Victoria v NSW, Ryobi Cup, Elimination final, Sydney October 24, 2013

Warner's record 197 blasts NSW to final

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New South Wales 6 for 324 (Warner 197) beat Victoria 9 for 321 (Christian 117, Quiney 89) by four wickets
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David Warner smashed 197, the highest individual score by an Australian in a limited-overs match, to help New South Wales chase 322 against Victoria at the North Sydney Oval to storm into the final of the Ryobi Cup. It was Warner's third century in four games in the tournament, and set up a final clash with Queensland on Sunday.

Warner was caught at deep square-leg three runs short of what would have been the first List A double-century on Australian soil. His knock overshadowed Daniel Christian's 117 and his opening stand of 202 with Rob Quiney.

Warner and Peter Nevill added a quick 149 in just under 21 overs for the opening wicket. But Steven Smith fell for a first-ball duck, spooning a catch back to the left-arm spinner Jon Holland, and NSW had lost two quick wickets. Warner was involved in stands of 69 and 48 with Nic Maddinson and Ben Rohrer respectively to keep them in the hunt. He reached his century off just 75 balls, 74 of those runs coming in boundaries. He didn't slow down after getting to 150, belting William Sheridan for two sixes and a four off consecutive balls. When Warner cut John Hastings to the third-man boundary to move into the 190s, he went past Queenslander Jimmy Maher's 187, the previous highest score on Australian soil in domestic limited-overs cricket.

The situation was delicately poised for Warner as both he and the team were three away from a double-century and a victory respectively. But he clipped Hastings to deep square leg where Holland took a low catch. His knock included 20 fours and ten sixes. NSW eventually got home with three balls to spare.

Earlier, Victoria's openers Christian and Quiney were equally ballistic, bringing up the 200 just before the 30th over. Quiney fell 11 short of his century off a leading edge to cover, off Josh Hazlewood. Christian, who hit ten fours and seven sixes, fell for 117 in the 34th over, caught at square leg off Doug Bollinger. The run rate slowed down after the pair departed and Victoria lost wickets in quick succession. Cameron White's 42 off 37 balls lifted the side to 321 but, as they later found out, it was not enough as NSW blazed home without breaking into a sweat.

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  • Harmony111 on October 28, 2013, 19:57 GMT

    @ScottStevo:

    I am merely expanding on my rebuttal that Ive already posted here. Doing this cos you seem not to have noticed it.

    Ignoring all the rebuttals by me , repeating all the prev points, you innocently ask me --- where is my rebuttal? How cute, :-)

    Of course, noting was certain. Someone from Aus could have taken a hat trick or quick wickets & Aus might have won it. It is also likely that Shikar & Rohit gave another 150+ opening to India & Kohli or someone else might have ended the chase in double quick time. Of these, one had already happened but the other had not happened.

    Ind chased 200 relatively easily. Ind chased 359 with majestic ease. Ind were chasing <290, were already 27/0@6+. Most can see where it was going. In the 1st ODI too, Ind were on track till a poor shot by Raina. In sport we look at potential, not at one-off failures.

    Thus, it makes perfect sense to argue for the former but not for the latter. Yet you call this "the weakest argument". Wow.

  • ScottStevo on October 27, 2013, 21:42 GMT

    @Harmony111, Where have you made any rebuttal of substance? That in one match India chased 359? Then forgetting to mention you were bowled out for 220 odd and only made 300 odd in the next (only by a herculean effort from Dhoni - that would've been closer to 250) and lost both matches. It's potentially the weakest argument for an assumed victory I've read on this forum. Then you discuss test players abilities in an ODI series, some of whom are in India thrashing you right now. Some of the other names mentioned weren't even in India are they're only in our ODI team, yet you manage to include those in your 'whipped' category. Once again, forgetful of the hammering you took in Oz - and Eng and by Eng in India. You say we're challenged by you, I'd agree as it's challenging to decipher an argument of substance from you mate...Ever stopped to think that the same arguments are coming in your direction as you appear to be the only one to accept them as reality?

