Wouldn't say overachieved, this is probably where we should be.Considering where we came from a few months ago did we overachieve?
From January 30, 2017 to March 5, 2019, Australia won just 4 of 28 ODIs. At that point a World Cup semi final would have seemed far-fetched. I think they did a wonderful job turning that around to get as far as they did. It's akin to a footy club winning 2 from 9 and then getting to the Preliminary Final.
Having said that, geez that was an awful performance last night.
Well Hazlewood hasn't played in any of our last 23 ODIs so he isn't considered in the best team anymore. He's currently in England literally playing for "The A team" and I would have thought him a better option that Behrendorff, Coulter-Nile or Richardson but I assume his fragile body is being spared for Tests and unlike the others, he's dead weight with the bat.Yes, we were bad but I think you'll find in alot if those games we very rarely had our "A" team on the park.
You are the Mastermind, how many of those games did we have our best bowling line up of Starc, Cummins and Heazelwood in those games?
There was plenty of resting blokes in meaningless series.
no love lost between us and the poms !!Yeh KiwiRoo bro, it's up to you.
Our former colonial masters need to be taken down a peg or two. If you beat them here l'll let you knock 'em off again in Tokyo again next year and double up. Now wouldn't that be sweet.
no love lost between us and the poms !!
Watching them do victory laps when they draw a game with the All Blacks was particularly galling, and reading the complete rubbish their media write about the All Blacks , trying to portray us as some sort of cheating thugs from the South Pacific to justify why we've been smashing them since 1906
and that's not mentioning the patting of the head condescending attitude towards our cricket team !
oh no !...I'm not bitter towards them at all !
It cant happen Hojuman !... if the poms win there'll be so many knighthoods handed out that poor old Queenie will get RSI in her sword armAs the descendant of convict stock glad l live here and not that s**thole.
Beaches, sun, cold beer, tropical islands 4 - 5 hours away. They got the French for company and think it's hot when it's 14dg C.
Please belt them.
Only faced 118 balls for the tournament and was dismissed 8 times. Averaging 14.75 balls per innings. Yes, he did score 179 runs to average 22.38 and he often came in at end of innings, but more was needed than 22 off 15 per innings. He was just too easy to get out. Consider the times he came in before the 30th over and/or before 200 was on the board.
If the Australian Cricket Team was only made up of guys who weren't sh*t blokes, then we'd have been spending the last month playing ODIs against the Netherlands and Zimbabwe.Stoinis is the one that stumps me. Has barely scored a run for 6 months, his bowling is dime-a-dozen medium pacers, and he is roundly regarded as the worst bloke in the Australian cricket scene. What took the cake for me last night was when Smith reached his half-century - an innings built against a backdrop of 3/14, where he struggled at a strike rate of <10% for the first portion of the innings against very strong bowling, where he was constantly booed by the crowd, yet toughed it out - and he walked down the wicket to get some encouragement from his team-mate, Stoinis couldn't even be bothered walking down the wicket to shake his team-mate's hand and show some camaraderie and team spirit. In the past 20 years there hasn't been a more "look at me" bloke to play for Australia, including some of the huge egos of our late 90s and early 2000s teams, and he just has absolutely zero runs on the board to justify his attitude. The sooner the Australian set-up sees the back of this epic flog the better.
Sorry, that's a load of crap. No relationship between the quality of a player and the quality of the person. None.If the Australian Cricket Team was only made up of guys who weren't s**t blokes, then we'd have been spending the last month playing ODIs against the Netherlands and Zimbabwe.
I have it on very good authority that neither the WA state guys, Vic state guys nor Stars players can stand him, Zampa excluded. Only interested in himself and telling everyone how great he is, got zero interest in team performance.Stoinis has never struck me as a s**t bloke, maybe overconfident, but not a s**t bloke.
True s**t blokes in Aussie cricket - Dave Warner and Michael Clarke.