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    Series Thread: England v Australia ODI Series 2012

    Date Time Match Venue
    Fri Jun 29 09:45 GMT 1st ODI – England v Australia Lord’s, London
    Sun Jul 1 09:45 GMT 2nd ODI – England v Australia Kennington Oval, London
    Wed Jul 4 13:00 GMT 3rd ODI – England v Australia Edgbaston, Birmingham
    Sat Jul 7 09:45 GMT 4th ODI – England v Australia Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
    Tue Jul 10 13:00 GMT 5th ODI – England v Australia Old Trafford, Manchester

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    what about the ireland game?

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    Screw them It'll be rainout anyways...

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    It's all good having a bilateral ODI series between two supposedly evenly matched teams but doesn't England-Australia get repeated way too much in the international fixtures? Just like India-Sri Lanka who seem to play each other whenever they're free.

    Maybe not as much but still what's the point of having this series with two Ashes series due for next year, which means we'll probably have two Aus-Eng ODI series next year too. And the ICC can't find the reasons behind spectator fatigue !?!?

    Three bilateral ODI series for a summer makes it pretty monotonous and boring. I'd rather have had a WI-Eng-SA tri-series for the summer. Or if they were just so damn adamant to play Australia, it could simply have been a Aus-Eng-SA tri-series ( how cool would that have been ?) with WI returning home just after playing the tests. Need more triangular and quadrangular tourneys to spice things up, just like the old times.

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    100m Australia

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    @Mahanty, nope, I'm looking forward to this series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricmahanty View Post
    It's all good having a bilateral ODI series between two supposedly evenly matched teams but doesn't England-Australia get repeated way too much in the international fixtures? Just like India-Sri Lanka who seem to play each other whenever they're free.
    http://cricfire.com/forum/showthread...ustralia+trott

    Three bilateral ODI series for a summer makes it pretty monotonous and boring. I'd rather have had a WI-Eng-SA tri-series for the summer. Or if they were just so damn adamant to play Australia, it could simply have been a Aus-Eng-SA tri-series ( how cool would that have been ?) with WI returning home just after playing the tests. Need more triangular and quadrangular tourneys to spice things up, just like the old times.
    I have been asking for more triangular series too. Aus vs Wi vs Eng would've been great

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    Discuss the Ireland game in here IMO.
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
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    FTB you say?

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    No, I'll make the match thread.

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    http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-...ry/570466.html

    Will probably bring in Dernbach

    Where is Woakes?
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    What's with so much "rotating" of Anderson

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    Yay

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    So after all the smart-ass sneering by pommy fans (mainly on Cricinfo) about how Pattinson, Cummins, Lee etc. would break down and not last the series, it's Anderson who breaks down after one match.

    Karma's a ***** eh?
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    Bets open till 2nd ODI

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    44m on Aus.
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    Betting with your heart

    237 MIL England!

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    ^ Betting because the odds are better & I'm backing us to play a LOT better than we played yesterday. England had a fair bit of luck go their way TBH. Not much luck for us, but we can do much better. Particularly the batting.

    If Wade hadn't been run out we would've won quite comfortably I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSB View Post
    ^ Betting because the odds are better & I'm backing us to play a LOT better than we played yesterday. England had a fair bit of luck go their way TBH. Not much luck for us, but we can do much better. Particularly the batting.

    If Wade hadn't been run out we would've won quite comfortably I think.
    CSB, I'm counting on you Aussies to shut the poms up a bit. I was disappointed when I checked the scorecard after work

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    I was disappointed watching the match.

    I take it you didn't get to see it? Was very interesting how Wade handled Swann. Played him very nicely and confidently. Real shame he got run out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSB View Post
    ^ Betting because the odds are better & I'm backing us to play a LOT better than we played yesterday. England had a fair bit of luck go their way TBH. Not much luck for us, but we can do much better. Particularly the batting.

    If Wade hadn't been run out we would've won quite comfortably I think.
    With your middle order, I would find that quite tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverDrive View Post
    With your middle order, I would find that quite tough.
    D Huss had a poor innings but he is an excellent batsman. (Was in great form in the CB series). Not convinced by Smith but he played a lot of really good knocks in the IPL. Problem is the only person on tour who can replace him is FATrrest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSB View Post
    I was disappointed watching the match.

    I take it you didn't get to see it? Was very interesting how Wade handled Swann. Played him very nicely and confidently. Real shame he got run out.
    Yeah I have work and I didn't wake up early enough to catch the beginning of the match.

    Don't get too overconfident in Wade's abilities to play spin though. Swann is the kind of bowler that can be swept (I suspect that's why the English batsmen overuse the shot so much). The sweep is great when the ball is drifting quite a bit, which Swann does better than anyone, but against a good spinner, that typically won't be good enough. That said, he seems to play the sweep well a la Mussey

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    I'm not getting overconfident, I expected Wade to struggle against Swann actually. Which is why I was pleasantly surprised to see him play him comfortably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSB View Post
    I'm not getting overconfident, I expected Wade to struggle against Swann actually. Which is why I was pleasantly surprised to see him play him comfortably.
    If you can sweep well, you can play Swann.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafa View Post
    If you can sweep well, you can play Swann.
    So Suresh Raina cannot sweep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSB View Post
    So Suresh Raina cannot sweep?
    Not really imo. Sweep well != slog

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSB View Post
    England had a fair bit of luck go their way
    Doesn't that always happen according to you whenever Australia lose? The Mathews-Malinga p'ship-MCG 2010.
    The Mohali test 2010. And countless other cases where you've cited luck as a factor behind Australia losing.

    Tbh, I can't see what exactly you call as 'luck' with reference to yesterday's match. Australia were outplayed. They went for too many runs in the death overs. Batted poorly- Warner having his feet planted, Watson attempting a half-hearted shot to a good delivery to nick it behind, Dussey looked like he's Australia's Raina, Smith was just plain poor etc. In a nutshell, England bowled and batted better than Australia and thus won. Luck?

    I don't think so.

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    I don't see how England was lucky at ALL! I would call Australia lucky - had Bresnan taken that simple catch of Clarke on 16, doubt the match would've gotten so close.

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    And the match surprisingly looks closer on a scorecard than what it actually was.

    Australia were never really convincing with their chase, apart from the second-wicket p'ship between Warner and Bailey.

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    And the match surprisingly looks closer on a scorecard than what it actually was.
    +1. England were far better. Match was over when Warner got out...

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