Aussie Cricket 2019/20



  • Rugby season is over..

    Aus vs Sri Lanka about to start

    Strong looking Aus side. Smith playing a 20/20 international for the first time since 2016


    Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Patrick Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

    Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (c), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Perera (wk), Oshada Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha



  • ..and it's not much of a contest

    Warner looked good on an Aussie pitch without Broad bowling at him



  • A lot of cricket played in Australia yesterday. Not a lot of wickets. Over compensation for the ashes? Flat decks where you can hit through the line the order of the day.



  • Might as well have it's own thread

    The sorting on tags is by thread create date, so the old 'Other Cricket' thread is getting hard to find



  • @mariner4life said in Other Cricket:

    A lot of cricket played in Australia yesterday. Not a lot of wickets. Over compensation for the ashes? Flat decks where you can hit through the line the order of the day.

    Well that trend ended when Aussie A had a bat

    All out for 122 in reply to 428



  • @Duluth said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    @mariner4life said in Other Cricket:

    A lot of cricket played in Australia yesterday. Not a lot of wickets. Over compensation for the ashes? Flat decks where you can hit through the line the order of the day.

    Well that trend ended when Aussie A had a bat

    All out for 122 in reply to 428

    Lucky to get three figures.

    Caught a glimpse as I channel surfed past and they were 59/9.



  • This is a little extraordinary



  • In real time, watching from the camera angle. Only the speed the ball carried indicates that it came off the bat. Tailender with bat coming at weird angle and his leg squaring up exactly at point the ball hit bat meant that it was confusing.

    Scorn should be heaped at a guy who doesn't walk even when he nicks it to second slip, IMO.

    There's a limit, to letting the umpire decide, at some point it's just too embarassing as a human to stay out there.



  • @Rapido said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    There's a limit, to letting the umpire decide, at some point it's just to embarassing as a human to stay out there.

    It's the Australian way maaaaate



  • @Rapido said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    In real time, watching from the camera angle. Only the speed the ball carried indicates that it came off the bat. Tailender with bat coming at weird angle and his leg squaring up exactly at point the ball hit bat meant that it was confusing.

    Scorn should be heaped at a guy who doesn't walk even when he nicks it to second slip, IMO.

    There's a limit, to letting the umpire decide, at some point it's just to embarassing as a human to stay out there.

    Yeah when you slow it right down the leg comes around after the ball is already on it's way to 2nd slip. I'm amazed he didn't walk.



  • Fucking Victorians



  • Got a boozy weekend in Brisbane this weekend, so I booked a couple of days early in order to take in the first day of the Aus v Pakistan test on Thursday. Nice to be able to tick the Gabba off the list.



  • Quite a bit of talk about the 16 year old Naseem Shah playing for Pakistan. Read someone likening his action to Dennis Lillee's and that's pretty right I think - though he's shorter than Dennis. Getting impressive carry, though!

    Edit - seems you have to watch the video on Youtube - mainly Naseem bowlng to Marcus Harris and giving him plenty of problems.



  • What's a Pakistani 16 year old in human years? 7-1 is a dog right? So Pakistani cricketer is like 1.3-1??



  • first test today. Just glanced at the coverage, gets a thumbs up from me, Mel McClaughlan is such a fox.



  • @mariner4life said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    first test today. Just glanced at the coverage, gets a thumbs up from me, Mel McClaughlan is such a fox.

    A Mel Mc / Lou Ransome sandwich. Picture THAT.



  • @NTA said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    @mariner4life said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    first test today. Just glanced at the coverage, gets a thumbs up from me, Mel McClaughlan is such a fox.

    A Mel Mc / Lou Ransome sandwich. Picture THAT.

    yeah boy. Even old Chimo wouldn't be turning that down

    Pakistan ignore the annual press pressure to get sucked in by a "green" gabba pitch, and make the right call to bat first.



  • @mariner4life said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    @NTA said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    @mariner4life said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    first test today. Just glanced at the coverage, gets a thumbs up from me, Mel McClaughlan is such a fox.

    A Mel Mc / Lou Ransome sandwich. Picture THAT.

    yeah boy. Even old Chimo wouldn't be turning that down

    Pakistan ignore the annual press pressure to get sucked in by a "green" gabba pitch, and make the right call to bat first.

    About 10 minutes until I head down from my desk to see the opening couple of overs. The quickest way to find which TV in our building is showing it: locate the TV surrounded by the subcontinental employees "working" on their laptops.



  • Pakistan started this game at $8 H2H, which I think is massive overs.

