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    Who's going to play all five Tests?

    Right CWers, here's your chance to test your predictive powers. On both sides, who do we reckon will keep fit well enough (and avoid freak accidents, which obviously are 100% impossible to predict and thus can throw out any prediction regardless of calibre) and perform well enough to last the full course?

    Out of these near-certain starters, I'd reckon:
    Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Matthew Prior, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Phil Hughes, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting, Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke, Bradley Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle.

    Anyone aside from the above, you'd be going some to think they were likely to play all five... but we know those on CW do sometimes like to do that.

    Myself, I reckon Strauss, Pietersen, Hughes, Ponting, Clarke, M Hussey, Haddin and Siddle are very high likelihoods. Wouldn't commit to anyone else but that's not to say I think the above are going to be the only ones.
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    From the Australian's, Ponting, Clarke and Johnson are almost certain to play all 5 tests.

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    Johnson should be the first name on the team sheet at the moment, it's just a question of how well his body stands up to all the bowling he's been doing. There's been nothing in his career so far to suggest that it won't, i'd say he's more likely to stay fit for all five than Siddle.

    I reckon Marcus North will play every test. McDonald can't bat six and Clarke can't be a fifth bowler.
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    Strauss, Cook, Pietersen, Collingwood, Prior, Swann, Anderson, Broad.

    Hughes, Katich, Clarke, Hussey, North, Haddin, Hauritz, Hilfenhaus.


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    Australia: Ponting, Clark, M Hussey, Haddin

    England: Flintoff (he doesn't deserve it), Pietersen, Strauss, Colingwood
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    Pietersen, Strauss, Flintoff, Broad

    Anderson should be a cert but sadly isn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    Strauss, Cook, Pietersen, Collingwood, Prior, Swann, Anderson, Broad.

    Hughes, Katich, Clarke, Hussey, North, Haddin, Hauritz, Hilfenhaus.
    That's remarkable faith in the ability to perform of Prior, Swann, Anderson, Broad, Hauritz and Hilfenhaus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Johnson should be the first name on the team sheet at the moment, it's just a question of how well his body stands up to all the bowling he's been doing. There's been nothing in his career so far to suggest that it won't, i'd say he's more likely to stay fit for all five than Siddle.
    You reckon? I'd not be betting against Johnson to stay fit all summer certainly (though as you can see I won't be betting on it either) but I think out of his and Siddle's fitness record the Victorian's is eminently better of late.

    That said, both have had their troubles a while back.
    I reckon Marcus North will play every test. McDonald can't bat six and Clarke can't be a fifth bowler.
    That he'll start isn't an unreasonable assumption; how he'll go is frankly anyone's guess; that he'll stay in the side all series if he doesn't perform well from the off is a long-shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    You reckon? I'd not be betting against Johnson to stay fit all summer certainly (though as you can see I won't be betting on it either) but I think out of his and Siddle's fitness record the Victorian's is eminently better of late.

    That said, both have had their troubles a while back.

    That he'll start isn't an unreasonable assumption; how he'll go is frankly anyone's guess; that he'll stay in the side all series if he doesn't perform well from the off is a long-shot.
    Siddle has a hot spot in his foot currently, hence they won't play him for the ODIs. Could very well come to the fore in the Ashes.

    Mitchell Johnson hasn't actually missed a test since coming into the side, and is still going strong in the ODIs. That's pretty incredible for someone who bowls at his pace.

    North's not a straightforward prediction, but it's what i think will happen. I don't see Watson proving his fitness on time for the Ashes, let alone that he deserves to bat six. Symonds is out of the loop and McDonald can't bat. North will be the only real option, and i expect him to do well because he's a quality player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Siddle has a hot spot in his foot currently, hence they won't play him for the ODIs. Could very well come to the fore in the Ashes.
    Ah, I see. Hadn't heard that. Would be far less confident of him playing all five in that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    Strauss, Cook, Pietersen, Collingwood, Prior, Swann, Anderson, Broad.

    Hughes, Katich, Clarke, Hussey, North, Haddin, Hauritz, Hilfenhaus.
    I'm not even convinced Hauritz and Hilfenhaus will play one Test between them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I'm not even convinced Hauritz and Hilfenhaus will play one Test between them.
    Lol, me neither. I was just trying to pick two bowlers in my list for Australia, and found it very hard! I was working on the assumption that Johnson's luck is going to run out at some point this summer, and then trying to pick two bowlers. I don't think I even have a clue which four bowlers are going to start the first match at this moment in time.

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    Katich, Hughes, Ponting, Clarke, Hussey, Haddin, Siddle, Johnson

    Strauss, Cook, Pietersen, Collingwood, Prior, Flintoff, Anderson, Broad
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    If Andrew Flintoff lasts this entire series I'll be ecstatically astonished.

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    Suprised Anderson has been backed to play all 5.

    He's been bombed out twice this winter for no reason whatsoever.

    He should play all 5, but will probably be dropped after Harmison skittles some prank county batting line up in a live Sky one-dayer.

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