Vampire wrote:Don’t understand Paine’s decision to bowl first or the selections TBH.
kennyb41 wrote:Vampire wrote:Don’t understand Paine’s decision to bowl first or the selections TBH.
And then there's also the fact that we have a slight tendency in any given game to collapse at any point of our innings, i went out at 125/2 and Root seemed to have 9 lives, what happened ?
Yip, just start praying for rain again, we're not even good at that and we're in fcking England!
kennyb41 wrote:Where's that fcking coward bigot Walt ? Gone AWOL again
Bobbycollins wrote:Does Australian Shield cricket suffer from similar woes?
Vampire wrote:Bobbycollins wrote:Does Australian Shield cricket suffer from similar woes?
The Shield has always been a higher standard than country cricket for two reasons. First there are only six states - so the better players are spread less thinly. There’s been occasions where NSW has had half the test team playing. Second, the States seek to retain the historical characteristics of their pitches - so the players experience different conditions - for example pace and bounce in Perth and Brisbane, spin in Sydney and Adelaide.
More recently there have been concerns about declining standards in the Shield. Congested test schedules, one day and big bash means test players play less Shield. And drop in pitches threaten traditional character as we have seen at the MCG. But overall I’d say the standard is still higher than County Cricket.
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