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Rumblah
25th October 2014, 01:03 PM
Harris will lead Premier Grade side Toombul against University of Queensland at the WEP Harris Oval.

:fap: :fap:

Red Bear
27th October 2014, 11:20 AM
Listening to the NZ-Saffa ODI

"The challenge here is for New Zealand to make it hard for de Kock"

:lol:

Rumblah
28th October 2014, 12:40 AM
Queensland Bulls coach Stuart Law bamboozled by Usman Khawaja’s award snub and by selectors (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/queensland-bulls-coach-stuart-law-bamboozled-by-usman-khawajas-award-snub-and-by-selectors/story-e6frf3g3-1227104133375?nk=915b65536af4c3e9da3608b4c976bdd3)

Rumblah
29th October 2014, 11:50 AM
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Wade averages 16 through the Matador Cup and gets recalled. K.

James Pattinson
29th October 2014, 12:54 PM
#leadership (http://www.rollingzone.com.au/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=leadership)

God I wish Clarke would just retire from ODI's already. He better retire after the world cup.

Khawaja and White stiff.

John Smith
29th October 2014, 01:11 PM
Guys like Adam Voges and Cameron White are stiff

Bunga
29th October 2014, 01:32 PM
527244681436860417

527244763083194368

Wade averages 16 through the Matador Cup and gets recalled. K.


Whilst Hartley scored 403 runs at 57.57 with 1 hundred & 3 50's during the competition :cuz:

Rumblah
29th October 2014, 02:19 PM
Whilst Hartley scored 403 runs at 57.57 with 1 hundred & 3 50's during the competition :cuz:

Nah m8 he doesn't score enough runs etc. :wat:

hedgehog
29th October 2014, 02:59 PM
Wade was literally the worst performing keeper with the bat

Triptanes
29th October 2014, 03:04 PM
Remember that time when Wade was pretty much a god? Just because it wasn't Haddin in the team anymore :drake:.

John Smith
29th October 2014, 03:09 PM
Wade is a shit keeper too.

hedgehog
29th October 2014, 03:40 PM
Could probably argue that there's a few bowlers who deserve to be there more right now than Hazelwood who's figures look ordinary if you remove his 7-fa against the redbacks who were shithouse really, but at least he's talented and improving with each international appearance so no real issue with that one.

Last spot in the 11 probably between Marsh and Coulter-Nile

Axel.
29th October 2014, 03:42 PM
if they wanted experience they should have picked paine.

Rumblah
29th October 2014, 04:05 PM
Remember that time when Wade was pretty much a god? Just because it wasn't Haddin in the team anymore :drake:.

Ye lol. The collective logic was better batsman and same level of keeping but given he was 24 he'd improve.

Nope. :drake:

John Smith
29th October 2014, 04:35 PM
Good pickup hedgehog

Hazlewood last 5 games

212/2

James Pattinson
29th October 2014, 05:32 PM
:drake:

Eat a dick cunts, Wade is clearly second and none of your poverty cunts like Nevill, Hartley or Whiteman will ever get picked.

hedgehog
29th October 2014, 11:39 PM
Interesting article on Wade's selection, make's a fair point on Wade at least getting the first go at the WK spot with the world cup just around the corner, I'm still far from convinced he's the man to take over from Haddin though, especially in the test arena where being able to dig in is much more important than scoring quickly.


With Australia boasting a packed batting line-up there is no chance of a wicketkeeper occupying a top-six berth, at least in the looming matches against South Africa, so he would need to be able to come in down the order and score straight away.


Hartley ... has never made a half-century when batting outside the top four, recording a strike-rate of 58.68.

Paine ... has a strike-rate of 65.28 when batting at five or below.

Nevill had a strike-rate of 69.9 filling that role for the Blues this year.


When Wade has batted outside the top five, in 14 innings, he has averaged 45.91 at a strike-rate of 95.46.

... In the Matador Cup he was equal second on the dismissals tally with nine, despite wicketkeeping to a bowling attack that, statistically, was easily the worst in the competition. ... Of the five stumpings for the competition three were by Wade.

Matthew Wade ODI recall justifiable, despite low scores (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/matthew-wade-odi-recall-justifiable-despite-low-scores-20141029-11dmos.html)

Rumblah
29th October 2014, 11:47 PM
Doesn't justify it for me. He's terrible. Averages what, 20 at ODI level from roughly 50 matches now? Absolutely gross.

Edit -
His last innings there for Victoria(outside the top five), admittedly four years ago..

so yeah.. cool.

John Smith
29th October 2014, 11:54 PM
He is a shit keeper and a below average bat. Above average fuckstick however.

Raoul Duke
30th October 2014, 03:16 AM
The fact he won't bat top 6 surely means going for the best glove man, and that definitely isn't wade.

rossi
30th October 2014, 10:37 AM
Phil Hughes for keeper.

James Pattinson
30th October 2014, 11:10 AM
Phil Hughes for keeper.

That's fine, Wade will bowl.

fender
1st November 2014, 03:00 PM
528160904454471681

Gilly, Prior and Collingwood all chip in the comments.

Not sure I've ever seen a smugger face than that though :drake:

Axel.
1st November 2014, 03:02 PM
:monica:

Rumblah
2nd November 2014, 11:03 AM
Hartley puts his hand up (http://www.cricket.com.au/news-list/2014/11/1/chris-hartley-queensland-puts-hand-up-australia-selection)


Hartley has remodelled his batting, broadening his stroke play after being pigeon-holed as an accumulator - and he just wants national selectors to take notice.

"One thing they have said is that they're pretty aware of what I can do," he said.

"I guess what I'd like is to have an opportunity now to show them those areas that I have improved.

"The last time I played at the higher level, a tour match in 2009 and then going back a fair way playing Australia A - my game has evolved and changed a lot since then.

"So I'd like to go out there and show them that I can do it not just at this level, but the next level."
Bunga

Red Bear
2nd November 2014, 12:21 PM
West Indies Cricket News: BCCI demands $42m in damages from WICB | ESPN Cricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindies/content/story/795001.html)
Be interesting how this all plays out. I think it's pretty concerning as a cricket fan. This triumverate approach we now have in charge of the game is so clearly focused on money rather than the continued health of the game.

The Windies are a pretty good example of the disparity in wealth between different nations. They simly don't have near the revenue base of Australia, England or of course India (no one does). But it's a professional sport, players have to earn as much as they can. So when they aren't making shit out of playing for their country compared with the big nations, yet have the easy IPL money on offer of course they will take those options.

The IPL of course further weakens Windies cricket as it is run in line with where their international season was, forcing the players to choose, further weakening the local product and further making it difficult to make any cash.

No one is going to say the Windies board has been run particularly well, other wise they would have some money. But it's really a multitude of factors that leave us with this scenario. The big three looking out for themselves is a huge part of it.

Axel.
2nd November 2014, 02:30 PM
Tour Match: Cricket Australia XI v South Africans at Sydney, Nov 2, 2014 | Live Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia-v-south-africa-2014-15/engine/match/754715.html)

few names to look out for

Axel.
2nd November 2014, 02:36 PM
LIVE: CA XI v South Africa (http://www.cricket.com.au/news-list/2014/11/2/ca-xi-v-south-africa-t20-north-sydney-oval)

Rumblah
6th November 2014, 01:44 PM
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Our World Cup strip. :notbad:

rossi
6th November 2014, 01:55 PM
:dasit: back in yellow

John Smith
6th November 2014, 01:59 PM
99 world cup shirt was best and will always be the best

rossi
6th November 2014, 02:02 PM
I'm thinking about getting one of the 91 replicas that they're selling now

rossi
6th November 2014, 02:03 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/05/23312b3fbbf1544045f40fc3e9f1f22d.jpg

Red Bear
6th November 2014, 02:16 PM
Also considering that

Triptanes
6th November 2014, 03:21 PM
Looks a little too much on the lemon side of yellow, but better than being in green like Pakistan, South Africa and pretty much everyone else.

