Cricket: International Discussion Thread

stefan9

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His legacy will forever be tainted though. A bit like Hansie Cronjes.
Not comparable...Smith was guilty of bad captaincy in not stopping warner, he was not guilty of cheating. Hansie was actively cheating...

He was punished because as captain he is responsible for the team. Also trying to cover it up was a terrible idea.

I agree somewhat, Steve S is one of the best when it comes too batting.
The only problem I have with him... when things aren’t going his way and he is not making centuries after centuries, he has no problem subscribing too cheating.
When did Smith actively cheat...

Smith is looking likely to end as the second highest averaging batsmen in test history. Guy is a genius. One moment of bad judgement when dealing with idiots like warner won't change that.
 

Dan C

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Great victory by Afghan

6 wickets for the young Rashid.

Afghanistan won by 224 runs
 
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McT

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Really big win for the Afghans, especially that it is in Bangladesh! Well done, boys!
 

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Not comparable...Smith was guilty of bad captaincy in not stopping warner, he was not guilty of cheating. Hansie was actively cheating...
Smith also admitted that he knew of the plan in advance of Bancroft's actions. Smith said that the plan was made during the lunch break by the "leadership group", which he did not name. Smith said it was a "big mistake", and when questioned by the media, said that he would not be standing down as captain of the team.
Sounds like cheating to me.. but yeah, no questioning the mans cricketing pedigree.
 

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Potato potatoe. He was captain and aware and participating de facto.

He is a cheater.

He is also the best batsman of our generation.
 

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England vs Australia, 5th Test

England
Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad

Australia
Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Australia have won the toss and have opted to field
 
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Whright

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Potato potatoe. He was captain and aware and participating de facto.

He is a cheater.

He is also the best batsman of our generation.
Agree, as long as he makes sure that it’s only his cricket bat that makes “contact” with the ball.
 
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