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Yeah. Anyone would think Australia are shit.
It would help if the selectors selected our best side.
I’d be dropping Starc for one, he’s the most overrated Test cricketer ever.
So predictable what he’s going to do, either inswinging Yorker or trash wide of off stump that’s not threatening at all and almost useless without the new bowl.
 

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Yeah. Anyone would think Australia are shit.
It would help if the selectors selected our best side.
I’d be dropping Starc for one, he’s the most overrated Test cricketer ever.
So predictable what he’s going to do, either inswinging Yorker or trash wide of off stump that’s not threatening at all and almost useless without the new bowl.
 

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At this stage the team that has won the toss has gone on to win the test match. India are overrated and have won three tosses and will win most likely 3-1. If Paine could have made the right call more often than Arsehole I believe Australia could have easily won the series and at worst drawn it. Winning the toss and batting first is a huge advantage in the modern era.

Oh and the xxxxwit who decided to improve the bf website on New Years Day must have still been pissed from New Years Eve as it’s been shambles since.
 

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Oh boy......

Who will finish higher - Richmond, West Coast, Collingwood or Melbourne?
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Pfft don’t need to read that to know that Melbourne and Collingwood are going to finish 1 & 2, west coast will make the 8 but drop a little and Richmond will finish 9th.
 

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It would help if the selectors selected our best side.
I’d be dropping Starc for one, he’s the most overrated Test cricketer ever.
So predictable what he’s going to do, either inswinging Yorker or trash wide of off stump that’s not threatening at all and almost useless without the new bowl.
Hear hear ! Good posting. Concise. Accurate. Punchy. Keep it up.

Starc bowls 2 deliveries: 1) a slant delivery wide of the off stump with little or no swing or cut and 2) a straight ball that again has little or no swing or cut. Very predictable.

In the Perth test they showed a graphic of Starcs bowling after 6 overs with the new ball. 80% of his deliveries were delivery 1 and from that, the batsman let the ball go through to the keeper most times. He's so easy and predictable to play. He wastes the new ball right now.

Can Staker get him to cut or swing it a bit more ? Or at least get him to throw in a few more different deliveries eg. Slow ball, bouncer, yorker or something on middle and leg with a bit of movement.

Speed is good, but otherwise geez he's annoying to watch at times.
 
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It would help if the selectors selected our best side.
I’d be dropping Starc for one, he’s the most overrated Test cricketer ever.
So predictable what he’s going to do, either inswinging Yorker or trash wide of off stump that’s not threatening at all and almost useless without the new bowl.
Not the same bowler since #sandpapergate


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Hear hear ! Good posting. Concise. Accurate. Punchy. Keep it up.

Starc bowls 2 deliveries: 1) a slant delivery wide of the off stump with little or no swing or cut and 2) a straight ball that again has little or no swing or cut. Very predictable.

In the Perth test they showed a graphic of Starcs bowling after 6 overs with the new ball. 80% of his deliveries were delivery 1 and from that, the batsman let the ball go through to the keeper most times. He's so easy and predictable to play. He wastes the new ball right now.

Can Staker get him to cut or swing it a bit more ? Or at least get him to throw in a few more different deliveries eg. Slow ball, bouncer, yorker or something on middle and leg with a bit of movement.

Speed is good, but otherwise geez he's annoying to watch at times.
Gee Whiz you’re generous saying he has two stock balls as he’s become so predictable that all a smart batsman has to do is bat a bit forward of the crease and suddenly he will more often than not bowl a full toss on leg stump. He then loses control and then spays the rest where the batsman doesn’t have to bother playing at it.
In saying all this he should have been dropped for a bloke like Siddle who pitches them up and extracts bounce out off roads in the Subcontinent. Siddle makes the batsmen play at every ball and he compliments Hazelwood , whereas Starc gives the opposition an easy escape.
Siddle should play on flat tracks like Sydney bc he’s the donkey engine that will continue to work hard maintaining his concentration and accuracy and keeping the batsmen on the ball.
Unfortunately our batsmen have also been woeful with the top score by them has been 72 by Head and Kawaja. We don’t have a Geoff Marsh , Border or a Boon who will hang around killing each ball and consequently wearing the bowlers down.
 

