HamstringIs Khawaja injured, or did we really just drop a bloke before a semi-final and pick someone who hasn't had a bat in the tournament? Late to the party, I know.
Okay, at least he's injured."Let's bring in Handscomb who hasn't played for months and stick with Stoinis who hasn't made a run for the tournament"
Classic Australian selectors. Don't you ever change.
I would of taken Mitch Marsh over Stoinis to be honest. he has experience and a decent enough record in England. not sure what Stoinis has got besides a big head.Okay, at least he's injured.
Just be glad it wasn't Mitch Marsh... although, he probably couldn't do much worse than Stoinis.
SWAGGER, or something. May as well have picked James Pattinson as a bowling all-rounder for all the runs Maxwell and Stoinis have scored.I would of taken Mitch Marsh over Stoinis to be honest. he has experience and a decent enough record in England. not sure what Stoinis has got besides a big head.
yeah we got completely out played. injuries to Khawaja and the back up in SMarsh came at the wrong time, robbed us of a bit of some batting depth. Handscomb is always going to struggle against the moving ball over there imo. the ongoing poor form of Maxwell and Stoinis was costly. they had poor tournaments, no wickets from Maxwell and no runs of note from either. they would of been better off playing a genuine bowler and a genuine batsman than those two, but that's nothing new, the fascination with B grade all rounders proves costly again. thought we probably cooked Starc and Cummins by playing them every game as well. Carey stepped up, so he gets a tick.Oh well, finally ran out of luck and that soft middle-order came back to bite us. Fair play to the Poms for putting out more challenging decks in the semi-final stage - the two flat track bully batting lineups didn't cope as well as a couple of sides who are used to the ball moving around a fair bit.
Hopefully the Kiwis get up in the final, but you'd think England have a nose ahead with their batting lineup. Get ready for more knighthoods...
Dunno, I thought there was a bit of grass on the semi wickets as well. Deck looks like bit of a grass covering but also fairly hard with good bounce, so a good cricket wicket. Will move around early and then settle down for the batsmen later on, so wickets in hand will be key.Is it my TV or does the deck look a lot greener than the semi wickets .?
I thought the first one was fairly optimistic, but I reckon he would have thought it was height. Hit him on the top flap of the pad pushing forward, but I still think there was a fair bit of luck there as I had my finger up at home as well. Could have gone off the length as well. Guptill on the other hand... best I can come up with was that he thought he might have shuffled across far enough to get hit outside the line? He just looked out, and I'd imagine a more confident partner would have told him to pack his bags.I thought the first review they got lucky , reckon he thought he knicked it ,and going over the top was luck. the second one was pure watto i agree .
Terrible way to decide a final.New Zealand were robbed. In the event the teams are tied in runs after the super over, the first tie breaker should then go to who took more wickets. Boundaries should be secondary to that. And only one team got bowled out.