Rumblah
6th November 2014, 10:02 PM
'Disappointed' Maxwell backs himself as a Test batsman (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/disappointed-maxwell-backs-himself-as-a-test-batsman-20141105-11hcye.html)


When I got told I was batting at three I thought it was going to be an unbelievable opportunity and a great chance to give the selectors something to think about, if I could take some runs and get some wickets, when it came to the Aussie summer," Maxwell said.


I was told to go out there and play my natural game and whatever happens, happens. I played really well in the first innings, just got one that gripped, and they were fine with that. In the second innings I just got undone; unfortunately I just couldn't get through that stage.


"They back me to play that reverse sweep no matter what the situation of the game. They understand for me that it's no different from a cover drive for any other batter. They have instilled confidence in me to play that shot and they have seen it come off time and again. They accept the fact that for me it's a normal shot, it's no different from someone else getting beaten in defence. My best form of defence is attack anyway, so they would much rather me go out playing my natural game than defending and getting caught at bat pad," Maxwell said.

reverse sweep no different to a cover drive. k.

TSYW
6th November 2014, 10:09 PM
He would be so hated in that team. There is no way in the world any self-respecting Test cricketer who has worked their arse to get there would put up with shit like that.

hedgehog
7th November 2014, 03:38 AM
Maxwell's not really the problem though, he's a decent enough short form player and he didn't pick himself as the test number three, this is the frightening bit:


I was told to go out there and play my natural game ... whatever happens, happens.

I played well in the first innings [37 off 28 balls] ... they were fine with that.

They understand for me that it's no different from a cover drive for any other batter. They accept the fact that for me it's a normal shot, it's no different from someone else getting beaten in defence.

So the selectors decided that the best man to put as the Australian number 3 is a bloke who can nail the odd reverse sweep, and give him free reign to do so, whatever happens, happens? That's literally what Maxwell is implying. Meanwhile Pakistan's number 3 batsmen averaged 3 and a half hours at the crease across the series. Was he the last Australian passport holder left in the UAE? Did they seriously think he would chase down the opposition total in one session, fuck me what a truly fucked decision that was :drake:

Red Bear
7th November 2014, 09:43 PM
http://thepublicapology.net/2014/11/this-glenn-maxwell-quote-exemplifies-everything-that-is-wrong-with-australian-cricket-and-society-in-general/

yeah_nah
7th November 2014, 09:49 PM
Maxwell's not really the problem though, he's a decent enough short form player and he didn't pick himself as the test number three, this is the frightening bit:



So the selectors decided that the best man to put as the Australian number 3 is a bloke who can nail the odd reverse sweep, and give him free reign to do so, whatever happens, happens? That's literally what Maxwell is implying. Meanwhile Pakistan's number 3 batsmen averaged 3 and a half hours at the crease across the series. Was he the last Australian passport holder left in the UAE? Did they seriously think he would chase down the opposition total in one session, fuck me what a truly fucked decision that was :drake:
Great post. Tapa liked

Rumblah
7th November 2014, 09:56 PM
This Glenn Maxwell Quote Exemplifies Everything that is Wrong with Australian Cricket (http://thepublicapology.net/2014/11/this-glenn-maxwell-quote-exemplifies-everything-that-is-wrong-with-australian-cricket-and-society-in-general/)
Absolutely fantastic. Will rep shortly.

James Pattinson
7th November 2014, 09:57 PM
Plus he's the best batsman in the country. So he should be given free reign to do whatever he likes.

The question I am asking, if Watson was fit to play two days after the 2nd test, why wasn't he flown over during the break between the first and second test to play?

rossi
8th November 2014, 10:54 AM
That Maxwell article is GOAT

Axel.
10th November 2014, 05:47 PM
Pak are 1/300 v nz :v


Sent from my iPhone using #swag (http://www.rollingzone.com.au/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=swag)

Red Bear
10th November 2014, 05:55 PM
Richie Benaud undergoing radiotherapy for skin cancer, expected to call in Sydney. Bill Lawry was also in the publicity photo also, so he's likely commentating somewhere

Rumblah
10th November 2014, 09:54 PM
531753837762072576

:jagsfan:

Rumblah
11th November 2014, 01:20 PM
Australian cricket great Allan Border calls for international Twenty20s to be dropped (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-11/border-calls-for-international-t20s-to-be-abolished/5879312?section=sport)

http://img.pandawhale.com/post-30824-Jack-Nicholson-Creepy-Nodding-SRXv.gif

TSYW
11th November 2014, 01:34 PM
Accidentally left an 'other' option in the poll in that story. Submitted entries included 'watching grass grow', 'beach tip and run', 'skiing' and 'Teletubbies' :drake:

Red Bear
11th November 2014, 03:25 PM
Australia Cricket Features: Benaud, Bill and the field of memories | ESPN Cricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/current/story/797849.html)

Was going to say Richie is looking terrible but I think he's just looking his age


Joining Benaud on stage was Bill Lawry, at Nine's cricket launch for a summer that takes in series against South Africa and India before a triangular tournament with India and England and, finally, the 2015 World Cup. Seldom shy of an opinion where Benaud has often sat artfully on the fence, Lawry suspended the warning about skin cancer with a glistening-eyed reminiscence of his own.

"He'd burst through the gate with the shirt open and the Brylcreem and the tan, it was just magnificent," he said. "Forget the skin cancers Richie, you looked beautiful back then."

:drake:

Those cunts who've come in the box in the last 15 years (bar mark taylor) can't hold a candle to those two

rossi
11th November 2014, 03:42 PM
NSW just had 3 drops in an over

Red Bear
11th November 2014, 04:40 PM
Holy shit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSX5TqnCPeY
When they show the slow-mo replay
http://img.pandawhale.com/post-30824-Jack-Nicholson-Creepy-Nodding-SRXv.gif

Bunga
11th November 2014, 05:02 PM
:dasit::proud:

Raffi
11th November 2014, 09:32 PM
:damn:

hedgehog
13th November 2014, 01:24 AM
dat pakistan form

Since losing 2/7 in the third over of the first test, pakistan have made 2337/24 (including 13 100s) and have taken 1462/58, and are one innings away from equalling the record for the most consecutive innings declared (currently 5, record is 6).

:notbad:

James Pattinson
13th November 2014, 01:37 AM
They're in some serious form, but we'd roll them for 11 out here.

John Smith
13th November 2014, 10:42 PM
Rohit Sharma

250*

in an ODI

James Pattinson
13th November 2014, 10:44 PM
Rohit Sharma has 250 now.

0 to 50 - 72 balls
51 to 250 - 94 balls.

Triptanes
13th November 2014, 10:51 PM
Didn't carry his bat, so pretty disappointing innings. 200 seemed like an unbreakable barrier a few years ago...in4 a 300 in a ODI.

Still Waiteing
13th November 2014, 11:35 PM
Rohit Sharma has 250 now.

0 to 50 - 72 balls
51 to 250 - 94 balls.

The hitting was insane. I didn't even think the bowling was that bad either. Sharma just entered fucking god mode after making 50.

Still Waiteing
13th November 2014, 11:42 PM
Holy shit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSX5TqnCPeY
When they show the slow-mo replay
http://img.pandawhale.com/post-30824-Jack-Nicholson-Creepy-Nodding-SRXv.gif

The chick he sitting with/his girlfriend is Bracewell's sister as well.

Red Bear
14th November 2014, 11:29 AM
The chick he sitting with/his girlfriend is Bracewell's sister as well.

comp keeps delivering

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNJR6a2MVD4

rossi
14th November 2014, 11:37 AM
Is this their big bash equivalent?

Red Bear
14th November 2014, 11:47 AM
yea

DALBS
17th November 2014, 05:21 PM
Can someone please confirm what Michael Clarke is on a year? I heard the rumour it was something like 5.6 million. Surely not?

Red Bear
17th November 2014, 05:26 PM
Wouldn't surprise if his total income was that high, between central contract, loadings for captaincy and different match payments, various endorsements etc.

