Australian Cricket Thread - No.3

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Stig O'Hara

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murky? Are there thoughts of suicide or sinister stuff?
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket-writer-peter-roebuck-dies-20111113-1ndg0.html

"According to one report, Roebuck appeared to be in a disturbed state last night. He was spoken to by police in his room on the sixth floor of the Southern Sun Hotel Newlands in Capetown around 10pm.

It is believed police removed personal items from his room. His body was taken to the mortuary in the early hours of the morning."
 

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Jeremias

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South Africa all out for 266 at stumps on day 1 of the 2nd test.

They looked to be quite comfortable but then collapsed....and it was a massive one at that. At one stage they were 4/241 and then lost 6/25 to conclude their inning.

A nice even spread amongst the bowlers with 7 used and 6 taking wickets. I thought Cummins bowled exceptionally well on debut and showed he has a bright future.

Watto left the field of play with a sore hamstring so lets hope its not too bad and he is OK to bat.

Looking forward to seeing what we can do with the bat overnight. Can't afford to give away cheap wickets especially early on in the piece.
 

Jeremias

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Unbelievable debut by the young man.

Has all the tools to become an absolute superstar.

However he is only 18 so we need to be careful with him. Don't over-do it and let his development take its natural course. No need to rush him, play him in every test from here on in and run him into the ground at a young age.

Also have to hope like hell that the injuries stay away.
 

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There is no doubt Cummins has some serious talent. We havnt had a bowler that can seriously trouble top order batsman for years now. Barring injury Cummins is going to spearhead our bowling attack for years to come.

I think we are about to see quite a few changes over the next 18-24 months in the Aussie team, and Clarke is going to have his very own team to go into the future with

We really need to find a 1st class spinner though... Any chance of skinny Warney coming out of retirment for antoher 10 years or so?
 

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Clarke should not have his very own team but captain the best team we can select
the good thing about having a non Aussie in charge will mean that hopefully there will not be all this divisional pissing contests between all the groups in Australia with their own agendas
 

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People still forget he's only 23. Needs time away from the spotlight to refine his game, similar to Matthew Hayden at a young age. He struggled big time when he came in, then went away, learnt his craft and became one of the better opening batsmen we've seen in both forms of the game.

I'm confident we will see him again.
 

Jeremias

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Sachin is an absolute pleasure to watch. He's just unbelievable. Makes everything look so easy.

Really dangerous period here for the Aussies. India bats deep with these 2 plus Laxman, Kohli and Dhoni to come so we can't afford to let them get too comfortable.

Patto has been bowling beautifully. Hasn't been seen after tea but has been outstanding. What an enormous future he has.
 

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Was there today. Sachin was exquisite. Agree that Pattinson looks the goods. Thought Siddle gave 120% all day. That said, there's no way we can take 20 wickets on this pitch with this attack. Perth may be our only chance to win a test match this summer.
 
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