The Official Cricket Thread


#81

England haven’t been competitive in this series. No express pacers, no quality spinners, main batsmen contributing nothing and a tail that isn’t wagging for shit.

How can you collapse from 368-4 to 403 all out on a flat deck that’s abysmal. We weren’t equipped to go down under and compete it’s as simple as that.


#82

@Aussiegooner we would have no problem relying on the rain in this country, lol

Edit: screw the rain. Jimmy A getting both Smith and Marsh within half hour. Let’s do this. This is the reason why i don’t sleep.


#83

In recent times it’s me hoping for that English rain when we go over given the way we play the duke ball :rofl:


#84

Australia call it at 662-9 after 179.3 overs of toil for the English :rofl:


#85

“Rain stopped play”

:raised_hands:


#86

Good for your bet, especially with rain forecast early tomorrow also, as for the Ashes it won’t change the fact we are winning that back.


#87

Hah. I clicked on the thread to see what’s the fuss about and immediately saw this.

Effing cricket. Always dependent on something, pitch, dew, rain, toss.


#88

And that’s that. Thanks for nothing, weather.

Safe to say, this trip Down Under has not been a very successful one.


#89

It rained out all the first session and half of yesterday’s final session :rofl:. Imagine being 368-4 and losing a test by an innings and 41 :fire:


#90

Aussies deservedly winning the series, but the ashes is just played too often now. Losing impact imo.


#91

We need to go over and defend it in England in 2019, that will be the big test for us now.


#92

NOT ENOUGH!

You’ll know better than me, but is that Australia team even that good? It seems pretty average to me? Though, we made you look like world beaters!


#93

Our bowling attack is one of the best in the world at the moment, but our batting is fragile masked by the brilliance of Steve Smith. We just had a highly competitive series in India this year that we lost 2-1 and a draw. We head to South Africa in March for a 4 Test series that will really test what sort of side we are.


#94

Mitch Starc out of the Boxing day test match, that’s some sort of respite for the Poms.


#95

I always thought Poms was a derogatory term, no?


#96

“ prisoners of her majesty is my understanding “


#97

David Warner loves a dead rubber, 83 not out at Lunch.


#98

This is painful. Bloody dead rubber, we have a team full of dead rubbers!


#99

I think the moment England dismissed Warner on 99 only for it to be a no ball just about sums up this series perfectly for them.


#100

Warner is the cricket equivalent of Lukaku. Does fuck all until the game is won and then plays a blinder.

Really don’t like that guy.