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Old 15th April 2016, 08:26   #81
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No offence taken at all Ali TT, and I enjoy the banter just as much as the next guy.
Like you, I love the game itself, and have played it and watched it since I was a kid (a long time)
Thanks for your thoughts regarding my recovery, I will be ok.

Have not found any of your comments, or any others to be the slightest bit "bilious" - ie............."affected by or associated with nausea or vomiting,spiteful; bad-tempered".............. and anyone who thought they were bilious could only be described as a drama queen.

We are lucky in that we do have a number of young players ready to step up to test level, my personal favourite being Chris Lynn who plays for QLD in the Sheffield Shield as well as the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
He really does hit the ball hard, and I believe he could become a good middle order test batsman, with a bit of spin bowling as well.
There are many others just as deserving and some have been listed on another comment.
I am more concerned with our bowlers, they seem to break down with great regularity.
The average age of the Australian test side is 27 years at the moment, not too old by world standards but I hope the next lot to join the squad are in their early/er twenties.

I've seen snippets of Lynn on BBL, but nothing memorable so will keep an eye out for him. Agree about the bowling, Starc's a talent in limited overs but still needs to learn patience in tests. I think Hazlewood is class but got unfairly criticised last ashes. It's odd that the coaches have developed such complex fitness regimes for the quicks yet seem powerless to stop them breaking down. I doubt Cummins or Pattinson will have fulfilled careers now.
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Old 16th April 2016, 12:20   #82
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...Have not found any of your comments, or any others to be the slightest bit "bilious" - ie............."affected by or associated with nausea or vomiting,spiteful; bad-tempered".............. and anyone who thought they were bilious could only be described as a drama queen...
Or so new to the forum as not to be able to see a pattern, perhaps.
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Old 17th April 2016, 03:01   #83
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Oh, don't worry, I have seen the pattern.
Spent a lot of time reading through past topics before I made my first comment.
My first comment was based on the number of blatantly anti-Australian comments I found on the forum. Which was the reason I signed up, mainly to reply to one particular comment I found to be blow the belt and to be honest unnecessary, a troll post on any other forum.
Ali TT seems like a good forum poster, a bit of banter and some honest opinions on the game, and some of the other guys write interesting comments, whereas some members sound like they are an eight year old.
They are the ones I first responded to.
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Old 17th April 2016, 17:38   #84
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I dunno...a kid born in 1992, who didn't become aware of cricket until he/she was 10, would be 24 now and not have seen an Australian series win in England.

But that's nothing. I was 33 before I first had sex under a Labour government.
Only just spotted this. I'm sure I was quite a bit younger when I was first ****ed by the Tories.

In the broader context of this thread I'm no longer inclined to debate who is the best batsman. I just think we're hugely privileged to have guys like AB deV, Kohli, Steve Smith and Root (and others) playing on the world stage.
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Old 17th April 2016, 17:56   #85
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Only just spotted this. I'm sure I was quite a bit younger when I was first ****ed by the Tories.

In the broader context of this thread I'm no longer inclined to debate who is the best batsman. I just think we're hugely privileged to have guys like AB deV, Kohli, Steve Smith and Root (and others) playing on the world stage.
Quite, and their differences in styles, strengths and weaknesses makes it even more enjoyable to watch them (and argue over who is best).
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Old 17th April 2016, 23:27   #86
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Oh, don't worry, I have seen the pattern.
Spent a lot of time reading through past topics before I made my first comment.
My first comment was based on the number of blatantly anti-Australian comments I found on the forum. Which was the reason I signed up, mainly to reply to one particular comment I found to be blow the belt and to be honest unnecessary, a troll post on any other forum.
Ali TT seems like a good forum poster, a bit of banter and some honest opinions on the game, and some of the other guys write interesting comments, whereas some members sound like they are an eight year old.
They are the ones I first responded to.
There's a fair bit of drivel posted about Australian cricket, which probably does at least partly justify your original post, although I don't think most of it is meant seriously. My response a few above was based around the fact that very little of it was actually in this thread! Makes more sense if you'd read around the forum, although I still think you were making a bit of an overstatement and misunderstanding the roots of it. I don't think much if any of it is based around jealousy, although hard for me to say, as I don't, at least as far as I've noticed, get involved in much Aussie bashing. Not to say I don't enjoy England winning tests against Australia, of course.
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Old 20th April 2016, 03:25   #87
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Good comment Fatty, and I do apologise if I come across too strong, sometimes it is not my sentiment but my lack of good writing skills that lets me down.
Also liked the posts by Ali TT and CNdP above.
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Old 20th April 2016, 20:45   #88
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Cameron Bancroft
Travis Head
Chris Lynn
Jordan Silk

