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davech 30-11-2021 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16125867)
Spot on. Without knowing about injury, form etc. I'm guessing that we'll see Hazelwood, Starc, Cummins & Lyon playing - & taking 20 wickets - regularly. Naming the Aus attack is easy enough.

I'm not sure England know their best bowling attack. Broad & Anderson, for sure, although of course the latter only bowled 4 overs in the whole of the 2019 series. Stokes, yes, but he's almost an accidental bowler these days. The role of 3rd pace bowler & spinner are very much undecided. Neither Wood & Archer are reliable, fitness-wise. Can't see Overton or Curran being effective Down Under. Woakes is a victim of the ongoing squad-rotation. I guess there are high hopes for Robinson who bowled really well in English conditions this summer.

Spinner-wise, I can't see Leach & Bess taking 10 wickets between them in the whole series. Neither of them can hold an end down.

I expect we'll see England play Anderson, Broad, Robinson, Woakes & Stokes in the 1st Test with Root as 'the spinner'.

All this just emphasises just how good the England pack of Hoggard, Harmison, Flintoff, Jones & Giles were in 2005. They really worked well as a collective unit.

Unless Leach or Bess have an extraordinary epiphany, sadly Root will probably be our best spin option. Which puts a whole load of extra pressure on his shoulders. One of those two has to step up to the mark, but I won't hold my breath.

cranesparkeagle 30-11-2021 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16125823)
Mad, isn't it? But I would expect the Aussies to be able to adapt quickest to home conditions, especially the bowlers.

I think batting wise, it's simply a contest of Smith & Labuschagne vs Root. The others - on both sides - are, on the whole, just chaff.
Bowling wise, it's a different story.

David Warner? Nasty bit of work but not exactly chaff

Olympian2 30-11-2021 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by cranesparkeagle (Post 16125931)
David Warner? Nasty bit of work but not exactly chaff

You're right. A Test average of 48 is very much 'wheat'. I guess I'm hoping that he replicates his 2019 Ashes form, where he scored 95 runs in 10 completed innings & one of those was 61.

jmemour 30-11-2021 11:23 AM

Honestly think Leach is so underrated. He's never let the side down really, and when you consider he gets taken on these long tours to basically carry the drinks it's not bad going to be averaging under 30 with the ball, he must struggle for rhythm with how little cricket he's played. He's miles, miles better than Bess.

My lineup would be:

Burns
Hameed
Malan
Root
Stokes
Bairstow
Buttler
Robinson
Wood
Leach
Anderson

RazorsEdge 30-11-2021 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by crystaljim (Post 16125800)
I miss the days when there were a minimum of 3 warm up games before the first test on Ashes tours.

I saw a few county grounds I would never have visited without those games.

Very true and also it was cheap ticket prices not to mention

Bones14 30-11-2021 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16125985)
Very true and also it was cheap ticket prices not to mention

Tight arse:hi::D

RazorsEdge 30-11-2021 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Bones14 (Post 16125993)
Tight arse:hi::D




:)

art malice 01-12-2021 07:01 AM

Green top and grey skies await next week apparently. If Joe Root wins the toss, will he do a Nasser?

KYLIE MINEAGLE 01-12-2021 08:14 AM

Looking at the weather forecast I would go the draw.

crystaljim 01-12-2021 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16128939)
Green top and grey skies await next week apparently. If Joe Root wins the toss, will he do a Nasser?

If he does, the odds of Wood doing a Simon Jones are even apparently!

west country boy 01-12-2021 09:41 PM

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FFhJiAwW...jpg&name=small

stinky 01-12-2021 09:49 PM

Outstanding

art malice 01-12-2021 10:04 PM

Not more dick pics?

west country boy 01-12-2021 10:04 PM

They make Vaughan(y) look like a fine upstanding citizen. Bellends.

Aki Aki Aki 01-12-2021 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16129898)

Cringe ... utter bellends

Wolfnipplechips 01-12-2021 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16129923)
Not more dick pics?

:

:D

Bones14 02-12-2021 07:30 AM

Haha. You dudes are gold. Keep it coming, although a bit more humor wouldn't go astray. At this point it's just shit throwing. You've hit the mark on a few comments, but missed as much as you've hit. Where's that British humor that we all love? Or do we have to put up with the notoriously boring British whining and whinging.

Skid Row 02-12-2021 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Aki Aki Aki (Post 16129945)
Cringe ... utter bellends

Who are the two on the left?

Jordan's Jacket 02-12-2021 07:47 AM

Nice to see that Steve Rubber Face Smith is managing to hold back the tears

Jules 02-12-2021 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Skid Row (Post 16130038)
Who are the two on the left?


Labuschagne and Carey?


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