The BaggyGreens Thread

baggygreen man

also known as Richie or Baggers
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That man Cummins again. Just that touch quicker than his mate and Jinx mistimed the ramp over slips. Now Pant has entered. Need him cheaply as he scores riskily but quickly.
 

baggygreen man

also known as Richie or Baggers
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Doesn't take much to tie up Pujara,
Sorry Pete have to disagree. It takes persistence, accuracy and discipline. Just because Pujara stonewalls does not mean he can not play his shots when given the chance. Our best men Pat & Josh smother him and hopefully pressure him into a mistake so he cant wear down our attack with his exceptional concentration and resilience. Just like he is doing now.
 
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baggygreen man

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I can now see the rest batting around Pujara with India chasing down these runs. The expected assistance from cracks has not eventuated so this track remains good for batting.
 
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baggygreen man

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The new ball may bring some luck.. tho not betting the house on it.

Reckon a mixture of Pujara's 211 balls and the hot/humid conditions took its toll on our two quality quicks. Cummins and Hazlewood looked short of juice in the final session.
 
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baggygreen man

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Gotta hand it to the Indian character. Did we allow complacency to creep in? This will hurt Australia's WTC chances now.
 
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Signman

also known as Mal
Sorry Pete have to disagree. It takes persistence, accuracy and discipline. Just because Pujara stonewalls does not mean he can not play his shots when given the chance. Our best men Pat & Josh smother him and hopefully pressure him into a mistake so he cant wear down our attack with his exceptional concentration and resilience. Just like he is doing now.
Sure, he'll play shots against very bad deliveries - but what I'm saying is there are also plenty of times he could work singles into gaps as well without taking too much risk, he doesn't have to bore us all to death in the process.

Congrats to India, well deserved win - Craig, didn't think much of Paine's captaincy skills though, his handling of his bowlers & tactics in the field were pretty poor, allowing the Indian batsmen to settle in too easily... a captain can't just rely on how well his bowlers are performing, also has to really put the squeeze on in the field when needed.
 

baggygreen man

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Sure, he'll play shots against very bad deliveries - but what I'm saying is there are also plenty of times he could work singles into gaps as well without taking too much risk, he doesn't have to bore us all to death in the process.

Congrats to India, well deserved win - Craig, didn't think much of Paine's captaincy skills though, his handling of his bowlers & tactics in the field were pretty poor, allowing the Indian batsmen to settle in too easily... a captain can't just rely on how well his bowlers are performing, also has to really put the squeeze on in the field when needed.
Spot on mate. Pujara does need to rotate strike more. Yes Paine lacked proactivity in the clutch moments. I reckon the duel captaincy/keeping workload is starting to take his toll.. that is borne out in his spilling catches he'd normally take. Perhaps time to remove the extra burden of captaincy. He says he has no intention of standing down so CA may have to make the decision for him. But who to hand over the reins to? Smith does not seems to be in favor. Not sure Cummins wants or needs the extra pressure. CA may take a punt on Labuchagne.
 
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baggygreen man

also known as Richie or Baggers
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Tests may be over for us Pete but not all red ball cricket is. Your domestic comp is ongoing and ours is due for a resumption. Got an idea. How about we have a single thread for both our comps. Call it Australasian Domestic Cricket perhaps. That way we can better follow how each others players are traveling.
 
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Signman

also known as Mal
Tests may be over for us Pete but not all red ball cricket is. Your domestic comp is ongoing and ours is due for a resumption. Got an idea. How about we have a single thread for both our comps. Call it Australasian Domestic Cricket perhaps. That way we can better follow how each others players are traveling.
Great idea Craig :thumbsu:
 

baggygreen man

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Some probs this morning submitting posts mate. Reason for all the deletions?

:thumbsu: Let me know when your guys are next playing red ball or do you prefer to create the thread?
Mate I wonder if there will ever be a time when we unite our sides to make an Australasian X1 to take on all comers. Be a pretty powerful squad I reckon.
 

Signman

also known as Mal
Spot on mate. Pujara does need to rotate strike more. Yes Paine lacked proactivity in the clutch moments. I reckon the duel captaincy/keeping workload is starting to take his toll.. that is borne out in his spilling catches he'd normally take. Perhaps time to remove the extra burden of captaincy. He says he has no intention of standing down so CA may have to make the decision for him. But who to hand over the reins to? Smith does not seems to be in favor. Not sure Cummins wants or needs the extra pressure. CA may take a punt on Labuchagne.
Craig, I reckon Pujara would be much better suited to the opening role where old stonewall can blunt the new-ball.

Excellent point about Paine mate - trying to keep & captain is too much of a workload... yeah, Labs & Cummins look like the only options to captain the team, maybe Hazlewood as well ?
 

baggygreen man

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That would be brilliant Craig... would like to see both our 6'8'' all-rounders in the 11 too 😎
Yep. Green is in the Top 6. Jamieson in the attack.
Latham
Pucovski
Williamson
Smith
Labs
Green
Watling
Jamieson
Cummins
Hazlewood
spinner????

reserves
Jhye Richardson. you can add the rest Pete.
 

Signman

also known as Mal
Excellent selections Craig 👍 I'm struggling to think of a spinner that is attacking & accurate from either country as well... we have a couple of leg spinners, Sodhi & Somerville, but both lack that consistent accuracy.

Jamieson is well capable of playing at 6... but with him at 8 that's a very strong top 8 in the batting.

Boult & Southee are probably the two best opening swing bowlers in world cricket... so if the conditions suited swing there's also the option of playing both of them or at least one of them in the 11.
Also Wagner is a very accurate bounce bowler & can keep charging in all day long, that bloke must be super fit... & because he's not tall he can consistently get the ball to rise about throat or helmet height on batsmen which is ideal.
 
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