  • Harmony111 on October 27, 2013, 19:42 GMT

    My original post here was about Warner & I had praised him a lot, he is one of my fav cricketers and we should hear a lot about this champion in the next 5-6 years. Potentially he can be the world's best batsman & along with Kohli & Umar Akmal, he is the most talented batsman in the world not counting ABD who is already the best.

    But some or the other Aussie fan had to say something that was offensive & then when I replied these usual suspects started their usual diatribe, first against India & when I posted apt rejoinders to that diatribe they went one level lower & started saying I was logically challenged.

    I would like to paraphrase famous Urdu poet Mirza Ghhalibh:

    "I have been described as being logically challenged by those who have no idea what logic is and who run away when challenged." ;-p

    I rebutted xtrafalgarx, he ran away. I rebutted Mitty2, he too ran away.

    My rebuttals to Chris_P & likes were not published so I posted a generic reply.

  • Harmony111 on October 27, 2013, 18:15 GMT

    Only dunger.bob has shown grace here. Kudos.

    Chris_P, when did I ever say SL should not play tests? White lies ???

    Most of Oz posters have no real argument here and almost all of them have repeated the exact same logic, logic that I'd proactively refuted @18:22.

    Since they have nothing new to say, they now resort to rubbing each other's back, hoping to get a sense of not being alone when faced with one single Indian poster who is demolishing each one of them.

    It is very interesting to see that I rebut them point by point but then the original poster runs for cover, a new one comes and repeats the exact same point; this is a new form of filibustering I guess.

    While I talk about Warner's immense utility in the current ODI series, they feel compelled to talk about tests. When I say they are lower than Ind in ranking & have an equally poor test record, both home & away then being challenged, rendered speechless & unable to deal with me, they start calling me logically challenged.

  • Chris_P on October 27, 2013, 0:48 GMT

    @ScottStevo. You are using logic on the logically challenged. I think he also has forgotten India haven't won a test series in Sri Lanka since 1995! And he always says SL is not good enough to bep laying Test Cricket. And just how many series have they won in South Africa? Same as in Australia! His selective memory recall is legendary.

  • ScottStevo on October 26, 2013, 20:07 GMT

    @Harmony11, a lot of big talk from a team that got hammered 4-0 in Eng, then 4-0 in Aus, then got beaten by Eng in your own back yard and are now losing a ODI series 2-1 in which they'd have probably lost the fourth (if you consider they couldn't even score 250 in the first (this argument being as relatively poor as yours regarding not being able to defend 359)). Let's talk of prospering in tests - if you can't manage to win against any teams off the sub-continent, oh, wait, that's right, you never do! EVER. End of conversation.

  • Insult_2_Injury on October 26, 2013, 2:49 GMT

    NAP73, funny comparison between Warner and Pietersen. Warner still has plenty of time to catch Pietersen when you consider the age difference. At a similar age they have similar disciplinary records, but there's still time for Warner to get and through away the captaincy, completely alienate his team mates and slag them off in public and then arrogantly state he's the only player who can make a run in a representative team for a country he's not native to. Personally I think Warner has more sense than that.

  • Insult_2_Injury on October 26, 2013, 2:36 GMT

    Form is form and you can't deny that Warner is crisply in form. 140 off 197 in boundaries exactly parallels the whole discussion about Ishants humiliation in India. Small lightening fast grounds which embolden batsman to swing from the ring against rule strangled bowlers. Spectators might get a kick out of it, but cricket fans are already thinking twice about spending a day at a slogfest exhibition, rather than a cricket match.

  • Harmony111 on October 25, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    @Mitty2: The series isn't finished yet so you are counting your chickens before they hatch. Even this 2-1 lead would have been 2-2 but for the rain in the 4th ODI. A team that can't defend 359 is never going to defend 280 odd runs.

    You guys keep saying this is your second string team as if you have some Sons of Hercules waiting at home. Who do you have apart from these who are in India at the moment? Any name you take was probably present in India a few months back and was helpless while India whitewashed his team then.

    Let's talk of prospering in tests, do you know we are ahead of Aus in ICC Test Rankings and are practically #2 at the moment? You are 0-8 in India alone and 0-7 in consecutive away series. This with your so called pace attack, good batting, ability to play the moving ball, love for tests etc. We allegedly don't care for tests yet are better than you.