Triptanes
17th November 2014, 05:33 PM
This is from last years figures:
Cricketers top rich list | cricket.com.au (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/cricket-is-the-most-lucrative-sport-in-the-country-for-2013/2014-02-03)

Shane Watson ($6 million in gross earnings) is the highest earning cricket payer, followed by Australian captain Michael Clarke ($5.5 million). Also featuring in the list are David Warner ($3.8 million), David Hussey ($2.0 million), who had both a CA and IPL contract in 2013, retired Test captain Ricky Ponting ($2.0m), current Australian players Brad Haddin ($1.8 million), Glenn Maxwell ($1.8 million) and Cameron White ($1.5 million).

Another article said $2.5m of Clarke's was directly from Cricket Australia

Rumblah
17th November 2014, 05:43 PM
Ye he gets north of 2mil from CA, I'd imagine Spartan pay him a truckload too plus other deals. Rebel Sport is another one off the top of my head. Reckon he'd clear 5m a year easy.

Red Bear
17th November 2014, 06:01 PM
Rawlings as well IIRC

Bunga
17th November 2014, 07:26 PM
Rumblah

No Cookies | Perth Now (http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/cricket/chris-hartley-endorsed-to-replace-wicketkeeper-brad-haddin-for-first-test-against-india-at-gabba/story-fnhq5ybi-1227126132119)

CHRIS Hartley is the best of Australia's Test wicketkeeping prospects if Brad Haddin is not fit for the Gabba Test.

That's the view of former Queensland wicketkeeper and Ashes tourist Ray Phillips, the man who plucked Hartley from club cricket to make his Queensland debut in 2003.

Phillips, who toured England with the 1985 Ashes team, was Queensland chairman of selectors when Hartley replaced Wade Seccombe as Queensland 'keeper.

Phillips has since seen more of Australia's wicketkeepers than just about anyone in his role as a Sheffield Shield commentator for ABC radio.

He points to the fact the Test 'keeping candidates — Hartley, Peter Nevill (NSW), Matthew Wade (Vic), Sam Whiteman (WA) and Tim Paine (Tas) — average between 32 and 40 with the bat in first-class cricket.

“I think their batting really cancels each other out. You'd be happy with any of their batting averages at No. 7 in Test cricket,” Phillips said.

“Therefore, you simply have to pick the best wicketkeeper.

“If Haddin is not playing for the first Test, they should pick Hartley because in my opinion he is the best 'keeper going around.

“Nevill is also a very good keeper but I think Hartley edges him out.”

Haddin's first Test prospects are improving but Hartley is ready to pounce if he struggles with fitness this summer.

The Queenslander has had a strong start to the season but didn't have the Test audition he would have liked yesterday as he fell for a second-ball duck to NSW paceman Sean Abbott at the Gabba.

However rival keeper Nevill didn't fare much better when he was bowled for 18.

Hartley (currently aged 32 years and 178 days) would be the oldest Australian to receive a baggy green cap since Bryce McGain in South Africa in 2009 when the leg-spinner was six days shy of his 37th birthday.

The pint-sized Queenslander has been in some of the form of his life and Phillips believes he would be a perfect fit at Test level.

“In more than 10 years of watching Harts, I could count on one hand the catches he has dropped,” Phillips said.

“I have watched him closely ever since he started playing and he rarely — if ever — makes a mistake.”



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FgpshdZIdPQ/TzfQUsWtM6I/AAAAAAAAAuU/rhNfLt9mQ88/s1600/jack-nicholson-nodding.gif

thisisdaryl
18th November 2014, 06:56 AM
Lol bryce mcgain

Rumblah
21st November 2014, 04:23 PM
Muirhead heads off to the Perth Scorchers, Beer makes his way to the Melbourne Stars.

Red Bear
22nd November 2014, 01:45 PM
Sri Lanka Cricket News: Kumar Sangakkara asked to delay Test retirement | ESPN Cricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/srilanka/content/story/802183.html)

Reports Sangakkara was to retire from all forms of cricket after the world cup, although is now considering staying on as a test batsmen. I hope so, pure class with the bat.

laz cat
22nd November 2014, 04:53 PM
Muirhead heads off to the Perth Scorchers, Beer makes his way to the Melbourne Stars.

Funny move. Are Hogg and Agar still with the Scorchers as well?

Triptanes
22nd November 2014, 05:52 PM
Funny move. Are Hogg and Agar still with the Scorchers as well?

Yep. Beer is planning on moving back to Victoria next year so this is the start of that.

Perth have also signed Carberry. What a marquee signing :wat:

Still Waiteing
28th November 2014, 04:24 PM
Has anyone been watching the Fox Sports News coverage of the death of Hughes, and reaction from around the cricketing landscape?

Has anyone seen the interview with Gillespie? He is only 39 and has grey hair everywhere :wat:

Random post, but just shocked to see Dizzy mullet-less and with grey hair.

laz cat
1st December 2014, 10:07 AM
The Kiwi's absolutely destroyed Pakistan last night, drew the series 1-1. They have some quality players across the board at the moment.

Looking forward to seeing us play them more than the Poms next year.

Red Bear
1st December 2014, 10:35 AM
The Kiwi's absolutely destroyed Pakistan last night, drew the series 1-1. They have some quality players across the board at the moment.

Looking forward to seeing us play them more than the Poms next year.Latham looks like he may finally be the opener they've been looking for.

Assuming they go back to McCullem at 5, Anderson at 6 when they don't need to play 2-3 spinners they still need another opener, and their spinners (despite Caigs performance) aren't much chop. Boult and Southee are bowling cery well though, especially Boult, and they have some other good young quicks waiting in the wings as well with the likes of Henry, some guy I've forgotten the name of and also Bracewell and Wagner

Actually going to both their home tests this year, they line up with when I'm on holiday, cheap as over there compared to the SCG

laz cat
1st December 2014, 01:36 PM
I assume McCullum will keep opening indefinitely. As you said, they're other opening options are pretty poor, and they have decent depth in the middle order now. In a perfect world, might see Ryder back in the mix by the time they tour here next year.


Actually going to both their home tests this year, they line up with when I'm on holiday, cheap as over there compared to the SCG

How much is it for a day over there?

Red Bear
1st December 2014, 01:40 PM
I assume McCullum will keep opening indefinitely. As you said, they're other opening options are pretty poor, and they have decent depth in the middle order now. In a perfect world, might see Ryder back in the mix by the time they tour here next year.



How much is it for a day over there?30 NZ. 100 between four. 5 bucks for kids under 16. 25 for students. 120 to go to the whole test match if you wish

rossi
4th December 2014, 02:35 PM
anyone doing big bash dream team?

James Pattinson
4th December 2014, 03:51 PM
anyone doing big bash dream team?

Yeah, I'll be doing one.

Griff
5th December 2014, 03:45 AM
Anybody here bowl leg spin? How do you normally set your field?

Would prefer to hear from crabs than those who bowl in decent leagues (y)

James Pattinson
5th December 2014, 01:37 PM
Anybody here bowl leg spin? How do you normally set your field?

Would prefer to hear from crabs than those who bowl in decent leagues (y)

Assuming right hand batsman.

Always have a deep mid wicket, as you should with leg spin, because you're always a chance of picking up a wicket there even if you drop it short and bowl a half tracker. I often keep a normal mid wicket in as well because people cant help themselves (and they're hitting against the spin).

I generally have my mid on and mid off up, to entice the batsmen out of the crease looking to go over the top, depending on what stage of the game I'm bowling at, or the batsmen on strike, I'll probably have a deep cover sweeping as well.

Generally in the crab leagues, you don't need a first slip unless you have a very defensive batsman who prods at a lot of balls, just have a gully.

45 degree short fine leg, deep mid wicket, normal mid wicket (a bit closer to mid on than normal), mid on, mid off, deep cover (or normal cover), point, gully, and if you've got someone who likes to clip off their pads, you can even have a square leg, if you've got someone stronger on the offside, have a short cover. It just depends on the strengths of the batsman, but don't be afraid to change your field, especially to cater to how you're bowling.

If you're bowling well and the ball is coming out well and landing in a good area more often than not, then bring the field up and have more wicket taking opportunities, but if the batsman is on top and you're not bowling that well - then put the field back and don't give the batsman boundaries and let them take a single down the ground, which doesn't happen often in crab leagues.

LC
5th December 2014, 04:58 PM
Think it depends what your stock deliveries are also.

