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eaglesheart 19-12-2021 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by hong_kong_hg (Post 16159797)
The Ashes series in one easy picture.

https://iili.io/7LMCYB.md.jpg

We need a few players with some balls to stand up to the Aussies.

West Dorset Exi 19-12-2021 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Aki Aki Aki (Post 16159825)
I see Sam Billings is in form playing in the Big Bash. Get Kent's finest in the team to keep and captain :p

Totally agree with you.

spike 19-12-2021 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16159464)
I thought they dyed it, this is pure guess from me and I could be wrong

I found something on BBC from about 2010 that claimed that the dying process is the same for both, but that the white ball has a harder covering as it gets discoloured far more. I guess this is why ODIs used to recondition the balls after 35 overs.

Tomo 19-12-2021 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 16159636)
:D

Calm down mate. It wasnít meant to be an audition for the Fringe.

And yes I have dug him out. Because heís absolutely shit.

Every time you get called out on your nonsense you turn it on the person whoís called you out.

Youíve spent 3 weeks calling him shit. He grafted hard this afternoon yet you can bring nothing to the conversation apart from digging him out, then trying to claim it was a joke.

Anyway. Iím not going to converse any further cos thereís enough threads with you being the centre of attention.

Tomo 19-12-2021 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ebyeeckeagle (Post 16159793)
Oh I certainly don't believe he is the biggest problem. But he is one of them. Whilst acceleration is needed at times in some games, very often the reality is that is not possible. That's when a different mindset is needed. In the short game, you just play the same way pretty much every time and essentially always look to be positive. That mindset has worked really well in the white ball squad. I just think some struggle to adjust maybe?

Generally I still think it was a big ask for these players with such lack of preparation. But that doesnt excuse some of the shocking decisions made.

Itís not just about accelerating but taking the game away. Heís been picked to do that job.
The problem is we never give him the opportunity to:

I think heís shown he can do it, but his head is currently completely scrambled. While most of the squad havenít played anywhere near enough cricket, heís played far too much.

But I think Stokes and Root aside, none of our side have realised the importance of taking time to get settled and earn your runs.

None of the batsmen seem to have understood how to leave the ball in Australia yet, but that was only going to come from experience or playing out in the middle. Itís hardly a surprise the 3 best batsmen weíve had out there have all played games in Aus.


Thereís a few players tomorrow who are really going to have to show their mettle tomorrow: if you get a ball then thereís not much to be done, but australia need to be made to work for every wicket.

Bones14 19-12-2021 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16159444)
Aussie folks - why are there so few spectators there?

I genuinely don't know the answer tbh.
Perhaps Christmas shopping seeing as we haven't been out as much (lockdown)as you folk in the UK.
Maybe the contest isn't as close as people would like and would prefer to spend/save money for something else.
Really not sure Olympian, it could be a combination of a lot of things. It's been tough for everyone world wide both financially and mentally. Maybe they don't want to be in that close a proximity for fear of Covid. Dunno, but Adelaide are notoriously solid supporters of Test match cricket.

RazorsEdge 19-12-2021 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by spike (Post 16159902)
I found something on BBC from about 2010 that claimed that the dying process is the same for both, but that the white ball has a harder covering as it gets discoloured far more. I guess this is why ODIs used to recondition the balls after 35 overs.

I only say sue as many years ago I read about it and it was in back of my head.

Dlm 19-12-2021 08:33 PM

The spectators haven't come in numbers because we're facing a surge in covid cases and nobody wants to have to isolate for Christmas (7 days if vac, 14 if not)

Our summer holidays also falls around this time so everyone planning a holiday is not risking it. Other states require a negative result before you cross the state borders.

I think we'll find numbers increase after the boxing day test in Melbourne.

RazorsEdge 20-12-2021 06:24 AM

What is going on? No one watching this.

Well I must be only mug then haha

eaglesheart 20-12-2021 06:47 AM

What's the point of watching any more of this series ? It's groundhog day every test match.

Tomo 20-12-2021 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16160612)
What is going on? No one watching this.

Well I must be only mug then haha

Iím watching.

Didnít bother to see the first session.

Jordan's Jacket 20-12-2021 07:07 AM

I'm a Kent fan and I find the idea of Billings playing test cricket an unpleasant one

Jordan's Jacket 20-12-2021 07:08 AM

Buttler certainly owes the team an innings

stevek 20-12-2021 07:22 AM

Obviously there's no way we'll save the test, but nice to see a bit of fight and improvement. Who knows, by the final test we might actually be competitive.

Tomo 20-12-2021 07:34 AM

Just as I allowed myself some hope :(

Aki Aki Aki 20-12-2021 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Jordan's Jacket (Post 16160626)
I'm a Kent fan and I find the idea of Billings playing test cricket an unpleasant one

No worse than what we currently have.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 20-12-2021 07:59 AM

If nothing else this innings shows that England can dig in if needed. Also a stat just put up is that Australia have one every D/N test in Adelaide.

Olympian2 20-12-2021 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16160661)
If nothing else this innings shows that England can dig in if needed. Also a stat just put up is that Australia have one every D/N test in Adelaide.

Appreciate the sentiment but England needed to dig in during the last Test. They didn't.

ebyeeckeagle 20-12-2021 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Jordan's Jacket (Post 16160628)
Buttler certainly owes the team an innings

There a few that do tbh.

Worksop Palace 20-12-2021 08:07 AM

Says everything when 175-7 is seen as ‘digging in’


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