    What is a Standard Test Pitch btw? Could you define it pls? Then we shall see if they exist in India (& elsewhere).

  • cricketsubh on October 25, 2013, 11:17 GMT

    i think warner should bat with finch in odis now he is in from huges need to play spin well u cannot defend every ball warner and finch is a batter opening pair then huges and finch .

  • Harmony111 on October 28, 2013, 19:57 GMT

    @ScottStevo:

    I am merely expanding on my rebuttal that Ive already posted here. Doing this cos you seem not to have noticed it.

    Ignoring all the rebuttals by me , repeating all the prev points, you innocently ask me --- where is my rebuttal? How cute, :-)

    Of course, noting was certain. Someone from Aus could have taken a hat trick or quick wickets & Aus might have won it. It is also likely that Shikar & Rohit gave another 150+ opening to India & Kohli or someone else might have ended the chase in double quick time. Of these, one had already happened but the other had not happened.

    Ind chased 200 relatively easily. Ind chased 359 with majestic ease. Ind were chasing <290, were already 27/0@6+. Most can see where it was going. In the 1st ODI too, Ind were on track till a poor shot by Raina. In sport we look at potential, not at one-off failures.

    Thus, it makes perfect sense to argue for the former but not for the latter. Yet you call this "the weakest argument". Wow.

  • ScottStevo on October 27, 2013, 21:42 GMT

    @Harmony111, Where have you made any rebuttal of substance? That in one match India chased 359? Then forgetting to mention you were bowled out for 220 odd and only made 300 odd in the next (only by a herculean effort from Dhoni - that would've been closer to 250) and lost both matches. It's potentially the weakest argument for an assumed victory I've read on this forum. Then you discuss test players abilities in an ODI series, some of whom are in India thrashing you right now. Some of the other names mentioned weren't even in India are they're only in our ODI team, yet you manage to include those in your 'whipped' category. Once again, forgetful of the hammering you took in Oz - and Eng and by Eng in India. You say we're challenged by you, I'd agree as it's challenging to decipher an argument of substance from you mate...Ever stopped to think that the same arguments are coming in your direction as you appear to be the only one to accept them as reality?

  • Harmony111 on October 27, 2013, 19:42 GMT

    My original post here was about Warner & I had praised him a lot, he is one of my fav cricketers and we should hear a lot about this champion in the next 5-6 years. Potentially he can be the world's best batsman & along with Kohli & Umar Akmal, he is the most talented batsman in the world not counting ABD who is already the best.

    But some or the other Aussie fan had to say something that was offensive & then when I replied these usual suspects started their usual diatribe, first against India & when I posted apt rejoinders to that diatribe they went one level lower & started saying I was logically challenged.

    I would like to paraphrase famous Urdu poet Mirza Ghhalibh:

    "I have been described as being logically challenged by those who have no idea what logic is and who run away when challenged." ;-p

    I rebutted xtrafalgarx, he ran away. I rebutted Mitty2, he too ran away.

    My rebuttals to Chris_P & likes were not published so I posted a generic reply.

  • Harmony111 on October 27, 2013, 18:15 GMT

    Only dunger.bob has shown grace here. Kudos.

    Chris_P, when did I ever say SL should not play tests? White lies ???

    Most of Oz posters have no real argument here and almost all of them have repeated the exact same logic, logic that I'd proactively refuted @18:22.

    Since they have nothing new to say, they now resort to rubbing each other's back, hoping to get a sense of not being alone when faced with one single Indian poster who is demolishing each one of them.

    It is very interesting to see that I rebut them point by point but then the original poster runs for cover, a new one comes and repeats the exact same point; this is a new form of filibustering I guess.

    While I talk about Warner's immense utility in the current ODI series, they feel compelled to talk about tests. When I say they are lower than Ind in ranking & have an equally poor test record, both home & away then being challenged, rendered speechless & unable to deal with me, they start calling me logically challenged.

