2015-16 Summer Of Cricket

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  1. IanG

    IanG Darren Treacy

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    I know it's early but today the test match fixtures for the upcoming summer were released. 3 against New Zealand and 3 against the West Indies. The real biggie being Adelaide to stage the first ever day/night test match. The third test against New Zealand in Adelaide will be using the pink balls devised for such a purpose.

    Australia vs New Zealand

    05-09 Nov First Test Brisbane
    13-17 Nov Second Test Perth
    27 Nov-01 Dec Third Test Adelaide (D/N)

    Australia vs West Indies

    10-14 Dec First Test Hobart
    26-30 Dec Second Test Melbourne
    03-07 Jan Thirst Test Sydney

    Released yesterday

    VB One Day Series vs India

    12 Jan 1st ODI Perth
    15 Jan 2nd ODI Brisbane
    17 Jan 3rd ODI Melbourne
    20 Jan 4th ODI Canberra
    23 Jan 5th ODI Sydney

    KFC Twenty20 International Series vs India

    26 Jan 1st T20I Adelaide
    29 Jan 2nd T20I Melbourne
    31 Jan 3rd T20I Sydney

    Qantas Tour of New Zealand

    03 Feb First ODI Eden Park, Auckland (D/N)
    06 Feb Second ODI Westpac Stadium, Wellington (D/N)
    08 Feb Third ODI Seddon Park, Hamilton (D/N)

    12-16 Feb First Test Basin Reserve, Wellington
    20-24 Feb Second Test Hagley Oval, Christchurch
     
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    IanG Darren Treacy

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    Have updated the fixtures and added the short tour of New Zealand. Hoping to be at that first ODI the Wednesday before the Auckland Nines weekend
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    New Zealand named their test squad a while back. Very strong looking top XI. Cory Anderson has just got ruled out due to injury, but he wouldn't have made the side ahead of Jimmy Neesham anyway.
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    NZ playing the Australian PM's XI starting Friday.

    Semi-excited about this tour, but semi-nervous, because if there's one side we will crumble into a smoldering heap against, it's Australia in Australia. :lol:
     
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    IanG Darren Treacy

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    Yeah interesting game. Obviouly done so in preparation for the test in Adelaide. A one day game but a day/nighter being played in white clothes using the pink ball
     
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    IanG Darren Treacy

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    Kiwis had their work cut out for them today
    Cricket Australia XI 0 for 376 (91 Overs)
    Aaron Finch 214 no
    Ryan Carters 156 no

    Though looking at the bowling figure the kiwis were mainly bowling their change and part times. 9 of the Kiwi XI rolled the arm over

    On an unrelated note. Come the ODIs the Aussies are going to look very smart in their bright canary yellow (IT'S BACK BABY)
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Yeah, Southee only bowled three overs and Boult was rested ... I don't think they're too bothered with this game, they cut it down to three days instead of the original four so they could get an extra day's training on the bouncier and faster Brisbane wickets.

    Although they'd have definitely preferred to have taken a wicket! :lol:

    Hopefully our batsmen can get a good workout today, seems like both the Manuka Oval and Blackstown pitches have been roads. The only time anyone's actually got a haul of wickets in these warm up games was the one dayer at Manuka when the PM's XI couldn't see the pink ball in the second innings.
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    No wonder all those weird bowling changes were happening, apparently the pitch was such a shocker that NZ weren't allowed to bowl any quicks today, and NZ have just declared twice to avoid batting on it! :lol:
     
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    Here is a picture of it, Shocking to say the least !!

    The game has just been abandoned

    Carters and Finch broke the record for the highest opening stand in Australian First Class History with 503

    Finch 288* Not Out and Carters with 209

    The Previous record was 456 by Bill Ponsford and Edgar Mayne all the way back in 1923/1924

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    Here's another photo of the wicket. What a farcical state of affairs

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    How were they even able to play on it let alone a full session.
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Well the guy who took the wicket had bowled like seven first class deliveries before. So I don't think the bowling attack today was too threatening.

    Turns out NZ didn't declare twice, the game was just abandoned.

    Southee was sick yesterday as well, that's why he only bowled three overs in the match.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    The West Indies have announced their squad for the upcoming Test Series against Australia starting in December

    Jason Holder (Captain)
    Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain)
    Devendra Bishoo
    Jermaine Blackwood
    Carlos Brathwaite
    Darren Bravo
    Rajindra Chandrika
    Shane Dowrich
    Shannon Gabriel
    Shai Hope
    Denesh Ramdin
    Kemar Roach
    Marlon Samuels
    Jerome Taylor
    Jomel Warrican

    http://www.windiescricket.com/news/west-indies-test-squad-australia
     
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    IanG Darren Treacy

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    There's only a few of those players in their squad that I've even heard of. Don't think the Frank Worrell Trophy will be leaving Cricket Australia
    s trophy cabinet anytime soon
     

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