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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1095 on: September 08, 2017, 06:55:16 PM »
The only two quicks with more are Walsh and McGrath. Impressive.

That could well be down to 1 by the end of the ashes, Walsh wasn't a massive amount over 500.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1096 on: September 08, 2017, 07:04:41 PM »
The only two quicks with more are Walsh and McGrath. Impressive.

That could well be down to 1 by the end of the ashes, Walsh wasn't a massive amount over 500.

If he stays injury free then I expect him to play for a couple more years. If he does then he will overtake Walsh and McGrath. I don't think he will get 300 more wickets to overtake Murali though!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1097 on: September 08, 2017, 07:07:51 PM »
The only two quicks with more are Walsh and McGrath. Impressive.

That could well be down to 1 by the end of the ashes, Walsh wasn't a massive amount over 500.
Walsh 519 so no not far behind him

In a recent interview Jimmy reckons he can keep playing at this level till he's 40.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1098 on: September 08, 2017, 07:08:27 PM »
The only two quicks with more are Walsh and McGrath. Impressive.

That could well be down to 1 by the end of the ashes, Walsh wasn't a massive amount over 500.

If he stays injury free then I expect him to play for a couple more years. If he does then he will overtake Walsh and McGrath. I don't think he will get 300 more wickets to overtake Murali though!

I can't imagine a quick ever catching Murali or Warne, the extra wear and tear from the run in and the fact that most teams have 3-4 seamers and 1-2 spinners means they just can't get through enough overs to take that many.  You'd need to have 2-3 sessions like Stokes did yesterday every tour to get to that level and that's just not realistic to do consistently for 10 years.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1099 on: September 08, 2017, 07:10:55 PM »
The only two quicks with more are Walsh and McGrath. Impressive.

That could well be down to 1 by the end of the ashes, Walsh wasn't a massive amount over 500.

If he stays injury free then I expect him to play for a couple more years. If he does then he will overtake Walsh and McGrath. I don't think he will get 300 more wickets to overtake Murali though!

If he were to overtake McGrath that would be very impressive.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1100 on: September 08, 2017, 07:12:48 PM »
The only two quicks with more are Walsh and McGrath. Impressive.

That could well be down to 1 by the end of the ashes, Walsh wasn't a massive amount over 500.
Walsh 519 so no not far behind him

In a recent interview Jimmy reckons he can keep playing at this level till he's 40.

Sounds optimistic when a bowler says something like that. However, with Jimmy I can definitely see him playing 4/5 more years. He appears to me a very young 35 year old who is physically very fit and his ability levels haven't diminished. He doesn't play in the shorter formats and he doesn't get injured much either.

I'll be very surprised if he doesn't end his career with well over 600 wickets

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1101 on: September 08, 2017, 07:24:11 PM »
I was listening to TMS during the rain break in the morning session.

The West Indian guest commentator was doing a listener's Q&A with Blowers about his TMS career. It was a wonderful piece of radio and was a throwback to the days of Arlott, Johnson, the Bearded Wonder et al when TMS really did seem like you were eavesdropping on the conversation between a few mates at the test match.

Blowers is a bit of an eccentric old coot who makes countless mistakes but I like him and when he leaves the box after this test, the last link with the TMS of old is gone.

The modern brigade of Vaughan, Swann and Dagnall are poor in comparison although I doo like Tuffers. I'd like to hear more of Victor and the return of Mike Selvey.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1102 on: September 08, 2017, 07:40:54 PM »
I think England have been poor during the last few overs.

Anderson seemed to be arguing with Marais Erasmus after receiving two warnings for running on the pitch. You don't want to celebrate getting to 500 wickets by being taken out of the attack.

Then I thought Root wasted two reviews on needless LBW calls. We could live to regret that.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1103 on: September 09, 2017, 08:02:55 AM »
I was listening to TMS during the rain break in the morning session.

The West Indian guest commentator was doing a listener's Q&A with Blowers about his TMS career. It was a wonderful piece of radio and was a throwback to the days of Arlott, Johnson, the Bearded Wonder et al when TMS really did seem like you were eavesdropping on the conversation between a few mates at the test match.

Blowers is a bit of an eccentric old coot who makes countless mistakes but I like him and when he leaves the box after this test, the last link with the TMS of old is gone.

The modern brigade of Vaughan, Swann and Dagnall are poor in comparison although I doo like Tuffers. I'd like to hear more of Victor and the return of Mike Selvey.

I loved listening to Tony Cozier, but his replacement on TMS has been brilliant.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1104 on: September 09, 2017, 10:38:24 AM »
I really hope the Windies set a challenging total.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1105 on: September 09, 2017, 11:19:02 AM »
The problems with the top order really hurt us on batting pitches but pitches like this one we're usually ok because the aggressive middle order will smash us back into the game.  If Australia have been paying attention they'll be trying to set up pitches with a first innings 'par' of 400+ and then challenge us to reach it, just like India did.

That's basically what we've done for years now, and it's generally worked except when up against high-quality fast bowling (which explains why South Africa have been the only side to win in Australia since the 2010-11 Ashes.)

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1106 on: September 09, 2017, 11:40:33 AM »
I really hope the Windies set a challenging total.

Looking highly unlikely at the moment. Anderson and Broad are causing them nightmares

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1107 on: September 09, 2017, 11:42:08 AM »
This is poor, Hope is there they should be supporting him.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1108 on: September 09, 2017, 11:49:05 AM »
This is poor, Hope is there they should be supporting him.

It's quality bowling their up against though. Anderson and Broad haven't bowled a bad ball between them

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1109 on: September 09, 2017, 11:52:23 AM »
No but it's not like Blackwood is out when he's trying to dig in.