  • Chris_P on October 27, 2013, 0:48 GMT

    @ScottStevo. You are using logic on the logically challenged. I think he also has forgotten India haven't won a test series in Sri Lanka since 1995! And he always says SL is not good enough to bep laying Test Cricket. And just how many series have they won in South Africa? Same as in Australia! His selective memory recall is legendary.

  • ScottStevo on October 26, 2013, 20:07 GMT

    @Harmony11, a lot of big talk from a team that got hammered 4-0 in Eng, then 4-0 in Aus, then got beaten by Eng in your own back yard and are now losing a ODI series 2-1 in which they'd have probably lost the fourth (if you consider they couldn't even score 250 in the first (this argument being as relatively poor as yours regarding not being able to defend 359)). Let's talk of prospering in tests - if you can't manage to win against any teams off the sub-continent, oh, wait, that's right, you never do! EVER. End of conversation.

  • Insult_2_Injury on October 26, 2013, 2:49 GMT

    NAP73, funny comparison between Warner and Pietersen. Warner still has plenty of time to catch Pietersen when you consider the age difference. At a similar age they have similar disciplinary records, but there's still time for Warner to get and through away the captaincy, completely alienate his team mates and slag them off in public and then arrogantly state he's the only player who can make a run in a representative team for a country he's not native to. Personally I think Warner has more sense than that.

  • Insult_2_Injury on October 26, 2013, 2:36 GMT

    Form is form and you can't deny that Warner is crisply in form. 140 off 197 in boundaries exactly parallels the whole discussion about Ishants humiliation in India. Small lightening fast grounds which embolden batsman to swing from the ring against rule strangled bowlers. Spectators might get a kick out of it, but cricket fans are already thinking twice about spending a day at a slogfest exhibition, rather than a cricket match.

  • Harmony111 on October 25, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    @Mitty2: The series isn't finished yet so you are counting your chickens before they hatch. Even this 2-1 lead would have been 2-2 but for the rain in the 4th ODI. A team that can't defend 359 is never going to defend 280 odd runs.

    You guys keep saying this is your second string team as if you have some Sons of Hercules waiting at home. Who do you have apart from these who are in India at the moment? Any name you take was probably present in India a few months back and was helpless while India whitewashed his team then.

    Let's talk of prospering in tests, do you know we are ahead of Aus in ICC Test Rankings and are practically #2 at the moment? You are 0-8 in India alone and 0-7 in consecutive away series. This with your so called pace attack, good batting, ability to play the moving ball, love for tests etc. We allegedly don't care for tests yet are better than you.

    What is a Standard Test Pitch btw? Could you define it pls? Then we shall see if they exist in India (& elsewhere).

  • cricketsubh on October 25, 2013, 11:17 GMT

    i think warner should bat with finch in odis now he is in from huges need to play spin well u cannot defend every ball warner and finch is a batter opening pair then huges and finch .

  • NAP73 on October 25, 2013, 10:15 GMT

    Runs at NSO don't mean much. It is a far cry from test cricket. Still, it will help cement Warner's arrogance and no doubt he will do something else stupid in the near future to ensure the team culture is still a mess. He has had so many chances but does not have the talent of a KP (when it counts) to match.

  • RedbacksFan on October 25, 2013, 7:04 GMT

    When Dan Christian scores 117 on a deck you need to ask questions... outside of this game he's been averaging 10 runs a game and last season wasn't much better either.

  • Chris_P on October 25, 2013, 6:20 GMT

    @R_U_4_REAL_NICK. Warner averages 50 on home soil, and this against teams such as South Africa, not too bad of a bowling attack, a wonderful undefeated century on a seaming green-top in Hobart and thumping runs against others. Say what you want away from home soil, but if nothing else, he has delivered on his home track.

  • Shaggy076 on October 25, 2013, 5:46 GMT

    R_U_4_REAL_NICK; Warner is a completely different batsman on home soil. I thought he would completely fail against South Africa but he averaged 40 there against a far better attack than the English will provide. ShutTheGate; That wasn't much an achievement think Hughes beat Prior with one innings.