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Gee Whiz you’re generous saying he has two stock balls as he’s become so predictable that all a smart batsman has to do is bat a bit forward of the crease and suddenly he will more often than not bowl a full toss on leg stump. He then loses control and then spays the rest where the batsman doesn’t have to bother playing at it.
In saying all this he should have been dropped for a bloke like Siddle who pitches them up and extracts bounce out off roads in the Subcontinent. Siddle makes the batsmen play at every ball and he compliments Hazelwood , whereas Starc gives the opposition an easy escape.
Siddle should play on flat tracks like Sydney bc he’s the donkey engine that will continue to work hard maintaining his concentration and accuracy and keeping the batsmen on the ball.
Unfortunately our batsmen have also been woeful with the top score by them has been 72 by Head and Kawaja. We don’t have a Geoff Marsh , Border or a Boon who will hang around killing each ball and consequently wearing the bowlers down.
But we have the Marsh brothers.
 

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Cricket has changed and moved on...not the same game I grew up with...
ACB has imo white anted the game from within...
Agree.Ever since local councils banned kids from playing the game on the street its gone backwards.We've lost the ability too dodge fast cars and balls.
 

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Gee Whiz you’re generous saying he has two stock balls as he’s become so predictable that all a smart batsman has to do is bat a bit forward of the crease and suddenly he will more often than not bowl a full toss on leg stump. He then loses control and then spays the rest where the batsman doesn’t have to bother playing at it.
In saying all this he should have been dropped for a bloke like Siddle who pitches them up and extracts bounce out off roads in the Subcontinent. Siddle makes the batsmen play at every ball and he compliments Hazelwood , whereas Starc gives the opposition an easy escape.
Siddle should play on flat tracks like Sydney bc he’s the donkey engine that will continue to work hard maintaining his concentration and accuracy and keeping the batsmen on the ball.
Unfortunately our batsmen have also been woeful with the top score by them has been 72 by Head and Kawaja. We don’t have a Geoff Marsh , Border or a Boon who will hang around killing each ball and consequently wearing the bowlers down.
Hopefully James Pattinson is selected soon, an actual aggressive fast bowler attacks the stumps and batsman and makes them play.
If not for injuries he would be the clear number 1 bowler in the country.
 

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Not the same bowler since #sandpapergate


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Seems none of the bowlers can generate reverse swing like they did during the ashes. Now I think of it, none of them could before the ashes...


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Gee Whiz you’re generous saying he has two stock balls as he’s become so predictable that all a smart batsman has to do is bat a bit forward of the crease and suddenly he will more often than not bowl a full toss on leg stump. He then loses control and then spays the rest where the batsman doesn’t have to bother playing at it.
In saying all this he should have been dropped for a bloke like Siddle who pitches them up and extracts bounce out off roads in the Subcontinent. Siddle makes the batsmen play at every ball and he compliments Hazelwood , whereas Starc gives the opposition an easy escape.
Siddle should play on flat tracks like Sydney bc he’s the donkey engine that will continue to work hard maintaining his concentration and accuracy and keeping the batsmen on the ball.
Unfortunately our batsmen have also been woeful with the top score by them has been 72 by Head and Kawaja. We don’t have a Geoff Marsh , Border or a Boon who will hang around killing each ball and consequently wearing the bowlers down.
No they don’t have Geoff Marsh , but we have both his sons
 

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Seems none of the bowlers can generate reverse swing like they did during the ashes. Now I think of it, none of them could before the ashes...


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Need norton to come into the side

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Seems none of the bowlers can generate reverse swing like they did during the ashes. Now I think of it, none of them could before the ashes...


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Now now, i'm pretty sure Warner was taping sandpaper around his fingers before last years ashes...............................wasn't he. :think:
 
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Watching my birthday present early. Never actually watched the late season game against GWS in 2017.
Geez Browney was barracking hard against us in the box.


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Gee Whiz you’re generous saying he has two stock balls as he’s become so predictable that all a smart batsman has to do is bat a bit forward of the crease and suddenly he will more often than not bowl a full toss on leg stump. He then loses control and then spays the rest where the batsman doesn’t have to bother playing at it.
In saying all this he should have been dropped for a bloke like Siddle who pitches them up and extracts bounce out off roads in the Subcontinent. Siddle makes the batsmen play at every ball and he compliments Hazelwood , whereas Starc gives the opposition an easy escape.
Siddle should play on flat tracks like Sydney bc he’s the donkey engine that will continue to work hard maintaining his concentration and accuracy and keeping the batsmen on the ball.
Unfortunately our batsmen have also been woeful with the top score by them has been 72 by Head and Kawaja. We don’t have a Geoff Marsh , Border or a Boon who will hang around killing each ball and consequently wearing the bowlers down.
Whose cat did Joe Burns run over, scoring runs in the shield and the selectors go to Marnus Labuschagne and Peter Handscomb
 
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