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    N!gerian (sorry the word shows as ***** for some reason)
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    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
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    ^ Yeah, I think they meant to censor the word "n i g g e r" and censored "n i g e r" instead. Epic grammar fail! BTW, the match went great, I batted very well, (or so I thought at least). I played out 4 balls by Marshall (my nickname for him) and scored 2 runs, hit a 4 and a 6 of another decent bowler. Bowled 1 over gave away 5 runs and took 1 wicket. Oh well, all in all, was a good workout.

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    Glad you enjoyed your day out Squashy.

    Onions? Well, he has the a few things to say. Give me back Jimmy Anderson. I don't like Onions. I don't use it in my food.
    Marlon Samuels' wasn't so impressed with Graham Onions' sledging




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    I couldn't stop laughing when I read that. Samuels has earned so much respect this tour.
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    Ashley Mallet on his 5 best fast bowlers of all-time.

    To me, cricketing heaven would be Wasim Akram and Shane Warne bowling in tandem to Victor Trumper and Don Bradman. When he came in to bowl, Wasim was a mirror image of Keith Miller, the great Australian allrounder, whose build, athleticism and good looks captured the imagination. Wasim excelled at the highest level with the ball - often on wickets that did not provide much in the way of pace and bounce. He could move the ball - new or old - either way. His efforts with the old ball, especially, were fabulous; he learnt better than anyone how to rough one side of the ball up in such a way that he could achieve reverse swing.


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    FFS.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-...ry/567934.html

    So instead of choosing a decent ODD batsman (of which there are plenty), they stick with this hack, FATrrest.



    When are they going to give up on FATrrest? He was a dud selection and shouldn't be anywhere near the side. He's useless. He's too slow for ODI's, he's a liability in the field and can't play the short ball.

    It's pathetic that they keep picking him ahead of more deserving candidates.
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    Never heard of him.. so you're probably right. Congratulations, Mussey! Didn't know they were expecting a new arrival.

    http://blogs.espncricinfo.com/inbox/...st_his_way.php

    What the heck is this guy talking about? Not surprisingly, he got slammed left, right and center in the comments section.
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    Guess what Mike Hussey's newly bornson is called?

    OSCAR!!!

    Do you feel special now Oscar, you have a Hussey named after you.
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    ^HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS!?!?!? z
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    ^HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS!?!?!? z
    Mickey Arthur tweeted it.
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    Well, of course I'm honoured. Hope the kid is just like his old man
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    Yep he better turn out to be a good cricketer. (If he survives).

    3 months premature is seriously bad. Hope he's ok.
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    Surprised Dhoni is actually seriously considering this for a career after retirement. Respect!
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    Kohli working on curbing aggression

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/co...ry/568000.html


    Probably a good move. I've seen a correlation between Broad losing a touch of aggression and anger, and him suddenly turning into a world class bowler. Although that could just be coincidence because I guess there's little reason to be angry when you're cleaning batsmen up with will.
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    With will? Oh please.

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    Dramatic licence
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    *at will.
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    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashed.bugaboo View Post
    *at will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSB View Post
    Guess what Mike Hussey's newly bornson is called?

    OSCAR!!!

    Do you feel special now Oscar, you have a Hussey named after you.


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    Kohli working on curbing aggression

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/co...ry/568000.html


    Probably a good move. I've seen a correlation between Broad losing a touch of aggression and anger, and him suddenly turning into a world class bowler. Although that could just be coincidence because I guess there's little reason to be angry when you're cleaning batsmen up with will.
    At will?

    I'm really interested in seeing how Broad would perform if Anderson wasn't there...

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    I am interested to see how England would cope if they hadn't have Anderson or Broad... Couldn't get the last man out, scored 95... highest last stand partnership

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverDrive View Post
    At will?
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    I'm really interested in seeing how Broad would perform if Anderson wasn't there...
    He does OK in the T20I's without Anderson
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    Carl Hooper. One of the few good picks by Wasim, for the best 11 batsmen he has bowled to. He's been coming up with some really strange nominations.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/conte...io/567704.html
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    Never even heard of the man... seems randomness to me. Just want to finish this crap for good, I guess.

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    Meanwhile everyone has ignored India A's humiliating loss to WI A in the second Test. Series tied at 1-1 with one Test to go.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindi...ry/568232.html
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engin...ch/562897.html
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    8 wickets for Johnson- http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/conte...er/315912.html

    Impressive.

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    Derlon Johnson, hmm.. looks like some real talent waiting in the wings for WI. Look at his FC record. Average of 19, SR of 44.6 and topped it off with a 6 wicket haul in the second innings to wrap up the over hyped Indian batting line up for 94.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindi...er/315912.html

    WI in England, player report card.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-...ry/568192.html

