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I genuinely think Australia would win the series if Anderson did not appear in any of the remaining tests. That's how good he is at the moment. I rate Finn. He's a talent but still hasn't matured fully as a bowler. As for Broad, think he rides on the wave created by Anderson and Swann. I genuinely do. Broad would be averaging closer to mid 30s with the ball if it wee not for these two.
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The Trott's? now that would have made BraodWalk.
122. Travis_Bickle "Surely if during the centuries of cricket, we can still count the number of times a player walks...on the fingers of one hand, maybe...its not a problem at all"Lots of players walk, they just do it before the umpire has had the opportunity to make a decision. The ones that gain notice, like Gilchrist's, do so because the umpire has already given them not out before they walk
The whole issue with DRS is not only that it is not 100% accurate but as seen in this series that it can give howlers as a ground umpire(trott's decision). Add to the fact some captains don't use the reviews judiciously gives an unfair advantage to the other(SoB nick). So just have unlimited reviews with no say from the players. Only ground umpires call for a review when in doubt. Like a run out.
Hail DRS as well
165. m j. Ponting is officially retired from all forms of cricket, I'd be surprised to see him return. I would welcome it though would be nice to see him back at the crease, love him or hate him, he was a great batsman to watch on song.
I'll be amazed if Ponting isn't recalled for Australia. I can even see him making the next one at Lords. Aus desperately need a class batsman to add some runs and RP's in great form again, they are nowhere near the batting force they were for so long.England won't change anyone with Finn at home, but this seam attack isn't right, Finn& Broad too similar and don't bowl at stumps like Onions does.
God help us if Jimmy gets injured. ...it could get interesting, this Series!
What's interesting is that everyone on here seems to be arguing, and the media were intent on creating bad blood between the two teams over all this DRS stuff, but I haven't seen a hint of a real feud or piece of bad sportsmanship/whinging yet in spite of the controversies. Can't imagine it would have been like this of Ponting were still playing!
True, but I'm referring to recent times. Think quoting WG is stretching it a bit.Personally don't like to see standing for such an obvious edge (SB's) but that's the 'modern' game, so we're told.In my youth (pre full professionalism, Packer, motorised transport etc.) we used to resort to a few underhand tricks, snicks from slips, DIY on the ball etc. but always walked if we knew we'd nicked it.
160Rewriting history- W G Grace pioneered not walking. Then in terms of fair play, Jardine went with bodyline. The rest followed suit (Bradman, Border, Vaughan, Atherton... and now Broad).Let's delete the Broad incident, imagine Haddin hadn't been given out and had gone on to score the winning runs.It's bad for the game, no matter the winner.
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