View Poll Results: What will the score be in the 2006-07 Ashes series?

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    2 11.76%
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    2 11.76%
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    4 23.53%
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    5 29.41%
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    ...yet completely relies on the surface...
    Sorry, how?
    Swing is through the air, the pitch makes no difference to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa
    Anyone can turn the ball, a spinner (particularly a finger-spinner) will get more wickets by using drift and flight. Even with little turn in the pitch, it is possible for a finger-spinner to be reasonably successful (as Cullen has been).
    Cullen hasn't been reasonably successful, he's been reasonably poor.
    Anyone certainly can't turn the ball - not on most surfaces. Using flight (loop and drift) is all well and good but is nought more than a compliment to the turning ball. Without turn, it won't take wickets in itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloete
    This guy's an idiot..

    But anyway, I can't believe you guys can absolutely trash MacGill then talk up Giles and Panesar on an SCG turner. I agree with almost everything that's been said except the criticism of MacGill. Most of the English contingent on here are pertty fair on most matters, but this MacGill thing gets me every time. You'd have to be a fool to think Giles is better than MacGill!
    Not really, Giles has proven himself good on a turning pitch pretty much every time. MacGill has proved pretty inadaquete on any surface, due to his lack of accuracy, since Adelaide 2000\01.
    Giles is far better than MacGill on a turning surface, MacGill is obviously better on one that doesn't turn for fingerspinners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    when will you give up on this crap..
    Never.


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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    Fitting really, for the only person in the South Africa-hating west who thinks that Rampers was a great servant of England in the 1990's.
    Err, sorry, when have I ever said that?
    I've said that Ramprakash was far better than most realise he was in 1998-2001 - not that he was aught other than useless 1991-1996.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Not really, Giles has proven himself good on a turning pitch pretty much every time. MacGill has proved pretty inadaquete on any surface, due to his lack of accuracy, since Adelaide 2000\01.
    Giles is far better than MacGill on a turning surface, MacGill is obviously better on one that doesn't turn for fingerspinners.
    Since 2001, MacGill has taken 7 five wicket hauls. Giles has taken 3.

    Since 2001, MacGill has 107 wickets @ 30. In the four years Giles has played test cricket since 2001, his best average for a year is exactly that... 30. The other years he has averaged 42, 43 and 56.

    In the one year since 2001 that MacGill has actually got to play consistent test cricket, he missed out on topping the yearly wicket taking by just two... with 57 wickets in 11 tests in 2003. Giles has averaged about that many tests per year since 2001, but his best effort is 38 wickets.

    Since 2001, MacGill has averaged under 30 in 5 test series out of 11 that he has played. Giles has averaged under 30 in 2, out of 15.

    And, as though you would pay any attention, over their full careers MacGill averages 12 runs less per wicket, takes 30 less deliveries to take each wicket, and for all the talk of how inaccurate he is, MacGill's economy rate is only 0.31 runs per over higher.

    Only an idiot could possibly think that Giles was even close to MacGill as a test bowler. MacGill isn't an all-time great or anything, but he is a high quality test bowler.

    Giles on the other hand has the third highest bowling average of any bowler with 100 test wickets. The bowlers with higher averages? Sachin Tendulkar and Grant Flower. Esteemed company indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Err, sorry, when have I ever said that?
    I've said that Ramprakash was far better than most realise he was in 1998-2001 - not that he was aught other than useless 1991-1996.
    Richard, it's just the impression that you sometimes give - I realise that it's a ridiculous idea, but no more ridiculous than many you subscibe to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Not really, Giles has proven himself good on a turning pitch pretty much every time. MacGill has proved pretty inadaquete on any surface, due to his lack of accuracy, since Adelaide 2000\01.
    Giles is far better than MacGill on a turning surface, MacGill is obviously better on one that doesn't turn for fingerspinners.
    Are you normal!?

    Have a look at MacGills stats on the only true spinning wicket in Australia, the SCG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Since 2001, MacGill has taken 7 five wicket hauls. Giles has taken 3.