  • ShutTheGate on October 25, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    @ R_U_4_REAL_NICK Do you realise that Warner scored more runs in 3 matches then Prior scored in 5 matches in the last ashes series?

  • on October 25, 2013, 4:40 GMT

    in ashes series shaun masrsh should replace roger

  • abdullahiqbal on October 25, 2013, 3:37 GMT

    Aus have now good player for one day and t2o like maxi Warner bailey finch Watson katch and they should bring back starc cummins and Harris for onedy too they should find players for test like ricky and hussy

  • Ameeega on October 25, 2013, 1:27 GMT

    Just read the comments for fun. Shows how people hide their fair view behind arrogance. If I was the first one to say "Warner could have been destructive in India", would Harmony111 have said "Yes I agree!"? i doubt that.

  • Shaggy076 on October 25, 2013, 0:48 GMT

    Harmony111- The last I looked the current score line is AUSTRALIA 2, India 1. News for you as Ishant SHarma has been picked in the team he is actually one of your better bowlers. As for Warner he deserved to be dropped on form, I'm sure he will get back.

  • Shaggy076 on October 25, 2013, 0:41 GMT

    Mary786 - They don't give out Man of the Matches in shield cricket - care to explain how you came up with the figure of 3. Dylan Young - You can also add Rob Quiney, Tom Cooper, Nick Maddinson to that list. Its going to be hard for the selectors to analyse shield form and compare that to the form Bailey and Hughes are showing for Australia. I think Rogers, Watson, Clarke and Smith are givens and the other 2 will come from many Bailey, Hughes, Warner, Klinger and Khawaja being the leading 5 contenders.

  • dunger.bob on October 24, 2013, 23:52 GMT

    When you look at it, that's a dominating innings by Davey. He scored 2/3 of NSW's runs and damn near carried his bat (Hobart anyone?). .. Before I forget, nice batting by Dan Christian too. I don't think he's quite got his bowling right ATM, but his batting is pretty good.

    @ Harmony111: 300 is just a par score at North Sydney Oval. It's widely acknowledged as one of THE places to bat in Australia. Has been for years. It has a lovely pitch, lightning fast outfield and the boundaries are small. There's an old saying down here which I just made up "If you can't score runs at NSO, you can't score them anywhere". There hasn't been any deliberate deadening of the pitch and I can't see why we would want to do that anyway. Historically in Australia we have been blessed with a wide variety of pitches from the fast bowlers heaven that was Perth to the spin of Sydney and there has been a real effort to return our grounds to their former glory. If it means taking some beatings, so be it.

  • on October 24, 2013, 23:41 GMT

    @Mitty2. well said mate. without warner and m.cleark aus are well above india on their soil

  • Chris_P on October 24, 2013, 21:32 GMT

    @Harmony111. Again you show you lack of cricket knowledge. Yes your team chased down 350 odd runs 1 down, but your same team got cleaned up our pace bowlers in the first match & also lost the 3rd match to be currently 2-1 down. Yes the Ashes were lost 3-0, but 2 of those games were close, only the 2nd test being a whipping and England almost won the 5th test due entirely by a generous declaration. I recall your team getting comprehensively flogged 4-0 in 4 tests over there, FOUR-NIL in 4 tests! That's 100% in my books. Selective memory recall, it's a wonderful thing, isn't it?

  • R_U_4_REAL_NICK on October 24, 2013, 21:23 GMT

    Fantastic news for England fans! There's no doubt Australia will pick him [Warner] for the Ashes now - despite CA finally admitting they were so wrong to drop Katich and deny proper test-standard openers to compete. Now if only Hughes can come back in contention... Australia will be as good as two-down the moment they walk onto the pitch to bat.

  • Mitty2 on October 24, 2013, 20:50 GMT

    @harmony111, are you joking me? Tell me you're joking. We're not only 'giving you a run for your money' (on your home grounds i might add by a second string side) but we're winning 2-1. That's right. We're winning. 2-1. Against this supposed number 1 line up with a supposed invincible batting line up.

