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  1. eddiesmith

    The referral system

    Was a sensational decision imo and it also did change a couple of absolute shockers like Michael Clarkes and Marcus Norths 2nd innings dismissal, how any umpire at any level could have given those 2 not out is impossible to understand Anyway its interesting that 4 years ago England got screwed...
  2. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    Whilst O'Keefe doesnt actually have a spot in his state side Good squad, Doherty is improving now he is allowed to play a few more games and the right option, very unlucky to not have played quite a few more ODIs
  3. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    I wouldnt be suprised at all, they made Siddle take the week off and Bollinger was ineffective for NSW in the 2nd innings today in the end gifting Tassie the win with 15 runs off 5 balls when all NSW needed was 1 wicket With back to back tests they may be best off taking the safe option and...
  4. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    No Hilfenhaus at the GABBA? England would be laughing
  5. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    He is one of only 6 batsmen in the Australia A squad, they seem to be letting him try for that no6 role, of course someone else is putting their hand up for that role should Australia not want another spinner... I havent seen alot of Smith but when I saw him face a short ball in the T20 the...
  6. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    But the selectors or CA 6 months ago or whenever the schedule was announced would not have planned on having many spots if any up for grabs. It was more a chance for the 2nd best side to have a hitout against a test team and it is still a good chance for the English batsmen and A bowlers to have...
  7. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    Not really unexpected, it means they can manage workloads heading into the test so decide if they want the bowlers to rest or need match practice, plus those games end only 5 days before the 1st test, they will probably want the side together atleast that early
  8. eddiesmith

    Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2010

    Not even England could lose that one!
  9. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    I was just saying Khawaja isnt ahead of White as much as anyone thinks and he only passed him because of that double century v SA, we will see who has more runs after they both play against each other next week
  10. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    If you include his double century this year when White has yet to play he sneaks ahead, but over the last 3 years, no White has the better average and more runs which are fair as they had the same amount of innings in that time Khawaja does have more centuries, White more scores over 50, I...
  11. eddiesmith

    Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2010

    :D Actually it hasnt been that bad, only missed 1 and half days for weather out of 5 originally scheduled days of play, the grand final replay was a real killer though taking us to 50% missed Dont understand the negativity of daylight savings, maybe Perth is sunnier for longer, but here summer...
  12. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    Oh you mean like this season where the pitch was green and he failed? I am sure he would have been fine playing at the GABBA in March ;) As for Khawaja, yeah he has more runs since White hasnt played for Victoria in the last 2 years, include the year Khawaja debuted and White shoots ahead, but...
  13. eddiesmith

    Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2010

    I think it is more than fair and expected that Hussey and Johnson gain alot more playing first class cricket than playing a meaningless T20 match, same with Hauritz. Other than those 3 there wasnt anyone else left out, it seems to be forgotten in this complaints about the NSW/VIC side, there are...
  14. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    A very iffy first class record that over the last 3 years has seen him score more runs at a better average than Usman. If you can describe the last 3 years as such for Khawaja then White has had 2 very good seasons and 1 fantastic season and he hasnt played more than half the games in any of...
  15. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    Hughes has a couple of very big technical defficiences that cant be hidden just because he got lucky in 1 game against South Africa and then a year later made an unbeaten half century v NZ He has had 7 tests and only 1 where he truly played well and even then with some luck, outside of that he...
  16. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    How did Hughes go in his 1st innings in Sydney? Or even more recently the 1st innings at the GABBA? Doesnt seem to like the ball moving around at all, not the greatest sign for an opener But maybe he would be better down the order then, of course trying that out when the oppositions best bowler...
  17. eddiesmith

    ODI XI Selection Thread

    It definately helps that Tasmania have pushed him to the front of the queue ahead of Krezja
  18. eddiesmith

    Test XI Selection Thread

    Obviously not, just the 8 NSW players and 1 who wishes he played for them, nah they couldnt be, a true NSW person would have Clark and Lee ahead of Hilfy and Mitch ;)
  19. eddiesmith

    Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2010

    Oh you guys 3 hours behind now? Obviously your daylight savings trial wasnt succesful?
  20. eddiesmith

    Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2010

    Of course the game was actually 6:35pm WA time and 8:35 AEDT and therefore live everywhere that has daylight savings, CA cant schedule games to suit backwards states ;) Anyway a very poor effort by the NSW top order, didnt give the Victorians anything to bowl at but they still did alright with...
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