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    Ashes 2009 - Predict Today, Laugh Tommorow!

    Let's make some predictions regarding the Ashes in 2009, so they can be bumped, revisited and (probably) laughed at when the series comes around.

    Starting Line Ups for the First Test

    Strauss
    Cook
    Bell
    Pietersen
    Joyce
    Flintoff*
    Foster+
    Broad
    Panesar
    Hoggard
    Anderson

    Hayden
    Jacques
    Ponting*
    Hussey
    Clarke
    Voges
    Haddin+
    Clark
    Johnson
    MacGill
    Tait

    Top Run Scorers

    Eng: Pietersen
    Aus: Hussey

    Top Wicket Takers

    Eng: Anderson
    Aus: Tait

    Result

    2-2 draw, Australia retains the Ashes with a narrow win at the Oval to level the series

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    Haha, good idea. Not going to pretend I know anything about English domestic cricket, so I'll just go Australia:

    Australia line up
    Jaques
    Rogers
    Ponting
    Hussey
    Clarke
    Watson
    Haddin
    Lee
    Clark
    Johnson
    MacGill

    Not a really surprising team. MacGill will probably be out of the team by then, but I've more chance of getting it right by picking him than one of the many fairly mediocre young Aussie spinners.

    Top run scorers
    English- Pietersen
    Australia- Clarke

    Top wicket takers
    English- Panesar
    Australia- Clark
    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Australia

    Jaques
    Rogers
    Ponting
    Hussey
    Clarke
    Watson
    Haddin
    Lee
    Johnson
    Clark
    Bailey

    Cullen Bailey will have improved vastly in the ensuing 24 months leaving the selectors no choice but to give him a run in the hope that he can at least reach the level in which Stuey MacGill acheived in his test career.

    Top Runscorers
    England: Cook
    Australia: Clarke

    Top Wicket takers
    England: Panesar
    Australia: Johnson

    Result
    3-1 Australia
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    Ponting's ability to ton up in the first innings of a series should not be understated. So much pressure, so important. What a great!

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    Australia
    Jaques
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Hussey
    Clarke
    Watson
    Haddin
    Lee
    Johnson
    Clark
    MacGill

    England
    Strauss
    Compton
    Cook
    Pietersen
    Bell
    Joyce
    Flintoff
    Davies
    Broad
    Panesar
    Hoggard

    Top Runscorers
    England: Pietersen
    Australia: Hussey

    Top Wicket takers
    England: Panesar
    Australia: Clark

    Result
    2-1 Australia
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    Lineups - no idea, ponting and hussey at 3/4. KP at 3 for england.

    Result - 5 nil australia

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    2009 England
    Cook
    *Strauss
    Bell
    Pietersen
    Joyce
    Flintoff
    +Pothas
    Tremlett
    S.Jones
    Panesar
    Broad
    ----------
    Hoggard

    Michael Vaughan has all but retired due to a recurring knee problem.

    Australia
    Jaques
    Rogers
    *Ponting
    Hussey
    Clarke
    +Haddin
    White
    Lee
    Johnson
    Clark
    Cullen
    ----------
    Watson

    Yet again Australia fails to fully utilize an all-rounder with White now in favour because there is no spinner who can carry an attack alone. Gilchrist and MacGill are distant chances to still be around and performing.

    Top Runscorers
    England: Joyce
    Australia: Hussey

    Top Wicket takers
    England: Jones
    Australia: Clark

    Result
    Australia 2 - England 1

    Heading into the final test scores are level 1-1. England rush back captain Michael Vaughan in order to regain the Ashes. Vaughan fails with the bat and spends a lot of time off the field with an icepack. Strauss' captaincy and Tremlett's bowling result in one of the biggest chokes of all time. England lose the fifth test by an innings.
    Stedders' Supported XI (in batting order)
    NJ Kruger, *SM Katich, LA Carseldine, MEK Hussey, Mohammad Ashraful, NT Broom, AA Noffke, +Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, DE Bollinger, WAP Mendis.

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    England
    Cook
    Strauss*
    Bell
    Pietersen
    Collingwood
    Joyce
    Read+
    Flintoff
    Panesar
    Hoggard
    Harmison

    Australia
    Jaques
    Rogers
    *Ponting
    Hussey
    Clarke
    Watson
    +Haddin
    Lee
    Johnson
    Clark
    Hilfenhaus

    Australia with an all-pace attack. I actually doubt they'll realistically pick an all-pace lineup, but it's more or less impossible to guess who the spinner will be at the moment, unless MacGill is still playing. I'll pick Bailey to be included in the squad.

    England with fewer changes than most people expect, but down to a 4 man attack. Hoggard and Harmison will still be around, and the other bowling options will have been discarded. Jones will still be unfit. Keeper is the toughest spot to pick as it could really be anyone.

    Top Runscorers
    England: Pietersen
    Australia: Clarke

    Top Wicket takers
    England: Flintoff
    Australia: Clark

    Result
    Australia 2 - England 2
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    No Brett Dorey?

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    ENGLAND:

    Strauss
    Cook
    Vaughan*
    KP
    Bell
    Collingwood
    Flintoff
    Davies/Read/Pothas+
    Hoggard
    Jones/Harmison
    Panesar

    All though i hope Trescothick will be back i sort of feel even if he is he won't last until the 2009 Ashes. I do believe Vaughan will be around.

    Keeping wise its a big guess who will be around then, IMO either of these 3 men could be it although i guess it could be Davies.

    Bowling wise reckon England with adopt the 4-bowler policy by then. Harmo/Jones depends on Jones fitness in the coming years.

    AUSTRALIA:

    Hayden/Rogers
    Jaques
    Ponting
    Hussey
    Clarke
    Watson
    White
    Haddin
    Lee
    Johnson
    Clark

    Backup in a possible 16-man squad: Tait, Hilfenhaus, Bailey, Paine/Hartley/Ronchi, Hodge/Symonds/Cosgrove/North.

    Won't rule of Hayden making it back in 2009 THB, but if not Rogers once he keeps his runscoring form up will come in.

    It would be good it White could develop back his bowling a bit, its a exciting idea to possibly have both him & Watson & White in the same test team.

    Damn thinking how good England will possibly be then & all the exciting if & buts about the exciting Australian prospects, that series can't come sooner, bloody ECB took at test away from Old Trafford...

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    England

    Cook
    Strauss
    Bell
    Vaughan
    KP
    Flintoff
    Adil Rashid
    Davies
    Hoggard
    Broad
    T Smith


    Australia

    Jaques
    Hayden
    Ponting
    Clarke
    Hussey
    White
    Gilchrist
    Clark
    Johnson
    Lee
    Tait

    Top runscorers

    Hussey, Cook

    Top wicket-takers

    Johnson, Hoggard

    No idea about oz really just ponting, reckon it will be 2-2, Ashes retained by the crims..

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    the ashes will return to their rightful owners.....australia

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    Australia

    Jaques
    Rogers
    Ponting
    Hussey
    Clarke
    Watson
    White
    Haddin
    Lee
    Clark
    Johnson

    Runscorer: Hussey

    Wickettaker: Johnson

    Australia 3-1

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    Cbf doing a list, I think it will be a 2-2 result tbh. I can't wait though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumped View Post
    the ashes will return to their rightful owners.....australia
    Whatever happens in 2009, the Ashes can only "return" to one side, and it's not Australia...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    England
    Cook
    Strauss*
    Bell
    Pietersen
    Collingwood
    Joyce
    Read+
    Flintoff

    Panesar
    Hoggard
    Harmison
    So pretty much the side some people wanted this time then?

    Also, wouldn't Flintoff bat ahead of Read?

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