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Massive cricket and Rugby Union fan. Aussie and New Zealand cricket teams, All Blacks, NZ Warriors, Kiwis, Crusaders, Hurricanes. Chiefs, Blues and Highlanders. Casual follower of other sports. Aspiring journalist and looking to contribute more to this sports forum. Instagram: @destroy_the_stumps35

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Thanks for that buddy.

Ten classic innings from the past decade, Part 1

“India looked like favourites to win their first Test Series in the SENA – South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia – nations since 2009, which was also against New Zealand.” – There were two errors made in the article. It is meant to read as follows:
India looked like favourites to win their first Test match in the SENA -South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia – nations since 2010, when they beat South Africa in the 2nd Test of the 2010-11 Test series.

Ten classic innings from the past decade, Part 1

It was pretty close mate. Close match, and a wonderful innings from Warner on an extremely difficult pitch.

Ten classic innings from the past decade, Part 1

Bowden was quite an ordinary umpire at times. I remember he got demoted from the elite ICC umpiring panel a couple of years ago. As for Laxman, he was a quality batsman. Performed particularly well against Australia and he loved playing in a Australia.

Ten classic innings from the past decade, Part 1

Thanks mate. Yeah absolutely. That innings from KP changed the course of that series. That England team and the South African team during 2010-12 were the best teams in the world at that period of time. They had the best pace attacks in the world at that stage and some awesome batsman. As for some of Kevin Pietersen’s greatest innings, I was tempted to put KPs tons against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka or against South Africa in 2012. The latter was brilliant as he absolutely hammered the best attack in the world at the time in Steyn, Morkel and Philander. He particularly dominated Steyn was brilliant.

Ten classic innings from the past decade, Part 1

Absolutely true Paul. Both sides batting have been areas of concern for a while. South Africa are struggling to deal with the retirements of some brilliant players. Archer needs to perform otherwise I reckon England might go with Mark Wood for the Test series. Wood is injury-prone but he seems to be improving with time. He bowled an brilliantly in the first innings of the Third Test of the West Indies series. It should be an interesting series. I do think South Africa might just pop England and Rabada will have a good return to form in this particular series.

England-South Africa Test series preview

Will Somerville and Ajaz Patel would have been much better options in Australia than Santner. Especially Somerville. Sommerville would have been a better option considering he has 4 years of experience in the Australian domestic scene playing for the Blues.

Australia-New Zealand Boxing Day Test Preview

The problem was they selected the Squad before the England series. Santner is a much better limited overs spinner than he is a Test match spinner. He has never picked up more than 3 wickets in a Test innings. The Blackcaps should have selected their squad closer to the beginning of the Australia tour. There a couple of better spinners than Santner in the longer format back in the New Zealand domestic circuit.

Australia-New Zealand Boxing Day Test Preview

I think that was a mistake. Should have batted first on this deck.

Australia-New Zealand Boxing Day Test Preview

Oh well.

England-South Africa Test series preview

Cheers mate. I really appreciate it.

Ten classic Australia versus New Zealand Test moments

The most accurate statement I have read in a while.

Ten classic Australia versus New Zealand Test moments

True Carlin. Loved both the 2001 Test series and the Hobart Test in 2011. The 2001 series was a big series in my journey as a cricket fan. The Test series against South Africa that summer was one-sided. Australia were going through a really rough phase in 2011. They lost the Ashes early in the year & they collapsed against South Africa in South Africa and New Zealand in Hobart. Carlin do you remember the 2001-02 tri-series between New Zealand, Australia and South Africa? To me that was the one of the best ODI tri-series of all-time.

Ten classic Australia versus New Zealand Test moments

Clairie Grimmett, Brendon Julian?? Bj probably isn’t a Test great but he was born in Hamilton, New Zealand

Ten classic Australia versus New Zealand Test moments

DaveJ I think it’s the pitches in New Zealand and the cricket culture as well. Spinners aren’t really encouraged in New Zealand as much as pacers. Vettori did quite well considering he had to play most of his cricket on pitches that weren’t that helpful to spinners. In regards to the current Test squad, I think we made a mistake not selecting Will Sommerville or Ajaz Patel. Yes, Santner is a handy player but he isn’t a Test player. He is more of a limited overs player than a a Test player.

Ten classic Australia versus New Zealand Test moments

Hey Paul. Yeah it’s great to hear from you too mate. Thanks for the support mate. Paul, Glenn Turrner was an awesome player. He is one of our best opening batsman ever and I think he was the leading run-scorer in 1975 or 1979 World Cup in England. I think his wife was the Mayor of Dunedin or something like that. Turner did coach New Zealand during the mid-1990s but had issues with players. Most players didn’t like his catching style apparently and in particular, Adam Parore and Chris Cairns had issues with Glenn Turner’s coaching. As a player he was awesome. Averaging mid-40s in both Tests and ODIs is a sign of a quality player. Unfortunately his coaching didn’t fair too well. A NZ great though nonetheless.

Ten classic Australia versus New Zealand Test moments

Great to watch but I wouldn’t put it in a list of Top 10 classic moments between Australia and New Zealand in Test series. I would put Ross Taylor’s double at the WACA, Perth in 2015-16 ahead of BMac’s fastest ton. Especially, when you consider the fact that Taylor had an eye issue and not long after that innings he had eye surgery.

Ten classic Australia versus New Zealand Test moments

It isn’t any particular order Brendon.

Ten classic Australia versus New Zealand Test moments

Definitely. The depth in New Zealand Rugby is amazing. I hope that depth can come in handy in the quarterfinals against Ireland. I can’t wait for the big game against Ireland this Saturday at Tokyo Stadium.

All Blacks hammer the Canadians in extreme humidity in Oita

I know Rugby tragic. I would have never imagined Rieko Ioane to be in the situation he is in right now. I thought he would have been a lock in for the starting 15 for a few years but he has fallen a bit. Bridge isn’t the flashiest player around but he gets the job done and is pretty reliable.

All Blacks hammer the Canadians in extreme humidity in Oita

Maybe fitness issues. Some say him and his brother, Amita, have attitude problems. One thing is for sure though. With the rise of George Bridge, it’s going to be really tough for Rieko to make it back into the starting 15.

All Blacks hammer the Canadians in extreme humidity in Oita

Definitely Phantom.

All Blacks hammer the Canadians in extreme humidity in Oita

Yeah I did too Big Jim. He has been a bit rusty this year. It is going to be tough to get back in the team for Rieko. George Bridge has been wonderful this year and has taken the most of his opportunities this year.

All Blacks hammer the Canadians in extreme humidity in Oita

Oh for the DRS and Glenn McGrath not getting injured in the warm up. If only he didn’t get injured James.

My ten favourite Ashes moments

100% mate. I remember also, Flintoff’s brilliant 1st over at Edgbaston to Ponting and Langer. That over was brilliant. Flintoff was near unplayable in that particular over.

My ten favourite Ashes moments