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I am Not Trampis

Is the reason why Sri Lanka did so badly is instead of concentrating on cricket they instead concentrated on Ceylon

Tony Tea

Huh?

I am Not Trampis

come on Tonee, They are ceylon on the waters!!

I am Not Trampis

Moving ball and Australian wickets. Its Deja Vu all over again

Philsgone

Perhaps 20 might be a safer target for the batsmen, raher than 100

I am Not Trampis

I hear the drums Fernando!

Philsgone

Look, over there, a partnership!!

I am Not Trampis

You blokes should give Macquarie sports Radio a go after 7 although I believe it is 6 tonight.

Julian King and Christian Janzten love their cricket

Soups

Is there a deliberate reason for the misspelt heading?
Labuschagne should never play for Australia again.
Why isn't Uzzie being hounded out of the team like Sos?

I am Not Trampis

Should we call it Honey oval

Philsgone

Ussie's head is full of his brothers issues, and may remain that way for some time. Away from home his average drops significantly. With Smivvy back at no.3, his spot is under severe scrutiny come Ashes selection.

Philsgone

When the ball moves we struggle. When it doesnt, we bat as well as anyone. So I guess we need to sacrifice 3 batsmen each innings and stack the second half of the order. Maybe reverse the batting order. Worth a try.

Tony Tea

Umm... err... Makuka? Plain and simple mistake.

Philsgone

If you want a result in a test match, looks like you can scratch Manaka Oval off your list of suspects

I am Not Trampis

Shouldn't Manuka only have matches for Bee grade cricketers?

Tony Tea

Hard day for the bowlers, and Thirimanne's head.

Patard

I really hope Will Pucovski makes a speedy recovery. I feel we're on the cusp again of being the mightiest cricket nation and I want him to be our lead batsman.

In the meantime...here's to Kurtis Patterson's ton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIXQkSkhMTk

May we blessed with many more of them, especially in upcoming Ashes tour.

Tony Tea

England spanked again. Good for the soul.

Sadly, the England getting spanked in the West Indies is not the same England that will play in the Ashes.

Philsgone

If we played the poms in the West Indies, that would be nice. Bugger all swing and our pace bowlers ripping in. Starc must average in the high teens against SL he has five 5 wicket hauls against them. I also think Harris may have just lost his ticket to the Ashes. Jimmy will have him on toast with that lack of foot movement. Welcome back Davey.

I am Not Trampis

I have to say the windies could well be a lot better these days which would be fantastic for test cricket

I am Not Trampis

too many people who do not understand cricket will say Starc is back in form.
no he isn't.
Starc is at his best when his inswinger is latev and fast. He has delivered only tow of those this summer

Philsgone

Agree, bugger all swing, though lots of wickets will pump his confidence. Lets hope the white ball does its thing in the world cup. We might just be the smokey, though Poms are favourites for mine.

I am Not Trampis

I predict my mate the Sri Lankan coach will be gawn by the last test against SA.


They remind me of the Matildas of how they are playing which means it is not a happy dressing room for whatever reason

Philsgone

So 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw. Not a great summer. Cummins Burns and Head very good. Lyon and Paine good. The rest prbably a pass mark overall, apart from Marshes of course.
No predictions of an Ashes squad at this stage, apart from the bowlers. Lyon Cummins, Starc, Hazelwood. The other 7 will include Smith and Warner. The rest I leave to your selective imagination. Pretty much a summer of discount tent - thanks Spike. See you all at the first test after we win the world cup!!

Tony Tea

What a very odd little series. And to think the Shrees whopped up 3-0 over there.

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