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  • Katich

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  • Cosgrove

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  • Jaques

    14 38.89%
  • Symonds

    1 2.78%
  • Hodge

    13 36.11%
  • MacGill

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Thread: Who Should replace Martyn?

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    Symonds will play with Voges getting a taste of what its like to be around the squad. Symonds ability to bowl both pace and spin will be useful at the WACA where he already has picked up wickets this summer.
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    Must admit that I would've picked Symonds (great fieldsman, handy bowler and hope like hell that he finally shows his potential with the bat) but thought he was a long-shot

    VOGES?????? wtf?

    Jaques and Hodge should be mightily pissed off

    And Tait bowls well in fc and gets dropped

    I seriously give up trying to predict what our fwit selectors are on about

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    Hodge would have been picked, but he's injured. Jaques is obviously an "opener only" in their minds.

    But players like Birt and Cosgrove have every right to be annoyed. One can only hope that the selectors, in watching Voges' big innings this year, have seen something that he hasn't really shown in the one dayers or in previous seasons, despite the flat wicket. I hope they haven't just selected him based on his good first class average, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Hodge would have been picked, but he's injured. Jaques is obviously an "opener only" in their minds.

    But players like Birt and Cosgrove have every right to be annoyed. One can only hope that the selectors, in watching Voges' big innings this year, have seen something that he hasn't really shown in the one dayers or in previous seasons, despite the flat wicket. I hope they haven't just selected him based on his good first class average, anyway.
    If that was the criteria, pick Marcus North - good bat, fieldsman and bowls as well


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    Quote Originally Posted by social
    If that was the criteria, pick Marcus North - good bat, fieldsman and bowls as well
    I think Voges probably has more potential to be honest. North's got a poor reputation when the ball is doing anything, and he wasn't in the Australia A setup earlier this year, so I can't see him as a test prospect. Voges might well be a handy test batsman, but there's still a few guys who should have been picked in front of him.

    Even though I think he's a poor selection, I'm sort of hoping he gets picked ahead of Symonds for the test really. He might turn out to be a surprise success, and he's certainly in much better form than Symonds with the bat. Besides, Symonds has played 10 or so tests and done nothing, so I'd rather see someone else get a go. It will be Symonds in all likelyhood though.

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    I'd think that another thing that might have helped the selectors select Voges is that, AFAIK, he hasn't played any County Cricket, so he's a bit of a "suprise packet" as a pick because the English haven't seen much of him, while North, Jaques, and a few others are a bit more familiar and they'd have plans ready for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden
    If they pick Symonds for the third Test, it will be our best fielding side in a Test Match ever IMO, or close to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoT_SpIn
    No Mark Waugh or Tubby
    Yeah, our slip fielding will definitely be down on the late 90s. Ground fielding would probably be one of the best ever assembled, with Symonds, Ponting, Clarke and Hussey all in there.

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    Long term - I think Watson, providing he's fit, assuming Clarke is now properly "in" the team. I think Hodge should be the next batsman in line.
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    Hodge - still can't believe they dropped him so soon after his 200 at the WACA last year (but as a desperate England fan pick Katich or Symonds)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden
    You can only hope. That would be ideal, though I can see Hussey being moved up to four.

    Gilchrist
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    Ponting
    Watson
    Hussey
    Symonds
    Clarke
    Hogg/Johnson
    Lee
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    McGrath

    would be my ideal line-up.
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    North. Love that guy.

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    Talking about ODIs, where I think Warne has stated he isn`t planning on playing in that form for Australia ever again, and the Australian selectors aren`t looking at him.

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    If watson was fit l'd put him in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    North. Love that guy.
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