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  • Staurt MacGill

    12 31.58%
  • Nathan Bracken

    3 7.89%
  • Staurt Clark

    3 7.89%
  • Mitchell Johnson

    12 31.58%
  • Jason Gillespe

    0 0%
  • Shaun Tait

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  • Shane Watson

    2 5.26%
  • Mike Lewis

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Thread: 4th Australian Bowler for 1st Test

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpitched713
    If Symonds plays a single Ashes Test I'll eat my keyboard.
    Yeah, not really being serious. If Watson was injured however, you may well find yourself reaching for the tomato sauce to help get those keys down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpitched713
    If Symonds plays a single Ashes Test I'll eat my keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clapo
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    Wtf, he's playing!?!

    I know he's in the squad, but I don't think they'll pick him. There's a very real chance that they might go with five bowlers, especially if the pitch is flat. Hopefully, then Watson will be fit for the fourth Test and Symonds won't play.

    Interesting that he's only an injury away from the Test side at this point, especially considering his lackluster performances in Tests so far.


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    Nope, he's almost a certain starter as a band-aid number 6 till Watson comes back. If he doesn't play I'll eat my keyboard.

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    It was pretty obvious he`s in the mix of things I thought.
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    But only one injury away from a Test recall? There's no one else better to fill in at number 6? If anything it just shows how commited Australia have become in trying to find an allrounder, if they're willing to pick Symonds over a specialist batsman, especially considering Symonds is little better than a partimer in Tests.

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    Yeah, but it's just for one test though (hopefully).

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    They picked a specialist bat over Symonds when their all-rounder option was injured for the first and second tests, so you're wrong there.

    I've got a feeling Voges will play. Reckon he'll do better than Symonds anyway.
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    I think the selectors have realised they need someone to bowl a few overs. I have little doubt that, if selected, Voges will bowl a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes
    They picked a specialist bat over Symonds when their all-rounder option was injured for the first and second tests, so you're wrong there.
    But now the only thing that has changed is that they have lost a specialist bat in Martyn, and they're bringing in the crap allrounder Symonds. Would have thought there would have been a better specialist bat option to fill in for another specialist bat, but Australia are showing their dedication to this allrounder experiment by picking Symonds.

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    Nah, they're showing that they feel as though Symonds has more to offer in test matches with the bat that he's shown, and want to give him another go. The bowling just comes in handy for a few tidy overs at one end while the other bowlers rest. Can see why they'd want that with the ridiculous temperatures in Perth and the airport tarmac they're calling a "pitch" at the WACA.

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    I'm pretty sure his bowling does enter into it to a significant degree. Symonds took a bunch of wickets at the WACA a few weeks ago with his offies, and given the amount Clarke bowled in the last test they'll be looking to bowl him a lot. Hell, some of the games last year he bowled just as much as the specialist bowlers. He's definitely the alternative to Watson, not the alternative to say Jaques or Birt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpitched713
    Wtf, he's playing!?!

    I know he's in the squad, but I don't think they'll pick him. There's a very real chance that they might go with five bowlers, especially if the pitch is flat. Hopefully, then Watson will be fit for the fourth Test and Symonds won't play.

    Interesting that he's only an injury away from the Test side at this point, especially considering his lackluster performances in Tests so far.
    It's just been confirmed that Symonds is in the starting XI for the 3rd test

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag
    Nope, he's almost a certain starter as a band-aid number 6 till Watson comes back. If he doesn't play I'll eat my keyboard.
    Phew

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