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Australia v India, first Test:

Pictures expose ridiculous pitch preparation
The Australian team sensed something was wrong with the Nagpur pitch they are set to face India on in two days – but after they left the stadium the real dirty work began.
The pitch doctor is in the house and the prognosis is grim for left handed visitors ahead of Thursday’s first Test.

The Australian team thought something was going on with the pitch when they trained two days out from the first Test of the Border Gavaskar trophy, but they should have seen what happened when they left the Nagpur stadium.

Later in the afternoon, as the Indian hierarchy stood around, the curators embarked on one of the more extraordinary pitch preparations.

The centre of the Nagpur wicket was watered and rolled. The area on a good length for left handers was left to parch in the heat and was avoided by the machinery.
Five members of Australia’s likely top seven — Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Travis Head, Matthew Renshaw, and Alex Carey — bat left handed.

The state of the pitch could see right-handed Peter Handscomb enter the frame to be picked to bat at No. 6 over Renshaw.

The BCCI now sends official curators to oversee the preparation of wickets.

All signs point to utter carnage when play gets underway in Nagpur, where batting first will likely be a major advantage.

Nagpur has been a spinner’s paradise in recent times, with Gujurat collapsing to be all out for just 54 against Vidarbha in India’s Ranji Trophy competition in at the same venue just last month.

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The whingeing has started :lol:
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Stroke of luck for India their batsmen are all righties, the way the cookie crumbles I suppose

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India must be scared. ;-)
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Hopefully Australia can pull off a series win and show that it doesn't matter what has been done to the pitches. Definitely good to have a 4 game series with the top 2 Test sides.

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bowlers foot marks will scruff those parts up anyway , use your feet and dont be afraid to attack
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Aus 2/6

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Cooper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 11:49 am Hopefully Australia can pull off a series win and show that it doesn't matter what has been done to the pitches. Definitely good to have a 4 game series with the top 2 Test sides.

Just the top 2 in the rankings not the top 2 sides.
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ozzie owl wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 2:47 pmAus 2/6

6 down already :lol:
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God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:10 pm
Cooper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 11:49 am Hopefully Australia can pull off a series win and show that it doesn't matter what has been done to the pitches. Definitely good to have a 4 game series with the top 2 Test sides.

Just the top 2 in the rankings not the top 2 sides.
Rankings matter, opinions do not.

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Anyone know why Travis Head isn't in the side? :wtf:
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Bomber wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:30 pm Anyone know why Travis Head isn't in the side? :wtf:
Brain fade by the selectors im assuming.

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Cooper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:33 pm
Bomber wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:30 pm Anyone know why Travis Head isn't in the side? :wtf:
Brain fade by the selectors im assuming.
The most in form test batsman we have, maybe Smith aside? I know of horses for courses but really, this is bordering a joke.
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Bomber wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:30 pm Anyone know why Travis Head isn't in the side? :wtf:
His Sheffield Shield cap isn't blue.

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Bomber wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:36 pm
Cooper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:33 pm
Bomber wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:30 pm Anyone know why Travis Head isn't in the side? :wtf:
Brain fade by the selectors im assuming.
The most in form test batsman we have, maybe Smith aside? I know of horses for courses but really, this is bordering a joke.
struggled in Sri Lanka & Pakistan last year and was struggling in the nets with spin the past couple of weeks

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Cooper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:20 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:10 pm
Cooper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 11:49 am Hopefully Australia can pull off a series win and show that it doesn't matter what has been done to the pitches. Definitely good to have a 4 game series with the top 2 Test sides.

Just the top 2 in the rankings not the top 2 sides.
Rankings matter, opinions do not.

That's your opinion and you are right, it doesn't matter.
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Bomber wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:30 pm Anyone know why Travis Head isn't in the side? :wtf:

To give south aussie something to whinge about

To give aussies something to whinge about because india dared to not prouduce the wicket they wanted.
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ozzie owl wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:42 pm
Bomber wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:30 pm Anyone know why Travis Head isn't in the side? :wtf:
His Sheffield Shield cap isn't blue.
MY colour blindness is shocking, but when I last saw Matt Renshaw play in the Sheffield Shield he didnt have a blue cap?