I bowl a googly and a flipper as my two stock deliveries. I always like to use a floating leg slip - as occasionally it can stray down leg more than you like, and it puts a bit of doubt in their mind to play the sweep.

Mid on/mid off will depend largely on the ability of the batsman and size of the boundary. Shorter boundary, I'll have them deeper. Bigger boundary, I'll have them up to avoid rotating the strike.

Not a big fan of a first slip in play either. Square leg isn't the worst of ideas. Have your best catcher at cow corner or no-one at all.

James Pattinson
5th December 2014, 07:19 PM
Think it depends what your stock deliveries are also.

I bowl a googly and a flipper as my two stock deliveries. I always like to use a floating leg slip - as occasionally it can stray down leg more than you like, and it puts a bit of doubt in their mind to play the sweep.

Mid on/mid off will depend largely on the ability of the batsman and size of the boundary. Shorter boundary, I'll have them deeper. Bigger boundary, I'll have them up to avoid rotating the strike.

Not a big fan of a first slip in play either. Square leg isn't the worst of ideas. Have your best catcher at cow corner or no-one at all.

Very good point, I often overlook this because I play on a massive boundary, so if they go over the top, it's not always going to be a boundary and I want them going over the top anyway.

Griff
7th December 2014, 04:54 AM
Only bowled the one over, we were winning and gave some other guys a go. I think I'll keep a long on but a mid off.

Red Bear
15th December 2014, 08:05 PM
Gonna put my name down for the Lords ballot for the ashes test next year

Rumblah
16th December 2014, 08:45 PM
Red Bear I figured you're probably best equipped to answer this. What happened to Beau Casson?

Triptanes
16th December 2014, 08:57 PM
Red Bear I figured you're probably best equipped to answer this. What happened to Beau Casson?

Forced to retire due to heart condition.
Australia Cricket News: Australia news: Beau Casson tells of heart trauma | ESPN Cricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/story/559604.html)

Or do you mean where is he now?

Rumblah
16th December 2014, 09:06 PM
Forced to retire due to heart condition.
Australia Cricket News: Australia news: Beau Casson tells of heart trauma | ESPN Cricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/story/559604.html)

Or do you mean where is he now?
Shit. Kinda meant both but that clears up both questions to be honest. Thanks m8.

Bunga
17th December 2014, 01:05 PM
Usman Khawaja injured, reportedly snaps ACL during Sydney Thunder training (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/usman-khawaja-injured-reportedly-snaps-acl-during-sydney-thunder-training/story-fndpt0dy-1227159282328)

FRINGE Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has suffered a serious knee injury and faces up to nine months on the sidelines.

News Corp Australia understands the former Test batsman snapped his anterior cruciate ligament at Sydney Thunder training on Tuesday night.

The injury is more commonly seen in rugby league, with former Test skipper Darren Lockyer rupturing his ACL in 2007. Lockyer rated it as the toughest injury he has ever had to come back from.

It is terrible news for Khawaja, 27, who was planning to press his claims for a national recall this summer. It is also a major blow for the Thunder and for Queensland Bulls.
:disappoint:

Rumblah
17th December 2014, 01:10 PM
Terrible news. :tear:

Bunga
18th December 2014, 01:23 AM
AB brings up another 100 :realmvp:

Came in with SA 3/57 v WI. They are now 3/250 - AB & Amla saving the day yet again.

Can't recall AB playing one false stroke, just a freak :fap:

John Smith
18th December 2014, 10:40 PM
Windies chose to bowl too :lol:

now 4/470

showdownhero
18th December 2014, 11:19 PM
Amla out for 208

:datass:

showdownhero
18th December 2014, 11:43 PM
South Africa declared 5/552

Nice toss to lose :D

yeah_nah
19th December 2014, 01:45 AM
Terrible news. :tear:
Bad news but i did lol at the emoticon pun :tear:

Is it tear like a t ear or a t air tear :raptor:

Red Bear
19th December 2014, 09:35 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/05/23312b3fbbf1544045f40fc3e9f1f22d.jpgPurchased this today :banderas:

That's Australian Gold my friend

BobbyVanVeen
26th December 2014, 02:15 PM
A century for Brendon McCullum in Christchurch off just 74 balls

amazing year by him and by NZ cricket. The Sri Lanka and NZ Test match should be quality.

James Pattinson
26th December 2014, 02:46 PM
Just hit 26 runs off an over as well.

He's on fire.

BobbyVanVeen
26th December 2014, 03:23 PM
he just doesnt make 100 though. its normally 200.

4th 200 this year if he makes it? or is it 3.

BobbyVanVeen
26th December 2014, 03:31 PM
McCullum has passed 50 just three times in the year, but each time turned it into a huge innings.

In Auckland in February, he scored 224 against India then backed it up, becoming the first Kiwi to scored a test-triple century.

McCullum then passed 200 for the fourth time in his career and the third in the year as he reached 202 against Pakistan in Sharjah.

so, that is now three 200's and a 195. (opps) over 1000 runs for the calender year. first Kiwi to do so

laz cat
26th December 2014, 03:32 PM
he just doesnt make 100 though. its normally 200.

4th 200 this year if he makes it? or is it 3.

Would have been 4th.

~200 vs India.
~300 vs India.
~200 vs Pakistan
195 today.

Has hit 33 sixes this year now. 22 across his past 2 innings.

Was pretty surprised by the fact he only has 11 career 100s.

Triptanes
26th December 2014, 04:21 PM
Red Bear would have seen it live.

Can't believe he is the first NZ'er to hit 1000 runs in a calendar year.

Red Bear
26th December 2014, 07:11 PM
Can confirm I saw it live. Was there from opening delivery to just after McCullem got out. Really fun day at the cricket, packed. Good atmosphere. Early on both opening bowlers fell over, cue trying to sort out popping crease, bloke ran out with a lawnmower and got turned back halfway, slowly trudging off to loud applause, ground announcer "good job steve" was pretty amusing.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/26/1db1333aa9e0396d64da8a91e45fdff0.jpgWhere I was watching from first session

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/26/ebd95335af3ee0296c21014e2a1d3ccd.jpgand then from after lunch.

Red Bear
26th December 2014, 09:03 PM
Also not burnt in exposed areas thanks to regular sunscreen application, burnt as fuck in areas that were covered by my shirt

showdownhero
27th December 2014, 08:10 AM
Also not burnt in exposed areas thanks to regular sunscreen application, burnt as fuck in areas that were covered by my shirt

:v

Red Bear
27th December 2014, 08:21 AM
:v
It was a thin shirt. Still though, pretty terrible
#rangalife (http://www.rollingzone.com.au/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=rangalife)

BobbyVanVeen
27th December 2014, 01:30 PM
Next summer going to be so shit. bloody West Indies. will be cheering them on to not get innings defeat.

Shame we cant get NZ around for boxing day next year. hopefully the NZ test series will be 3 matches at least. they are destroying Sri Lanka atm. they deserve it and beat us last time they were here in Hobart.

sucks that the best Test teams atm are in the Southern Hemisphere.

Easty
27th December 2014, 02:28 PM
Boult and Southee are both quality bowlers, very underrated.

Red Bear
27th December 2014, 09:02 PM
They are good. Dont rate wagner or craig, but they do have some decent young quicks in henry and milne. Also a relatively good opener in Latham. Williamson looked so classy yesterday also. Shame Ryder went off the rails, would really top this side off.

John Smith
28th December 2014, 11:05 PM
Steyn just hit 58 with 6 fours and 5 sixes lol

Red Bear
29th December 2014, 08:02 PM
Went to cricket again today, saw NZ wrap up win. Boult & Southee are pretty damn good. Would recommend test cricket in NZ, chilled out, cheap tickets, they give passouts which is handy, good atmosphere.

After NZ wrapped up the win they played 'New York, New York' over the speakers :v :drake:

rossi
29th December 2014, 08:04 PM
Went to cricket again today, saw NZ wrap up win. Boult & Southee are pretty damn good. Would recommend test cricket in NZ, chilled out, cheap tickets, they give passouts which is handy, good atmosphere.