    9
    Marlon Samuels
    Cool and detached was the fašade, but behind that cloak brewed a strong spirit that wanted to make a point - not to anyone else but himself, that he is the best. Samuels had come straight from the IPL, but swiftly made the transition, applying himself and working hard in the nets to succeed in English conditions. He made runs, got motivated by locking horns verbally with a frustrated England bowling attack, remained the spine of a weak West Indies batting order and finished as the highest run-maker. And with the specialist spinner unable to make an impact, Samuels even turned his arm over nicely to pick some useful wickets.
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    Tino Best
    Kevin Pietersen called Best an entertainer after Best treated the smattering of Edgbaston faithful on an otherwise drab Sunday to one of most memorable knocks by a No. 11. It was extraordinary because Best, who had a batting average of 9.86 before, played deftly with a straight bat before falling down five runs short of becoming the first No.11 in Test cricket history to score a century. He remained aggressive with new ball in hand, picking up two good wickets. With his effervescent smile and bravado, Best made cricket a joy to watch.
    6
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Twice at Lord's he came close to again putting his name on the honours board. But he faltered at crucial moments and England quickly grabbed the controls. Chanderpaul seemed disoriented at Trent Bridge and then got sidelined by a side strain in the final Test. The world's top-ranked Test batsman would have set his sights on bigger things and returns without a century in England for the fourth time.
    Darren Sammy
    The question about if he deserves a place in the Test team will never leave Sammy. But he is a leader of men and works hard. His century in the second innings at Trent Bridge made him sit and realise that he could be a handy lower-order batsman if he continues to work hard and not play reckless strokes, which he did at vital junctures. As for his bowling, Sammy will keep coming back and surprising batsmen with the odd movement but is not quite a third seamer.
    5
    Kemar Roach
    Michael Holding was furious that Roach played in the four-day tour match against England Lions days before the first Test and felt it was unjust to put so much workload on him after he played a full series at home against Australia in March and April. Holding was proved right when Roach was forced to return home due to shin injury after the second Test. But in the time he was fit, Roach lit up the series with some fierce spells of fast bowling especially when he cut Jonny Bairstow in two during his debut innings and then gave England a scare with three quick wickets early into their chase of a small target at Lord's.
    Denesh Ramdin
    Ramdin will be remembered for the statement against Viv Richards. If he had kept quiet, people would have noted this was his best series where he doubled his average, mainly because of his second Test century, which was built with the right mixture of application and drive, something West Indies need in the middle order desperately to raise big totals.

    Ravi Rampaul
    He sprained his neck before Lord's and was sorely missed especially as a good support for Roach, When he returned Rampaul was the best bowler for the visitors in the second Test and got Alastair Cook easily for the second time at Edgbaston.
    4
    Shannon Gabriel
    Made his debut at Lord's but bowled within himself and handled the slope nicely. A strongly-built man, Gabriel bounded in with a smooth action and got enough bounce to keep the batsmen in check. Among his victims was the prized scalp of Pietersen in the second innings but a stress reaction in his back ruled him out of the rest of the tour. If looked after well, Gabriel has the potential to be a good work horse in the long run.
    Adrian Barath
    Talented, but lacks endurance. He did work hard to leave many balls alone in the first hour and even survived a session twice (in the first innings at Lord's and Edgbaston) only to chase a ball that he had ignored all morning.
    3

    Kieran Powell
    Played some sumptuous off drives but like couldn't resist temptations, making him an easy scalp for the bowlers who stuck to the off stump. Was given a few lessons in Test cricket by James Anderson.
    Sunil Narine
    Landed in England as a man of mystery and was brought on against the two of the best batsmen of spin: Pietersen and Ian Bell. The pair effortlessly picked Narine from the hand. It remains far too early to make judgements but Narine will have understood that Test cricket will either make him a better spinner if he was willing to learn, or easily discard him to the bin of the spinners who had started with the mystery ball only to be exposed quickly.
    Assad Fudadin
    After replacing Kirk Edwards he started on a promising note, showed the grit West Indies need at the top, but then got stuck in muddled thoughts and was bounced out by Tim Bresnan.
    2
    Darren Bravo
    The biggest disappointment of the trip. Bravo was touted to be the most equipped to prosper in England. But he flattered to deceive. In the first innings at Lord's he started off smoothly before Chanderpaul ran him out, but thereafter he kept getting out against deliveries he should left alone. Returning without a half century against the world No. 1 team will hurt his pride
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    Kirk Edwards
    Some might argue he should not be given any mark at all. Appointed the vice-captain, Edwards was expected to lay the bricks for the middle-order to build on. Instead he finished the series as the drinks carrier as his technique against the new ball was completely exposed following 20 runs on the entire tour.
    Shane Shillingford
    He began by saying he could not grip the ball at Lord's and would rather sit out in the cold weather. When he played a week later at Trent Bridge and finished as the most expensive bowler on both sides. The reasons were many: unfriendly pitches, cold conditions and good opponents. Still Shillingford, who had taken a 10-wicket match haul against Australia at home, should have shown more discipline.
    Narsingh Deonarine
    He had retained his spot in the squad after a decent all-round performance against Australia at home. He got lucky and found a berth when Chanderpaul pulled out in the final Test, but lasted just 29 deliveries before chasing an angled delivery from Graham Onions.
    Fidel Edwards
    Edwards is one of the most maverick characters in West Indies camp. He had a seven-wicket haul on his previous tour of England and should have ideally been the leader of the pack. Instead an inconsistent performance at Lord's forced the team management to drop him for the final two Tests and confined him to the dressing where he quietly watched his team-mates toil hard.
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    Samuels has come long way in this tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashed.bugaboo View Post
    Meanwhile everyone has ignored India A's humiliating loss to WI A in the second Test. Series tied at 1-1 with one Test to go.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindi...ry/568232.html
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engin...ch/562897.html
    They were lucky to win that 1st test too. Could easily be 2-0 to WI A.
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