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Peter J

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Dec 24, 2008
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So whats with the pitch?

Or just bad batting?
Bit of both.

Not enough players with good technique against good bowling.

Handscombe an incomprehensible selection.

Surely we have better than him and Maxwell. My hope after this utterly failed campaign from Maxwell is selectors will no longer be seduced by the big shots.

Nasser was spot on...he can play the shot of the day, but when will he play the innings of the day.
 

1991firstgamer

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Jun 18, 2018
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I hope you're right but 223 is well short
I hope I never see Stoinis and the no show in yellow ever again but it's probably too late now
The selection was wrong
Needed more consistent big hitters 5 to 7 not all rounders

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John Who

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Apr 16, 2017
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The quote was that they are NEVER easy beats. It was a fantastic game. Don’t agree India were the best team this comp, I believe the Aussies were and had a minor hiccup against SA.


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You forgot that Australia also lost to the Indians earlier during the comp. Doesn’t matter much now though. ODI Finals are totally unpredictable!
 

Interloperer

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Aug 5, 2013
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Turns out giving Warner 1/3 of the tournament and infinite balls to crawl along playing himself into form and get some easy PR about his newfound maturity may not have been worth playing every other batsman out of form.
 

1991firstgamer

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Paid dearly for selecting guys that would be lucky to get a shield game
The fish is rotting from the head and several players should never wear the green and gold ever again
We used to be the team handing out these thrashings where every player was of Smith's quality and never dropped his head
Langer has to get some blood on his hands

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Simmo28

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Apr 23, 2014
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Paid dearly for selecting guys that would be lucky to get a shield game
The fish is rotting from the head and several players should never wear the green and gold ever again
We used to be the team handing out these thrashings where every player was of Smith's quality and never dropped his head
Langer has to get some blood on his hands

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We are talking about cricket not the Crows


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Sidthehat

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Oct 7, 2017
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Toss and venue (Lord's not Taunton) really played into our (England's) hands. Both teams would've batted but dread to think of damage Starc could have done in the morning.

Interesting now whether England go with Roy and Bairstow in Ashes. Seems crazy but openers situation so bad they just might.
 

1991firstgamer

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There was always a feeling that we'd get rolled last night. England are a quality ODI unit and have been for a long time.

We've played well at times but we are still not picking our best side, it'll bite Langer in the Ashes too.
True. Eng showed the way picking in form hitters
Having stokes helps and he's a kiwi !
Khawaja is a plodder
Handscombe an in was mind boggling and Stoinis and the no show were in cos they could bowl a bit
It backfired horribly

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hey shorty

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True. Eng showed the way picking in form hitters
Having stokes helps and he's a kiwi !
Khawaja is a plodder
Handscombe an in was mind boggling and Stoinis and the no show were in cos they could bowl a bit
It backfired horribly

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Their captain is Irish and Jofra is from the West Indies, it's nothing new for England really.
 

John Who

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Apr 16, 2017
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Bit of an anticlimactic result overnight. England played an absolute blinder with their bowling and batting clicking simultaneously. Also, that bloody Smith runout!

Our series could be summed up in one sentence:

We relied too heavily on a good opening stand, which did not happen.
 

Crow till I die

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Jul 6, 2017
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1st ever loss in a WC semi final.

Never really recovered from losing our 2 openers early who have scored most of our runs. Just not enough support for Smith, though Carey's effort was gutsy.

Go the Kiwis!
Yep..but the way the poms batted..323 instead of 223 still would not have been nearly enough
 

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