After NZ wrapped up the win they played 'New York, New York' over the speakers :v :drake:

Surely you get passouts in Australia? I've never had a problem with it here.

Red Bear
29th December 2014, 08:08 PM
not at SCG from memory. Which sucks when vb gold is your only beer option and the food range is terrible.

It was a heap more relaxed I guess, different to how a test in Australia has felt in recent years. Less bullshit over the PA and you could go on the ground at lunch.

rossi
29th December 2014, 08:10 PM
not at SCG from memory. Which sucks when vb gold is your only beer option and the food range is terrible.

It was a heap more relaxed I guess, different to how a test in Australia has felt in recent years. Less bullshit over the PA and you could go on the ground at lunch.

That's dumb. I've done it at AO and MCG. Atmosphere there sounds great though. I think small cricket grounds would hekp with that.

Histrionics
29th December 2014, 09:46 PM
I would love to go to NZ to watch the cricket.

Raffi
29th December 2014, 10:00 PM
You can go on the ground at lunch? That sounds sick.

BobbyVanVeen
29th December 2014, 10:49 PM
CA need to do something to increase attendance at international cricket matches. would be good if they relaxed a little on some of their rules.

btw, First time NZ have won 5 test matches in a calender year.

John Smith
29th December 2014, 10:51 PM
CA need to do something to increase attendance at international cricket matches. would be good if they relaxed a little on some of their rules.

btw, First time NZ have won 5 test matches in a calender year.

Reduce ticket prices would be a start.

flight23
29th December 2014, 10:55 PM
Fun police told to fuck off

BobbyVanVeen
29th December 2014, 11:56 PM
Reduce ticket prices would be a start.

Massive yes. way to expensive regardless of how long the match goes for. think they get the picture with the crowds they are getting for the Big bash. they are much cheaper and healthier crowd wise.

rossi
30th December 2014, 11:29 AM
Plus they make money from food and drink all day. It's not like it's just a few hours like footy.

Homeless
31st December 2014, 04:53 PM
i don't know why people say cricket is too complicated. (https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/2qt7mg/i_dont_know_why_people_say_cricket_is_too/)

https://i.imgur.com/wP0yqgl.jpg

Triptanes
31st December 2014, 05:13 PM
Good to see it includes the often used position of 9th slip.

showdownhero
31st December 2014, 05:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gm8wIEhoRw

rossi
1st January 2015, 03:37 PM
Good to see it includes the often used position of 9th slip.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/DB/101999/007651.jpg

rossi
1st January 2015, 03:40 PM
I just noticed it doesn't include this one

http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2014/10/30/1227107/795703-96681bc4-6030-11e4-bfd9-14a3bab01828.jpg

Red Neville
2nd January 2015, 11:34 PM
London's first cricket ground

Artillery Ground - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artillery_Ground)

Apropos of not much, was just Google Earthing over London as you do, and clicking Wikipedia links, and while looking at Grub Street (I'm not long after reading a biography of Swift) this little square caught my eye, a green space right in the middle of London city with what looked like cricket pitches on it.

It was originally an archery venue until Elizabethan times when archery became out of fashion and cricket came into vogue. It's also where paid admission to sport began, before 1733 at least, so it's pretty well the home of professional sport. Hence also it became a hotbed of gambling by the 1740s, aided by the promotion of another thing we'd come to see echoed in modern cricket, commercial-friendly single over matches, and by the 1760s came to be considered shockingly disreputable, leading to the establishment of "classier" venues such as Hambledon and subsequently Lord's.

Bunga
4th January 2015, 09:31 PM
AB closing in on yet another test 100 v Windies. Guy is just the GOAT.

rossi
4th January 2015, 09:33 PM
AB closing in on yet another test 100 v Windies. Guy is just the GOAT.

Sanga got 200 this test so he might have something to say about that.

Histrionics
4th January 2015, 09:37 PM
Great knock it was too. Done exceptionally well with the tail.

Red Bear
5th January 2015, 06:45 PM
Sanga was right in front of me when lankans left the field today. Have seen 3/7 playing days of this series and not seen him bat :roo:

His 11th double as well. Absolute gun.

Basin Reserve is a good ground.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/04/1064647d4fb3934e76e4bff4f3aba1c9.jpg

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/04/529b310e9807bfb38ff39e8acb31fbe7.jpg Lunch

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/04/964097ac8f9fb7d8765e2276c000f696.jpgstanding at the top of the test wicket at lunch

Red Bear
7th January 2015, 11:18 AM
http://thepublicapology.net/2015/01/s-h-a-n-e-the-secretive-government-program-that-almost-ruined-australian-cricket/

Still Waiteing
7th January 2015, 03:18 PM
What a capitulation from Sri Lanka.

showdownhero
7th January 2015, 03:48 PM
S.H.A.N.E: The Secretive Government Program That Almost Ruined Australian Cricket (http://thepublicapology.net/2015/01/s-h-a-n-e-the-secretive-government-program-that-almost-ruined-australian-cricket/)

More Shane 1.0 pls

Red Bear
9th January 2015, 03:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEqQj33Cx1Y

wolfgang
9th January 2015, 07:57 PM
Shane Bond is retiring from his position as the New Zealand bowling coach. It's a shame, he's been fantastic for them.

probably going to pick up a gig in the IPL for massive money so he can spend the rest of his time with his family

Red Bear
9th January 2015, 10:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpZhJcZD2H4

flight23
9th January 2015, 10:05 PM
:lolwut:

Raffi
9th January 2015, 10:07 PM
:D

Red Bear
10th January 2015, 08:49 AM
Shane Bond is retiring from his position as the New Zealand bowling coach. It's a shame, he's been fantastic for them.

probably going to pick up a gig in the IPL for massive money so he can spend the rest of his time with his family
Confirmed, Mumbai indians

wolfgang
10th January 2015, 09:10 AM
Confirmed, Mumbai indians
Their support staff could probably win the IPL if they decided to play instead of the starting XI

Sachin, Ponting, Rhodes, Kumble, Pollock, Robin Singh, Bond

Rumblah
11th January 2015, 11:52 PM
Mitchell Starc believes body language issues are behind him after strong SCG display (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/mitchell-starc-believes-body-language-issues-are-behind-him-after-strong-scg-display/story-fn2mcu3x-1227181576812)


For the first time, Starc has admitted the body language issue Warne criticised him for in commentary during the second Test, has been a problem for him in the past.

So, Warne was spot on and you are a sook?


However, he said as far as the Gabba episode was concerned, everyone is entitled to a bad day.

Ah. Just so happens that most of your bad days happen to be with a red ball. Funny, that.


Australia might not have won the fourth Test at the SCG, but the mature, controlled bowling performance produced by Starc in arduous conditions couldn’t have been better timed leading into a World Cup.

Lol'd so hard at control. Bowl down leg, lip off like I'm bowling really well, repeat. Control.... LOL.

John Smith
12th January 2015, 12:16 AM
He is such a dickhead, I hate him.

Red Neville
12th January 2015, 05:57 AM
Windies set 231 to win the 20/20... and go and do it :approve:

Red Bear
12th January 2015, 08:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-Y08zYpJgA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xchUCRDI5wY

Histrionics
12th January 2015, 09:44 PM
Fucken so good. Love his EPL ones too.

Rumblah
13th January 2015, 09:38 AM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/12/50f450508900219932e717cd026254b7.jpg

Red Bear
13th January 2015, 10:19 AM
Pitches are a funny thing. Im not really a fan of just prepping green tops. Thats a good way to never develop a spinner and be useless overseas. See india prepping crumbly wickets and never having their quicks develop. Its also shitty playing on a dustbowl in england, as mysteriously appeared in 2013 Ashes.

I would much rather our pitches were prepped as wickets in keeping with how the pitch has played.
Brisbane -good for quicks throughout but especially early, good to bat on especially day 2-3, takes a bit of spin.
Perth - bouncy and good for quicks
Adelaide was pretty close to normal this year.
Melbourne has generally been slow but not done too much.
Sydney crumbles. Pitch just didnt break up enough to make it interesting this year. If it has a bit in it for the quicks early, as it has in recent years (before this one) thats also nice.

