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The Ashes 2017/18 | 23rd Nov onwards.

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Couldn't see an Ashes Series thread so figured I'd start one.  @Laaloo, feel free to sticky this Thread old sport.

 

Obviously I will have an keen interest in how Australia go given Pakistan's own born Khawaja will likely play for Australia.

 

I cannot see Australia losing a Test.  I suspect they will whitewash England and win most games inside 4 days.  The (lol) England batting line up looks very fragile except for Root how will likely struggle as most English captains do in Australia.  Starc, Hazlewood and Lyon will be too strong for the batting line up while Smith (best batsman in the world), Warner (best opener in the world) and Khawaja will dominate the English retirement village pace attack.

 

I for one would be very surpised if the scoring line wasn't  5 - 0 Australias favour at the end of the series

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4 hours ago, sandeep said:

Cook is old and likely to get exposed this tour.  But correspondingly fat-arse Renshaw a.k.a. the great convict young hope, is also going to get exposed.   

 

 

Not just Cook, the whole English middle order is as flakey as @Laaloo's postings of late.

 

Australia can afford to carry Renshaw with Warner, Handscombe and Smith comfortably amongst the worlds best batsmen

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17 hours ago, Lala2790 said:

 

Obviously I will have an keen interest in how Australia go given Pakistan's own born Khawaja will likely play for Australia.

What about two ingland players Moeen bhai and Rashid bhai? Unko kyon chhod rahe ho?

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16 minutes ago, Lala2790 said:

Not just Cook, the whole English middle order is as flakey as @Laaloo's postings of late.

 

Australia can afford to carry Renshaw with Warner, Handscombe and Smith comfortably amongst the worlds best batsmen

The same Warner who runs away screaming in SC Tests? Handy has not done much of note outside Oz. Smith is truly world-class - the only all-conditions batsman (with >40 avgs in all countries) around among players below 30.

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11 minutes ago, Vijy said:

The same Warner who runs away screaming in SC Tests? Handy has not done much of note outside Oz. Smith is truly world-class - the only all-conditions batsman (with >40 avgs in all countries) around among players below 30.

Well, given Warner is playing at home, yes the same Warner.

 

Of course he is going to cash in this series, if he averages under 50 I'll cancel my account

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38 minutes ago, kruiser said:

What about two ingland players Moeen bhai and Rashid bhai? Unko kyon chhod rahe ho?

Rashid looks like a Bangali. Moeen looks like a arabian pretending to be Pakistani. You gotta do better than this twurp.

 

As far as Ashes is concerned I am with the yellow team cause they wear green at times. Australia always reminded me of the Pakistan in this Australian vs England rivilary.

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20 minutes ago, Shaz1 said:

Rashid looks like a Bangali. Moeen looks like a arabian pretending to be Pakistani. You gotta do better than this twurp.

 

As far as Ashes is concerned I am with the yellow team cause they wear green at times. Australia always reminded me of the Pakistan in this Australian vs England rivilary.

Lol, twurp :giggle:

 

Agree that there are many similarities between Pakistan and Australia.  I still remember the great spell of quick bowling Wahab delivered to Watson in the 2015 WC - that was Mitchell Johnson like.

 

Maxwell is very similar to Afridi - aggressive batsman who bowls handy spin.  Amir and Starc are similar, Younis and Ponting, Misbah and Clarke - almost identical team compostitions

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Just now, Lala2790 said:

Lol, twurp :giggle:

 

Agree that there are many similarities between Pakistan and Australia.  I still remember the great spell of quick bowling Wahab delivered to Watson in the 2015 WC - that was Mitchell Johnson like.

 

Maxwell is very similar to Afridi - aggressive batsman who bowls handy spin.  Amir and Starc are similar, Younis and Ponting, Misbah and Clarke - almost identical team compostitions

You know I actually get bored of seeing India vs Australia cause it has been done to death. When I see Australia vs Pakistan both of these teams seem to have that same fighting nature. Which makes the matches seem absolutly electric.

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2 hours ago, Shaz1 said:

You know I actually get bored of seeing India vs Australia cause it has been done to death. When I see Australia vs Pakistan both of these teams seem to have that same fighting nature. Which makes the matches seem absolutly electric.

the Pakistani sure did fight well to lose 3-0 in all 3 test matches they played. and that too with a team with misbah, younis, yasir, etc. Without Misbah and Younus, they will be decimated in Oz. What kind of a pathetic team loses to SL while playing on "home" turf?

