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    Seriously! WTF!

    Hussey had he batted instead of Clarke would have got aus to a big total.

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    We all know he won't be dropped until he gets the ODI captaincy. That's what the whole thing is all about, providing Clarke with career progression. Would be nice if he did something to justify his place in the side, though.
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    i think it's a bit unfair to criticize this innings though i didn't watch the match but he came in at 2 down for nothing and tried to consolidate and he was even hitting it at 100 when he got out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DingDong View Post
    i think it's a bit unfair to criticize this innings though i didn't watch the match but he came in at 2 down for nothing and tried to consolidate and he was even hitting it at 100 when he got out.
    You don't need that sort of consolidation when you have such a ridiculously long batting lineup where Hussey comes in at No.7, who was robbed of strike today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    You don't need that sort of consolidation when you have such a ridiculously long batting lineup where Hussey comes in at No.7, who was robbed of strike today.

    i think anybody who would have come in at that stage would have batted like that sir alex he's obviously a poor t20 player so i think he well by his standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DingDong View Post
    i think anybody who would have come in at that stage would have batted like that sir alex he's obviously a poor t20 player so i think he well by his standards.
    Not really Dingdong, it's hard to see someone like Micheal Hussey doing that. He should never have batted today imho. His inexperience in T20 clearly showed when he thought 2 down by 2nd over is as dire a situation as in a ODI match. It is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Not really Dingdong, it's hard to see someone like Micheal Hussey doing that. He should never have batted today imho. His inexperience in T20 clearly showed when he thought 2 down by 2nd over is as dire a situation as in a ODI match. It is not.
    needs to play in the ipl imo

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    Is it possible that Michael Clarke cost Australia the World Cup?

    Because that's the way the scorecard looks to me.

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    Michael Clarke and “The Pain of Discipline…” Tattoo Fiasco AE

    Getting a tatoo - $
    Getting it done in a language your mates don't know to look cool - $
    Ending up with one meaning the opposite of what's it supposed to be, and looking like a fool - priceless.

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    Clarke concedes he was 'not up to scratch' | Cricket News | ICC World Twenty20 2010 | Cricinfo.com

    "There's no doubt that the selectors will need to have a look at my performances," he said in an unusually candid remark. "I certainly know they haven't been up to scratch through this whole tournament and probably in Twenty20 cricket in general. I'm sure the selectors will sit down and have a look and if I'm not the right guy for No. 3 and the captaincy then they'll make that decision."

    Good on ya pup.

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    The really **** thing about this situation is that it was fairly predictable some time ago that his batting was the weak link in his T20 game, mainly since he's so inexperienced in the format. There's a place for players like him in T20 sides but they've all taken time to adjust and add the necessary last-5-overs hitting capability to their pierce-the-field games or find ways to score off full balls on the stumps, etc. The selectors have put him in this position and as much as I like to heap **** on the guy, it sucks that he has to publicly admit his place is under threat, was on a hiding to nothing in some ways.

    One wonders, assuming he keeps his place in the T20 side, whether his Test batting will take a hit. He might start trying to play more shots to prove he can when there really is nothing wrong with his Test game. Just get horrifying images of massive slashes outside off-stump against the English bowling attack next summer.
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    Clarke's revealation, although the truth, has been a bit surprising. He sounds as if he personally has given up on himself being a t20 player ever, which is quite hmm.. "Unaustralian". I think he just don't want to be in a t20 match because nothing else can really explain his reluctance to play in the Big Bash or IPL. He is happy playing tests and ODIs.

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    Be happier seeing him in whites only, just quietly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Be happier seeing him in whites only, just quietly.
    Haha agreed.

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