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post Oct 2nd 2006, 6:39 AM
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I know it is still 6 weeks away but I am rather excited by the next Ashes series. Australia must perform better and if they do, We will win the series there can be no doubt. The England team is depleted and I dont think they can muster another heroic challenge to the Aussies.
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post Oct 18th 2006, 8:11 AM
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I think the only reason England won last Ashes series was because every single man in the team did their job... & gave 110% in the times when they needed it & their star players like Flintoff were able to give even that little bit more, whilst the Aussies were pretty much a one man team after the 1st test.
All of England had been hyped up for that Ashes series, & the players fed off that, & they lifted when it came to cruch time. The Aussies never really played well the whole series starting with the awful One Day performances, even though Australia played (IMO) at around 65%, they still didn't just lie down & die. The series was still alive until the lunch on the final day.
This time around, post 05 Ashes, things have changed alot, England have alot of injuries to speak off & have fallen away abit, whilst the Aussies have grown stronger with the successful introduction of some new players such as Mike Hussey & Brad Hodge.
I believe that Australia will not be only wanting the Ashes back, but also wanting revenge for their 2005 Ashes defeat. IMO they will easily overpower the Poms this time around on Aussie soil, due to the fact that in recent times not alot of teams have beaten Australia in Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth & these are the first three test venues on the cards.

Thats my two cents.

This is the schedule for the test series:

Nov 2006

Fri 10 Prime Minister's XI v England Canberra Tour match
Sun 12 - Tue 14 New South Wales v England Sydney Cricket Ground Tour match
Fri 17 - Sun 19 South Australia v England Adelaide Oval Tour match
Thu 23 - Mon 27 Australia v England Brisbane Cricket Ground 1st Test

Dec 2006

Fri 1 - Tue 5 Australia v England Adelaide Oval 2nd Test
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Western Australia v England W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth Tour match
Thu 14 - Mon 18 Australia v England W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth 3rd Test
Tue 26 - Sat 30 Australia v England Melbourne Cricket Ground 4th Test

Jan 2007

Tue 2 - Sat 6 Australia v England Sydney Cricket Ground 5th Test

VB Series

Fri 12 Australia v England Melbourne Cricket Ground VB Series
Sun 14 Australia v New Zealand Bellerive Oval, Hobart VB Series
Tue 16 England v New Zealand Bellerive Oval, Hobart VB Series
Fri 19 Australia v England Brisbane Cricket Ground VB Series
Sun 21 Australia v New Zealand Sydney Cricket Ground VB Series
Tue 23 England v New Zealand Adelaide Oval VB Series
Fri 26 Australia v England Adelaide Oval VB Series
Sun 28 Australia v New Zealand W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth VB Series
Tue 30 England v New Zealand W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth VB Series

Feb 2007

Fri 2 Australia v England Sydney Cricket Ground VB Series
Sun 4 Australia v New Zealand Melbourne Cricket Ground VB Series
Tue 6 England v New Zealand Brisbane Cricket Ground VB Series
Fri 9 VB Series 1st final Melbourne Cricket Ground VB Series
Sun 11 VB Series 2nd final Sydney Cricket Ground VB Series
Tue 13 VB Series 3rd final (if req.) Brisbane Cricket Ground VB Series
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post Jan 15th 2007, 12:30 AM
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WOW ENGLAND GOT HAMMERED
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post Jan 29th 2007, 1:06 AM
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QUOTE(supersonic @ Jan 15th 2007, 3:30 PM) *

WOW ENGLAND GOT HAMMERED


Thats what I said would happen, & now they are getting flogged in the ODIs.

Should be an interesting World Cup though.

I'm tipping Australia ofcourse! 1.gif
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post Feb 6th 2007, 5:00 AM
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Thats what I said would happen, & now they are getting flogged in the ODIs.

Should be an interesting World Cup though.

