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06 Dec 2018
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TOPIC: Test Series V India

Test Series V India 6 days 14 hours ago #160820

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gtrxuone wrote: Doesn't really matter what sport you play.When your close to the bottom only the die hard fans turn up.Also India's refusal to play a Day +Night Test in Adelaide. Has ticket sales right down for the Adelaide test.If AU are competitive in Adelaide. Perth will get a decent turn out.


Having spent many hours and days watching sport in the sun (e.g. the Australian Open) forcing people to sit in the sun rather than in the shade when shade is available is hardly conducive to promoting good attendances.
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Test Series V India 6 days 12 hours ago #160827

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Well if the VC is open fodder to be dropped, let's see if the skipper is a target as well....Paine needs to score runs then he does....gone are the days where the keeper is only there to don the gloves....nice guy is our Tim, but would love him to hit the scoreboard a tad more than he does.....runs are currency for selection apparently....didn't that young CA Xl keeper score a 100 v a fully fledged Indian attack the other day?.....

good choice going for Handscomb over Mitch....Handscomb has atleast consistently made runs so far this year.....strengthen the batting order and hope the bowling attack ruffles a few Indian feathers....
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Test Series V India 6 days 7 hours ago #160854

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Freeze it is amazing to think Paine has been playing first class cricket for 13 years and only has 1 first class century with the bat and that must have been nearly 12 years ago!
I am not sure his keeping is of that great a standard that his batting deficiencies can be overlooked!
I personally would prefer Carey or Inglis take the gloves as they are also better bats than Paine atm and one to keep an eye on is Harry Nielsen (Tim's son) from SA who is Carey's understudy atm but scored a century vs India just recently and batted very well vs WA in the Shield match in Adelaide just recently.
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Test Series V India 5 days 9 hours ago #160887

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Great start by the bowlers and fielders....Pujara provided an invaluable batting blueprint for the Aust batsmen....Be patient, get yourself in and reap the benefits later on when the ball is softer and the bowlers energy sapped.....up to the batsmen now to support the bowlers efforts......
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Test Series V India 5 days 4 hours ago #160917

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Fantastic start by the Aussies in very trying conditions. For Cummins to pull off that run out late in the day after he had bowled 20 overs speaks volumes for their motivation and persistance. As you said Freezin, tomorrow will be the acid test for the batsmen. Todays excellent performance will be to no avail if they get rolled for 150. Aussies need somebody to bat like Pujara ( most likely Khwaja or Marsh) and all the others to bat around him and put together 3 substantial partnerships. The first 20 - 30 overs will be the toughest to bat and if the Aussies can see this period out with minimum damage, the day will get hotter, the ball softer and the pitch flatter and thats when the batsmen can cash in.

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Test Series V India 4 days 16 hours ago #160933

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Ian Finch is NOT a test opener or player..

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Test Series V India 4 days 16 hours ago #160934

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Leather Stops wrote: Ian Finch is NOT a test opener or player..


What about Aaron Finch? :P

Seriously though I think you are right. Better off having a specialist younger opener like Renshaw or Weatherald and drop Finch down the order or out of the team. I think his technique will be exposed on Aussie pitches and it is telling that he doesnt open for Victoria in the shield.
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Test Series V India 4 days 15 hours ago #160936

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Finch & S.Marsh both out playing on to dreadful shots at balls they didnt really need to play at.

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Test Series V India 4 days 15 hours ago #160938

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Leather Stops wrote: Ian Finch is NOT a test opener or player..


Haven't seen Marsh's dismissal. I have seen Finch's dismissal. I think it was the 4th ball of the innings:if that is an appropriate shot when your opposition has only scored 250 all out on (virtually) end of day 1.

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Test Series V India 4 days 12 hours ago #160946

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Yep, we hoped this wouldnt happen but it was to be expected really. I heard someone say that this batting line up is the least experienced in tests since the first season of World Series Cricket in 1978-79. That particular summer the Australian bowlers tore into the English batters, particularly Rod Hogg who took 50 wickets from memory but we still lost 5 - 1 becuase of our inept batting. This summer has a bit of a feel of 1978-79 about it in the sense that our bowlers will keep us in the game but will be constantly under pressure because of the below par scores of the batsmen.

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