morgan, 'perfect' Ponting wanted as England coach

With the fickle contemporary young generations, continuous cricket would be a hit.

'Laughable': Root's blame game starts civil war with Morgan, 'perfect' Ponting wanted as England coach

Well, I’ll be buggered Don, I actually agree with you on something. Apart from changing the date of our national day, also change our national anthem, and get rid of the British flag off ours.

'Laughable': Root's blame game starts civil war with Morgan, 'perfect' Ponting wanted as England coach

Tony, you knew a lot more about him pre-series than I did.

Just how far can Australia’s new fast Boland machine go?

And Smith won’t be repeating his 2019 series either.

Are Australia really that much better than England?

If it’s like other non-cricketing countries, the cricket is almost exclusively Sri Lankan, Indian and Pakistani ex-pats.

Are Australia really that much better than England?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it, England are not going to be push overs when we go over there next year – that’s putting it mildly.

We may have learnt how to bowl in England back in 2019, but apart from Smith, only Labu is even remotely proven with the bat there, and in 2019, the rest of our batting there was as woeful as England’s has been this series here.

I don’t think our bowling depth is better than India’s. We won’t win there even at full strength, let alone if we lost Cummins, Starc, Hazlewood and Lyon by the time the last couple of tests roll around.

Are Australia really that much better than England?

I wasn’t referring to you specifically, sorry if it came across that way. I was just speaking generally.

'The boys have my back': Khawaja reveals how much Cummins' champagne gesture meant to him

I’d be interested what a proper Islamic scholar would say, but strictly speaking, the Quran speaks only of ‘intoxicants’ in terms of the potential evils they bring and subsequently bans the consumption of them (intoxicants). Marrihuana, for example, would be classed as an intoxicant, but using hemp plant to make a rope is not, in my mind, the same as consuming it for a mind-altering affect. Petrol, when sniffed, can also be an intoxicant, but Islam does not forbid using modern transport.

'The boys have my back': Khawaja reveals how much Cummins' champagne gesture meant to him

While no Muslims are asking Christmas celebrators not to say Merry Christmas among each other, it is poor form, and really dumb to say it to a Muslim. Poor form for ignorantly assuming that the whole world celebrates Christmas when only about 1/3 of the world’s people do, and plain dumb because it’s the same as a Muslim saying “Have a good fast (during Ramadan)” to people they know are not Muslims. It’s about worldly awareness. The western world in general seems to be more lacking and presumptuous in that regard.

'The boys have my back': Khawaja reveals how much Cummins' champagne gesture meant to him

David, England did not win the world cup, the final was tied.

'It's really annoying me': David Gower blasts England's attitude towards Test cricket

Yeah don’t really know Jeff, it’s a real dilemma for sure. The way he batted this test must surely ensure he is zero chance for England in 18 months. I guess, the sooner they start trying out not just individual openers, but also combinations the better. Usman’s not a long term solution either, and he’s nothing crash hot in England either. A real bugger Pucovski not gonna amount to anything. It’s criminal that Renshaw’s not opening for qld. Not saying he’s the solution, but a better prospect than either Burns or Street.

DAY 2 REPORT: Wickets tumble as Cummins puts Australia on top of England

We are not spoilt for choice with openers right now. Most other facets of the team appear to be falling into place.

DAY 2 REPORT: Wickets tumble as Cummins puts Australia on top of England

Hope he hangs around for a while .

DAY 2 REPORT: Wickets tumble as Cummins puts Australia on top of England

It was totally associated. The pitch wasn’t a flat featherbed batsman’s paradise.

DAY 1 REPORT: Head’s masterclass 101 teaches England a lesson after Australian top order fails

Right. Very interesting.

The best Test XII of the last 30 years, with 12 Test nations represented

Don ‘t know about any of those … can you tell me?

The best Test XII of the last 30 years, with 12 Test nations represented

Shakib al Hasan literally means ‘Bright Star the Handsome’.

The best Test XII of the last 30 years, with 12 Test nations represented

close