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Old 12-28-2008, 03:13 PM   #256
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Has there been any mention in this thread of the possible night test match in Adelaide next year?

AdelaideNow... World-first cricket Test under Adelaide Oval lights

If not, thoughts? If they get the ball right, I think it's a brilliant idea.
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If SA win the series the whole world will celebrate!

By end of 2009 AUS will struggle with Bangladesh
I hate both teams, I'd rather a nil-all draw.
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:37 PM   #258
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I saw the 20-20 between NZ and Windies

Ryder and McCullum were brilliant - the rest were terrible though!

I'm adopting NZ as my 2nd team as one day i hope to move there!
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^ haha you will endure even more failure than if you were just supporting England!

NZ are the second worst in the world (ahead of Bangladesh, just behind West Indies).

Australia may be losing to SA (who are number 1) but they are still much better than everyone except SA India and SL.
Hayden just got out. He can't help himself. If he cant dominate, he doesnt want to know about it.

See, We would be competitive in this series if the selectors had half a brain, dumped Hayden, didn't play Symonds when he wasn't fit, and hasn't earned his spot back after exile, and Ponting was stripped of the captaincy.
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3 down in the first hour. Bad umpiring for the Hussey dismissal. Australia's gone.

In regards to the night Tests, I'd support just 1 per Australian summer (Adelaide) to begin with. I like having them during the day.
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^ id like to see it in Perth. I agree, its good having it in the day, so if it was Perth, starting at what, 2 in the afternoon? it'll go until 9 over there, which is 11:30 on the east, would love to be able to get home from work halfway through the first session, cook dinner at lunch, then settle in for 4 and a half hours
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^ not only no chance, but there is no way in hell a past aussie team would have let it happen. I am disgusted by the way that went today. There is a serious need for a shake up, and the selectors are too gutless to make the hard decisions
Completely agreed. We were just shocking as a whole. I'll give full credit to Duminy, who batted extremely well and impressed me very much, but Johnson didn't look dangerous, Hauritz was plodding, Siddle lost all the fire he had on day three. The selectors copped a pasting in the Herald Sun today from Ron Reed. Why Symonds played is beyond me. Hopefully Lee and Symonds will be dropped for Sydney, and while I hope Hayden stays in and makes a ton in Sydney, even I'm starting to come around now. Today he looked like a man too desperate and ended up holing out to short extra cover trying to over attack.

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By end of 2009 AUS will struggle with Bangladesh
You are a deluded, deluded man.

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Has there been any mention in this thread of the possible night test match in Adelaide next year?

AdelaideNow... World-first cricket Test under Adelaide Oval lights

If not, thoughts? If they get the ball right, I think it's a brilliant idea.
I read that this morning. Personally I hope it doesn't become a big fixture, as I'm a traditionalist, and we already have two night games. Why mess with test cricket. The problem so far is the ball, apparently 30 years and no one's been able to come up with a visible ball that can last 80 overs.

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^ haha you will endure even more failure than if you were just supporting England!

NZ are the second worst in the world (ahead of Bangladesh, just behind West Indies).

Australia may be losing to SA (who are number 1) but they are still much better than everyone except SA India and SL.
Hayden just got out. He can't help himself. If he cant dominate, he doesnt want to know about it.

See, We would be competitive in this series if the selectors had half a brain, dumped Hayden, didn't play Symonds when he wasn't fit, and hasn't earned his spot back after exile, and Ponting was stripped of the captaincy.
This is how I'd be rating the sides.

Top Tier
Australia
India
South Africa

2nd Tier
England
Sri Lanka
Pakistan

3rd Tier
West Indies
New Zealand
Bangladesh

It's a shame of all the political stuff in Pakistan, because they're a good side with one of the world's best batsmen, Mohammad Yousef.
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I understand the traditionalist argument against day/night tests, but it's a way to combat that load of shit Twenty20.
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I was so happy to see Ponting get out for 99!

After ruling the world for so many years you have to expect others to rejoice at the AUSSIE downfall

by end of 09 AUS will be in tier 2 with Sri Lanka replacing them - Hayden is down and out

They need to make 3 changes minimum for Sydney test

Australia have always been the Saddam Hussein of cricket- dirty, vicious, win at all costs and not very popular.
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^ they wont be in the second tier. We have too many amazing state cricketers. The reaon for the current downfall is that the 'old boys club' is getting past it. You will see by the end of 09 that we have 3 or 4 new faces in their that are awesome test cricketers, and a new era will dawn.

The era of Phil hughes, John Holland and Steven Smith
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^ they wont be in the second tier. We have too many amazing state cricketers. The reaon for the current downfall is that the 'old boys club' is getting past it. You will see by the end of 09 that we have 3 or 4 new faces in their that are awesome test cricketers, and a new era will dawn.

The era of Phil hughes, John Holland and Steven Smith
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I was so happy to see Ponting get out for 99!

After ruling the world for so many years you have to expect others to rejoice at the AUSSIE downfall

by end of 09 AUS will be in tier 2 with Sri Lanka replacing them - Hayden is down and out

They need to make 3 changes minimum for Sydney test

Australia have always been the Saddam Hussein of cricket- dirty, vicious, win at all costs and not very popular.
you're awesome. we're going to have good arguments in the future.

Sri Lanka only have two really great players, Jayawardene and Sangakkara, Vaas and Murali are both in their twilights. We'll always remain above them.

Well Watson would have come straight into the side for Symonds but I've just seen on the Cricket Show that he has back stress fractures... and injured for months again. I feel so sorry for the bloke, he has had the worst luck imaginable. Hard to see if he'll make it back now. Symonds and Lee are the only changes I'd make, bringing in Dougy Bollinger and another batsman.

Hoping Chris Rogers gets a shot before Hughes, he deserves it. Siddle looks good.

I really wish the media hadn't been so harsh on Matty Hayden, it would have been nice for him to retire on his own terms whenever he wanted, not pushed by a scathing media.
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Can't believe Bollinger, Siddle, Nannes, Hilfy are all being mentioned before the proven talent that is Bracken....
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Well, Ponting lost it at 99. Luck was against him.

So:

OUT:
Hayden (maybe one more chance)
Symonds (Overrated hack)
Lee (injured, he bowled but is he still injured?)

my 2 cents.

Watson for Symonds I think.
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Can't believe Bollinger, Siddle, Nannes, Hilfy are all being mentioned before the proven talent that is Bracken....
I know, why did they ever kick Bracken out?

Damn that Bollinger, I don't care what he does. I want Tait back.
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