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Victor Meldrew wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 6:08 pm
ozzie owl wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:42 pm
Bomber wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:30 pm Anyone know why Travis Head isn't in the side? :wtf:
His Sheffield Shield cap isn't blue.
MY colour blindness is shocking, but when I last saw Matt Renshaw play in the Sheffield Shield he didnt have a blue cap?
He's not even australian and they still pick him.
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God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 5:55 pm
Cooper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:20 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:10 pm
Cooper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 11:49 am Hopefully Australia can pull off a series win and show that it doesn't matter what has been done to the pitches. Definitely good to have a 4 game series with the top 2 Test sides.

Just the top 2 in the rankings not the top 2 sides.
Rankings matter, opinions do not.

That's your opinion and you are right, it doesn't matter.
Glad you agree rankings matter and your opinion doesnt

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Cooper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 10:29 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 5:55 pm
Cooper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:20 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:10 pm
Cooper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 11:49 am Hopefully Australia can pull off a series win and show that it doesn't matter what has been done to the pitches. Definitely good to have a 4 game series with the top 2 Test sides.

Just the top 2 in the rankings not the top 2 sides.
Rankings matter, opinions do not.

That's your opinion and you are right, it doesn't matter.
Glad you agree rankings matter and your opinion doesnt

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God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 5:57 pm
Bomber wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 3:30 pm Anyone know why Travis Head isn't in the side? :wtf:

To give south aussie something to whinge about

To give aussies something to whinge about because india dared to not prouduce the wicket they wanted.
Well so far it has bitten them (selectors) on the butt. Some of the dismissals were schoolboy like. You can't tell me Head wouldn't have lasted at least two balls (over Renshaw), and he can bowl a bit of variation. Almost hope Australia lose because of this.
PS - if you must play Renshaw, let him open and piss Warner off (not that it would happen)
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God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 6:26 am

The English langiage should be your friend my friend, not your enemy.
What excuse ?

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C U Next Saturday wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:52 am
God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 6:26 am

The English langiage should be your friend my friend, not your enemy.
What excuse ?

Say it aint so Joe (Bomber), say it aint so.
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God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:12 am
C U Next Saturday wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:52 am
God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 6:26 am

The English langiage should be your friend my friend, not your enemy.
What excuse ?

Say it aint so Joe (Bomber), say it aint so.
A week of staying after class for you.
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Bomber wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 12:23 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:12 am
C U Next Saturday wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:52 am
God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 6:26 am

The English langiage should be your friend my friend, not your enemy.
What excuse ?

Say it aint so Joe (Bomber), say it aint so.
A week of staying after class for you.
I was after Cod but I guess Plaice will do.
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God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:18 pm
Bomber wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 12:23 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:12 am
C U Next Saturday wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:52 am
God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 6:26 am

The English langiage should be your friend my friend, not your enemy.
What excuse ?

Say it aint so Joe (Bomber), say it aint so.
A week of staying after class for you.
I was after Cod but I guess Plaice will do.
Saw you more as a kippers man.
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Bomber wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:38 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:18 pm
Bomber wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 12:23 pm
God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:12 am
C U Next Saturday wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:52 am
God is an Englishman wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 6:26 am

The English langiage should be your friend my friend, not your enemy.
What excuse ?

Say it aint so Joe (Bomber), say it aint so.
A week of staying after class for you.
I was after Cod but I guess Plaice will do.
Saw you more as a kippers man.
No, I'd throw that one back.
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the most sensible thing i have read post match.....
There needs to be a drink-a-thon, soul searching. It was as bad as we can play.
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MegaBonus wrote: Sat Feb 11, 2023 9:38 pm the most sensible thing i have read post match.....
There needs to be a drink-a-thon, soul searching. It was as bad as we can play.
....A Border
And when you read the coaches and selectors saying "we haven't even discussed (certain changes)" then wtf are they doing there then? Border should go around and slap them all a few times and remind them they are representing the country in test cricket, because some of them look like they are there on a f'kn holiday.
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