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Old 12-18-2021, 05:25 PM   #551
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letting Australia get a good total is not a good idea when we canít really bat
Or Bowl/Field/Catch....
Still i think they do a half decent job on the drinks breaks
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Old 12-18-2021, 07:26 PM   #552
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Is it my eyesight? When Robinson first broke into Test cricket he looked pretty quick. Not as fast as Wood but up around the 85mph mark. Now he just seems to be bowling line and length and plodding away around 75mph. Am I missing something? Haven't been to Specsavers for a good few years so that may be the problem.
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Old 12-23-2021, 12:23 AM   #553
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ICC Rankings







The latest rankings are HERE





Maybe someone can explain this to me.

Labs is the new #1 ranked Test bat in the world according to the ICC. He has played about 3 Tests in 2021.

Joe Root has played plenty of Tests this year. His form has been stellar. He is getting close to the highest ever number of runs scored in Tests in a calendar year.

Why isn't Joe still number one?


Travis Head at #10 is fucking laughable. If that is true then Test cricket is in a very bad way.




Four of the top ten bats are Australian yet they have hardly played.



The same with the bowlers. Cummins, Hazelwood & Starc are all in the top ten in Test cricket. Again after hardly playing all year


India and NZ are deservedly ranked #1 & #2 Test teams yet between them they have only three bats in the top ten (Williamson, Sharma & Kohli) and four bowlers (Ashwin, Southee, Wagner & Jamieson). Ashwin has hardly played a Test yet is rated the #2 Test bowler


Don't forget that Australia lost its previous Test series against India in Australia last year.



All very puzzling to me



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Old 12-24-2021, 08:36 PM   #554
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Its explained here Baz. Complete load of bollocks and that often used word algorithm crops up. Far better based on an average calculated by total runs scored divided by dismissals. Minimum of 25 Test Innings would exclude the flash in the pans.

http://www.relianceiccrankings.com/about.php
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What a sad day for English Cricket!
Sorry guys couldn't resist.
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What a sad day for English Cricket!
Sorry guys couldn't resist.
Fuckin abysmal performance and thats being kind. Bowlers drag the team out the shit just for the batsmen to drop them back in even deeper. IMO the current Aussie Test team aren't even that good, however when your only playing dross it does make you look a lot better.

Stayed up Boxing Day night to watch the Test, for the second and last time this series. Wont be wasting anymore time on these wankers. Silverwood and around 6 players from the last team need to be given the bullet.
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