Definitely. It's something the Grade Cricketer refer to a lot, that this current Australian group is an 'almost' great team. They almost won in India if not for an hour of madness in Delhi. They almost won in England twice, but threw away an advantage both times.
This batting chase was their...
Feeling really flat this morning, given the age of our squad this was really our last chance to win in England for a long time. The squad in 2027 will be unrecogniseable from this current group; can't see a fresh inexperienced squad winning next time.
Given this it will likely be 30+ years...
So anyone got us making the 8? We need 2 wins from our last 4 to be guaranteed, 1 win we could make it on %, but would need other results to go our way.
Carlton (H) - Don't expect to win on Carlton's current form.
Richmond (H) - Most hopeful of getting the win in this one, should've beat them...
Really odd decision from Stokes to not declare overnight. They've added 7 runs in 2 overs for that last wicket. Keeping in mind they lose 2 additional overs due to innings changeover, they have just burned 20 minutes from the game for not much on the scoreboard. Also keeping in mind there is...
Just saw the news about Broad's retirement.
I can't imagine the scenes at the Oval tonight if he gets Warner out again. Even though I want Australia to win and Warner to make a big score, a small part of me would like to see this happen :think:
Absolutely desperate for the Aussies to win (or at least draw) this game, for me this is just as important as the last 4 games in the series - it doesn't matter to me that the urn has been retained.
Lifting the urn at the Oval in 2019 after losing the test and drawing the series felt very...
On paper it's actually an amazing side (middle order in particular), team from the 4th test at the MCG when we got bowled out for 98:
Although reality was a different story; Ponting, Clarke and Johnson were...
Never in dobut.
In all seriousness, why can we not have just an easy comfortable win? Even when we play West Coast and North who are 2 of the worst AFL teams of all time we manage to play worse than them for the majority of the game before finally pulling our finger out at the end
Not to turn this into a degenerate gambling thread, but does anyone else think the odds of the draw are ridiculously high considering we will likely lose all of day 4 and a big chunk of day 5? We're into the 5th session of the match that we will likely only get 10-12 sessions of and only 11...
Novak will be very hungry next time they play, I'd expect him to do a lot of research and change his tactics somehwhat for his next matchup with Alcaraz.
For example after Medvedev demolished him in the 2021 US Open final, in thier next matchup at Paris Indoor Novak began to serve and volley a...
Just caught up on the match - unbelievable standard of tennis. Probably the best match since the 2019 Wimbledon final.
Alcaraz is so far ahead of the rest of the younger guys coming through it's not funny. After Djokovic retires/slows down in the next couple of years there really may not be...