NAT Season 27 T20

JayTheFirebender
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Re: NAT Season 27 T20

Postby JayTheFirebender » Tue May 04, 2021 12:53 pm

I’d be surprised if Australia don’t win this match by a landslide. They look set for 200 at this rate and have a far more experienced bowling attack to defend the total with. Pretty shoddy display from SA with the ball and especially in the field but they do have some good batsmen...

Seems to be a generally low scoring round, unfortunately Bangladesh are struggling but it also goes to show that India are incredibly powerful this round.
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Re: NAT Season 27 T20

Postby YVRK » Tue May 04, 2021 1:22 pm

I would like to have a rematch on the basis that Australia have unfairly switched their game difficulty to "Very Easy" mode :P

Seriously though, this game has been a disaster. Australia getting to 180 on this pitch thanks to some terrible bowling and fielding, our openers treating the game like an ODI rather than a T20 to kill our run rate, Mncwabe out for a golden duck, and us looking pretty set to lose by over 100 runs. May need to rethink some tactics once the game is over. Of course it was probably inevitable that we would have at least one loss this season, but this was a very, very humbling one.

Oh well, will suck it up and move on to the next game :thumbup: .
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Re: NAT Season 27 T20

Postby liquefry » Wed May 05, 2021 5:23 am

Big win for Zimbabwe over SL. Mlawu dominated with the bat on a difficult pitch - ending up with more runs than the SL team put together. Jan cleaned up the SL middle order and tail with a terrific 5-for. Much needed win but our top order is still more fragile than I'd like.
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Re: NAT Season 27 T20

Postby bumpuss » Fri May 07, 2021 11:50 pm

Aldwin Jacobs (33) is he currently the oldest playing NATs?

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Re: NAT Season 27 T20

Postby MOD-tonk6464 » Sat May 08, 2021 12:02 am

Superb batting by Joe Root and captain Jean-Luc Picard against South Africa last match led our team to an excellent score in tough conditions for batting. Our bowlers were clinical in finishing off the job. :)

Our next match v Sri Lanka starts now. Gun Derek Truelove is back in the team after a well-needed rest last match, whilst Heaybeard is filling in as captain in place of Jean-Luc Picard, who needed a rest.
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YVRK
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Re: NAT Season 27 T20

Postby YVRK » Sat May 08, 2021 7:13 am

Rogier Pretorious Of Vrystaat Knegte was handed a debut today as the pitch was slow and dry and we were in need of another medium pacer other than Jelen.

As expected, India did prevail over us but at least we gave a fight this time. We reached 171 which I thought would be a defendable target, with another fantastic innings of 70(41) from Mncwabe supported by a 50 from Richmond who finally found his mojo up top. After we got Nagin for a golden duck I thought that we had a good chance, but Sukanaya (70 off 37) and Haroon (41 off 24) joined hands to blitz the bowlers and finish the game in the 18th over. Schmidt and Opperman bowled fairly well but Afrika, Jelen and Pretorious got launched at over 10 RPO.

Leaves us at 4th on the table since New Zealand have sneaked ahead. Our RR got tanked really badly against Australia and ideally we’ll need one or two big wins to get it back up again.

Big game against Sri Lanka coming up!
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JayTheFirebender
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Re: NAT Season 27 T20

Postby JayTheFirebender » Sat May 08, 2021 11:07 am

Great comp going on so far. Although I can't imagine anything other than an Australia vs India final since both teams have been standouts, the battle between all the other teams is really intriguing to watch. Good to see Bangladesh rack up their first win of the season against Zimbabwe thanks to a fantastic bowling performance in a low scoring affair.

I feel a little bad for England's management though, especially looking at their last match against the Windies. Their batting got torn apart by the weakest bowling lineup in the tournament by far (at least according to the expert preview) and then their high quality bowlers got destroyed even though their attack were bowling upwards of 7 ball quality constantly.
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Re: NAT Season 27 T20

Postby rtj45 » Sat May 08, 2021 1:05 pm

JayTheFirebender wrote:Great comp going on so far. Although I can't imagine anything other than an Australia vs India final since both teams have been standouts, the battle between all the other teams is really intriguing to watch. Good to see Bangladesh rack up their first win of the season against Zimbabwe thanks to a fantastic bowling performance in a low scoring affair.

I feel a little bad for England's management though, especially looking at their last match against the Windies. Their batting got torn apart by the weakest bowling lineup in the tournament by far (at least according to the expert preview) and then their high quality bowlers got destroyed even though their attack were bowling upwards of 7 ball quality constantly.


West Indies bowling included a lot of specialist bowlers in that game, so although the EP wasn't flashy they all had a role to play, I think Reardon and Bathurst are revealed and you can see they are pretty handy!
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Calvino
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Re: NAT Season 27 T20

Postby Calvino » Sat May 08, 2021 3:28 pm

rtj45 wrote:
JayTheFirebender wrote:Great comp going on so far. Although I can't imagine anything other than an Australia vs India final since both teams have been standouts, the battle between all the other teams is really intriguing to watch. Good to see Bangladesh rack up their first win of the season against Zimbabwe thanks to a fantastic bowling performance in a low scoring affair.

I feel a little bad for England's management though, especially looking at their last match against the Windies. Their batting got torn apart by the weakest bowling lineup in the tournament by far (at least according to the expert preview) and then their high quality bowlers got destroyed even though their attack were bowling upwards of 7 ball quality constantly.


West Indies bowling included a lot of specialist bowlers in that game, so although the EP wasn't flashy they all had a role to play, I think Reardon and Bathurst are revealed and you can see they are pretty handy!


Yarnton's good too (not necessarily opening the bowling) but 47 current skill isn't bad.

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Re: NAT Season 27 T20

Postby liquefry » Sat May 08, 2021 11:33 pm

Zim batsmen struggling in every game. In this game tail ender Donda outscored 5 of the top 6 combined!
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