I'm much more of a fan of some left arm medium fast outswingers that reverse swing in and pitch outside off just short of a good length before nipping in between bat and pad to take out leg stump myself lad
> I might need to play cricket if i want to get into this school.
fuck me lads, I keep on thinking back to the ashes and what would have happened if Baddin hadn't dropped Root in the first innings.
Nevill may not be the best batsman, but at least he can fucking glove the ball.
This summer has been incredibly shit for cricket. The England v South Africa series was the only one I was looking forward to, but it's just not as entertaining without Steyn and Philander.
At least >our tour of New Zealand may be interesting since the pitch won't be a fucking road like usual
Yeah I'm pretty much done with international test cricket in Australia until the pitch curators stop turning out boring fucking roads for us to win on.
Or until we get enough quality spinners in the national team so they can pander to them instead but that'll never happen because that's not right for Australian """conditions""".
Soon he'll arrive in Japan and have a new wonderful collection of tales to tell you
Ausfags, do you mind when foreign players are playing Shield?I remember reading an article about Botha a while back and Aussies were going mad in the comments saying the sole purpose of the Shield should be to help aid the Australian test team, mostly focusing on young players.
Just heading to site now, gonna drop by the servo to fill up the ute lads. Maybe pick up a FUIC, feeling a raggard after those Schooies with robbo, haha! Never you mind though, Johnno said Davo might have a bit of a present for smoko, haha! Gonna be a hot one lads!
> Stephen Fleming's the head coach for Pune's new IPL team
Will these newbies be as big of a disaster as Pune Warriors India?
Hey /cric/ I haven't been in here since the Ashes, hows things?
Do we all still fancy Ellyse and Holly?
Best test bowler pic related
England is a fucking amazing sport
I used to love playing cricket at school, I wasn't so great at batting (not enough upper body strength really) but I loved bowling and I used to get some good catches when fielding too
Nothing better than catching some wanker out t.b.h.
I stopped playing because I couldn't be bothered when I was 16 and I still regret it to this day. 22 now and I doubt any club/village team could be arsed with how shit I am now.
I have a cricket ball in my room that I sometimes spin in my wrist like I'm about to bowl a googly to bewilder some mug.
Give it a shot mate, you won't know until you try and if you're turning up they're not going to expect you to be amazing straight away are they
I trained with my local team when I was about 10 and I was properly shit, so if they let me do that, then there's no reason why you can't do it
Reality cunt on aborted narrative watch
Don't litsen to the FBIDF (Fast Bowlers Internet Defence Force) their just furious because their joints and back gets blown out while based elite muscular batters get all the qt's and hit big elite sixes to win games. with only mental problems to worry about, and then only if your a massive faggot. literally nobody in their right mind wants to be a bowler in test cricket
Imagine not being good enough to do both.
hypothetically speaking, if:
>memeswell learns to control the memes like Smith and Warner; and
>he becomes a part time bowler to focus on his batting
Would he be the best choice to replace Voges when his body inevitably gives up?
It's actually baffling. Tait makes the bitchwides look like fucking McGrath, and he can't even bowl at 160 kph anymore.
How fucking old is the guy anyway? I remember he used to play in Australia A with Lee well over 10 years ago
>get BTFO in the tennis thread
>come crawling to the cricket thread to hide
the western shitney ghetto of (You)
Yeah, I get that but I feel like keeping is such an important part of the game, especially in limited overs, that they kinda need to be compared.
That's just me and my autism though
Seeing them is an "experience", I guess. I saw them in Hobart a couple of years ago for Dark Mofo, after like an hour one of my earplugs came out and fell on the ground, and I had to leave after 5 minutes without earplugs. It's absolutely fucked.
Earth was on before them, and they're literally the most DUDE WEED LMAO band in existence.
Drank too much again lastnight lads.
I'm scared of getting up and seeing all the dumb shit I said online.
Anyone know these feels?
Just to settle it Wide<Donut
The closest match up between players (besides Smoth vs Kohli) is Memeswell vs Jadeja. I'd have to give the edge to Jadeja because he can bowl better and doesn't go full retard reverse memeing himself out like Maxlel. Maxlel did have an impressive knock last Match though
nice """"""""""""sport"""""""""""" """"""""""""general"""""""""""" you have there
I just did the biggest shit of my life lads
I literally filled half the bowl with liquid shit; it felt like my arsehole was a water fountain
Is this because I ate as whole kilo of cherries yesterday?
The Project is on my TV and I cant be fucked changing it
He's on the run m8. Last communication said he was fleeing to Japan, I'm sure we'll get updates when he arrives.
Anyone remember pic related? Literally such a useless spinner. Couldn't spin the ball at all and averaged well over 40. Still somehow stayed in the side for years and had over 50 tests.
> implying anyone except Brits and Aussies give a shit about tests
BBL has been pretty dank atm and the ODI between India and Australia will be fun to watch. Also, World T20 and IPL banter is heating up.
He was our spinner during the 2005 Ashes. He came under a lot of flak for being generally shit especially when we got hammered in the first test. He cried quite a bit and then he got like one wicket afterwards and acted like it made up for being generally shit and "told you so" to the media. Think he averaged over 100 with the ball that series or something.
>LE FUG LE GILES XDXD
He wasn't a great, but he performed very well in 2005 as someone that would tie down an end. He wasn't in the team to run through a side on turners when Hoggard, Harmison, flintoff and jones were there
I don't believe half the shit he says but maybe he is waiting in the wings until he can save enough of his NEET funds to go to Japan. I really think he was in Indonesia because he was up posting late some nights and that photo at the orphanage.
and photoshop isn't a thing? And this guy from a famous stock photo was wearing the Adelaide Strikers strip? This took me less than two minutes from start to finish, it's very rough. 30 minutes I could do it perfectly. If I had the actually shirt in front of me, and a camera, I would even need to warp it to make it fit on some random in a photo.
pretty much anything, I just stick to retarded shit outside of work
he never used to be consistently 160, though
he's always been the same, which is why he is useful in T20 but not much else
>first 1-2 overs pushes 150+
>overs after that drop dramatically
Will have to spruce it up in the coming days but it's a good base
Name a more beautiful Cricketer than Alastair Cook
Protip; there isn't one. Look at that magnificent fucking jawline.
It's not that >we're bad, it's that T20 is a literal coin flip whereas in ODIs/tests, the better team wins most times.
Look at the T20 rankings and how often they change, and look at the fact there have been 5 different World T20 winners from the 5 tournaments so far.
Went to get Subway for lunch, for a change. My closest Subway is pretty close by in the middle of an industrial estate.
That was a mistake. Literally 20 tradies in hi-viz in there eating/lining up and talking about their tradie shit.
>current leading scorer in test cricket
>current leading wicket taker in test cricket
>best allrounder in the world
>#1 bowler in the world
>2nd best batsman in the world
>best short leg fielder in the world
>playing 8 batsmen and 5 bowlers at one time
You have 10 seconds to explain why England isn't the best team in the world right now.
Regardless if they're the best, they are probably one of the only exciting teams to watch. The SA vs England series was the only one worth looking forward to (NZ/Aus will be good for funposting) and they werent weren't even that bad against the Paki homebabbying in the UAE.
First South Africa are involved in a match fixing scandal, then men's professional tennis, now Sri Lanka are in the headlines.
Will bookies and Russian mobsters destroy these sports