Summer Cricket Thread

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Dazzler9

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Remember that joke when the Aussie team had Mitchells Starc, Marsh and Johnson, plus Shaun Marsh?

So there were 3 Mitchells, 2 Marshes, 2 Mitchell non-Marshes, 1 non-Mitchell Marsh, and 1 Mitchell Marsh. Plus 6 non-Mitchell non-Marshes.

Well I found it funny.
 

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THE A5

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Don’t rate NCN that much anymore. Can be really handy but bowls too many pie overs at the death and gets spanked too often
He is still a good bowler. I think he'd be a great 50 over bowler still but CA needs to have a contract overhaul so we don't lose guys like him and Lynn in the ODD game.
 

KBLT

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West Coast Wonders, West Perth
Gary Kirsten
Peter Kirsten
Ian Chappell
Graeme Pollock
Greg Chappell
Mark Waugh
Steve Waugh
Andy Flower (wk)
Richard Hadlee
Peter Pollock
Dayle Hadlee

12th Man: Grant Flower

Definitely short on the bowling department, but I think with the Waughs and Chappells there's decent coverage.
 

happy_eagle

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Gary Kirsten
Peter Kirsten
Ian Chappell
Graeme Pollock
Greg Chappell
Mark Waugh
Steve Waugh
Andy Flower (wk)
Richard Hadlee
Peter Pollock
Dayle Hadlee

12th Man: Grant Flower

Definitely short on the bowling department, but I think with the Waughs and Chappells there's decent coverage.
Solid lineup

If it were limited overs you could also consider some more recent brothers like the Bravos, Pandyas, Pathans, Currans
There really aren't many sibling combinations where 1 was a bowler and 1 was a batsman.

Can we go father son / family as well?
I feel like there are fewer Father/Son cricketers than sibling cricketers
 

WCE_phil

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Solid lineup

If it were limited overs you could also consider some more recent brothers like the Bravos, Pandyas, Pathans, Currans
There really aren't many sibling combinations where 1 was a bowler and 1 was a batsman.


I feel like there are fewer Father/Son cricketers than sibling cricketers
Asking as I'd want Graeme and Shaun Pollock. Their best ever player and imo second best ever bowler.
 

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Ilkka Sinisalo

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Nope, fold them. Dominated three days and still lost.
Terrible declaration. Could have just batted Tassie out of the match but instead they tried to go hard to start day 4, lost a few wickets, then stupidly declared with most of the day left, down a strike bowler since early in Tassie's innings, on a pitch that was a road for most of the match and wasn't showing any signs of breaking up.
 

Dazzler9

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Terrible declaration. Could have just batted Tassie out of the match but instead they tried to go hard to start day 4, lost a few wickets, then stupidly declared with most of the day left, down a strike bowler since early in Tassie's innings, on a pitch that was a road for most of the match and wasn't showing any signs of breaking up.
If you bat a team out of it on the last day, they just block it out. You want to set an enticing total that encourages them to play shots and take a few risks.
It didn't work out today though.
 

Tugga27

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If you bat a team out of it on the last day, they just block it out. You want to set an enticing total that encourages them to play shots and take a few risks.
It didn't work out today though.
Yep
At least they went for the outright.

Sometimes a team just plays well and beats you.
I'd much prefer this type of game to the other runfests we've been having.
 

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