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Pakistan v Australia 1st Test at Dubai, Oct 7-11

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Gough, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Gough

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    Australia's first post sandpapergate Test finds us in the Middle East playing Pakistan. We've named three debutants in Head, Finch and Labuschagne and it will be interesting to see how they perform, the Pakistan side looks to be weaker than the one we saw here a couple of years ago so there some hope for us there. Expecting the pitch to be a raging turner which will mean a lot of work for Holland and Lyon and our batsman will have to occupy the crease and accumulate runs. Should be an intriguing game.
     
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  2. HBF

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    Looking forward to watching this. Even more so introducing my son to cricket.
     
  3. Kram

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    Just realised that Handscomb has been boned for this series, good call.
     
  4. HODGEYROAD

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    On paper this series could get pretty ugly, hopefully we play above ourselves.
     
  5. Kyptastic

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    I’m hopeful. Pakistan are flaky and the UAE hasn’t been as much of a fortress lately. Wouldn’t be surprised by a drawn series at least.
     
  6. Run n Spread

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    Interesting to see how Holland goes. Was expecting they'd go with O'Keffe and/or Agar again. Bit good on him his whinging last summer actually worked (and can backfire spectacularly) Desrves a go.

    Batting looks really weak. Thou all it takes is one of the hitters to have a day out and Kahwaja or one of the others to build a strong innings. Alternatively wouldn't surprise to see them get rolled for sub 150 in 2 sessions.
     
  7. Stig O'Hara

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    We’re bowling.
     
  8. eddiesmith

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    When was the last time we saw 3 Victorians in an Australian Test XI?
     
  9. Gough

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    Only one player left from the team the beat the Bangas in Chittagong a year ago. Amazing stat.
     
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  10. Cleavy

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    We're doomed.
     
  11. archibald

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    Where's Amir?
     

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  12. Torz

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    Dropped due to form.
     
  13. MJG14

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    Dropped for the series.
     
  14. Aussie_boy

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    Agar, Handscomb and Maxwell in Bangladesh last year.
     
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  15. MJG14

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    Mohammed Hafeez?
    Far out, surprised that he's back at test level
     
  16. Gough

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    Is anyone else struggling with getting commentary on Wisden.com?
     
  17. crows dude

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    Music right now. Game yet to start
     
  18. Kyptastic

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    I’m trying to listen through the cricket aus app and all I’m getting is music
     
  19. HBF

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    Not much of a crowd that I can tell.
     
  20. Wolfs

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    Man, I feel so bad for Pakistan.

    They can't get a good crowd due to all the migrants working till late in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
     
  21. Stig O'Hara

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    Deadset, there’s 3 people there, and no one manning the sightscreen.
     
  22. crows dude

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    Me to
     
  23. Wolfs

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    Nice start for Sidds
     
  24. MJG14

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    I've got it going through the Wisden website.
     
  25. Zach Package

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    I assumed it was just another bloke called Mohammed Hafeez, did a massive double take.

    Good start by Sidds, reckon we'll have the cordon in helmets before too long, not a lot of life in it.
     
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