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    *Official Third Test at Edgbaston

    A little early perhaps, but I have already noticed plenty of discussion regarding possible changes for this match, so it might be helpful to have this thread to discuss it in.

    FWIW I Think England might have to make two enforced changes that are going to be massive. Rumours are that Flintoff and KP might be struggling so what would England do in that case? If we go in 1-0 up does that change the mentality and we go in with 4 bowlers? If that's the case who would be the extra batsman? (assuming Bell already takes KP's place?) We know Broad won't get dropped, regardless of how poorly he performs..will he move to seven with Swann at 8, Harmison come in? For me that's very shaky even without factoring KP being out.
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    Wow @ Flintoff & Pietersen possibly being out. They ARE 2 massive losses.

    For Australia, hopefully (if he's fit) Lee & Clark get back in. Who to drop, I'm not sure.

    Anyway, does anyone know whether Hauritz will be fit for the next game?
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    Hauritz has been pretty awesome, drop Hussey for Lee IMO. Thats how controversial I am.
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    If Pietersen is out Shah should replace him. If Flintoff is out Bell should replace him. Under no circumstances should Bell replace anyone other than Flintoff, because Bell's only particularly good Test performances have come when standing-in for Flintoff. And while obviously some of that is coincidence, I don't think it is completely. Think it suits Bell's psyche.

    Broad is not going to be dropped unless England somehow manage to lose the Lord's Test I don't think. Say Pietersen and Flintoff are both fit, the team is almost certain to be unchanged; say they're both out I imagine we'll go Strauss, Cook, Shah, Bopara, Collingwood, Bell, Prior, Swann, Br0ad, Anders0n, 0nions.

    If we're 1-0 up seven batsmen four bowlers is the only strategy that makes sense.
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    KP has to play. Even on one leg he is better than Bell or Shan, both of whom are too much of a liability.

    Wicket at Edgbaston is apparently slow, which is good for England and once again nullifies the Aussie attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    KP has to play. Even on one leg he is better than Bell or Shan, both of whom are too much of a liability.
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    Key's in form... if KP's out we could have him at three and drop Bopara down a place.

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    I'm sitting on the fence at the moment, but Hilfenhaus, Hauritz and Siddle are certainty's for the third Test. A bowl off between Johnson, Lee and Clark is in order in the tour match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    Key's in form... if KP's out we could have him at three and drop Bopara down a place.
    I honestly wouldn't have a major truck with Key playing, but just don't see it happening.

    I reckon Denly and Moore (both of whom are notably inferior batsmen to Key) are ahead as things currently stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Hauritz has been pretty awesome, drop Hussey for Lee IMO. Thats how controversial I am.
    I did say in the Watson in for Hussey thread that it would be worth the risk to drop Hussey for Watson, considering Watto is back to his bowling fitness, though if they still wanna persist with Hussey then dropping North can be an option too.

    Though considering how Australia have struggled to bowl teams out twice, a five man bowling attack too could be considered for the Edgbaston test, which would mean Haddin bats at 6 and Johnson at 7, I believe Johnson can do as good a job as Flintoff with the bat, batting at 7.

    Things from an Aussie perspective though aren't looking good, its not often that Australia have managed to comeback from behind in a series to win it, so Ponting and co. certainly have their cut out here, and they just can't afford a lame performance like the one they produced in the Lord's test.

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    If Hussey gets dropped for this Test, I suppose the most accurate reflection would be that it'd be a real shock, but not absolutely, completely, totally absurd.

    There's still absolutely no way I'd make said decision though. Has far more going against it than going for it.

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    We should pick KP and massively abuse the substitute rule.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    If Hussey gets dropped for this Test, I suppose the most accurate reflection would be that it'd be a real shock, but not absolutely, completely, totally absurd.

    There's still absolutely no way I'd make said decision though. Has far more going against it than going for it.
    Yeah, agree with this really.

    No way would I be dropping Hussey as I simply have a lot of faith in him, but I don't really think he could consider himself particularly unlucky if it happened. His performances have been well below Test standard for an extended period now.
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    If Flintoff is out I would like to see him replaced with a bowler, personally.
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    Now that Haddin has performed so well I'm tipping Lee or Watson to come in for the unlucky M. North.

    The reason being that the team needs an extra quick. Hope Watson bowls well in the warmup.

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