I'm tipping Australia ofcourse! 1.gif



I think the Aussies are a bit cocky going into the world cup. Symonds is injuried which will take a massive chunk out of the middle order. Also there are not specialist spinnners in the team. Which may be mistake if teams like india play the part time spinners well.
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post Feb 10th 2007, 7:11 PM
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QUOTE(supersonic @ Feb 6th 2007, 9:00 PM) *

I think the Aussies are a bit cocky going into the world cup. Symonds is injuried which will take a massive chunk out of the middle order. Also there are not specialist spinnners in the team. Which may be mistake if teams like india play the part time spinners well.


Very true, Symonds out will be a hue blow for the Aussie's now, but I think Australia losing the other night in the first final was the slap in the face they needed, & should improve in tonight's 2nd final.

This is Australia's group in the world cup, so I believe that they still will be able to warm up abit before they meet any serious opposition.
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post Feb 11th 2007, 7:18 AM
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Wow!

That was a real kick in the teeth!

I must say, well done to the poms, I didn't think they had it in them to win. Although I find that it is one thing they have to move away from. The rain can't save them all the time.

Back to the drawing board for the Aussies' laugh.gif
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post Feb 12th 2007, 11:19 PM
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pretty dissapointing loss hey guys. can't believe the turn around for england.

aussies look like they will be out gilly and symonds for the start of the world cup.

I also hear for the 3 game one day series in nz that ricky ponting and gilly won't playing in those, be a good opportunity for the fringe players to hit some form and press for a position in the team.
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post Feb 13th 2007, 4:02 AM
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QUOTE(Rooster @ Feb 13th 2007, 3:19 PM) *

pretty dissapointing loss hey guys. can't believe the turn around for england.

aussies look like they will be out gilly and symonds for the start of the world cup.

I also hear for the 3 game one day series in nz that ricky ponting and gilly won't playing in those, be a good opportunity for the fringe players to hit some form and press for a position in the team.


Espcially good for Brad Haddin, who will get a decent hit-out before he goes to the world cup.

I heard that he will be replacing Gilly for the first few games when he's waiting for the birth of his 3rd child.
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QUOTE(kordone @ Feb 13th 2007, 8:02 PM) *

Espcially good for Brad Haddin, who will get a decent hit-out before he goes to the world cup.

I heard that he will be replacing Gilly for the first few games when he's waiting for the birth of his 3rd child.


yeh thats the word going around. Deserves his position not just because his a keeper. His batting been pretty awesome in the state game so his good cover as a batsman as well if need be.

I heard Michael Clarke might be in doubt for the first One dayer in nz. Phil Jaques been listed as cover for him.
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post Feb 13th 2007, 6:28 PM
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anyone know if channel 9 displaying any of the cricket world cup matches or is it just pay tv televising it?
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post Feb 14th 2007, 7:45 PM
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QUOTE(Rooster @ Feb 14th 2007, 10:28 AM) *

anyone know if channel 9 displaying any of the cricket world cup matches or is it just pay tv televising it?


Just got an email from someone I know from Ch 9.

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hi the nine network has the rights to the world cup as well as fox sports
the nine network will be picking up the coverage from the 27 of mach until the final
witch means the only matches fox sports will be doing live and exclusive is the 1st 3 group games Australia vs Scotland Australia vs Netherlands and Australia vs South Africa
the rest of the Australia games plus selected other matches will be on 9
i hope this info helps you


Therefore I don't think its going to be a great loss just missing out on the group games.

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QUOTE(kordone @ Feb 15th 2007, 11:45 AM) *

Just got an email from someone I know from Ch 9.
Therefore I don't think its going to be a great loss just missing out on the group games.


that sounds alright, was thinking of getting fox put on. hesitate to put fox on considering I rent. Not sure how that works out.
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post Feb 16th 2007, 4:47 AM
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QUOTE(Rooster @ Feb 16th 2007, 12:11 PM) *

that sounds alright, was thinking of getting fox put on. hesitate to put fox on considering I rent. Not sure how that works out.


