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    You can't really compare Bell to Hick or Ramprakash. Bell got more centuries in one Test series than Ramprakash did in his career. With hindsight the 2005 Ashes came too soon for Bell (we should have took him to SA the previous winter) but he's improved out of sight since then and I reckon he'll score runs. About tait v Macgill - they should have picked Macgill - I reckon they were put off (wrongly) by the hammering Essex gave him prior to the Oval - but the fact that Tait bowled so few overs on the last day proves how wrong that selection was.
    Bell has mental/confidence issues in the big games against big opposition. I don't see any evidence that that has been sorted out. I think he'll be in happy nicker mode for most of the Ashes, then we'll have the Warwickshire zealot tell us how he just got good deliveries again. The only time he looked decent against Australia last time was when England were trying to score quickly to declare in the 3rd Test and so the pressure was completely changed. The other 50 he got he was missed 3 times or so and edged plenty more safe. He was fine against weaker sides before that Ashes series, scored 70odd against WI and took the cheap runs on offer against Bangladesh, so just because he's scored runs against Pakistan, India etc. doesn't mean he's turned a corner.
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    This is insanity.

    Meh, might aswell support you, Geraint.
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    Haha, I was wondering when you'd show up in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    you've lost me here trini boy..
    I quote you:

    "Some people have been saying that Fletcher is a favourite of Jones, so now that he's in charge of the selection process in Australia he drops Read."

    Read it. Think about it. Report as to whether that makes any sense at all.
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    ha, well if my knowledge of the England team is correct, when they go on tour the main selectors as it is currently Graveney etc just pick the squad and don't go, so on tour Fletcher & the captain are the one's who decides the final XI.

    Sounds good yo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    I quote you:

    "Some people have been saying that Fletcher is a favourite of Jones, so now that he's in charge of the selection process in Australia he drops Read."

    Read it. Think about it. Report as to whether that makes any sense at all.
    Shouldn't that be Jones is a favourite of Fletcher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    Shouldn't that be Jones is a favourite of Fletcher?
    Exactly.

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    The whole point about this, is that it only take one beauty from McGrath or Lee to end a Geraint Jones innings, and then Fletchers plan is useless. Read will save you more runs than Jones will make you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
    Read will save you more runs than Jones will make you.
    By not diving towards first slip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    By not diving towards first slip?
    Tbh, I now think he was just wary of going too near to Trescothick after Bertie trapped him in the dressing room needing a shoulder to cry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    Haha, I was wondering when you'd show up in this thread.
    6 pages, thats all I could last for.

    See, now as angry as I am that Jonesy is back for Read (Sorry Mr GIMH) , I know that calling him useless etc isnt exactly helful. If he's behind the stumps, fair enough, Its not my ideal choice, but hey, Im not an ideal member of this forum. I dont know where Im going with this, someone mind finishing it for me?

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    Umm, I'll try, its clear racism against Devonians, Fletcher is clearly an anti-devon man, and should be axed from all decisions hereafter......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
    Bell has mental/confidence issues in the big games against big opposition. I don't see any evidence that that has been sorted out. I think he'll be in happy nicker mode for most of the Ashes, then we'll have the Warwickshire zealot tell us how he just got good deliveries again. The only time he looked decent against Australia last time was when England were trying to score quickly to declare in the 3rd Test and so the pressure was completely changed. The other 50 he got he was missed 3 times or so and edged plenty more safe. He was fine against weaker sides before that Ashes series, scored 70odd against WI and took the cheap runs on offer against Bangladesh, so just because he's scored runs against Pakistan, India etc. doesn't mean he's turned a corner.
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    My crazy 5 bet for the first test is For Geraint to score a century in one innings.

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