    Clearly the Gabba is very difficult for visiting sides, but this Aussie team is still pretty fragile and if the Pakis can put 350 on the board first up then we might find it difficult.



  • @barbarian I see Pakistan is giving the 16 year old a run - as well as a 19 year old reminiscent of Joel Garner.

    Should be fun watching!



  • Pakistan batting quite sensibly. Deck looks like it will get very flat very soon so we could go 5 days.



  • I appear to be attending the most turgid opening session in Australian test cricket in recent memory.

    Time to hit the beers.



  • @Smudge said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    I appear to be attending the most turgid opening session in Australian test cticket in recent memory.

    Time to hit the beers.

    You're stuck in Brisbane.
    With Queenslanders everywhere.

    You should be on the beers already



  • @NTA said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    @Smudge said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    I appear to be attending the most turgid opening session in Australian test cticket in recent memory.

    Time to hit the beers.

    You're stuck in Brisbane.
    With Queenslanders everywhere.

    You should be on the beers already

    Just sipping on my first.



  • Bang. 75/0 becomes 94/5

    @Smudge has something to watch while drinking mid-strength beer and being watched by 25,000 security guards in case some fun accidentally breaks out



  • @mariner4life My earlier glance at the Pakistan bowlers suggested they're a throwback to the 1970s, when any runs were a bonus.



  • If that kid really is 16 he's got balls of steel.

    Cummins and Starc steaming in. Starc bowls one at 146 kmh - next ball he punches him down the ground for four.

    Nine down with six overs to play - Pakistan should've declared and taken three or four overs against Davey and Joe.



  • @Chris-B said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    If that kid really is 16 he's got balls of steel.

    I remember as a 15yo doing stunts on a motorbike I would never have contemplated in my 30s.

    Some cracking deliveries to finish the innings. But a fair bit of fight in the Pakistan top and tail. If their middle order showed some patience, they'd be 4 down for 250 tonight and looking at 400.



  • @NTA Yeah - actually at 16, I would have been stupid enough to want to face Starc. ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @Chris-B said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    If that kid really is 16 he's got balls of steel.

    Cummins and Starc steaming in. Starc bowls one at 146 kmh - next ball he punches him down the ground for four.

    Nine down with six overs to play - Pakistan should've declared and taken three or four overs against Davey and Joe.

    He'd be a Pakistani '16 year old'. So, about 18 or maybe 19 with a fudge age for age grade purposes



  • @Rapido More than likely.

    Have you watched that video I posted above of him bowling? Classical action. I'm going to watch tomorrow to see how he goes.



  • Davey Warner happy to back on the flat flat decks of home

    Very definition of the flat track bully. His average in Aus compared to his average in India and England is like 1st class Graeme Hick compared to test Graeme Hick



  • I had honestly forgotten how painful it is to watch the commentary on Cricinfo when all the subcontinental "experts" chip in via the comments section.

    ๐Ÿคฆโ™‚



  • @mariner4life said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    Davey Warner happy to back on the flat flat decks of home

    Very definition of the flat track bully. His average in Aus compared to his average in India and England is like 1st class Graeme Hick compared to test Graeme Hick

    Hope heโ€™s keeping those hamies warm and stretched for that subtle 100 celebration he does so well...



  • @Virgil said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    @mariner4life said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    Davey Warner happy to back on the flat flat decks of home

    Very definition of the flat track bully. His average in Aus compared to his average in India and England is like 1st class Graeme Hick compared to test Graeme Hick

    Hope heโ€™s keeping those hamies warm and stretched for that subtle 100 celebration he does so well...

    Hope your dentist is ready to repair your teeth after you grind them down ๐Ÿ˜‰



  • @mariner4life said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    Davey Warner happy to back on the flat flat decks of home

    Very definition of the flat track bully. His average in Aus compared to his average in India and England is like 1st class Graeme Hick compared to test Graeme Hick

    Not to mention itโ€™s a kid heโ€™s smacking around the pack...



  • teenager gets Warner for his first test wicket!!

    except he's overstepped. Silly boy



  • 222/0

    Hundred for Warner. His 17th in Australia



  • @barbarian said in Aussie Cricket 2019/20:

    Pakistan started this game at $8 H2H, which I think is massive overs.

    Clearly the Gabba is very difficult for visiting sides, but this Aussie team is still pretty fragile and if the Pakis can put 350 on the board first up then we might find it difficult.

    Right now, it's looking like the usual Bookies 1: Punters 0! ๐Ÿ™‚



  • Ah that's a shame. Rizwan falls on 95 after helping rescue this match. Deserved a ton


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