    Now to selectively analysle like you my friend. Your team will never prosper in test cricket as a) you don't have any good quicks. B) Your batsmen are all incredibly average against the moving, bouncing ball (8-0 sound familiar?) C) your spinners only prosper on those bunsens, non test standard pitches and all get pummelled away from home and D) the only way you can win matches is by doctoring pitches.

    Now on the ODI series, our bowlers have been better, our batsmen have been better and our batting has been better. When faulkner smashed your 'spearhead" it wouldnt have even gotten that close due to some very average umpring favourimg you once again. We have been the better side. Cop it

  • testcricket_lover on October 24, 2013, 20:49 GMT

    @Harmony111...Dude dont compare the team's test performace to the ODI's....It's completely a diff ball game..FYI OZ is still in the lead.

  • Harmony111 on October 24, 2013, 18:22 GMT

    @xtrafalgarx: Giving us a run for the money? Like how your team couldn't defend 359 runs and was demolished by India who chased it losing just 1 wicket in <44 overs? That was one of the most one sided run chases ever FYI. And oh this wasn't a one-off, you couldn't even defend 200+ runs in a T20, how shameful is that? You need awful bowling from one of our worst bowlers Ishant Sharma to win against us and you think you are doing anything special?

    Talking about Ashes, did you guys not prepare for the one that finished recently? What was the score there again? 0-3 and very nearly 0-4. LOL.

    Did you guys prepare for the recent test series in India? What was the score there? 0-4. Oh yes you guys do prepare a lot ... to lose.

    Reg Clarke, Shaun Marsh, Warner, Starc, Pattinson, Cummins etc; barring Cummins, all the rest were in India a few months back and they couldn't do anything to prevent a royal 0-4 thrashing. You remember that?

    Cummins is more out than in, you counting him? ROTFL.

  • CricketChat on October 24, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    Welcome back Warner! CA needs you for the Ashes.

  • on October 24, 2013, 13:37 GMT

    Phenomenal performance!!!

  • on October 24, 2013, 12:55 GMT

    @Baggy Green, plenty of talent in that list no doubt but only Doolan, Lynn and Burns have had an impact at shield level and all of them seem to have faded off their respective highs. Lynn looks like he is finding form again but Burns has been terrible of late. Jordan Silk another one to watch.

  • Sunil_Batra on October 24, 2013, 12:20 GMT

    Well said Mary, agree 100% on your comments on Khawaja. Great to see Khawaja and Warner and othre fringe batsman firing in domestic cricket and its hard to argue on your analysis on Khawaja.

  • Mary_786 on October 24, 2013, 12:15 GMT

    Dylan its interesting how you take performances out of context. Khawaja averaged 40 last year but only played 5 shield matches in which he was man of the match in 3 of them on some very tricky batting pitches. After the christmas break Arthur kept him as 12th man for the entire summer season. He has started this year very well and unlike the names you mentioned has much more solid shield form over the last 3 years behind him. Him and Hughes have been our most consistent young shield batsman over the last 4 years. Now that he has some form behind him in Ryobi if he takes that to the shield games you will see him in Brisbane because lets be honest he hardly got a crack in the prevous series where he top scored in lords, got a howler in Manchester and then was dropped after Durham Read Punter's views on giving our young guys a real go at the top level and Khawaja is a classic example. As for Warner one of the best one day innings that i have seen, well done to him.

  • on October 24, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    @baggy green..."There are many ... you forgot Joe Burns.. Others like Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head, Alex Doolan , Chris Lynn, Peter HAndscomb , Marcus Harris !!! Really young ones like Jake Doran and Jaron Morgan are also making an impression." I hear ya, however; because of Nic's recent A form against Sth Africa A, India A and a promising debut vs India in the t20 he would probably stand out as the most "match ready" of all the young guns 25 and under. As well as his recent form, he also seems to be the most dominating of all those players and therefore I would say the brightest prospect fullstop!

  • on October 24, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    @Mary_786 - Cameron White, Michael Klinger, Shaun Marsh have also had great Ryobi form. Does that also mean if they out-perform Khawaja in the Shield, they will be selected ahead of him? Khawaja averaged under 40 last year in the Shield, and his FC average continues to drop each year due to his inability to convert 50s into 100s. Why should he be favoured over the guys I mentioned?

