The Indians need a good kick up the arse for preparing these wickets. Not good enough, they have ruined what was shaping to be an interesting series. They would have most likely beaten us anyway, but to turn it into a complete batting lottery is a joke. 2 day 1 session tests ??? who wants to...
Wouldn't assume that. This article was claiming our NRL squad is as listed. That was 29 names back in November. Cooper Johns has since been added so we "most likely" have our top 30 locked away
Don't stress about it. Every year it's the same. No club publishes an accurate list of their top 30. The NRL bring in rules but they don't want any transparency with them. They could solve a lot of these issues by simply maintaining an accurate list of every teams official top 30 squad, but...
I can only assume they made a conscious decision to go into this series and try and sweep the Indian spinners out of it. It hasn't worked, in fact it is poorly executed and nothing short of embarrassing today. Need a Plan B now for last two tests otherwise we are looking at 4-0 if this rubbish...
Top 30 doesn't need to be finalised until middle of the year AFAIK. If they have locked in and registered 30 contracts with NRL already then that seems strange to...
Sipley extended till end of 2025 -
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have officially re-signed prop Toafofoa Sipley to the end of the 2025 season.
Off contract at the end of 2023, Sipley has played 53 games for the Sea Eagles since joining the club in 2018.
Respected by all, Sipley was a popular...
Better effort so far this test, but still anything under 300 is going to make it hard to exert pressure Who is opening the bowling with Cummins by the way ?? 3 spinners.....not sure about that, but with the injuries to Green/Hoff/Starc I suppose we dont have a lot of options available.
Well that was ugly. Indian tailenders peel off 50's and our whole line up can't crack 100.
How many LB's in the end 6 or 7 ? Use the bat, it's not like it's turning square. Carey is going to have a lean tour if the sweep is the only shot he intends on playing. Crazy.
Did you miss the Gabba deck this summer ?
I don't know what Aussie teams expect when they go to India. Of course they are going to prepare decks that take spin. Just like we prepare fast bouncy wickets. That's the challenge of winning away from home.
Yeh unbelievable decision to drop Head. Good to see the Indian Stuart Broad knock over Warner in the standard manner. Renshaw plonking his foot on middle and playing around his pad wasn't exactly smart cricket.
They'll probably get 350 plus now and we'll be looking at an innings defeat.
Love the Indian tours, it's the toughest place to win. Had high hopes for our chances this tour before all the injury chaos hit.
Bowling stocks are thin. Can't see us winning this first test without Hazlewood and Green. Hopefully they pick Murphy ahead of Agar. If the Sydney Test was Ashton's...