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    Okay, fair to say this'll be the XI come Monday;

    WwdIs 88/10 (20.0 ov, DP Nannes 1/21) - Match over | Live Scorecard | Cricinfo.com

    So they've stacked the batting and will be relying on Smith for spin with Dussey/Clarke to roll the arm over if needed. Far better side than with Lee in it. Still a bit worried about their ability to accelerate after the first 10, whether having three (essentially) part-time spinners = 1 good one and a pace attack of Johnson/Nannes/Tait is potentially pretty damn wild but it's not bad.
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    Anyone going to watch a single match? Time zones pretty much make it impossible...again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Anyone going to watch a single match? Time zones pretty much make it impossible...again.
    Pretty good for me - most games start at 7.30 pm here, new baby at home (so no other social engaements for a while), beer fridge full, delivery menus stacked up

    Probably watch a couple of games before Oz self-destruct and I break out the bootleg dvd collection


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    expecting pakistan to be dicked today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    expecting pakistan to be dicked today.
    Bangladesh are pretty woeful, but it wouldn't surprise me. Hoping for a good contest regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricinfo
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    # Shaun Tait and Nathan Hauritz are the only players in Australia's squad with a batting strike-rate below Michael Clarke's 108.83
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayzamann View Post
    Holey moley.
    Now that's kinda funny.

    But seriously... why on earth can't he score quicker?! I mean he showed early in his career that he can hit it over the top.
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    Asif dropped for Sami sure Asif is no 20-20 bowler but then Sami is not even a bowler.

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    Five spinners for the Bangers. And all left-handers as well.

    A piece of me wants them to go through and eventually go against Australia who would probably field as many quicks as they can. That would be an interesting game.

    ed: that being said, today i am just glad to see the Pakistani players taking the field
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    Hmm, this is a bit of a let-down.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Okay, fair to say this'll be the XI come Monday;

    WwdIs 88/10 (20.0 ov, DP Nannes 1/21) - Match over | Live Scorecard | Cricinfo.com

    So they've stacked the batting and will be relying on Smith for spin with Dussey/Clarke to roll the arm over if needed. Far better side than with Lee in it. Still a bit worried about their ability to accelerate after the first 10, whether having three (essentially) part-time spinners = 1 good one and a pace attack of Johnson/Nannes/Tait is potentially pretty damn wild but it's not bad.
    That's a very strong team. Would you have Smith or Hauritz in there? Smith seems more T20-ready, but Hauritz can hold his own in this format, and is more experienced. Maybe even Daniel Christian, who's a better batsman, but is yet another seam bowler. This looks a team that will go the distance in this tournament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun View Post
    That's a very strong team. Would you have Smith or Hauritz in there? Smith seems more T20-ready, but Hauritz can hold his own in this format, and is more experienced. Maybe even Daniel Christian, who's a better batsman, but is yet another seam bowler. This looks a team that will go the distance in this tournament.
    Smith - quality batsman, one of the best fieldsmen in the world and coming on as a bowler (i.e. immensely talented but very inexperienced and potentially expensive)

    No idea why Christian is even in the squad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Hmm, this is a bit of a let-down.
    Aye. Tamim will probably get a blob to complete the misery too. Pakistan should be nudging 200 from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun View Post
    That's a very strong team. Would you have Smith or Hauritz in there? Smith seems more T20-ready, but Hauritz can hold his own in this format, and is more experienced. Maybe even Daniel Christian, who's a better batsman, but is yet another seam bowler. This looks a team that will go the distance in this tournament.
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