The Ashes, First Test Australia v England @ The Gabba 8-12 December

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Gough

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Those specks of dust causing so much Anglo Australian angst is upon us again. Happy days!
Australia, David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (capt), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc.
England from, Joe Root (c), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Haseeb Hameed, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

As you will gentlemen and ladies.
 

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RussellEbertHandball

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Strangest build up to an Ashes series Ive ever seen. Covid quarantine, no lead up games, non stop weather issues, Oz captain resigining in personal disgrace, no captain being announced until a few days before the 1st Test and uncertainity in who plays for both sides until the last few days.

All this intrigue probably means either a great test series or an absolute crappy standard one.
 

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Strangest build up to an Ashes series Ive ever seen. Covid quarantine, no lead up games, non stop weather issues, Oz captain resigining in personal disgrace, no captain being announced until a few days before the 1st Test and uncertainity in who plays for both sides until the last few days.

All this intrigue probably means either a great test series or an absolute crappy standard one.

add to that a WAG stepping into the spotlight with "I don't like it, someone think of the WAGs"

This summer could be topped off with kym hughes type tearful event. I just hope it's the Poms and not us with the waterworks.
 

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Can we please, please, for the love of all that is sacred, stop playing Test Matches in a city that's had more wash-outs than Dennis Rodman's hair!
 

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chriso11

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Those specks of dust causing so much Anglo Australian angst is upon us again. Happy days!
Australia, David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (capt), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc.
England from, Joe Root (c), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Haseeb Hameed, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

As you will gentlemen and ladies.
Is the glasses wiping flog lining up as part of the first XI?
 

Malifice

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Its gonna piss down the first 3 days.

Meanwhile here in Perth its high 30's already... urgh.

Working from home tomorrow so I'll be on the couch from 8am... 'working'.

Maybe we just take it for the match practice it is. No chance of a result.
 

toml

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Weather wont be as bad as people are expecting. Maybe a bit of play lost the first 2 afternoons. Pretty similar forecast to the last shield match at the Gabba and very little rain fell at the Gabba except for one afternoon.
 
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toml

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Can we please, please, for the love of all that is sacred, stop playing Test Matches in a city that's had more wash-outs than Dennis Rodman's hair!
Brisbane has had very few washed out days of test cricket. Are you talking about Sydney?
 

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add to that a WAG stepping into the spotlight with "I don't like it, someone think of the WAGs"

This summer could be topped off with kym hughes type tearful event. I just hope it's the Poms and not us with the waterworks.

Already happened, Paine had a sook when he went.
 

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Already happened, Paine had a sook when he went.
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I just heard Jimmy is going to be "rested" . wtf?
same BS as the India tour which cost us big time.
 

frankrizzo

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he is nearly 40 did you really think he was going to play more than 3 tests this series?

he has an awful record at the gabba makes perfect sense to rest him here(especially as weather may mean a draw) and have him right for the pink ball game.
 

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