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 Post subject: Ashes Tour 2017/18
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:12 pm 
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Pitch at The Gabba playing somewhat slower than 1975:-

https://youtu.be/DrCNUrnsu2s


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes Tour 2017/18
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:32 pm 
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familymkdonsfan wrote:
Pitch at The Gabba playing somewhat slower than 1975:-

https://youtu.be/DrCNUrnsu2s


Good link. What's happening to the pitches around the world? Slow track at The Gabba, and India prepared a green seamer at home v Sri Lanka. What's next, a bowler friendly wicket at The Oval?


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes Tour 2017/18
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:12 am 
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Even Perth isn’t the quick, bouncy wicket it used to be.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes Tour 2017/18
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To introduce a sombre note, it was 3 years ago to the day that Phil Hughes was hit by the ball which killed him 2 days later.

I wonder if, conciously or inconciously, that has influenced the way wickets are prepared over there (i.e. not as pacy)?

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 Post subject: Re: Ashes Tour 2017/18
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Perhaps unsurprisingly it all went a bit Pete Tong on day 4. Will be a good test of mettle for the rest of the tour.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes Tour 2017/18
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200 all out or worth getting up early to see a famous victory?


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes Tour 2017/18
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familymkdonsfan wrote:
200 all out or worth getting up early to see a famous victory?

Checking score at 6.00 - expecting to be able to go back to sleep, hoping I’ll be in time to see an epic victory ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes Tour 2017/18
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leodon wrote:
familymkdonsfan wrote:
200 all out or worth getting up early to see a famous victory?

Checking score at 6.00 - expecting to be able to go back to sleep, hoping I’ll be in time to see an epic victory ;)


Oh well.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes Tour 2017/18
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I love Cricket, and especially Test Cricket, but I'm finding it all a bit too predictable over the last few years. There are no special teams at the moment and most series are just won by the home team due to home advantage rather than any special ability or performances. I don't take much delight in England winning a home series anymore as I know it's just the conditions and that they'll probably get hammered away to the same opponent. That even applies to the last couple of Ashes series. The 2005 series was the last truly epic home win as it was against a great side that had dominated the game (albeit coming to their end).
The game needs another great side - from any country - to come around, as it's drifting in a general level of mediocrity at the moment (I know there are some modern great players but scattered amongst a lot of average ones by past standards).


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 Post subject: Re: Ashes Tour 2017/18
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BertieWoostersDonsClub wrote:
I love Cricket, and especially Test Cricket, but I'm finding it all a bit too predictable over the last few years. There are no special teams at the moment and most series are just won by the home team due to home advantage rather than any special ability or performances. I don't take much delight in England winning a home series anymore as I know it's just the conditions and that they'll probably get hammered away to the same opponent. That even applies to the last couple of Ashes series. The 2005 series was the last truly epic home win as it was against a great side that had dominated the game (albeit coming to their end).
The game needs another great side - from any country - to come around, as it's drifting in a general level of mediocrity at the moment (I know there are some modern great players but scattered amongst a lot of average ones by past standards).

It happens. Several times over the last century. KTF.

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