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#1441 traveller

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 02:20 PM

Oz wins:D
would've liked to see this one for sure...sounds like some geed fireworks at the SCG.
Where the heck was Tendulkar????
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#1442 zxb

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 10:39 PM

"Oz wins"

Just. Don't leave it too close next time. :D

"Where the heck was Tendulkar????"

Isn't he out of action with an ankle injury of something?
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Posted 23 January 2004 - 02:07 PM

Only just. The boys seem to have sorted out Brett Lee. The faster he bowls, the harder he gets hit.

10-dulkar is being saved for the big one.
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 09:11 PM

Zim comes within a boundary of beating India. They hsve my sympathies. :(

WI have just collapsed for 50 odd agaisn South Africa. Worst ODI score for them. Not so great. :eek:
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Posted 26 January 2004 - 03:51 AM

"...The other day at the Gabba, a gracious lady in a typically clipped accent waxed eloquent about Yuvraj Singh's remarkable 139 at Sydney. "What a fine innings he played. He's a Prince among men. But what is his full name. Laxman. He's the best '', said the lady. A little latter at suppertime, a New South Welshman wearing the Aussie supporters' golden yellow and green T-shirt said the people of Melbourne and Sydney are knowledgeable and appreciate good cricket. "The left-hander was good, but Laxman is a brilliant bat. I have brought my young sons to see him bat.'' His fan-following has multiplied after his 148 in the Adelaide Test..."

When Aussie kids turn up to see you bat, you are special.
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Posted 27 January 2004 - 09:29 AM

A priest after my own heart. For once, he is right. There is no third umpire in the sky.

There is no third umpire in the sky who we can turn to - we have to accept responsibility for our own actions and decisions. And because of that, we are outraged by what has happened to David. In the name and memory of David, we refuse to submit to the despair and violence of this world."



David Hookes - Rest in Peace
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Posted 30 January 2004 - 11:35 PM

Australia have finally called Hussey into the Oz team. Better late than never. Should have been in the Test squad for the India series I think, the form he's been in. Hope it works out. :)
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Posted 06 February 2004 - 06:46 AM

India 211/8 in 46.2 overs in the 1st best-of-three VB Cup finals.

Lousy show. Could have done a lot better.:mad:
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Posted 06 February 2004 - 03:59 PM

Bad luck.

What do you think of this new Test idea between best in world and best of the rest of the world? I can't help but think that the rest would win. :)
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Posted 06 February 2004 - 04:25 PM

Think it's a neat idea.
Would the world team be able to gel in a short period?
Who're your picks???

Ag: how' the betting for India?
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Posted 07 February 2004 - 12:31 AM

Who would I pick? Tricky. There's the obvious ones, Tendulkar, Lara, Pollock, Muralitharan, Either Kallis or Flintoff (depending whos in best form), Dravid. A decent wicket keeper batsman could be tricky to find. Gilly's out for obvious reasons (:D), Stewart's retired. Problem is, I don't know much about NZ or Paki Keepers. And, obviously, finding a captain could be entertaining. Perhaps Lara or more likely Pollock would be my choice, going against Lara since his side was slaughtered in SA, mainly by Kallis admittedly.:confused:

"Would the world team be able to gel in a short period?"

Would be amusing. Have to have another reality TV show to cover it. ;)
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Posted 08 February 2004 - 05:38 AM

It would be a great series.
Now Aus is 201/2 with Hayden wading into the Indian attack.
The odds are against India, as usual.
If there were to be a best vs rest, I'd pick Michael Vaughn as skipper and Pakistan's Moin Khan as wicketkeeper-bat.
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Posted 08 February 2004 - 01:46 PM

Vaughan? I like Vaughany, but he couldn't take us to beating SL in Tests or ODI's. Also his batting is somewhat unreliable.

Bad luck against Australia. :( Do you think your skipper has considered asking his bowlers to bowl underarm?
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Posted 08 February 2004 - 01:49 PM

They needed it, seeing that they were getting too uppity for their own good. Well played Oz. Put the pretenders in their place.

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Vaughn is a good leader. Dont judge him by one series.
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Posted 10 February 2004 - 12:17 PM

"...The only way to wind up these Australians is to outperform them. To try and out-sledge them is as optimistic as expecting an Eskimo to be terrified of snow..."

A good experience for a young Indian team
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Posted 13 February 2004 - 11:36 AM

"...NEW DELHI, FEB. 12. The Home Ministry has informally suggested to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that the Indian team's Pakistan tour be deferred till the end of the general elections. However, the final decision will rest with the BCCI..."

No cricket with Pakistan till elections are over in India.
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#1457 zxb

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Posted 13 February 2004 - 09:58 PM

I don't suppose that counts as voter apathy. :D

Warney picked up 5 on his return btw. Took a hammering in the second innings though. ;)
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 01:58 PM

Yeah. Great to see Warney back. McGrath is going to miss out on the tours, I believe. Something to do with fitness.

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Lets see you come up with a Rest of the World XI to take on the mighty Wizards of Oz.:D
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Posted 15 February 2004 - 12:04 AM

Alright. :D

Position 1: T-90M MBT
2: T-90M MBT

These 2 tanks would open [fire:D], but if Mcgrath can knock one out I would send in reinforcements;

3. M2A3 Bradly.
4. 1 Scorpion light tank with reinforcement infantry platoon.
5. Batting at number 5 should be a sniper, to take on the part timers when they get desperate.
6. 1 platoon of 120mm mortars.
7. 2 men deploying disposable 66mm flame rockets.
8. A full flight of 4 A-10's with Napalm, AG rockets and bombs.
9. Andrew Flintoff, to create a reality question mark amongst the surviving ozzies.
10. A battery of SMERSH MRLS's vehicles.
11. 1 ZSU-23-4 with quadruple 23mm cannons.
12. Just in case Ponty and Gilly manage to savage the above, which is not out of the question, the 12 man position would comprise of 2 AH-64D with HE rockets.

I concede that this might raise a few eyebrows amongts purist cricketing circles, but it should be considered a merely the modern equivalent of bodyline (for pro ozzie sinners, or Don Bradman (for pro england supermen ;)).

But, the undisputed cricketing prowness of modern armoured vehicles and mechanised infantry not withstanding:

1. Herchelle Gibbs
2. Marcus Trescothick
3. Sachin Tendulkar
4. Brian Lara
5. Rahul Dravid
6. Mark Richardson
7. Jaques Kallis
8. Kumar Sangakkara
9. Shaun Pollock
10. Shoaib Akhtar
11. Muttiah Muralitharan
12. James Anderson

I would choose something along those lines. :)
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Posted 16 February 2004 - 03:11 AM

Great teams, both.:D

Pollock as captain and Dravid as vice captain. Sangakkara is a great choice for wicket keeper and when he gets into the batting mood, is a treat to watch.

Anderson and Akthar to open the bowling, then Pollock and Kallis, and lastly Murali for the miracle bowling.

It would be a great series.

Trescothick versus Lee or Lara versus Lee would be interesting.
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