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CostaTheBlue

Ashes 2015

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Might as well have a thread about this series, it starts tomorrow.

My Prediction: England 0-5 Australia.

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Winning /losing the Toss will have a major impact on each test,as will the weather. Can't see the Aussie's winning all 5, maybe 2-1 with a couple of draws. Maybe, even a 2-1 win to us.

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Looks like England are heading for a comfortable win

Aussies 126-6 needing another 286 and a day and a half left to play

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Credit where credit is due, it was a great win. The Aussie's didn't play badly at all, it was that England played with control and dominated how they wanted the game to be played.

Onwards and upwards.

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CFC1966   

Might as well have a thread about this series, it starts tomorrow.

My Prediction: England 0-5 Australia.

Funny how CostaTheBlue has the same knowledge of Cricket as TorresTheBlue, it's almost like they are the same person...

What's your new prediction, 1-4?

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Difference was the quality with the ball, Anderson and Broad were on another level.

I think it's really interesting how much home advantage alters the game in cricket, Johnson is a world beater in Aus/SA but looks completely lost anywhere else.

Not likely to see a test as one-sided as that again I don't think, but what a start for England, massive lift for all of the players.

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Stim   

Funny how CostaTheBlue has the same knowledge of Cricket as TorresTheBlue, it's almost like they are the same person...

Yeah it is, he got a name change.

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I really tried to understand the game but no, it's just not for me.

What I'm really struggling with is then talent needed to be 'good'. What athletic ability is key to be a good cricket player?

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Sea foot   

You really don't understand cricket do you Dave.

Don't worry, I live in Ireland and they have a mental block with it as well.

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I really tried to understand the game but no, it's just not for me.

What I'm really struggling with is then talent needed to be 'good'. What athletic ability is key to be a good cricket player?

No 1 is just reactions for batting.

It is hard to imagine just what it would be like to bat against a 90mph bowler.

But perhaps a lot easier to imagine being a slip catcher fielding to one. Perhaps once every 3 overs a ball will come glancing off the bat in your direction still going at 75 mph. Once in perhaps 10 overs it will be catchable, that is won't hit the ground before it reaches your feet or goes over your head.

Really good cricketers catch most of them. Ordinary people flinch way too late.

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