Cricket First Test Australia v Pakistan in Brisbane

mitch222

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Good knock regardless. He has taken his opportunity and now should have the summer to lock it up tight.
 

Browny

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The commentary on cricinfo from the non aussies can’t understand why he wasn’t recalled sooner. Good to see it’s not just us who have issues with CA selection
 

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This should hopefully be the game for Marnus to FINALLY get a century.
 

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Pretty damn good bowling attack. Cummins and Hazlewood bowl for the first hour and then Starc and Lyon come on.

Cummins, Hazlewood and Starc are all under 30 yo, with ~530 wickets @ 25.5 between them.
 

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Pretty damn good bowling attack. Cummins and Hazlewood bowl for the first hour and then Starc and Lyon come on.

Cummins, Hazlewood and Starc are all under 30 yo, with ~530 wickets @ 25.5 between them.
And Pattinson as first back up isn't any different. It is quite the quartet and Junior Richardson as the young prodigy chomping at their heels.
 

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If only the media would wake up to the fact that our biggest liability is Lyon.

He's averaging over 37 with the ball in 9 tests this year, and in 10 tests last year he averaged 34+.

On a side note, in 8 tests against Pakistan his average with the ball is 50+. In fact, the only teams against who he averages under 30 with the ball are Bangladesh, NZ and West Indies.
 

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If only the media would wake up to the fact that our biggest liability is Lyon.

He's averaging over 37 with the ball in 9 tests this year, and in 10 tests last year he averaged 34+.

On a side note, in 8 tests against Pakistan his average with the ball is 50+. In fact, the only teams against who he averages under 30 with the ball are Bangladesh, NZ and West Indies.
And replace him with who?
 

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If only the media would wake up to the fact that our biggest liability is Lyon.

He's averaging over 37 with the ball in 9 tests this year, and in 10 tests last year he averaged 34+.

On a side note, in 8 tests against Pakistan his average with the ball is 50+. In fact, the only teams against who he averages under 30 with the ball are Bangladesh, NZ and West Indies.
He has a lot of wickets though! It's not because he's been picked constantly for several years despite SOK deserving an extended chance with his vastly superior record. For example, SOK's average with the ball when Lyon was initially picked was like 23 vs Lyon's 38. Oh well, at least Lyon is a meme with a meme nick name so that will assure selection.
 

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Offspinners going through a lean patch can go for a lot more than 37. I think he’s still a good bowler and there’s no one else anyway. Plus they all bowl well as a unit.
 

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If only the media would wake up to the fact that our biggest liability is Lyon.

He's averaging over 37 with the ball in 9 tests this year, and in 10 tests last year he averaged 34+.

On a side note, in 8 tests against Pakistan his average with the ball is 50+. In fact, the only teams against who he averages under 30 with the ball are Bangladesh, NZ and West Indies.
I'm not sure how anyone can look at our current Test side and conclude that the biggest liability is one of our bowlers?
 

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He has a lot of wickets though! It's not because he's been picked constantly for several years despite SOK deserving an extended chance with his vastly superior record. For example, SOK's average with the ball when Lyon was initially picked was like 23 vs Lyon's 38. Oh well, at least Lyon is a meme with a meme nick name so that will assure selection.
Were you drinking with SOK when you wrote this?

Ask him why he gets banned every year and sent home from every tour? Might have had something to do with his lack of Tests.
 

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Apart from the first session Australia were pretty convincing. Pakistan showed fight and great to see Babar make runs- hopefully it's a marker for what he can do in Tests.

Day/Night might bring their seamers into the contest more, but they were cooked yesterday. How they pull up from that will be telling.

Labuschagne is such a win for gut feeling, never averaged above 40 in a season for Qld I love those selections.

He's changed his feet this year and accessing more of the ground and it's must meaning runs. He is batting like a right handed Hussey. They're very similar in how they get the ball.
 

kooly87

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Apart from the first session Australia were pretty convincing. Pakistan showed fight and great to see Babar make runs- hopefully it's a marker for what he can do in Tests.

Day/Night might bring their seamers into the contest more, but they were cooked yesterday. How they pull up from that will be telling.

Labuschagne is such a win for gut feeling, never averaged above 40 in a season for Qld I love those selections.

He's changed his feet this year and accessing more of the ground and it's must meaning runs. He is batting like a right handed Hussey. They're very similar in how they get the ball.
I think the Day/Night Test presents easily their best chance of winning a Test over here that I can recall. Will still need some luck with conditions and even getting the toss right so they can choose when they'll get to bowl but if all that comes together they can have a reasonable shot.
 
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Apart from the first session Australia were pretty convincing. Pakistan showed fight and great to see Babar make runs- hopefully it's a marker for what he can do in Tests.

Day/Night might bring their seamers into the contest more, but they were cooked yesterday. How they pull up from that will be telling.

Labuschagne is such a win for gut feeling, never averaged above 40 in a season for Qld I love those selections.

He's changed his feet this year and accessing more of the ground and it's must meaning runs. He is batting like a right handed Hussey. They're very similar in how they get the ball.
Some of his shots were very Hussey like... can remember a push through extra cover off the spinner, where he came down the wicket that looked like a Hussey replay

Then he's got the same sun screen.... Huss is up there as one of my favourites so how fucking good would it be to have another one come through, but this time he's a qlder

Here's hoping he can keep his batting form... and stay around the team because he offers a lot with his fielding and general energy in the field. Would be nice if his bowling improves a bit as well.

I think he may be a little hard done by having to come in at 3... only because he is learning his way and it's such a vital spot in the lineup. If he loses his batting form for a couple series the knives will be out for him, which would be a shame.

At the moment though, he's coping with it well for such an inexperienced player
 
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