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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Has he really been *that* bad then?
    Heard an interview with Strauss on radio the other day. he said the best advice he'd ever been given was not to muck around with form.

    Unfortunately, that was exactly what he did. He was in superb touch leading into the 1st test and played two inopportune pull shots which brought him undone. If you add those shots to a couple of dodgy calls you soon find yourself out of form and desperate for runs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    Very generous.
    definately, his keeping has been just as good as it was when he was dropped, he shouldn't get more than 2 for me..

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    Strauss - 2 - Even when he wasn't copping 1.5 bad decisions, he was getting out to poor shot selection
    Cook - 6.5
    Bell - 8 - Has looked good except against Warne
    Pietersen - 10 - What more can he do?
    Flintoff - 4 - Underdone, ankle and captaincy conspiring to reduce his impact
    Jones - 2 - One good innings, a lot of ducks
    Mahmood - 3 - One (average) test
    Harmison - 5 - Has looked dangerous at the WACA, improving steadily
    Hoggard - 9 - Your best bowler easily
    Panesar - 7 - Will be higher if he continues to do well
    Anderson - 4 - Looked dangerous in patches
    Giles - 3 - Definition of pedestrian

    But Pietersen and Hoggard are the only two I'd have in my Ashes XI so far.
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    Jones would get a 1 from me - picked for his batting over Read and has hardly scored a run.

    Hoggard would be an 8 or a 9 - been bowling his heart out

    Pieterson would be a 10 for me, hes holding the team together with the bat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
    Jones - 4, batted like crap, kept fantastically
    Don't get too overexcited now, what an exageration.

    Everything he has caught has bordered from simple to regulation. He has been lucky enough to not be tested with any catches thus far. To take them wasn't "fantastic" but the minimum expected.

    Here a just 3 of the mistakes I remember immediately off the top of my head,

    Taking 10 minutes over a missed stumping opportunity at Perth, which enabled Clarke to go on and get 130 odd.

    Also in Perth, ridiculously going for what was clearly Pietersen's catch in a selfish attempt to try and redeem himself personally, then making a mess of it.

    also a very simple drop in the 2nd innings at Adelaide. Again, luckily for him no one will remember because it was right at the end of the game when Australia were going to win anyway.

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    Harmison a 4 on average from you people??? What have you been watching, 'cause it's not this series. What, you giving him 2 just for turning up? And another 1 for reputation. The first 2 tests were woeful, and any fast bowler who can't put together a few good overs at Perth should give the game up. He's been getting patted on the back just for getting one on the pitch. What a joke.
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    Harmison bowled really well in the WACA test, after Panear, our best bowler.
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    • Strauss - 1 - Horrid...you have a bat..use it and play a shot and maybe you won't be given out like that.
    • Cook - 5.5 - Ehh..not bad, the kid's got a future
    • Bell - 6.5
    • Pietersen - 9 - At least he came to play
    • Flintoff - 3 - Can't buy a run, bowling going from good to bad
    • Jones - 2 - Ugh
    • Mahmood - 2 - Ugh #2
    • Harmison - 1.5 - Too little, too late..horrible horrible start that virtually gave it away. Unacceptable from your premier strike bowler. Horrid. Looked good when it was way too late.
    • Hoggard - 8 - Best bowler
    • Panesar - 7 - 2nd best bowler despite only playing 1
    • Anderson - 2 - Crap
    • Giles - 1.5 - Crap #2
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    Why did you give Giles a higher rating than Strauss??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
    Why did you give Giles a higher rating than Strauss??
    Giles is a known quantity. Strauss was expected to perform.

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    I feel sorry for Collingwood. Hits a double century and gets no mention.
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    I was thinking that, what does SS have against Collingwood? Is it that he sometimes bowls off-breaks?

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    Forgot Collingwood: 6

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    Strauss - 4
    Cook - 5 (one good innings)
    Bell - 5
    Collingwood - 7 (a good double, a ninety and a steady head on last day of Adelaide)
    Pietersen - 7 (a very good 90, 60* and 70 as well as his 3rd 158 in his career...but has exposed the tail immensely)
    Flintoff - 3 (bowling average of 50...batting average bollstered by a wasted 51 and a 33*)
    Jones - 3 (decent glovework...bad batting)
    Hoggard - 7
    Giles - 2
    Panesar - 7
    Harmison - 4 (for his work at perth)
    Anderson - 2
    Mahmood - 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwo
    Strauss - 4
    Cook - 5 (one good innings)
    Bell - 5
    Collingwood - 7 (a good double, a ninety and a steady head on last day of Adelaide)
    Pietersen - 7 (a very good 90, 60* and 70 as well as his 3rd 158 in his career...but has exposed the tail immensely)
    Flintoff - 3 (bowling average of 50...batting average bollstered by a wasted 51 and a 33*)
    Jones - 3 (decent glovework...bad batting)
    Hoggard - 7
    Giles - 2
    Panesar - 7
    Harmison - 4 (for his work at perth)
    Anderson - 2
    Mahmood - 1
    Strauss 6
    Cook - 6
    Bell - 5
    Collingwood - 7 1/2
    Pietersen 9
    Flintoff 4
    Jones 3
    Hoggard 7
    Giles 3
    Panesar 6
    Harmison 5
    Anderson 3
    Mahmood 2
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