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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblah View Post
    I've never understood the notion of dropped players having to receive phone calls and explanations as to why they've been dropped. 100% with Mark Waugh on this.

    Jon Holland and Chadd Sayers publicly sooking about this did my fucking head in. You were both awful - no one to blame but yourselves.
    You donít want players to find out what specifics need working on to get better and potentially return?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbloke V3 View Post
    You donít want players to find out what specifics need working on to get better and potentially return?
    Sorry quoted without reading the next page and missed your stance on it. Wow.


    Letís use a fave player of yours as an example. Pete handscomb.

    Dropped after Perth, not told why. Assumed because of not making runs like you said is his job. Goes to play bbl, 70 off 40 odd or what ever it was. Back in rest team for Sydney.

    Heís now thinking okay letís play like I did in bbl playing at everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbloke V3 View Post
    Sorry quoted without reading the next page and missed your stance on it. Wow.


    Letís use a fave player of yours as an example. Pete handscomb.

    Dropped after Perth, not told why. Assumed because of not making runs like you said is his job. Goes to play bbl, 70 off 40 odd or what ever it was. Back in rest team for Sydney.

    Heís now thinking okay letís play like I did in bbl playing at everything
    Handscum scored 30 odd off 110 balls

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    I then started saving extra money as a result of eating dumpster food.

    I knew when to hit the dumpster for optimum catch.
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    accualy scared of getting knocked out by yenny
    #broughtback

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    Handscomb has bigger problems than just his lack of runs. He was also still in the squad after being dropped for Melbourne, as they named each squads for two tests.
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    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle E View Post
    I then started saving extra money as a result of eating dumpster food.

    I knew when to hit the dumpster for optimum catch.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle E View Post
    accualy scared of getting knocked out by yenny
    #broughtback

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    I don't remember reading that in Steve Smith's Men Rumblah, still got a couple of chapters to go though.

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    Match abandoned. Obviously this had been coming for a few days but fuck am I salty we lost Adelaide.
    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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    Hope Sri Lanka roll us so we canít paper over cracks before England.

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    Bad fucking light yesterday too lmfao fuck off you cunts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle E View Post
    I then started saving extra money as a result of eating dumpster food.

    I knew when to hit the dumpster for optimum catch.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle E View Post
    accualy scared of getting knocked out by yenny
    #broughtback

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbloke V3 View Post
    Hope Sri Lanka roll us so we can’t paper over cracks before England.
    Don't think we'll have too much trouble. They're in NZ at the moment getting absolutely ruined with both bat and ball. In the two Tests NZ posted two scores of 570+ while Sri Lanka have posted 282 + 287/3 and 104 + 236.
    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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    Take the test off them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblah View Post
    Don't think we'll have too much trouble. They're in NZ at the moment getting absolutely ruined with both bat and ball. In the two Tests NZ posted two scores of 570+ while Sri Lanka have posted 282 + 287/3 and 104 + 236.
    That will be worst case scenario for us then. Couple easy wins, some plebs may even score a century. We all look at it like hey we arnt that bad, India number 1 for a reason etc etc.


    Go to England with this team and mentality and get rolled for 40 every innings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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    "Multiple state associations have received indications there will almost certainly be changes from the Sydney Test to the first match against Sri Lanka, which is due to begin on January 24.

    The expected changes place the positions of four batsmen under threat. Usman Khawaja and Marcus Harris appear safe for now Ė albeit needing big runs to ensure Ashes berths Ė while Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne are under pressure to keep their spots."
    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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    Interesting analysis here :-

    CricViz Analysis: Who Should Australia Pick? ‚Äď CricViz: Cricket Intelligence and Score Predictor

    From that, Joe Burns & Kurtis Patterson are the 2 batsmen next in line.

    Wouldn't mind a top 6 batting line up v Sri Lanka like this :-

    Harris
    Burns
    Khawaja
    Labuschagne
    Patterson
    Head

    The Marsh brothers have had way too many chances & haven't taken them, don't think Handscomb's technique will stand up in test match cricket.
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    Interesting the lack of leaks in this squad.

    Usually the squad is out about 24-36 hrs ahead of announcement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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    From the Age :-

    Victorian talent Will Pucovski is set to gain a shock elevation to Australia's Test squad for the two-match series against Sri Lanka in a shake-up that is expected to included the axing of brothers Shaun and Mitchell Marsh as well as Aaron Finch.
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    Not sure where my Pucovski post the other day is but
    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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    No pressure on the kid or anything. Not like he's had to take time off this season for mental health reasons and they're now throwing him in the deep end.

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    Makes a lot of sense to me. Is it perfect timing what with his mental health battles? No, of course not but the main reason I'm actually all for it is the fact he bats time. He will stop collapses. Maybe not straight away and maybe not even on his first tour of England but he will. The other reason I think it's a really good move is you can't just throw batsman in at 3 and expect them to succeed straight away. This way he's got a decent period of time batting under Usman before being asked to do that job himself.

    The other thing that makes me like it is, we're not turning to him in a panic during the Ashes. He gets a couple of nice, cozy home Tests (albeit one a day nighter with a pink ball) before we all ship him off to England as the great white hope. For a long time I haven't been drinking the Will Pucovski kool-aid, but after talking to a few friends in recent weeks who have played alongside and against him at grade level, it's clear to me that the hype is justified. He may not make it as a 20 year old and will 100% be dropped at some point, but this lad is the one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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