  • xtrafalgarx on October 24, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    @Harmony111, Dude you have no idea. Warner was terribly out of form for one, so he was dropped to get some. Secondly, we would rather have him preparing for the ashes than some tournament in india. The 2nd string team we sent over there is giving them a run for their money anyways and when you consider Clarke, Shaun Marsh, Warner, Starc, Pattinson, Cummins arn't in the side then we are doing well.

  • TheBigBoodha on October 24, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    Yep, @Little_Aussie_Battler, Warner didn't have to face the best of our bowlers - like Doherty and Voges. Faulkner. Oh yeah, McKay and Johnson are pretty good. The reality is that the Cup bowlers like Siddle, Harris, Ahmed and co are just as good, if not better. It's true North Siydney Oval is a batsman's paradise, but today about 7 wickets fell while Warner kept smashing them at the other end. So he can't be too bad.

  • Baggy_Green on October 24, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    @Lyndon - There are many ... you forgot Joe Burns.. Others like Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head, Alex Doolan , Chris Lynn, Peter HAndscomb , Marcus Harris !!!

    Really young ones like Jake Doran and Jaron Morgan are also making an impression

  • Amith_S on October 24, 2013, 10:18 GMT

    Mary i agree with your lineup, beWarner, Rogers, Watson, Khawaja, Clarke, Smith would be my preference to but it will come down to shield runs and i predicted a few weeks back that Warner and Khawaja would be the standout players domestically early on and its looking that way already in Ryobi, can't wait for the shield to start, so exciting to see how that turns out.

  • Harmony111 on October 24, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    So a 300+ total has been chased down with a lot of ease in Aus. Are Aus killing cricket by making flat tracks or was it due to terrific batting by Warner & co?

    Talking about Warner, Aus selectors are guilty of not seeing the huge talent of this man, he is perhaps their only truly world class batsman in all formats & has the potential to be the best in the world. I just hope that Aus selectors wake up now and decide to use this man's talent and help him maximize his potential. Just imagine how destructive he could have been in India. Hughes looks so ugly while opening. Finch & Warner would have made a Nuclear Bomb-Thermonuclear Bomb kind of pair.

  • Mary_786 on October 24, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    Warner has done enough in my opinion to get into the birsbane test and i am predicting he will take this form into shield. My lineup for Brisbane would beWarner, Rogers, Watson, Khawaja, Clarke, Smith, Haddin, Johnson, Siddle, Harris, Lyon. I think Bailey, Khawaja and Hughes will fight out for the 6 spot, Bailey has been in good form in India, Khawaja has been in good form in Ryobi but ultimately it will be up to the shield performances and may the best man get the final spot.

  • on October 24, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    There's no doubt that Warner is a big piece of the puzzle for Australia if they are to have any chance of beating England. With the 70 odd that he scored in the 4th test, he looked very solid against good bowling despite also scoring quite freely. There is no telling what might have been if he had played all the tests in the opening spot with Chris Rogers. Anyone who wants to know what our next star batsmen is going to look like need look no further than David Warner (if he can keep his ego in check). After Warner; the next most talented batsmen Australia has would be Nic Maddinson though he probably still needs a season or two to mature.

  • Little_Aussie_Battler on October 24, 2013, 9:55 GMT

    All the New South Wales Warner back-slappers need to just step back and take a deep breath here.

    The top 15 Australian cricketers are not even in the country at the moment, which takes a large hunk of talent out of a 6 team competition. They are playing on worn out flat tracks on grounds the size of a tuppence.

    Warner is doing well, let's see if he can carry this good form into the Shield games starting in under a fortnight.

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  • Little_Aussie_Battler on October 24, 2013, 9:55 GMT

    All the New South Wales Warner back-slappers need to just step back and take a deep breath here.

    The top 15 Australian cricketers are not even in the country at the moment, which takes a large hunk of talent out of a 6 team competition. They are playing on worn out flat tracks on grounds the size of a tuppence.

    Warner is doing well, let's see if he can carry this good form into the Shield games starting in under a fortnight.

