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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    Oh no. After his precious 4 posts, I am a tad worried about this fellow and how long his stay at CricketWeb will be.
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    I'm tipping Johnson will be a slight disapointment with both bat and ball, still doing ok just not as amazingly as some seem to be expecting. I think Siddle will overshadow him and be the bowler of the series.

    It's too unpredictable with Hughes, he's a great talent and his lead-up form is superb, but he does still have some obvious shortcomings in his game and he's also never really faced top-quality spin (unless you'd call Harris top drawer, and even he made Hughes look pretty unsure of himself at times in South Africa). That said if they bowl poorly to him (ie give him any width) he'll make runs for fun. I'd be equally unsuprised if Hughes scores 450+ runs or if he is a complete flop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamdavid View Post
    It's too unpredictable with Hughes, he's a great talent and his lead-up form is superb, but he does still have some obvious shortcomings in his game and he's also never really faced top-quality spin (unless you'd call Harris top drawer, and even he made Hughes look pretty unsure of himself at times in South Africa). That said if they bowl poorly to him (ie give him any width) he'll make runs for fun. I'd be equally unsuprised if Hughes scores 450+ runs or if he is a complete flop.
    In fairness, Hughes did score big runs in SA when the deck with spinning like a top with Harris making the ball pop outside off-stump. Was clearly uncomfortable but didn't give it away easily, either. I think that aspect of his game, rather than pure technique, is why people tip him for big things. Can spank the ball to all parts but can pare it back and put his ego in check if needed.

    The guys just seems hungry for runs through any means necessary. Big plus, in my view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy up View Post
    i have been really impressed by both hughes and johnson leading into the ashe's series.hughes has already proven himself in english condition's scoring over 800 run's for middlesex in his little stint over there and mitch took 4 for not many i think in a lead up match over there.i can smell a aussie onslaught coming on for the next few month's.there will be no open top bus and no honour's from the queen after this series:cheers:
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    Quote Originally Posted by richard View Post
    too late to edit tbh but it does make sense even if it's rather non-sequiteurial (think that's spelt right but there may be no u).
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    worst call fair dinkum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Worst call fair dinkum.
    To be fair though, there was no open top bus tour.
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