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Sounds a bit like the F1 Netflix series. Beyond going to few back in the day I'm not a real fan but the human interest side of things is great.Finished it last night. Good character-driven series which meant there was less in it for cricket aficionados and more for a broader audience. Proof was my wife and daughter getting totally hooked and wanting to autoplay at the end of each program.
Also, Smith's a freak. Forgotten how he had worked out how to play Archer by the 4th Test, ducking under everything and then smacking the attack to all corners.
Agree with this. Very difficult in that sort of group environment to speak up and deliver hard truths to the guy who essentially has the final say over whether or not you keep your job. Especially when the team is losing and maybe you don't have a secure position.I clearly watched it differently to you guys as I came away with way more respect for Khawaja than before I watched it. I think he made Langer a way better coach by being honest early on as you could see Langer adapt his coaching to individuals rather than the conform or leave idea he was pushing early on.
I take Marnus to be a bit like Smith in having very little interest in anything except cricket, seemed the biggest cricket nerd ever.it was basically - "wow that Labuschagne is a bit of a knob! Smithy is the only one that puts up with him! lol". Two innings later he is the golden child.
That bit with Mitch Marsh playing the drums and had everyone in stitches. then the moment Langer walks in he is practicing his technique was hilarious.
I agree. I also think that David Warner would be tiresome in small or long doses. Even when Nathan Lyon was talking about him he begrudgingly said that he liked him, he left out "but no one else does" ha ha.Langer would be great in small doses but you'd tire of him quickly. If he was your boss you'd probably respect him greatly but also bitch about him a lot to your mates at the pub.
He didn't come across to well at the start.Agree with all of this. When Khawaja was going on about how nobody tells him what to do it made things crystal clear.
Probably wise not to give away tactics about individuals who are opposition players.Would have been good to see a bit of the "how do we get this bloke out" planning and a bit less of the "rar rar rar, come on boys" stuff, but all up though I'd rate it a solid 8 out of 10 and highly recommended watching.......
Not enough time to show every single thing that happened.They skipped over heaps of stuff that didn't show the Australian team in a favourable light:
- David Saker quitting half way through the MCG test
- Handscomb's and Finch's droppings from the Test team v India (they touched on Finch's through an off-handed comment from Langer)
- Starc's form during the India series.
- The bowlers v Paine arguments about bowling plans from day 1 of the SCG test.
- Renshaw's concussion and subsequent non-selection in the UAE
- World Cup squad selection and how Turner and Handscomb were left out despite their India series form
- Zampa getting dropped during the World Cup
- Then as you said, the biggest one was Warner's Ashes. Especially considering they showed the footage of him talking to Ponting pre-World Cup saying he doesn't need to hit as many balls as when he was younger so spends less time training. He talked about not feeling comfortable in the World Cup which was interesting insight but then when we got to the Ashes there was nothing apart from his 1st dismissal where he blew up in the change rooms about getting out to something he'd been training for "every day".
I stand by my watching it with a grain of salt comment from the start of this thread. Despite that, if you can remember they've made it to make the Aus team look good then it is an enjoyable watch.
That's a bold assertion given Ussie has more test runs from less matches than Blewett, a better average and twice as many tons. Given Blewett scored 2 tons in his first two matches and only another 2 in his next 44 I would say that Blewett personifies an inconsistent underachiever.Blewitt was a better and more consistent player than Khawaja
He was a couple of years above me at school so I never got to play against him bit I played with a lot of guys who did and they said at schoolboy level he was unstoppable.That's a bold assertion given Ussie has more test runs from less matches than Blewett, a better average and twice as many tons. Given Blewett scored 2 tons in his first two matches and only another 2 in his next 44 I would say that Blewett personifies an inconsistent underachiever.