Same here, I was considering getting Austar just for the World Cup, through their no lock-in contract, but I don't mind missing out on the first few games. biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(kordone @ Feb 16th 2007, 8:47 PM) *

Same here, I was considering getting Austar just for the World Cup, through their no lock-in contract, but I don't mind missing out on the first few games. biggrin.gif


hope we make it to the super 8 stage lol

we've had 5 losses on the trot now.

we couldn't defend 336 against the kiwis. its not looking to good, hopefully we can turn it around. lost our #1 in the world ranking for one dayers to with that loss last night.
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QUOTE(Rooster @ Feb 19th 2007, 9:14 AM) *

hope we make it to the super 8 stage lol

we've had 5 losses on the trot now.

we couldn't defend 336 against the kiwis. its not looking to good, hopefully we can turn it around. lost our #1 in the world ranking for one dayers to with that loss last night.


It's amazing to see Australia lose their No.1 ranking so quickly, only after losing 5 matches in a row. Even after whipping pretty much every team in the Champions Trophy not too long ago, & in the past few years.
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QUOTE(kordone @ Feb 19th 2007, 10:24 AM) *

It's amazing to see Australia lose their No.1 ranking so quickly, only after losing 5 matches in a row. Even after whipping pretty much every team in the Champions Trophy not too long ago, & in the past few years.


yeh true, spose 5 in a row is pretty big, and i guess the bigger picture 2 series in a row is bigger.
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QUOTE(Rooster @ Feb 19th 2007, 1:37 PM) *

yeh true, spose 5 in a row is pretty big, and i guess the bigger picture 2 series in a row is bigger.


Any idea how the ICC ranking system works?

On the ODI table it says that now the No.1 ranked ream is South Africa with 128 points, & Australia 2nd with 126 points

Australia still miles ahead on the Test domain though. They have 135 points with England lagging behind with 114 points on 2nd. laugh.gif

Not to forget that England plays alot more test matches than any other country as well, like having a 3 test series every 2 or so years against Bangledesh will help boost their ranking. 1.gif
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QUOTE(kordone @ Feb 20th 2007, 5:06 PM) *

Any idea how the ICC ranking system works?

On the ODI table it says that now the No.1 ranked ream is South Africa with 128 points, & Australia 2nd with 126 points

Australia still miles ahead on the Test domain though. They have 135 points with England lagging behind with 114 points on 2nd. laugh.gif

Not to forget that England plays alot more test matches than any other country as well, like having a 3 test series every 2 or so years against Bangledesh will help boost their ranking. 1.gif


The ICC ranking system is pretty complicated, its explained here on there site http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/odi/rules.html

Seems reasonably fair system I reckon.

Can't believe we lost again yesterday hey. 5 losses on the trot now actually. lost the series 3 - 0 to the kiwis. Worst losing streak in over 10 years for us.

You'd think our bowlers could defend 346 hey?
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QUOTE(Rooster @ Feb 21st 2007, 9:39 AM) *

The ICC ranking system is pretty complicated, its explained here on there site http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/odi/rules.html

Seems reasonably fair system I reckon.

Can't believe we lost again yesterday hey. 5 losses on the trot now actually. lost the series 3 - 0 to the kiwis. Worst losing streak in over 10 years for us.

You'd think our bowlers could defend 346 hey?


Interesting with the way the ranking system works, you would think that India & Pakistan would be abit higher with the amount of ODIs they play.

346 should be defendable, even on those tiny kiwi grounds. Don't know what happened there, weren't the kiwi's down 4 wickets real quick? unsure.gif

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* The weighting of 'matches' is reduced over time so does not reflect the full number of matches played in the rating period


Didn't read the fine print 1.gif

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QUOTE(kordone @ Feb 21st 2007, 3:27 PM) *

Interesting with the way the ranking system works, you would think that India & Pakistan would be abit higher with the amount of ODIs they play.

346 should be defendable, even on those tiny kiwi grounds. Don't know what happened there, weren't the kiwi's down 4 wickets real quick? unsure.gif

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Didn't read the fine print 1.gif


lol yeh its always the fine print.

yeh there were like 4 for 47 or something i think. makes it even worse losing from there, most teams would collapse on a big chase being at that. Kiwis are on a high at the moment, confidence through the roof for them. they a big chance at the world cup.

we be a better team when we get ricky ponting back, better captain then hussey, sometimes its the little things that make a team good.
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