Rumblah
13th January 2015, 10:35 AM
Each of our pitches generally has it's own characteristics, but this year they were far more tailored towards batsman, which I think is a shame. The old line about if you can make runs in Australia, you can make runs anywhere comes to mind, but it couldn't be further from the truth based on these past 4 Tests.

The only one that really held true was Adelaide. Brisbane was flat and gross, Melbourne as a drop in is always going to offer very little. I guess Sydney was always going to offer little to the bowlers this time due to the 3 day Test of last year. I liked how our pitches were. Just hope this was a once off.

Red Bear
13th January 2015, 10:51 AM
Aus pitches, even when good for bowlers, are quite good for batting because they offer pretty true bounce. They provide reward for shots. Our batsmen seem to struggle when that same bounce and val6e for shots isnt there

Easty
13th January 2015, 11:40 AM
Brisbane -good for quicks throughout but especially early, good to bat on especially day 2-3, takes a bit of spin.


For mine this is how all pitches everywhere should be. Offers a bit to everyone.

Red Bear
13th January 2015, 01:55 PM
This is a great read. Bills Nose!
http://blogs.watoday.com.au/executive-style/sportandstyle/abill.jpg

http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia-v-india-2014-15/content/current/story/820177.html

Triptanes
13th January 2015, 04:07 PM
Australia Cricket News: Ryan Harris likely to miss West Indies tour | ESPN Cricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/story/820165.html)

Harris to sit out the Windies tour for the birth of his child. Probably for the best anyway. Hopefully Pattinson/Cummins/Behrendorff/Bird/etc./etc./etc. get the games ahead of Starc. Probably dreaming though.

Rumblah
13th January 2015, 04:38 PM
Australia Cricket News: Ryan Harris likely to miss West Indies tour | ESPN Cricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/story/820165.html)

Harris to sit out the Windies tour for the birth of his child. Probably for the best anyway. Hopefully Pattinson/Cummins/Behrendorff/Bird/etc./etc./etc. get the games ahead of Starc. Probably dreaming though.

Gonna falcon punch his missus so it won't be an issue. Don't think it'll be Patto, the 5 day aim for him is still the English Ashes series as far as I'm aware. Won't be Bird because he doesn't bowl 140+. Lock Starc in.

Still Waiteing
14th January 2015, 03:08 AM
No Cookies | Fox Sports News, Live Sport, Sports | Fox Sports (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/jonathan-agnew-slams-australia-for-failing-to-clean-up-behaviour-after-phillip-hughes-tragedy/story-e6frf3g3-1227183642731)

Deadset joke of an article. What does the death of Phil Hughes have to do with sledging? Fucking whinging poms. I'M NOT HAVIN THAT MATE. BANG OUT OF ORDER!

breeno
14th January 2015, 05:21 AM
Dale Steyn, 396 wickets at 22.55 with a SR 41.6. The year 2014 netted him 21 wickets at 14.8 with a SR of 34.

I forget how good this guy is sometimes.

Easty
18th January 2015, 10:22 PM
De Villers just set a new fastest 50 record, off 16 deliveries, currently 72 off 21.

I had forgotten just how bad the Windies are.

Easty
18th January 2015, 10:37 PM
And he gets the world record, 31 balls!

Ridiculous how good he is.

Rumblah
18th January 2015, 10:40 PM
He's just a beast.

Easty
18th January 2015, 10:43 PM
He just hit a leg stump yorker for 6 over point. Insanity.

Kawhi Not
18th January 2015, 10:47 PM
:drake:

Red Bear
18th January 2015, 10:48 PM
Will make it even better when he carries out his destiny as a South African and completely fucks up in the world cup knockout stage

Raffi
18th January 2015, 10:49 PM
:bertstare:

rossi
18th January 2015, 10:50 PM
6 6 4 6 6 so far this over

Red Bear
18th January 2015, 10:51 PM
This is madness. Dwayne Smith 0/68 off 4 overs.

John Smith
18th January 2015, 10:59 PM
Typical South Africa choke at the end, nothings changed.

Still Waiteing
18th January 2015, 11:01 PM
Are West Indies in our group for the cup?

De Villiers is just GOAT.

laz cat
18th January 2015, 11:01 PM
Sulieman Benn, 10 overs for 49 :notbad:

rossi
18th January 2015, 11:20 PM
Is Wanderers fairly small?

divvydan
18th January 2015, 11:29 PM
Is Wanderers fairly small?

Yeah, it's the same ground (I think) where Aus made 434 and it was chased down by S.A. in 2006.

rossi
19th January 2015, 12:38 AM
Yeah just watched the highlights. It's tiny.

Still Waiteing
19th January 2015, 03:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcAN9WUPsLc

:fap: :fap:

Red Bear
19th January 2015, 03:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ls3RTnPtFE Rumblah

flight23
19th January 2015, 04:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcAN9WUPsLc

:fap: :fap:
DALBS

Rumblah
19th January 2015, 04:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ls3RTnPtFE Rumblah
Every fibre of my being wishes just one of them glassed him.

Rumblah
19th January 2015, 04:59 PM
Stuart MacGill launches $2.6m action against Cricket Australia (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/stuart-macgill-launches-26m-action-against-cricket-australia/story-fn2mcu3x-1227189666950)


MacGill — who earned the nickname Magilla Gorilla for his occasional outbursts as a Test cricketer — claims he was unfit to play in May 2008 due to numbness and pain in his hands, knee and shoulder.


MacGill claims he is owed injury payments to the tune of $1,640,890 and interest of $984,534.

:jagsfan:

Still Waiteing
19th January 2015, 05:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ls3RTnPtFE Rumblah

:D :D :D

Bunga
19th January 2015, 06:46 PM
Michael Vaughan @MichaelVaughan · 20h 20 hours ago
Love the way @davidwarner31 plays but the Official No1 player in the World in all formats is @ABdeVilliers17 .... #Fact

Bunga
19th January 2015, 06:49 PM
Chris Gayle bows to AB :-

http://dd508hmafkqws.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/article_node_view/public/Chris-Gayle-AB_0_0_0_0_0_0_0_0_0.jpg

:dasit:

Triptanes
19th January 2015, 07:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ls3RTnPtFE Rumblah

Someone else is using it? "Whatever it takes" really is the slogan of shitcunts.

Histrionics
20th January 2015, 04:42 PM
WORLD CUP TURMOIL: ICC threaten to disqualify England from Cricket World Cup | The Betoota Advocate (http://www.betootaadvocate.com/sports/world-cup-turmoil-icc-threaten-to-disqualify-england-from-cricket-world-cup/)

Lol'd

Bunga
20th January 2015, 05:09 PM
Darren Lehmann tour of Bupa National Cricket Centre: video (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/behind-the-scenes-with-the-australian-cricket-team/story-fndpt0dy-1227190744573)

AUSTRALIAN coach Darren Lehmann takes you on a tour of the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, a $29 million facility featuring technology that has changed the way players prepare.

These are the key pieces of groundbreaking equipment.

ALTERG ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL
For players like Ryan Harris, who has a history of knee problems, the anti-gravity treadmill allows an athlete to run without feeling the impact of their body weight.

VIDEO PLAYBACK SYSTEM
“Batters get to see themselves about 10 seconds after they’ve played a particular shot so they can almost self coach and talk to the coaches,” Lehmann explains.
“It’s fantastic to get instant feedback for a batter ... to get the information they need to improve before the next ball.”

PRO BATTER
“It’s a magnificent machine where you actually get a bowler running in off a screen and there’s a little hole in the screen (where the ball is released from),” Lehmann says.
“We’ve got England in the World Cup, for example, so we’ll have Jimmy Anderson (programmed in) and be facing him at the indoor centre.
“It’s a fantastic system to get used to facing the bowlers you’re coming up against in a big game like the World Cup.”

TRACKMAN
“The spin technology counts how many revolutions are on the ball when the bowler delivers it,” says Lehmann.
“Nathan Lyon is about 2100. Shane Warne was about 2600 when he played. James Muirhead is the highest one here at 2800.
“The more revolutions there are as it goes down the pitch, the more it spins, so that’s really important.
“So we want Nathan Lyon to actually push up from 2100 to 2300 or 2400.”

