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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Not my point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Not in the ODI career so far no. He can finish yea, but he aint a six hitter. Ferguson would score 50 of 40 balls with 4/5 boundaries or something...




    I was comparing Hughes as a possible T20 opening option to Marsh & Warner which ATM he probably won't offer much of difference to those two in that format.
    at he moment keep hughes out of 20/20 and keep his head in the long form of the game,we dont want to get him out of his current form in the 4 and 5 day games,after the ashes then experiment with it.

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    Marsh should never play international cricket.

    The notion of keeping Hughes out of T20s for the sake of development is ludicrous. If such conservative thinking had been adopted then a whole bunch of great ODI players would never have played for Australia. It's just a ridiculous as the 'players can never be picked to bat out of position' theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inbox24 View Post
    Marsh should never play international cricket.
    Haa...a bit OTT dont you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by inbox24 View Post
    The notion of keeping Hughes out of T20s for the sake of development is ludicrous. If such conservative thinking had been adopted then a whole bunch of great ODI players would never have played for Australia. It's just a ridiculous as the 'players can never be picked to bat out of position' theory.
    Well given AUS have Watson, Warner, Marsh as opener options. I dont think Hughes is needed at T20 level really.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Well given AUS have Watson, Warner, Marsh as opener options. I dont think Hughes is needed at T20 level really.
    Some would argue Hughes is natural opener and rest are makeshift openers. Therefore Hughes is a better option then all three.

    Pretty sure when Watson plays for NSW. Hughes will open ahead of him. Though Jaques might open ahead of both in ODs.
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    SAD to say Australia's chances are over unfortunately, hey but don't worry Australia lost in a group consisting WESTINDIES & SRILANKA
    whereas it's looking like Pakistan will be following them & feeling SHAME that we are being elimenated by ENGLAND & NETHERLANDS

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Which youngsters? Honestly Australia have to pick the right people, as the IPL showed, regardless of age. One of the younger players in the team, Michael Clarke is rubbish. Here's a team of Australians over 30s still playing T20 cricket that would have been equal (or near) favourites for the tournament, imo.

    Hayden
    Gilchrist
    Hodge
    Carseldine
    Symonds
    Hussey
    Hussey
    Warne
    Nannes
    Harwood
    McGrath/Lee
    This team would have pulled the Aussies down in a years times. Then back to square one.

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    This team would probably 've won you this championship i guess, you choose too good players to be matched by others

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naumaan View Post
    This team would probably 've won you this championship i guess, you choose too good players to be matched by others
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    Anyone wanna have a stab at picking a post Twenty20 WC debacle Aussie side? (Say 15 for arguements sake)

    Haddin (c)
    Warner
    Watson
    Hodge
    White
    Ferguson
    Johnson
    Krejza
    Geeves
    Siddle
    Holland

    Hauritz
    D Hussey
    Hilfenhaus
    Cosgrove.

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    Best team possible:

    Watson
    Haddin
    Warner
    Hodge
    Hussey
    Hussey
    Ferguson
    Johnson
    Hauritz
    Nannes
    Hilfenhaus

    Lee
    Clark
    Siddle
    Jaques

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    According to Richard's theory of picking the guys with the best stats with no other considerations, the composition of the side is obvious;

    Warner
    Hughes
    D Harris
    Hodge
    Carseldine
    D Hussey
    Crosthwaite
    Bird
    Nannes
    Simpson
    Rimmington

    This side probably would have done better, tbh. Like the batting, the bowling's probably a bit erratic, though....
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    I'm going with my belief that the team wasn't a million miles away, and that it's a good idea for Ponting to let the T20's go, and it's pointless bringing in someone like Hodge now at his age.

    Haddin
    Warner
    Watson
    Clarke
    D Hussey
    Ferguson
    White
    Johnson
    Lee
    Haurtiz
    <insert random bowler here>

    Random bowler is a position that definitely needs to be sorted out.

    Clarke is in on the proviso that he doesn't rest from any T20 matches in the future. He's too talented a batsman not to figure it out eventually, and he's a gun fielder and a more than useful bowling option.
    Last edited by four_or_six; 10-06-2009 at 12:20 PM.

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    Based on IPL form I'd certainly open with Hayden and Gilchrist.

    Hayden
    Gilchrist
    Ponting
    Hodge
    Hussey
    Hussey
    Castledine
    Johnson
    Lee
    Hauritz
    Bracken

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Based on IPL form I'd certainly open with Hayden and Gilchrist.

    Hayden
    Gilchrist
    Ponting
    Hodge
    Hussey
    Hussey
    Castledine
    Johnson
    Lee
    Hauritz
    Bracken
    Ponting should be relieved of T20 captaincy. It is eating into him.

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