    Since 2001, MacGill has 107 wickets @ 30. In the four years Giles has played test cricket since 2001, his best average for a year is exactly that... 30. The other years he has averaged 42, 43 and 56.

    In the one year since 2001 that MacGill has actually got to play consistent test cricket, he missed out on topping the yearly wicket taking by just two... with 57 wickets in 11 tests in 2003. Giles has averaged about that many tests per year since 2001, but his best effort is 38 wickets.

    Since 2001, MacGill has averaged under 30 in 5 test series out of 11 that he has played. Giles has averaged under 30 in 2, out of 15.

    And, as though you would pay any attention, over their full careers MacGill averages 12 runs less per wicket, takes 30 less deliveries to take each wicket, and for all the talk of how inaccurate he is, MacGill's economy rate is only 0.31 runs per over higher.

    Only an idiot could possibly think that Giles was even close to MacGill as a test bowler. MacGill isn't an all-time great or anything, but he is a high quality test bowler.

    Giles on the other hand has the third highest bowling average of any bowler with 100 test wickets. The bowlers with higher averages? Sachin Tendulkar and Grant Flower. Esteemed company indeed.
    And as I've said countless times, overall averages are relatively meaningless. I couldn't, frankly, give a damn about the fact that MacGill had a good introduction to Test-cricket - one hell of a lot of that had to do with an English side who couldn't play wristspin to save their lives and a downtrodden West Indies team. I've said it so many times - MacGill's recent record is poor. I certainly don't give a damn about 5-wicket hauls because they're none too important.
    Nor do I give a damn about how effective Giles is on non-turning pitches. It's just basic fact that he's no use on them. And I've not, if you've noticed, claimed Giles is likely to do anything spectacular at The 'Gabba, Adelaide Oval, The WACA or The MCG.
    But I'd be very surprised if he didn't outbowl MacGill at The SCG given a typical wicket.
    Nor do I give a damn about the fact that MacGill nearly topped the wicket-taking lists in his only year of consistent Test-cricket - that had a lot to do with Bangladesh. It's no coincidence that, when Bangladesh are removed, 2003 was actually MacGill's WORST year as a Test bowler, because teams had the chance to get on top of him instead of him being whisked out of the side as soon as he was looking dodgy a la Afridi.
    You will get nowhere using MacGill's early career, nor his record against the wonderful Bangladesh, against me. I've never mentioned it. Nor will you get anywhere going-on about how useless Giles is on non-turning surfaces, because I've said that countless times, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    Are you normal!?

    Have a look at MacGills stats on the only true spinning wicket in Australia, the SCG.
    Then add it to his record in Sri Lanka.
    Then check-out Giles' record on turning pitches - everywhere, not just 1 ground.
    Incidentally - MacGill's last 7 SCG Tests have produced an average of 29.02 - and one hell of a lot of that had to do with taking 9-82 against the World XI tailenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    Are you normal!?

    Have a look at MacGills stats on the only true spinning wicket in Australia, the SCG.
    Indeed, not saying MacGill is particularly brilliant, but Giles is rubbish on just about every pitch so by default...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Then add it to his record in Sri Lanka.
    Then check-out Giles' record on turning pitches - everywhere, not just 1 ground.
    Incidentally - MacGill's last 7 SCG Tests have produced an average of 29.02 - and one hell of a lot of that had to do with taking 9-82 against the World XI tailenders.
    MacGills tests at the SCG:

    8 matches, five 5-wicket hauls, 53 wickets at 24.47

    What a shocker....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    You will get nowhere using MacGill's early career, nor his record against the wonderful Bangladesh, against me. I've never mentioned it. Nor will you get anywhere going-on about how useless Giles is on non-turning surfaces, because I've said that countless times, too.
    Err, pay attention. I used the period you specified... "since 2001".

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    MacGills tests at the SCG:

    8 matches, five 5-wicket hauls, 53 wickets at 24.47

    What a shocker....
    Agreed.

    If he was English, he would make our 'all time' top 5 comfortably. Of the England spinners of my lifetime, I would rate only Laker and Underwood higher.

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