The Ashes. Fifth Test Australia v England @ Blundstone Arena, Hobart, 14-18 January 2022

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Good turnout at Hobat interesting test .
They should get more tests here .

Tassie back drop is also pretty good.
Who misses out then? 5 tests in a summer so Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth would need to not get one. Boxing Day and New Years will always be in Melbourne and Sydney.
 

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Who misses out then? 5 tests in a summer so Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth would need to not get one. Boxing Day and New Years will always be in Melbourne and Sydney.
Just have six.

The original plan this summer was for a test in Hobart against Afghanistan remember.

Two lots of three for most visitors. Best of six for Ashes and India?
 

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Who misses out then? 5 tests in a summer so Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth would need to not get one. Boxing Day and New Years will always be in Melbourne and Sydney.
Based on pitches Sydney would be my pick. 0% chance of that ever happening though
 

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Just have six.

The original plan this summer was for a test in Hobart against Afghanistan remember.

Two lots of three for most visitors. Best of six for Ashes and India?
You could have seven if you really wanted to. Our international summer is quite short.
 

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Good turnout at Hobat interesting test .
They should get more tests here .

Tassie back drop is also pretty good.
The crowds have actually been well down on the 14000 tickets sold to each of the first three days allthough Covid that hit Tassie in recent weeks is the reason for that.
 

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The crowds have actually been well down on the 14000 tickets sold to each of the first three days allthough Covid that hit Tassie in recent weeks is the reason for that.

Covid has fooked up every thing pretty much.

Going to the cricket, is pretty good at smaller grounds that are pretty packed for almost every day.

That's why I enjoyed going to the ashes over in England .

FU Ronna.
 

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Well we is my team. The West Indies.

Australia have been good this series. And generally are at home. They have not won an away series for what, 5?? Years.

They too, overall, have been shithouse, but are less shithouse
Ah fair enough.

Australia have been shithouse sure but I’d say overall we’re at the beginning of a very promising period IMO
 

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Yeah, nah. Khawaja shouldn’t open. Unfair on him

To all the knockers of Marcus Harris and Lucas Parker you are the top of the list on this forum you should really have a good serious re think.Right now he should be playing for Australia and with Khawaji and Warners failures he is now heading to Pakistan perhaps and hopefully will do well.
 
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Just have six.

The original plan this summer was for a test in Hobart against Afghanistan remember.

Two lots of three for most visitors. Best of six for Ashes and India?
That was only because the Afghanistan test was delayed from last summer due to Covid. It should be 6 when 2 teams tour. 2 tests series are terrible
 

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Ah fair enough.

Australia have been shithouse sure but I’d say overall we’re at the beginning of a very promising period IMO
Love your optimism but I think we are a fair way off. Bowling stocks are fine. Greeny looks great.
But.
We need not only to find two openers but blood them. Smith will rapidly decline due to his age and and reliance on eye and not technique. Keeper is still an issue. Hope Im wrong but I think it will take a fair bit of time.
 

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You can shove Day/Night Test Cricket up your clacker. Batsmen don’t stand a chance.
It’s an interesting one, do we look at Day/nighters being 4 day matches? Does anyone know if any have gone 5 days? I love cricket when Batters have to fight for runs but playing 5 day tests in these conditions completely takes the draw out of the equation, at least in a 4 day game we’d probably want to be bowling tomorrow whereas now there’s absolutely no time pressure.

This is a brilliant pitch for a day test that offers a bit for the bowler but a bit for the batter when they get in, I’d love all day pitches to be like that. But for a day nighter it’s probably a bit over the top, probably need to roll out roads for 5 day day nighters as the night session is still gonna have a lot for the bowler so at least give something for the batter during the day.

This test between two evenly placed sides and the winner of the toss wins, if we bowled first England would have been all out for 120 tops and then would have had to bat again tonight and would probably be 5 down, us batting first has evened the test match up a huge amount and we’re still wayyyy in front
 

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