  • on October 24, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    There's no doubt that Warner is a big piece of the puzzle for Australia if they are to have any chance of beating England. With the 70 odd that he scored in the 4th test, he looked very solid against good bowling despite also scoring quite freely. There is no telling what might have been if he had played all the tests in the opening spot with Chris Rogers. Anyone who wants to know what our next star batsmen is going to look like need look no further than David Warner (if he can keep his ego in check). After Warner; the next most talented batsmen Australia has would be Nic Maddinson though he probably still needs a season or two to mature.

  • Mary_786 on October 24, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    Warner has done enough in my opinion to get into the birsbane test and i am predicting he will take this form into shield. My lineup for Brisbane would beWarner, Rogers, Watson, Khawaja, Clarke, Smith, Haddin, Johnson, Siddle, Harris, Lyon. I think Bailey, Khawaja and Hughes will fight out for the 6 spot, Bailey has been in good form in India, Khawaja has been in good form in Ryobi but ultimately it will be up to the shield performances and may the best man get the final spot.

  • Harmony111 on October 24, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    So a 300+ total has been chased down with a lot of ease in Aus. Are Aus killing cricket by making flat tracks or was it due to terrific batting by Warner & co?

    Talking about Warner, Aus selectors are guilty of not seeing the huge talent of this man, he is perhaps their only truly world class batsman in all formats & has the potential to be the best in the world. I just hope that Aus selectors wake up now and decide to use this man's talent and help him maximize his potential. Just imagine how destructive he could have been in India. Hughes looks so ugly while opening. Finch & Warner would have made a Nuclear Bomb-Thermonuclear Bomb kind of pair.

  • Amith_S on October 24, 2013, 10:18 GMT

    Mary i agree with your lineup, beWarner, Rogers, Watson, Khawaja, Clarke, Smith would be my preference to but it will come down to shield runs and i predicted a few weeks back that Warner and Khawaja would be the standout players domestically early on and its looking that way already in Ryobi, can't wait for the shield to start, so exciting to see how that turns out.

  • Baggy_Green on October 24, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    @Lyndon - There are many ... you forgot Joe Burns.. Others like Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head, Alex Doolan , Chris Lynn, Peter HAndscomb , Marcus Harris !!!

    Really young ones like Jake Doran and Jaron Morgan are also making an impression

  • TheBigBoodha on October 24, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    Yep, @Little_Aussie_Battler, Warner didn't have to face the best of our bowlers - like Doherty and Voges. Faulkner. Oh yeah, McKay and Johnson are pretty good. The reality is that the Cup bowlers like Siddle, Harris, Ahmed and co are just as good, if not better. It's true North Siydney Oval is a batsman's paradise, but today about 7 wickets fell while Warner kept smashing them at the other end. So he can't be too bad.

  • xtrafalgarx on October 24, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    @Harmony111, Dude you have no idea. Warner was terribly out of form for one, so he was dropped to get some. Secondly, we would rather have him preparing for the ashes than some tournament in india. The 2nd string team we sent over there is giving them a run for their money anyways and when you consider Clarke, Shaun Marsh, Warner, Starc, Pattinson, Cummins arn't in the side then we are doing well.

  • on October 24, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    @Mary_786 - Cameron White, Michael Klinger, Shaun Marsh have also had great Ryobi form. Does that also mean if they out-perform Khawaja in the Shield, they will be selected ahead of him? Khawaja averaged under 40 last year in the Shield, and his FC average continues to drop each year due to his inability to convert 50s into 100s. Why should he be favoured over the guys I mentioned?

  • on October 24, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    @baggy green..."There are many ... you forgot Joe Burns.. Others like Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head, Alex Doolan , Chris Lynn, Peter HAndscomb , Marcus Harris !!! Really young ones like Jake Doran and Jaron Morgan are also making an impression." I hear ya, however; because of Nic's recent A form against Sth Africa A, India A and a promising debut vs India in the t20 he would probably stand out as the most "match ready" of all the young guns 25 and under. As well as his recent form, he also seems to be the most dominating of all those players and therefore I would say the brightest prospect fullstop!