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Mike Smyth

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One thing that gets glossed over due to how good Smith is, is how good Cummins is.

Wasn't long ago the bloke couldn't string 2 games together, now he is THE premier fast bowler in world cricket
Totally agree. The first time I saw him I thought this kids got a massive future.

BTW there is a great video on Youtube of how the powerhouse west indies team of the 80's was built from the destruction caused by Lillee and Thompson on the 75-76 tour. The Windies had the last laugh.

This isn't the one I mentioned above bit it's a great snippet.

 

ams4crows

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Paine is everything you want in an Aussie captain.
Humble, Honest yet determined
Great with the media
An older statesman
Attractive / great hair.... good for Advertising
Likes an intelligent sledge

No one else fit that description when the sh*t hit the fan in South Africa except Paine.
 

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Vader

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Seems like harmless banter after Archer was imitating Smith in the nets
Just boys letting their hair down while celebrating after retaining the urn. It would have been a complete non-story, except there were journalists present to cover the celebrations.

** There's not a snowball's chance in Hell that he was imitating Rogers.
 

Tex200

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Seems like harmless banter after Archer was imitating Smith in the nets
Exactly. There were more than a few in the crowd dressed up as Leach - with skull caps, glasses and false teeth.

As you say Archer doing the same.

One constant in Australian culture - you must find ways to be outraged at the Australian cricket team
 

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British tabloid beat up. The way Leach tried to waste time wiping his glasses made him an easy target.

This isn't in the same stratosphere as the Poms urinating on the pitch at the Oval after retaining the Ashes in 2013.
 

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been working lates over the past couple weeks so have watched a bit here and there when I've been getting home - Smith obviously just in an outrageous level of his own

I saw the celebrations with Mitchel Harris storming Tony Jones' live cross and going all yahoo and and dowsing him in champagne - that was a bit cringy, but that's why I think cameras and these moments should be seperated
 

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I dunno about you guys, but a proper celebration is going to look cringeworthy no matter what. Otherwise, how can you call it a celebration if it’s tame?
 

Kane McGoodwin

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My test XI

1. Harris
2. Nesser (would like Burns but not in the squad)
3. Labushagne
4. Smith
5. Head
6. Wade
7. Paine
8. Pattinson
9. Starc
10. Hazelwood
11. Lyon

Warner just has to go as a walking wicket to Broad, with 3 consecutive ducks.

Rest Cummins for Pattinson.
 
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hey shorty

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My test XI

1. Harris
2. Nesser (would like Burns but not in the squad)
3. Labushagne
4. Smith
5. Head
6. Wade
7. Paine
8. Pattinson
9. Starc
10. Lyon
11. Lyon

Warner just has to go as a walking wicket to Broad, with 3 consecutive ducks.

Rest Cummins for Pattinson.
My test XI

1. Harris
2. Nesser (would like Burns but not in the squad)
3. Labushagne
4. Smith
5. Head
6. Wade
7. Paine
8. Pattinson
9. Starc
10. Lyon
11. Lyon

Warner just has to go as a walking wicket to Broad, with 3 consecutive ducks.

Rest Cummins for Pattinson.
Nesser to open the batting ??? Don't think so. Mind you he's half likely to make more than Warner.

Khawaja to open IMO
 

Kane McGoodwin

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Nesser to open the batting ??? Don't think so. Mind you he's half likely to make more than Warner.

Khawaja to open IMO
Need a right hander at the top of the order as Broad is cleaning up the lefties. Would like Burns, but not in the squad. Bancroft is a walking wicket like Warner, so what are the options?

No issue with Khawaja replacing Harris, but would give Harris another go.
 

hey shorty

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Need a right hander at the top of the order as Broad is cleaning up the lefties. Would like Burns, but not in the squad. Bancroft is a walking wicket like Warner, so what are the options?

No issue with Khawaja replacing Harris, but would give Harris another go.
Nesser is a bowler....... plus you've already got Lyon in there twice haha.

Warner probably gets another go, buy od pick Burns anyways.
 

Kane McGoodwin

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Nesser is a bowler....... plus you've already got Lyon in there twice haha.

Warner probably gets another go, buy od pick Burns anyways.
Nesser is an allrounder who has opened before & couldn't possibly do worse than the rest of our openers.

Whoops - 2nd Lyon should be Hazelwood.
 

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