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Rohit had no need to score at a faster rate because India was cruising to a comfortable win.

Five things we learnt from India vs Australia

“I saw some stat from that last match that in the last 10 overs Smith scored something like 35 from 20 balls…”
Because he got his century!! After he looked after himself he scored for the team!

Five things we learnt from India vs Australia

My five things would be
1. Ashton Agar should not be considered an allrounder and be selected as a bowler or not at all
2. Ashton Turner should not be selected
3. Pat Cummins can’t bat at number 8
4. Shouldn’t have both Smith and Labuschagne. I’d choose Labuschagne (not as selfish!)
5. Mitch Marsh (chosen as a BOWLING allrounder) and Glenn Maxwell have to be selected.

Five things we learnt from India vs Australia

And the Turner experiment… and batting Pat Cummins at 8 …

India thump Australia to claim ODI series

The lunatics are running the asylum! What a joke! I like to see bowlers celebrate. If he wasn’t abusive toward Root then I applaud the theatre. Suspended for a test? I fear for the future of test cricket.

Proteas coach queries legitimacy of Rabada suspension

Your heading reads “No surprises …” then you begin a paragraph with ” The big surprise …” The non selection of Molly Strano was UNFAIR! Selecting James Sutherland’s daughter ahead of her smacks of nepotism.

No surprises with ICC T20 Women's World Cup squad

No

Was Aaron Finch dudded by controversial stumping decision?

Andrew McDonald was a decent player too. Good first class averages Bat – 39.54 and Ball -201 wickets @ 28.73. Much healthier than the likes of M Marsh, Stoinis and Wildermuth. He played 4 tests but all were against South Africa when they were strong. Still managed a few wickets at a reasonable average and scored 68 in his final test innings. Sadly became one of many players too quickly discarded by selectors. I am pleased he is finding success now.

Serial winner McDonald continues to impress

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Tim Paine silences noise with clinical summer

Poor rule change. Immediate rewrite required. The player shouldn’t be allowed to jump from outside the field of play whether he initially touched it from inside the field of play or not. Imagine if Renshaw’s first attempt stayed out. He could have had a second go, or more.. Maybe if his team mate needed more time he could have jumped up and played solo volleyball for a while or simply repeated the jumps until he reached the field of play himself. Change the rule and have a look at the rule where a batsmen can be caught if he hits a fielder on the helmet too!

Wade wiser after bizarre BBL catch

Yes the selectors persevered with him because Langer made up 50% of the selection committee! (Bailey wasn’t involved) Give a bloke a heap of chances and he is bound to come off once or twice. This is a site which encourages people to express their views. Unfortunately it attracts negative, aggressive, simpletons who support the establishment regardless of logic:
“His form of late has been pretty average but the selectors obviously believe he’s worth persevering with…”

Tim Paine silences noise with clinical summer

Some facts: Ashton Turner’s last 11 innings: 1, 3, 28, 3, 4, 6, 1, 36, 4, 28, 14. Total of 128 runs @ 11.63. Doesn’t bowl, can’t throw! Yeah that makes me laugh too!

Tim Paine silences noise with clinical summer

Lots of praise given here to Langer and Paine about the change in culture but I wonder how hard this would have been. After all Australia’s on field behaviour at the time of Sandpapergate was disgusting and the huge backlash in Australia would have hit home to even the dullest of cricketers. Rubbish like elite honesty and being a good enough man to marry one of Langer’s daughters indicate that Langer isn’t entitled to bask in praise at the teams improvement. Along the way we have seen him show bias toward Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Turner who are over rated duds from his old WA team. He has stood by and allowed Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell cop the blame for a World Cup flop (Yes I know they made the semi finals!) where he stuck rigidly to his plans and eventually copped the thrashing at Englands hands that most commentators were anticipating. Tim Paine only had to be a decent man to lead the team in a sporting manner. I believe Jason Gillespie would have achieved a similar result. Any decent coach would have.
Make no mistake, Steve Smith led a team that was an embarrassment to decent sportspeople. Paine should captain Australia until the test championship is over. At that point I believe he will retire and the next Australian captain should be Pat Cummins, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne or Nathan Lyon but NOT Steve Smith!

Tim Paine silences noise with clinical summer

I agree that India and Australia (despite the presence of Joe Burns, Travis Head and Matt Wade) are easily the two best teams at the moment. Sadly, I can’t see that changing anytime soon. They will probably fight out the test championship final in England. (Now that would be interesting! India’s seamers against the fragile techniques of Warner, Burns, Head and Wade on a lively(?) English wicket.) But apart from that possible contest, there are precious few highlights on the International test calendar. Watching Australia play at home can be mind numbing. Dull wickets, inept opposition. I can understand fans turning to the Big Bash. Australia v England in England, Australia v India in India and Australia v South Africa are the only series that capture my interest. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland, Afghanistan? I’d rather walk the dog!

Australia and India are clearly the two best Test teams

Poor decision by the ICC. Money grabbing exercise. It is not evolution it is bastardisation!
“but you are more than welcome not to watch”
Thanks I was seeking your approval.

Starc runs riot against rattled New Zealand

Yeah, that didn’t sound right. I agree! My apologies!

Starc runs riot against rattled New Zealand

Agree Mitch. I believe they should play it for entertainment purposes only.

Don't 'overdo' day-night Tests, Starc tells cricket world

Didn’t mention the word conspiracy. I argue that Pink ball cricket is not test cricket. Don’t care who wins. It is irrelevant. NZ won a “Pink test” against England last year. Doesn’t count either because it is not test cricket.
Perfectly calm

Starc runs riot against rattled New Zealand

Quick explanation
Artificial: made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, especially as a copy of something natural.
Manmade lighting! Artificial conditions.
Other listed items don’t apply.
“Next minute you’ll be Demanding cricket gets called off if the pitch takes spin.”
A Roar Guru? Hilarious! Now that’s precious!

Starc runs riot against rattled New Zealand

All of those variants and changes are examples of a game naturally evolving. The wicket, rules, bats, balls, fielding rules etc are all designed fairly to give both teams the same chance. Covering the pitches was a necessary move to protect players.
In this case, a deliberate artificial variant, playing under lights, has been introduced that changes the game completely! In order to cater for a new audience, they have unfairly altered the game.

“They don’t yell at the clouds.” Seriously?

Starc runs riot against rattled New Zealand

Yeah and I regard that test as not being test cricket too. All pink ball “tests” should be disregarded or the stats kept separately. Definitely shouldn’t be part of a test championship!

Starc runs riot against rattled New Zealand

Next series we want to play a test where the middle session of each day has to be played with a blind fold and a ball with a bell in it. It’s still test cricket because “playing under varying conditions IS LITERALLY TEST CRICKET.”!!!!!!!!

Starc runs riot against rattled New Zealand

Yes varying conditions that naturally occur due to weather and wear not ARTIFICIALLY INTRODUCED variations such as batting under lights!

Starc runs riot against rattled New Zealand

What a valuable contribution from the peanut gallery. I breathlessly await your next contribution, matth.

Starc runs riot against rattled New Zealand

Lovely to see their are young ladies on this site too, Jeznez.

Starc runs riot against rattled New Zealand