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Bloodied52

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People bagged him when he was brought back but Paine has been amazing in very tough circumstances.
I am not a fan but he is doing a fair job. Does not make many errors as a keeper and tries hard to maximize his limited talent with the bat . Think he is not strong tactically. At least he brings a nice sense of humour to the game. His put downs of E-Coli were bloody funny.
 

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I am not a fan but he is doing a fair job. Does not make many errors as a keeper and tries hard to maximize his limited talent with the bat . Think he is not strong tactically. At least he brings a nice sense of humour to the game. His put downs of E-Coli were bloody funny.
Can’t be doing too badly with the bat- second highest average of any keeper for Australia. I recon his batting has been sold short. How often has he come in at 5 for stuff all. I recon he’d show his full talent if he’d get a top 6 that could do their job for once.

It’s nice to have a keeper that is clean behind the stumps. We are all thankful the Wade disaster is in the past.

Paines sledges are top quality. Dead set hilarious.
 

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Marsh playing dampens the mood a lot! Dead set if his last name wasn’t Marsh...

How does that spud get a recall?
Where did you read that. I know Hank is struggling , but he has made a ton at the G this season , dropped for Marsh god help us.
On another front was that the best reverse sweep ever by Maxwell.
 

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Where did you read that. I know Hank is struggling , but he has made a ton at the G this season , dropped for Marsh god help us.
On another front was that the best reverse sweep ever by Maxwell.
I’m with you with the Marsh recall it’s a disgrace and that’s due to last year’s wicket absolutely no doubt. I like how our bowlers are doing the job so we make our batting worse....Arrh Australian Cricket.

Was a cracking switch hit
 

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Langer- as funny as a xmas cracker joke.

The 'brown nosed little gnome' is a blight on the game.

Given it is now 11 v 9 (the two Marsh kids don't count and are so thick they probably cannot count) I give India a very good chance of winning this.
 

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Yet people were happy when he was selected...

The Langer era will be one big fail. Why Gillespie wasn’t appointed is disappointing to say the least
Heard part of an interview with Dizzy a couple of weeks ago. It seems after he was 'retired' after his double ton, he played in the early version of the IPL. This pi55ed off the nobs running CA.

As he got into coaching he was eventually offered an assistant coaching development job by SA. However SA was told by CA he was blackballed as "we don't want people like him involved in the game". To say he was hurt by this was an understatement.

After successful coaching stints just about everywhere, including building a Championship winning team at Yorkshire, it has only been recently that he has been allowed formal roles in Oz cricket.

He is a far better qualified coach than Langer. The latter has only enjoyed success as a T20 and limited over coach and WA remained an also ran in the Shield. Yet the gnome was always the frontrunner with the establishment. Their stoolies in the media like Katich, Lalor and Maxwell tilled the soil to make the Langer appointment inevitable.

The worst aspect of Langer's coaching is he plays favourites. The Marsh kiddies are a classic. Before he was coach he always applied public pressure for their selection, not something other State coaches do with their charges. Marsh snr averages a mediocre mid 30s while Marsh jnr has the worst average in history of any Test No.6 batsman to have played more than 30 matches.

He was irritated with and dismissive of Harris when he moved to Victoria to improve his game and prospects. From memory he was no fan of Chris Rogers when he left WA (tho he was not their their coach then).

I expect Stoinis pays a penalty for having had a stint in Victoria. Stoinis, as an all rounder actually can take wickets. Marsh does not and his claims on being a Shield standard bowler are limited.
 

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