2018 Test and T20I Series - Australia vs Pakistan

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  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Usman Khawaja is putting on one of the best innings by an Aussie batsman in a long time

    He is 122 not out from 268 balls

    Australia 5/289 at tea...Going to be a very interesting last session
     
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    That is one of gutsiest performances by any team in test history

    Khawaja with one of the best innings I have ever seen and Tim Paine with the definition of a captain's knock

    I can't believe we survived and got a draw
     
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    That was Australia's longest ever 4th innings

    In conditions of around 37 degrees + as well
     
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    Usman Khawaja total runs in this match - 226 from 477 balls

    Usman Khawaja total time batting - 767 minutes (12.7 hours)
     
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    Top effort but team overall needs improving, especially batting 3-6
     
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    Absolutely, Much more improvement needed especially with a 4 test series against India coming up

    The Marsh boys were really disappointing

    As 2 of the more experienced players (Only Starc, Lyon, Siddle and Khawaja have played more tests) they needed to stand up and they failed badly

    Mitch got 12 and 0 and Shaun was even worse with 7 and 0

    Another interesting little note, Take a look at the all time leading wicket takers for Australia....Lyon could be top 4 by the end of this next test

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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Makes me wonder how the March brothers get the nod over Peter Handscomb. He is averaging 43.6 with the bat from his 13 tests and is a first class wicket keeper as a backup.

    Trust he is not a victim of the 'old boys' syndrome which made the Australian cricket team harder to get out of than into!
     
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    I'd have him in the squad at the very least

    Has had a few failures in his last 10 test innings but I think he has improvement in him

    He is 27 so he has time and he had a great JLT Cup this year finishing as the 5th highest run scorer with an average of 51.57

    Different level and format but thought he was particularly good for the Vics

    Worth noting his first class record and test record is pretty good

    First Class Record

    Games - 92
    Innings - 156
    Not Out - 12
    Runs - 5,601
    Highest Score - 215
    50s - 32
    100s - 13
    Average - 38.89
    Strike Rate - 53.97
    Catches - 141

    Test Record

    Games - 13
    Innings - 24
    Not Out - 5
    Runs - 829
    Highest Score - 110
    50s - 4
    100s - 2
    Average - 43.63
    Strike Rate - 51.81
    Catches - 22
     
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    Can't believe you would play M Marsh anywhere other than all rounder 6-7 and use his bowling or not in team, S Marsh only in for his experience but has lost it, never been consistent enough, bring Renshaw back drop Kawajah to 3, Head did enough to stay and if no one else pick 2 of the other 3 (pity it can't be Hanscomb and Maxwell)
     
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    Lefty Chris Joynt

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    They batted Mitch Marsh at 4 to break up the Lefties. Mitch is a number 6 or not selected.

    I agree S March has lost it, he appears to be past his use by date.

    Travis Head deserves more opportunities, he is a decent bowler as well.

    Handscomb needs to sort his technique, he was a deer in the headlights last summer, just a cheap wicket.

    Renshaw and Maxwell both deserve another chance, it is just a matter of fitting them in the team.


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    Lefty Chris Joynt

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    I very happy for for Khawaja, he has proved himself beyond doubt in Asian conditions.


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    This is a massive achievement, in 141 years since Australia first played a test match, to bat for longer than teams featuring greats such as Bradman will be a record that will last for a long time.

    Hopefully this will be a turning point for Australian cricket.




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    The only peeve I have is that uzzie wouldn't wear the proper uniform.
     
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    Didn't notice the uniform bit but will say that it is reported that he lost weight due to an improved fitness regime, coincidence that he has achieved his greatest moment, so far. Nothing replaces hard work.
    Can't remember exactly who said it, golfer I think "the harder and more I practice the luckier I become" seems about right for everything.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Gary Player "the harder you work, the luckier you get"
     
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    Helps they are from WA just like the coach.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And using the March mis-spelling indicates my personal thoughts on their cricketing future!
     
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    Pakistan has won the toss and will bat first

    Australia

    Aaron Finch
    Usman Khawaja
    Shaun Marsh
    Mitch Marsh
    Travis Head
    Marnus Labuschagne
    Tim Paine (c) (wk)
    Mitchell Starc
    Peter Siddle
    Nathan Lyon
    Jon Holland

    Pakistan

    Mohammad Hafeez
    Fakhar Zaman
    Azhar Ali
    Asad Shafiq
    Haris Sohail
    Babar Azam
    Sarfraz Ahmed (c) (wk)
    Yasir Shah
    Bilal Asif
    Mir Hamza
    Mohammad Abbas
     
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    Looks a good batting deck, Need to take wickets with the new ball

    Average score batting first here is 402 but in the last 5 tests at this ground the team batting first has averaged a score of 506
     
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    These marsh brothers better score some runs or I'll be pissed.
     

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