🦗 Aus vs Eng - First Ashes Test - 23-27 November - Gabba, Brisbane 🦗 with last minute sponsorship from Stuart Binny and co


#1

Australia haven’t lost a Test at the Gabbatoir since 1988 :sweat:

Nominative determinism’s Jakey ‘the Ball’ Ball picked despite only having bowled 15.4 overs of the pre-tour.

Warner’s got a neck injury but expected to open the batting. Fucking hate the guy but he’s so good to watch.

Starc, Cummins and Hazelwood is a terrifying trio.


2017/2018 Ashes buildup thread :cricket:
#2

Australia will win this test.


#3

Gonna be 4-1 overall innit. With our 1 coming at the end when nobody gives a shit anymore.


#4

Gary Ballance to average 60-odd with the bat and be named Man of the Series.


#5

Don’t think there’s enough hours in the day for Ballance to score that many. Would love him to really dig a trench and troll them though.


#6

How long you staying up for?


#7

I reckon I’ll fall asleep in front of the laptop around 1am with England 3 down.


#8

Also is it me or has the Aussie mouthing off pre-Ashes been particularly irksome this time round? Usually don’t mind a bit of it but there’s definitely been an upturn in volume and a downturn in quality this year.

Although did like Matt Prior getting IRKED with Nathan Lyon said he wanted to go home and not face Mitchell Johnson’s bowling. Anything that irks The Big Cheese is alright.


#9

Gonna get pished at the quiz then fall asleep 12.05 I reckon.


#10

What time is kick-off (UK time)?


#11

Ah with England 2 down.


#12

00:00


#13

How many wickets will Jake “Bally Ball” Ball take in this test?

  • Zero
  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight
  • 9
  • 10 or more

0 voters


#14

I feel the DiS threads being sponsored by Stuart Binny are what led England to success in the last Ashes. Without that, I fear the worst.


#15

Can someone find the 70 all out thread for us to reminisce


#16

A defiant knock of 60 in the first test. Then 0* for all 9 subsequent innings.

He can do it I know he can.


#17

#18

What a morning that was!


#19
  • Cook to look respectable but fold before his 50
  • Ali to take the majority of the wickets but let us down again before his 50
  • Root with a century and a bit, then almost a century
  • England loses by a pretty sad margin

#20

"Binny on board, something something burt ward’

Has done me, good work