SWIMMING
The Australian team takes its swimming very seriously, bringing in the likes of Olympic gold medallists Grant Hackett and Steph Rice to conduct lessons.
There is a three-lane 25m lap pool with walking lane and a hot and cold plunge pool.
“Swimming is big part of their rehab and their fitness, so we get them in the pool whenever we can,” Lehmann says.

Rumblah
23rd January 2015, 12:31 PM
Luke Ronchi currently 153* from 93 balls.

New Zealand are a big chance at this World Cup.

Still Waiteing
23rd January 2015, 12:31 PM
The death bowling from the Sri Lankans is ordinary at best. Ronchi is carving them up. That's not saying much though, I'd be carving up these pies.

Indie
23rd January 2015, 12:36 PM
NZ are definitely our biggest threat imo.

Axel.
23rd January 2015, 12:37 PM
Nz would be favourites if they picked their best bowler

Red Bear
23rd January 2015, 12:41 PM
Taylor and Guptil are in horrendous form. That hurts them.

Good bowlers, good batting otherwise though. Would be happy to see them win (if it isn't us, anyway).

Sri Lanka still have Herath and Malinga to come back in, but 2011 was probably their best chance with this lot of players unfortunately for them.

Aus, NZ, South Africa seem most likely just on conditions etc with Pakistan the other side capable of anything

Still Waiteing
23rd January 2015, 12:44 PM
Is it just me or are the NZ grounds small?

John Smith
23rd January 2015, 12:53 PM
Australians say that about every other countries grounds.

Indie
23rd January 2015, 12:57 PM
Eoin Morgan victim of blackmail plot | Cricket News | Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series | ESPN Cricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/carlton-mid-triangular-series-2015/content/story/822983.html)

:what:

Rumblah
23rd January 2015, 12:57 PM
Cricket World Cup: Michael Clarke selection debate (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/cricket/cricket-world-cup-michael-clarke-selection-debate-pakistan-banned-from-discussing-religion/story-fni2usfi-1227194359429)



“Without him (Clarke) being in the squad and you just bring Steven Smith into it, they don’t look a weaker side at all,” Dravid said.

“In fact, some people might argue they actually look a better side.

“I just hope it is not an emotional decision.

“You just felt they had to take this decision. It’s almost a very un-Australian decision.”

rossi
24th January 2015, 02:27 PM
Is it just me or are the NZ grounds small?

Yeah they're all tiny. ODI scores there are often massive.

Axel.
24th January 2015, 02:36 PM
Yeah they're all tiny. ODI scores there are often massive.

Remember a few years back where we scored 380 and still lost :drake:

Still Waiteing
24th January 2015, 03:38 PM
Yeah they're all tiny. ODI scores there are often massive.

Thirimanne hit that six yesterday that went a fair way back in the crowd, and I was like 'that must be about 90m'

The distance was 74m :drake:

Indie
24th January 2015, 11:23 PM
Not usually big on facebook memes, but this one was pretty solid.

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10356410_699051796875999_1414276958396747445_n.jpg ?oh=f641d81e8f44388899b5a26323c971d1&oe=556E9E4C

Triptanes
24th January 2015, 11:46 PM
lol, what the fuck are most of those pizzas anyway?

rossi
25th January 2015, 04:35 AM
Remember a few years back where we scored 380 and still lost :drake:

That series a couple of years ago we got like 350 every game and cheeky NZ chased it down every game.

Rumblah
25th January 2015, 04:20 PM
NSW Blues batsman Daniel Hughes knocked unconscious by bouncer in Sydney grade cricket (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/cricket/nsw-blues-batsman-daniel-hughes-knocked-unconscious-by-bouncer-in-sydney-grade-cricket/story-fni2fnmo-1227195841132)


DANIEL Hughes has survived an almost identical blow to the head which killed his former teammate Phillip Hughes, during a first grade cricket match yesterday.


The impact of the ball on Daniel’s neck was just millimetres from the same main artery which killed Phillip Hughes.


He was resting at home last night.

:bertstare:

Still Waiteing
25th January 2015, 06:03 PM
Good news, and good luck. Incredibly lucky though.

Still Waiteing
25th January 2015, 06:04 PM
Unless Malinga comes in, Sri Lanka aren't doing anything this world cup.

Red Bear
25th January 2015, 07:44 PM
NSW Woman just won their 10th title in a row and 17th in 19 years of the comp. Not bad. In the T20 final as well

dylan123
27th January 2015, 10:32 AM
Michael Clarke on a collision course with Cricket Australia as his teammates move on (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/michael-clarke-on-a-collision-course-with-cricket-australia-as-his-teammates-move-on-20150126-12y7wd.html)

Rumblah
27th January 2015, 10:42 AM
Lol there's more to that story. Clarke and Warner are legit bum-buddies so I'd imagine there is a proper reason he wasn't at the team gathering thing.

God that's an overly dramatic piece. I don't buy the players being unhappy with him providing commentary, or them being annoyed by his presence around them during games he missed. The constant comparison to Geordie Shore :what:

Histrionics
27th January 2015, 12:50 PM
In Steve Smith they trust.

:proud:

Red Bear
27th January 2015, 02:58 PM
Lol there's more to that story. Clarke and Warner are legit bum-buddies so I'd imagine there is a proper reason he wasn't at the team gathering thing.

God that's an overly dramatic piece. I don't buy the players being unhappy with him providing commentary, or them being annoyed by his presence around them during games he missed. The constant comparison to Geordie Shore :what:
Read this last night. Seriously crap article

Bunga
27th January 2015, 06:33 PM
http://images.scribblelive.com/2015/1/27/908a51fb-1d3a-487a-94fa-ab977cd4065c_800.jpg

Puppies are out, nice James Pattinson (y)

Rumblah
27th January 2015, 07:56 PM
Sean Abbott the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year.

Rumblah
27th January 2015, 07:57 PM
BehrenGOAT Domestic Player of the Year.

Rumblah
27th January 2015, 07:59 PM
Steve Smith ODI Player of the Year.

:dasit:

rossi
27th January 2015, 08:06 PM
Steve Smith ODI Player of the Year.

:dasit:

I still lol that he didn't get picked this summer

Rumblah
27th January 2015, 08:13 PM
Test Player of the Year and therefore the Allan Border Medallist is Steve Smith.

:fap:

Bunga
27th January 2015, 08:17 PM
:proud: :pics::dasit::approve:

Red Neville
28th January 2015, 01:47 AM
http://images.scribblelive.com/2015/1/27/908a51fb-1d3a-487a-94fa-ab977cd4065c_800.jpg

Puppies are out, nice James Pattinson (y)

There's some bouncers I wouldn't mind getting a thickish edge to

Histrionics
28th January 2015, 09:12 AM
:proud: Onya Smithy.

Rumblah
28th January 2015, 11:33 AM
Maturity, patience the focus for Maxwell | cricket.com.au (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/glenn-maxwell-seeks-advice-from-kevin-pietersen-and-james-faulkner/2015-01-28)


Damaging allrounder learns from Pietersen and Faulkner on how to build an innings


"He (Faulkner) might be none off six (balls faced) but he makes it up straight away by hitting a couple of boundaries when he’s in.

:jagsfan: Beginning to think there's actually something wrong with his brain. Honestly, am I alone in thinking that logic is absolutely retarded?

Easty
28th January 2015, 11:52 AM
Well it's proved what I've suspected for a long time - he decides where he wants to hit the ball and what shot he'll play to do that before it's bowled.

flight23
28th January 2015, 11:55 AM
not that i watch much, but i have never seen this cunt do anything :D

#noshoweveryshow (http://www.rollingzone.com.au/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=noshoweveryshow)

Bunga
28th January 2015, 05:55 PM
Rogue ball scatters three players like tenpins in grade cricket match (http://www.news.com.au/sport/rogue-ball-scatters-three-players-like-tenpins-in-grade-cricket-match/story-fnaqgujp-1227199810637)

:D

Red Bear
30th January 2015, 10:22 AM
There's nothing in that Michael Clarke story: I've heard that one before (http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/theres-nothing-in-that-michael-clarke-story-ive-heard-that-one-before-20150129-1317j0.html)

Third day in a row they have been gunning for Clarke.

