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    I would like this to be the team:

    Tres/Colly
    Strauss
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    Flintoff
    Dalrymple
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    Harmison
    Panesar

    Unfortunately the selectors have made the mistake of picking Giles, so I suspect we will be looking at the above team with Giles instead of Dalrymple. So two no8s in the team, instead of a no7 and a no8. Giles is the better bowler but i don't expect the number of overs required of him to justify his position. Dalrymple is the bigger spinner of the ball.

    Remember there is no reason why we can't play two spinners in every match. There is an extremely respectable case to be made for playing only four bowlers, so the need for "conditions to suit" isn't really an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooextracool
    Yea its something am absolutely baffled with. If Flintoff bats at 7 or if Tresco's mysterious illness reoccurs while another batsman gets a stomach bug on the eve of a test match, its going to be absolutely impossible for them to fly someone from reserve squad halfway across australia in time for the test match.
    Shah would have been my pick, because he did everything right in his only test and also because unlike Key he hasnt failed against them at the test arena before.
    Mark Butcher would have been the most sensible pick as a reserve batsman. A proven record at test level, and a reputation for not needing warm up games to find his form.

    And fwiw he's been in good form in the Second Division for Surrey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    I was interested in this. Is it true? its all of Ausralia? or is it only certain grounds?

    My partly scientific analysis was to take the first 3 Australian swing bowlers that came into my head (Alderman, Reiffel and Reid) and compared their combined career records at Australian grounds.

    The results were interesting and shows that there are places in Aus that are conducive to swing and others that are not.

    Ground Runs Wickets Overall Average
    Adelaide Oval 564 22 25.64
    Bellerive Oval 314 13 24.15
    Brisbane Cricket Gr 1076 44 24.45
    Melbourne Cricket Gr 1322 63 20.98
    Sydney Cricket Grnd 730 19 38.42
    W.A.C.A. Ground 1086 38 28.58

    Clearly Sydney is not the place for swing bowlers and Perth is not conducive. However, swing bowling can be successful in Brisbane, Adelaide and especially Melbourne.
    For me in recent times, in the last decade or so, swing bowling in general in Australia has been largely useless. There are very rare occasions when a swing bowler has succeeded using conventional methods of swing only and i dont think that much is going to change this time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg
    Mark Butcher would have been the most sensible pick as a reserve batsman. A proven record at test level, and a reputation for not needing warm up games to find his form.

    And fwiw he's been in good form in the Second Division for Surrey.
    Mark Butcher would have been my pick as well, Ideally because unlike all the other reserve batsmen- key and shah hes actually had a good last season. Also, you know what you're going to get from Butcher, because not only does he have experience in these conditions but hes also scored runs against Australia in the past.


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    Ramprakash to be the reserve batsman. You can't argue against 2,000 first class runs in a season can you?

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    But you can argue against 2350 runs in 52 tests @ 27.32.
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    Ramprakash no way, if England wanted a veteran Butcher would have been better choice.

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    TBF to Ramps he has a fairly tidy record v Oz; averages over 40 from 12 tests IIRC.

    He's tripping the light fantastic on Strictly Come Dancing tho, isn't he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    But you can argue against 2350 runs in 52 tests @ 27.32.
    Certainly worth his shot in ODIs though. beats the likes of Strauss and Collingwood one would think.

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