2017/2018 Ashes Series: 5th Test

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  1. rhugh89

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    Australia vs England

    Dates: 4/1/2018 - 8/1/2018
    Venue: SCG, Sydney
    Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena and Joel Wilson
    3rd Umpire: Sundaram Ravi
    Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle
    Toss: England won the toss and elected to bat
    Series: Australia lead 3-0

    Australia Squad

    Steve Smith (c)
    David Warner (vc)
    Ashton Agar
    Cameron Bancroft
    Jackson Bird
    Pat Cummins
    Peter Handscomb
    Josh Hazlewood
    Usman Khawaja
    Nathan Lyon
    Mitch Marsh
    Shaun Marsh
    Tim Paine (wk)
    Mitchell Starc

    England Squad

    Joe Root (c)
    Moeen Ali
    James Anderson
    Jonny Bairstow (wk)
    Jake Ball
    Gary Ballance
    Stuart Broad
    Alastair Cook
    Mason Crane
    Ben Foakes
    Dawid Malan
    Craig Overton
    Mark Stoneman
    James Vince
    Chris Woakes

    ICC Test Rankings (Teams)


    1. India
    2. South Africa
    3. England
    4. New Zealand
    5. Australia
    6. Sri Lanka
    7. Pakistan
    8. West Indies
    9. Bangladesh
    10. Zimbabwe

    ICC Test Rankings (Batsmen)

    1. Steve Smith (AUS)
    2. Virat Kohli (IND)
    3. Cheteshwar Pujara (IND)
    4. Kane Williamson (NZ)
    5. Joe Root (ENG)
    6. David Warner (AUS)
    7. Hashim Amla (SAF)
    8. Alastair Cook (ENG)
    9. Azhar Ali (PAK)
    10. Dinesh Chandimal (SL)

    ICC Test Rankings (Bowlers)

    1. James Anderson (ENG)
    2. Kagiso Rabada (SAF)
    3. Ravindra Jadeja (IND)
    4. Ravi Ashwin (IND)
    5. Josh Hazlewood (AUS)
    6. Rangana Herath (SL)
    7. Neil Wagner (NZ)
    8. Mitchell Starc (AUS)
    9. Nathan Lyon (AUS)
    10. Morne Morkel (SAF)

    ICC Test Rankings (All-Rounders)

    1. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)
    2. Ravindra Jadeja (IND)
    3. Ravi Ashwin (IND)
    4. Ben Stokes (ENG)
    5. Vernon Philander (SAF)
    6. Moeen Ali (ENG)
    7. Mitchell Starc (AUS)
    8. Rangana Herath (SL)
    9. Jason Holder (WI)
    10. Dilruwan Perera (SL)


    ** Rankings correct as of 31/12/2017 and are subject to change**
     
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    Final tally for leading run scorers and wicket takers for the 2017 calendar year

    An Australian tops both lists

    Most Runs 2017.png

    Most Wickets 2017.png
     
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    Interesting that they have named Ashton Agar
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I would think mate Agar in Mitch Marsh out. And hopefully Starc for Bird.
     
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    Agree 2299, unless Starc not fit then Agar for Bird, Mitch M backup for the two quicks and two spinners.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Since England don't have a spinner worth a pinch of ****, it will be a spinning pitch and we will name 2 spinners.
     
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    All depends on conditions and Starc
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If Starc is out still they will go for Cummins, Hazlewood, Marsh, Lyon and Agar to bowl.
    If Starc is available it will be Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc, Lyon and Agar - with Agar and Starc as bowling allrounders.
    No place for Bird.
     
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    New rankings have been released so I have updated the first post

    - Steve Smith has recorded the second highest rating ever (947 points) and now he is chasing Bradman's record of 961 points

    - Alastair Cook has jumped 9 places and now sits 8th in the Batsman's rankings

    - The top 9 bowlers haven't changed with the only change being Morne Morkel replacing Dale Steyn in the top 10

    - Pat Cummins has moved up three places to 36th in the bowler's rankings

    - Usman Khawaja dropped 8 places to 27th in the batsman's rankings

    - Jackson Bird dropped 8 spots to 53rd in the bowlers rankings

    - Shaun Marsh dropped 4 places to 31st in the batsman's rankings
     
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    So Starc replaces Bird, Who does Agar come in for ??
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Marsh
     
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    That would be really harsh, He helped save the last test by showing great resilience and patience and scored 181 in Perth
     
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    Agar is an average bowler (in the longer form of the game anyway). Should focus on his batting and become a batting all rounder. He really shouldn’t be anywhere near the Test team tbh.
     
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    Steve Smith's second highest place ever?

    Not bad for a guy who can't bat eh?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Odd way to say it.
    The pitch was so good, it was poor.

    The Perth pitch had cracks a mile wide and ball were turning sideways out of the cracks. I suppose that one was so bad, it was good.
     
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    Theres nothing good about a pitch that stays the same for 5 days. May aswell of played on synthetic
     
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    Play has been delayed and will get under way at 11:30 local
     
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    It's raining again so the toss and start of play is delayed
     

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