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22 minutes ago, Vijy said:

the Pakistani sure did fight well to lose 3-0 in all 3 test matches they played. and that too with a team with misbah, younis, yasir, etc. Without Misbah and Younus, they will be decimated in Oz. What kind of a pathetic team loses to SL while playing on "home" turf?

The same team that thrashed Lol India in the CT final.

 

Despite losing 3 - 0, Pakistan were in the contest at many times during the match.  We played well and Wahab and Amir bowled without luck.  I suspect the scoreline would be different if we played the series again now

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4 hours ago, Vijy said:

the Pakistani sure did fight well to lose 3-0 in all 3 test matches they played. and that too with a team with misbah, younis, yasir, etc. Without Misbah and Younus, they will be decimated in Oz. What kind of a pathetic team loses to SL while playing on "home" turf?

Looks like you guys are asking for a defeat at home. Beaware the Sri-Lankans with black magic are stronger than India with no magic.

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6 minutes ago, Shaz1 said:

Looks like you guys are asking for a defeat at home. Beaware the Sri-Lankans with black magic are stronger than India with no magic.

Sigh, I would love for one single Thread on this Forum to exist without the usual Indian school girl posters having to refer to Pakistan.

 

Such fear and jealousy for their big brother

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6 minutes ago, Lala2790 said:

Sigh, I would love for one single Thread on this Forum to exist without the usual Indian school girl posters having to refer to Pakistan.

 

Such fear and jealousy for their big brother

It comes with the mind blowing defeats we have given them over the years. The pain still hurts them till this day. 

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1 minute ago, CoverDrive said:

Looking forward to this. The broadcast quality is always great. I feel Aussies have an upper hand but it should not be so easy. 

Yep, no doubt the Australian team start as massive favourites.  The Pakistani-born great Khawaja, Warner and Smith will dine out on the 130kph plodders of the English attack while Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins will blast the fragile Pommy middle order.

 

This series has a 2017 CT style thrashing written all over it

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6 hours ago, Lala2790 said:

Wowee, a stickied Thread!!

 

Get around me friends; @RPSinghalong @beetle @Laaloo @Shaz1 @maniac @Cric Fan - your boy Lala2790 is moving up in the world :bow:

Congrates on your greatest achievement on ICF. As usual your understanding of cricket has earned you a top spot in the intelligent poster league. You deserve a medal for being the first Pakistani to reach this milestone on a Indian forum. May your family rejoice with you on this great ocassion. As you have made it big in India. Expect more fan following and autograph oppertunties.

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Usman Khwaja is massively overrated. A bit of lateral movement and he is done for. Can only score on flat decks. However, I don't think Anderson has the pace to trouble any of their batsmen. Broad is the only bowler who might trouble the OZ batsmen if he is bowling at full tilt. On the other hand I think English batting will do better than they did last time since there's no threat of a genuine hit the deck bowler like Johnson. However, an attack of Hazelwood/Cummins/Starc/Lyon should still win them the series 5-0. 

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15 hours ago, Shaz1 said:

You know I actually get bored of seeing India vs Australia cause it has been done to death. When I see Australia vs Pakistan both of these teams seem to have that same fighting nature. Which makes the matches seem absolutly electric.

So electric.  Just like this one.

 

 

 

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We're all resigned to the inevitable thrashing here, well most of us are anyway. The Brexiteers are still confident, telling us realists to "stop talking the country down", just like they do when anyone questions them on the car crash of leaving the EU. 

 

Not looking forward to waking up on the cold, dark winter mornings to tales of woe from down under. Fortunately I can't watch as I don't subscribe to the BT Sports channel who will be showing the games.

 

Looking forward to the NZ tour later in the winter which ideally would be a closer series, but I expect our little flowers will be mentally shot by then. Shame we can't just sack off the Ashes, hand the Convicts the urn without having to go through the pain, and have a full winter in NZ.

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34 minutes ago, YCCC said:

We're all resigned to the inevitable thrashing here, well most of us are anyway. The Brexiteers are still confident, telling us realists to "stop talking the country down", just like they do when anyone questions them on the car crash of leaving the EU. 

 

Not looking forward to waking up on the cold, dark winter mornings to tales of woe from down under. Fortunately I can't watch as I don't subscribe to the BT Sports channel who will be showing the games.

 

Looking forward to the NZ tour later in the winter which ideally would be a closer series, but I expect our little flowers will be mentally shot by then. Shame we can't just sack off the Ashes, hand the Convicts the urn without having to go through the pain, and have a full winter in NZ.

loosing Ben must have been below the belt..he is pretty much irreplaceable with bat and can always turn in one game winning performance with the ball.. But there is no Pattinson just Starc/Cummins and Hazelwood..lol

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2 hours ago, Vilander said:

lol how we would love that...but it will be fun to watch..

