NAT Season 25 - ODIs

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Re: NAT Season 25 - ODIs

Postby MOD-tonk6464 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:56 am

Krypto wrote: I am very proud of season 13.


Yeah, you did very well to reach the semi-finals in Season 13 with one of the smallest player pools. :thumbup:
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Re: NAT Season 25 - ODIs

Postby MOD-tonk6464 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:00 am

ltraynor wrote:Early Nat Stumped was definitely our golden age for sure.

This was a combination of good management, high quality players, a dedicated Manager in Edged who happened to be quite good at the game as they were ranked no 1. Tonks, James and myself were all around as well so it was a good time to be involved from an Australian perspective. This takes nothing away from what other teams were doing either. All of the above and probably a bit of luck was why Australia were successful.

The population advantage that England and India and to a lesser extent Australia certainly lends credence to success and makes it hard for nations like Zimbabwe or South Africa to have the same level of success. This doesn't mean their mangers are not doing their best because I know they are! I can see the dedication in them.

As much as I want Australia to be successful as their current Manager I enjoy the challenge of having other nations that are as competive and sometimes more so than we can be. It would be a dull comp if the same nation continually won. Doesn't stop us from enjoying our time in the spotlight even if it was a while back or attempting to recreate that success. I was particularly happy to see India win their first title for example.

Also if it counts for anything, I've found James extremely honourable and vouch for him not meaning anything bad by his words. I can see how they could be seen in that way though.


Well said :thumbup:
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Re: NAT Season 25 - ODIs

Postby bumpuss » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:52 pm

This a must win game for us against Pakistan for us to have any chance of finishing in the top 4.

Sri Lanka Pakistan
Top Order: 86,599 71,716
Middle Order: 67,896 74,809
Tail Batting: 36,293 46,630
Powerplay Bowling: 70,379 74,585
Mid-Innings Bowling: 66,632 75,209
Death Bowling: 66,582 78,172
Fielding: 63,017 69,303
Overall: 65,343 70,061

Our bowling is the weak link, and they will need to step up as we are playing batsmen friendly conditions. Thilina rested so Pradeep will captain us for the first time I think.

Two players on debut Jacquet and Lahiru.

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Re: NAT Season 25 - ODIs

Postby paul857 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:56 am

The Proteas lost the toss and Bangladesh decided to bat first. Grobbelaar set the trend in the first over with a run out and then, just as the Tigers were getting going, he came on to bowl and took 4-36. His victims included da Ponte (51) and Azam (41) who'd put on 70 for the 3rd wicket. Aided by mean bowling from Botha and Bernstein the Tigers were restricted to 219-8 off their 50 overs.

In reply the Proteas produced a solid batting performance to knock the runs off, for the loss of 4 wickets, in the 43rd over. Mhlongo top scored with an undefeated 86 and was ably supported by Botha (38), Face (32) and Zietsman (30). Pick of the bowlers was Barai who returned figures of 10-1-33-1. The only down side was that debutant de Kock only managed 9 off his 14 balls, but he will be given another chance as he is a long term middle order batsman.

This is our second win in a row and there are signs we are starting to be more consistent. In the past few seasons we have struggled to take wickets and put together partnerships, and both these scenarios have been rectified in the last few games. Zimbabwe are the next opponents but they will be on a high after defeating England this morning, so I'm expecting a tough match.
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Re: NAT Season 25 - ODIs

Postby YVRK » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:22 am

A few upsets today as Zimbabwe roll England for 149 with only Ascott and Merry making decent scores of 31 and 40 respectively, and though it was a minefield of a pitch a score of 200 was needed to win. To Zimbabwe's credit they were sublime with the ball, and while England started off their bowling with a bang as Sicklebourough started the innings with a double wicket maiden, Zimbabwe hung on mainly thanks to a really gritty test match-esque innings of 48(126) from Pearce as well as resistance in the middle order by Msimang, Nondela and Jan to get a win by two wickets.

The West Indies also managed a thrilling 15 run win over Australia. Their top order all got starts but couldn't convert, but their middle order led the charge with keeper-batsman Swash top scoring with 58* though he was well assisted by Farlow and Kasturirangan who made 49 and 48 respectively. Australia then struggled to find a solid winnable partnership as the Men in Maroon kept taking wickets at timely intervals. Top scorer Truelove fell for 44 and with the dismisslas of Finn and Wilton soon after, all seemed lost. However that's when Australia's bowlers showed what they could do with the bat as Murray and Winton put together a 56 run stand between them in very good time, but it wasn't enough as Willy Yarnton took out Murray for 34, Winton for 37, and then wrapped up the rest of the tail to seal the victory.

Very happy with South Africa's performance as Paul detailed above, especially since Bangladesh are a far more formidable foe than some make them out to be, and that's shown by how they're the current ODI champions. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come as the youth mature into gun players :)

On a side not I find Din Wazir's international stats really confusing. He's clearly a super talent illustrated by his 23k wage, but for some reason is mediocre at NAT level, he averages 28 with the bat and 85 with the ball in ODIs, and averages 33 with the bat and 42 with the ball in T20s. Are his skill distributions just really strange?
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Re: NAT Season 25 - ODIs

Postby James018 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:28 pm

All-rounders do tend to have very high wages due to having skills in both batting and bowling. High stamina and fielding can also inflate wages. So a 23k wage doesn't at all guarantee a gun player.

Tough loss to the West Indies. It was a tough, tight match with some important individual hands on both sides. In the end we probably let them get a few too many runs on a tricky pitch to bat on. Well played to them!

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Re: NAT Season 25 - ODIs

Postby MOD-tonk6464 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:48 am

Great bowling by the Aussie bowlers today. We bowled Bangladesh out for just 161. All the bowlers shared in the wickets. Marvellous effort by Murray with 4-22 and captain Traynor with 2-22, which included the wicket of the top-scorer Shail who scored 57.

Australia is well in control of the chase at 1/67 from 18 overs.
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Re: NAT Season 25 - ODIs

Postby MOD-tonk6464 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:49 am

Australia won by 8 wickets with 18.3 overs to spare. Max Watts top scored with 78 n.o. from 96 balls. :)
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Re: NAT Season 25 - ODIs

Postby paul857 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:52 am

Slightly disappointing performance by the Proteas this morning. After being put in we struggled to 213 all out in 45.5 overs. Positive points being a maiden ODI fifty for Richmond and highest scores for Opperman and Hyde. In the chase Zimbabwe only lost 5 wickets and cruised home with 5 overs to spare. The pitch wasn't conducive to spin (Zim didn't play any) but we were hampered by fitness levels which meant we had to play 2 spinners and unsurprisingly they failed to take a wicket in 61 balls.

Expert Preview showed the gulf in the bowling department and this is something we will have to address in the medium term. There are quite a few potential international bowlers out there but their levels of skill and experience currently exclude them from the squad.

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Re: NAT Season 25 - ODIs

Postby rtj45 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:26 am

We got Pakistaned

Pakistaned - concede lots of runs for what appears to be an unpreventable reason.

Gourley went for 32 runs in one over!

In response we got runs in drips and drabs but fell short.
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