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I doubt Australia will go for a draw, or be happy about it unless its an "england" type draw" when they're 8 or 9 down in fourth innings still 200 runs behind and time runs out or it starts raining. :P
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Bomber wrote:I doubt Australia will go for a draw, or be happy about it unless its an "england" type draw" when they're 8 or 9 down in fourth innings still 200 runs behind and time runs out or it starts raining. :P
No one said they would go for a draw.

The last draw in the Ashes at the Gabba was very much ADVANTAGE ENGLAND
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Bomber wrote:I doubt Australia will go for a draw, or be happy about it unless its an "england" type draw" when they're 8 or 9 down in fourth innings still 200 runs behind and time runs out or it starts raining. :P
No one said they would go for a draw.

The last draw in the Ashes at the Gabba was very much ADVANTAGE ENGLAND
So you'd be happy with a repeat of that?
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Bomber wrote:I doubt Australia will go for a draw, or be happy about it unless its an "england" type draw" when they're 8 or 9 down in fourth innings still 200 runs behind and time runs out or it starts raining. :P
No one said they would go for a draw.

The last draw in the Ashes at the Gabba was very much ADVANTAGE ENGLAND
So you'd be happy with a repeat of that?
At this moment in time, yes I would take a draw.

However, what I would take right now could well be different to what I would take at this time on Monday.
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If it goes that long (till Monday) :wink:
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Bomber wrote:If it goes that long (till Monday) :wink:
Well if it hasn't then I would certainly either be taking the England win or wish we'd held on for the draw. Hindsight is 20/20
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Final prediction - this test?
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Bomber wrote:Final prediction - this test?
Just need to check the weather - hold on.
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God is an Englishman wrote:
Bomber wrote:Final prediction - this test?
Just need to check the weather - hold on.
Looks all good first three days - Sunday & Monday looking dodgy
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A little bit of rain about, small showers apparently. That could hopefully mean some cloud cover and moisture in the pitch. Looking at how green it is, I don't see that suiting starc - although the variable bounce could help both bowling teams.

Key men for australia are Lyon, Starc, Warner and Smith

Key men for England - Cook, Root, Ali, Anderson and Broad.

I'm going for England to win. SHOCK, HORROR!!




p.s. Still interested to see your mixed team
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God is an Englishman wrote:A little bit of rain about, small showers apparently. That could hopefully mean some cloud cover and moisture in the pitch. Looking at how green it is, I don't see that suiting starc - although the variable bounce could help both bowling teams.

Key men for australia are Lyon, Starc, Warner and Smith

Key men for England - Cook, Root, Ali, Anderson and Broad.

I'm going for England to win. SHOCK, HORROR!!




p.s. Still interested to see your mixed team
Combined Aus/Eng? I don't know enough about a few of your players to be honest, but it doesn't help that I'm not totally in agreement with the team Australia have selected - the one you opted for I couldn't argue too much with at this point in time (with Lyon in).
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Bomber wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:A little bit of rain about, small showers apparently. That could hopefully mean some cloud cover and moisture in the pitch. Looking at how green it is, I don't see that suiting starc - although the variable bounce could help both bowling teams.

Key men for australia are Lyon, Starc, Warner and Smith

Key men for England - Cook, Root, Ali, Anderson and Broad.

I'm going for England to win. SHOCK, HORROR!!




p.s. Still interested to see your mixed team
Combined Aus/Eng? I don't know enough about a few of your players to be honest, but it doesn't help that I'm not totally in agreement with the team Australia have selected - the one you opted for I couldn't argue too much with at this point in time (with Lyon in).
I'd have Lyon in as well, I'd still play Ali as a batsmen though.


Warner
Cook
Smith
Root
Stokes
Ali
Bairstow
Broad
Lyon
Starc
Anderson

Looking at that again, it does show how weak these sides are. Stokes at 5, Ali at 6... You'd want to bring in a better 5, drop Ali and bring from 5 down a spot. BUT who is there?
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Shaun Marsh under an injury cloud - advantage australia
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Stokes? He isn't touring (yet). I thought we were stuck with likely teams for first test, or at least current squads.
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God is an Englishman wrote:Shaun Marsh under an injury cloud - advantage australia
Very much so. :lol:
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Bomber wrote:Stokes? He isn't touring (yet). I thought we were stuck with likely teams for first test, or at least current squads.
Stokes is in the squad
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Pint per test? Just a small wager to keep things interesting. Payment due at first Friday lunch in 2018 after series.
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Bomber wrote:Pint per test? Just a small wager to keep things interesting. Payment due at first Friday lunch in 2018 after series.
I never bet on my own team - bad luck
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God is an Englishman wrote:
Bomber wrote:Pint per test? Just a small wager to keep things interesting. Payment due at first Friday lunch in 2018 after series.
I never bet on my own team - bad luck
I'll take england then :wink:
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3rd umpire is a champagne
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A beautiful 29 degrees in Brisbane today :D

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Oh look, an aussie has woken up
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Teams very easily balanced.

Test decided by Smith > Root and Lyon > Ali.
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God is an Englishman wrote:Oh look, an aussie has woken up
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Looking forward to Saturday & Sunday at the Adelaide Oval, with a nice 1-0 in the bank 8)
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Ben Stokes at heathrow with his kit. Unfortunately, it was a flight to NZ, but he's getting closer.
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Bomber wrote:Looking forward to Saturday & Sunday at the Adelaide Oval, with a nice 1-0 in the bank 8)
English players will feel at home during the Adelaide Test, the weather forecast is for cool temperatures,cloudy and rain.

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ozzie owl wrote:
Bomber wrote:Looking forward to Saturday & Sunday at the Adelaide Oval, with a nice 1-0 in the bank 8)
English players will feel at home during the Adelaide Test, the weather forecast is for cool temperatures,cloudy and rain.
Seamers pitch should suit the visitors too.
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my my my....whats happened to the pommie stiff upper lip????....

first we have Anderson accusing the Aussies of being bullies and now Captain Root has taken exception to Smith 'giggling' during Bancrofts media conference

theyre becoming more precious that the Indians...

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Wins toss, sends us in. :lol:

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