His slow fade to black has begun.   He looked vulnerable against Shami.  On Indian tracks that were on the slower side.  Its not his fault.  Reflexes slow down with age, its inevitable.   I always laugh when I see those extrapolations of Cook batting at basically near-peak or better levels, for another 4-5 years.   He'll be lucky to last another 2 in international cricket.  Sure, the runflation in cricket means its getting easier to score, especially against 2nd tier countries like SL, WI etc, but I expect him to do badly right now.   I'll go out on a limb and predict a sub-30 avg for him this ashes, with better than even odds for a sub-20 avg.  

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2 hours ago, YCCC said:

We're all resigned to the inevitable thrashing here, well most of us are anyway. The Brexiteers are still confident, telling us realists to "stop talking the country down", just like they do when anyone questions them on the car crash of leaving the EU. 

 

Not looking forward to waking up on the cold, dark winter mornings to tales of woe from down under. Fortunately I can't watch as I don't subscribe to the BT Sports channel who will be showing the games.

 

Looking forward to the NZ tour later in the winter which ideally would be a closer series, but I expect our little flowers will be mentally shot by then. Shame we can't just sack off the Ashes, hand the Convicts the urn without having to go through the pain, and have a full winter in NZ.

Reading that BBC report on Pomnishambles was an eye opener.  Sure Johnson was running rampant, but the lack of fight shown, and admitted to by the England camp is quite disappointing.  If that was my team talking like that, it would be disheartening.   

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4 hours ago, sandeep said:

Here comes the wrinkled left nut, to chime in on the thread started by the right one.   You drongo dole budgers need to drop the charade.

Stop melting Sandeep, I'm giving my prediction don't shoot the messenger in the foot friend. Lol drongo dole bludger* what is the hate for?

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On 09/11/2017 at 8:45 AM, sourab10forever said:

The pinnacle of test cricket is back.

5 tests. Starts on the 23rd Nov at perth.

 

 

Discuss here 

Doesn't it start in Brisbane my friend?

 

I can't wait to see Englands batting collapse constantly thru the series. The Australian bowlers are too good the extra bounce will hurt England as they aren't use to it.

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On 11/9/2017 at 7:49 AM, Lala2790 said:

The same team that thrashed Lol India in the CT final.

 

Despite losing 3 - 0, Pakistan were in the contest at many times during the match.  We played well and Wahab and Amir bowled without luck.  I suspect the scoreline would be different if we played the series again now

LOL ...one one day match doesn't mean much....

It's a shame that you are even believing that Pakistan has quality to compete with india in test matches

 

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On 11/9/2017 at 12:07 PM, CoverDrive said:

Looking forward to this. The broadcast quality is always great. I feel Aussies have an upper hand but it should not be so easy. 

never know....new champions are born in these kind of series......

Ben will be huge loss for england....

But i would like to support for england

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2 hours ago, gakgupta said:

LOL ...one one day match doesn't mean much....

It's a shame that you are even believing that Pakistan has quality to compete with india in test matches

 

I think you need a lesson on the fears of our test team.

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On ‎12‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 3:10 AM, gakgupta said:

LOL ...one one day match doesn't mean much....

It's a shame that you are even believing that Pakistan has quality to compete with india in test matches

 

The Thread is about Eng v Aust.

 

Stop melting away about off topic games you silly little twerp

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On 11/10/2017 at 4:27 PM, sandeep said:

His slow fade to black has begun.   He looked vulnerable against Shami.  On Indian tracks that were on the slower side.  Its not his fault.  Reflexes slow down with age, its inevitable.   I always laugh when I see those extrapolations of Cook batting at basically near-peak or better levels, for another 4-5 years.   He'll be lucky to last another 2 in international cricket.  Sure, the runflation in cricket means its getting easier to score, especially against 2nd tier countries like SL, WI etc, but I expect him to do badly right now.   I'll go out on a limb and predict a sub-30 avg for him this ashes, with better than even odds for a sub-20 avg.  

You forgot to add Pak to the list in Tests. Let's not forget that they were thrashed (at "home") against a weak SL team.

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17 minutes ago, Vijy said:

You forgot to add Pak to the list in Tests. Let's not forget that they were thrashed (at "home") against a weak SL team.

Lol, a so you're confiming a second tier team thrashed you in the CT Final.

 

Nice self-troll :)

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