Wonder if it's just reporter returns from holiday, needs target, or something actually is happening.

Rumblah
30th January 2015, 07:25 PM
Law, Queensland part ways (http://www.cricket.com.au/news/stuart-law-parts-way-with-queensland-cricket-brisbane-heat-bulls/2015-01-30)


The Queensland Cricket Board met on Thursday night to review a disappointing season for the Heat in the KFC T20 Big Bash League where they finished last with just two wins from their eight BBL|04 games. After being informed of the Board's findings, Law offered to step down as head coach. He had a year remaining on the three-year deal he signed when taking the job in August 2013.

> makes final of Sheffield Shield last year, wins 2 One Day trophies
> bad in BBL

Seeya later m8. :jagsfan:

John Smith
30th January 2015, 08:14 PM
Travis Head new captain of the Redbacks

rossi
30th January 2015, 08:17 PM
The god

John Smith
30th January 2015, 08:35 PM
Interesting decision considering he has only just cemented his place in the team. Thought Cooper or Ferguson were more likely.

Red Bear
30th January 2015, 11:35 PM
Did Botha quit as captain?

Rumblah
30th January 2015, 11:38 PM
Head at 21 is a huge risk. I think he has talent but he's still finding his feet at Shield level and making him captain is sometimes just too big a burden. I'd hate to see him ruined over it, especially with Tom Cooper looking a safer choice from the outside.

rossi
31st January 2015, 12:39 AM
I thought Ferguson would make the most sense

rossi
31st January 2015, 12:39 AM
Cooper can fill in when Head starts playing for Australia.

Rumblah
31st January 2015, 12:46 AM
Cooper can fill in when Head starts playing for Australia.
I guess we'll need a new face to run drinks soon. Why not?

rossi
31st January 2015, 01:12 PM
No Cookies | dailytelegraph.com.au (http://m.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/cricket/travis-head-primed-to-step-upas-youngest-sa-skipper/story-fni2fnmo-1227202913995)

So it's only going on what Botha said. Could happen now or the end of the year.

Bunga
2nd February 2015, 07:41 PM
No Cookies | dailytelegraph.com.au (http://m.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/cricket/travis-head-primed-to-step-upas-youngest-sa-skipper/story-fni2fnmo-1227202913995)

So it's only going on what Botha said. Could happen now or the end of the year.

No Cookies | Fox Sports News, Live Sport, Sports | Fox Sports (http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/domestic-cricket/darren-berry-not-expected-to-return-as-coach-of-the-redbacks/story-fn5k3dxv-1227204982611?sv=e1fac3317000f8fb3e01d3a54bcabf76# itm_s=foxs&itm_t=home&itm_c=content-3&itm_o=1&itm_l=Fox%20Feed%20-%20Head)


SOUTH Australian Cricket Association has today embarked on sweeping change — rubber-stamping the appointment of batsman Travis Head as captain.

A three-year union of Berry and skipper Johan Botha steering the Redbacks and Strikers is over.

Head will become South African Botha’s successor for the remaining five games of the first-class season in a leadership transition flagged last year.

Left-hander Head will become the youngest SA skipper and second youngest in Shield history after Victoria’s Cameron White.

What is going on over in SA? :bertstare:

A 21 year old kid who is averaging under 30 with the bat is the new captain.....whilst you have someone with all the experience in the world in Andrew McDonald who is very highly thought of in cricket circles on your list. Seems a bizarre choice, very bold but somewhat baffling.

John Smith
2nd February 2015, 07:55 PM
As I said before, its all because Head is a Striker while Ferguson and Cooper is not.

rossi
2nd February 2015, 08:21 PM
McDonald is a dud but yeah weird choice. Bloke hasn't even scored a century yet.

Red Neville
2nd February 2015, 08:49 PM
Travis Head seems a sensible appointment, his brother Dick did a great job for many years.

Rumblah
2nd February 2015, 08:55 PM
As I said before, its all because Head is a Striker while Ferguson and Cooper is not.
Notsureifsrs.

John Smith
2nd February 2015, 09:07 PM
Notsureifsrs.

Nope, I am sadly.

Raoul Duke
13th February 2015, 02:41 PM
Just not cricket (http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/feb/13/channel-nine-destroying-cricket-legacy)

Pretty good summation.

rossi
13th February 2015, 03:05 PM
:realmvp:

showdownhero
13th February 2015, 04:15 PM
Just not cricket (http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/feb/13/channel-nine-destroying-cricket-legacy)

Pretty good summation.
Came here to post that

http://www.newerapolitics.org/uploads/1/3/2/0/13202651/5918860.gif

Histrionics
13th February 2015, 04:20 PM
Great article.

Rumblah
13th February 2015, 04:29 PM
Retweeting that to all the mongs mentioned. (Y)

Triptanes
13th February 2015, 04:41 PM
Might reread, but think that line about Slater was the best.

Gysberts
13th February 2015, 05:06 PM
There’s a reason there are no more Twelfth Man albums: the bloke has nothing left to parody.
.

showdownhero
13th February 2015, 05:58 PM
The guffaw is king. It’s all about being the matiest mates who ever mated.

did lol

showdownhero
13th February 2015, 06:05 PM
James Brayshaw has the emotional depth of a sock puppet during a button shortage

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9sa-4iCcAAZ2T_.jpg

showdownhero
13th February 2015, 06:21 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9sUscTCAAAIB5L.jpg

:D

Bunga
16th February 2015, 12:56 PM
Rumblah rossi Axel. showdownhero - any other cricket fans, best article I have read for awhile - showdownhero's post above is a snippet of it, whole article here :-

Just not cricket (http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/feb/13/channel-nine-destroying-cricket-legacy)

Let’s be honest – Nine’s cricket coverage has never been a place where genius came to joust. Unchaperoned, though, recent seasons have subsided into a swamp of hokey backslapping. Grown men call each other Tubby and Binga and Slats, not as nicknames but a full-time mode of address. The guffaw is king. It’s all about being the matiest mates who ever mated.

Michael Slater plays the daft little brother who bounces around after the big kids until they let him have a go. James Brayshaw has the emotional depth of a sock puppet during a button shortage. Between them they offer insights like “Whey-hey!” and “Look out!” and “Turn it up!”. Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Brett Lee and Warne descend to that level. Mike Hussey perches quietly to one side. Mark Nicholas, a fine writer on the game, stands like a school-play caricature of a nobleman stranded in the colonies, unable to hedge or redirect.

Here comes that fresh middle-aged banter: did you know Warnie used to be fat? Or that Braysh spends an hour in front of the mirror? But Tubs is thinning on top, look out! Maybe time for an Advanced Hair joke. Back to Heals for more about the lobster at lunch before Warnie runs a poll about pizza. It’s a mode that cricket writer Jarrod Kimber describes as “embarrassing dads”, with Ian Chappell “looking more and more like a professor at a keg party”.

Every boundary gets an “Oof!” or a “Phwoar!” Every ball is a cherry. Everything is fantastic. Talk illustrates nothing, nor will it stay quiet and let things run. We’re off to a fantastic new show that the boys are loving, Home Celebrity Garbage Wars, 8:30 Wednesdays, or this fantastic set of commemorative Josh Hazlewood pool cues, one for each of his five wickets on debut, strictly limited to 4,000 sets individually signed by Josh’s uselessly fused right claw.

That's only part of it, lengthy article but well worth a read.

rossi
16th February 2015, 01:16 PM
Rumblah rossi Axel. showdownhero - any other cricket fans, best article I have read for awhile - showdownhero's post above is a snippet of it, whole article here :-

Just not cricket (http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/feb/13/channel-nine-destroying-cricket-legacy)


That's only part of it, lengthy article but well worth a read.

I think there was a link to the full article somewhere and yeah strong everything. Article was on point.

Rumblah
16th February 2015, 01:25 PM
#bae (http://www.rollingzone.com.au/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=bae) m8. I've reweeted it to Slater, Healy and Lee.