All worth keeping an eye out for.
chris lynn looks the best to me.

travis dean is also worth keeping an eye out.

nic maddison could go either way. has the potential to be awfully devastating and devastatingly awful.
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Old 20th April 2016, 22:06   #89
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chris lynn looks the best to me.

travis dean is also worth keeping an eye out.

nic maddison could go either way. has the potential to be awfully devastating and devastatingly awful.
I originally had Maddison in that list, then took him out, put him back in, took him out again, shook him all about. I think he'll get his chance but could easily be another Ramprakash. Bancroft and Lynn must be certs though, Voges can't last forever and at some point they will finally lose patience with Shaun Marsh.
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I originally had Maddison in that list, then took him out, put him back in, took him out again, shook him all about. I think he'll get his chance but could easily be another Ramprakash. Bancroft and Lynn must be certs though, Voges can't last forever and at some point they will finally lose patience with Shaun Marsh.
the australian batting lineup looks disturbingly settled for a change. I can only see a Voges retirement (not likely until the next ashes series) or a massive loss of form from Burns allowing a new batsman into that top six unless they get rid of the all-rounder position. I dont know what will become of Mitch Marsh.
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Old 21st April 2016, 16:44   #91
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Why isn't Amla mentioned in the same breath as Root, Kohli and Williamson?

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Old 21st April 2016, 17:03   #92
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Why isn't Amla mentioned in the same breath as Root, Kohli and Williamson?

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I think we were talking about them because they are quite young, two 25 year olds, 26 and 27. Amla is 33. We could also talk about de Villiers (32) who averages over 50 in Tests and ODIs.
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Old 21st April 2016, 17:18   #93
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I think we were talking about them because they are quite young, two 25 year olds, 26 and 27. Amla is 33. We could also talk about de Villiers (32) who averages over 50 in Tests and ODIs.
If your talking about young batsmen then de Kock surely should be on that list.

Averages 45 in Tets cricket (albeit a small sample size) and 43 in ODIs.
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If your talking about young batsmen then de Kock surely should be on that list.

Averages 45 in Tets cricket (albeit a small sample size) and 43 in ODIs.
For once we agree.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 06:47   #95
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Old 23rd April 2016, 05:35   #96
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Also liked the posts by Ali TT
Thought you were being reasonable up until this point Mickmac. lol.
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Old 23rd April 2016, 06:54   #97
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He writes good comments, even though he must realize a lot of it is fantasy and wind-up. But then you have probably been sparring with him for years and I am a newbie.
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Thought you were being reasonable up until this point Mickmac. lol.
Don't be sore cause I beat you up over Josh Hazelwood mouthing off.

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He writes good comments, even though he must realize a lot of it is fantasy and wind-up. But then you have probably been sparring with him for years and I am a newbie.
Didn't you read the message when you log in saying that you've left reality behind?
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Old 25th April 2016, 02:56   #99
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Touche Ali, I'll take that jibe on the chin. (ouch)

And it would be a very brave Englishman to bring up the subject of mouthing off, especially while Jimmy Anderson is in the side. lol
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Old 25th April 2016, 04:39   #100
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No need to take anything on the chin Mickmac. Ali TT's self claimed victory in said discussion was about as convincing as Napoleon and the Grand Armee in Russia.

If you're going to be nice to certain of the members here you will be undoing much hard work and no small amount of considered WUMming. There could be the possibility then, that certain posters will change from an atheist position regarding anything about Aussies in general (and Aussie cricket in particular) being reasonable in any way... to one of Agnosticism (unlikely to make much difference in one particular circumstance).

The fun would then reduce considerably.

Or you could just ignore my advice, take people as you find them and enjoy your time here.
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