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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    WRT Watson though, who has a better pace attack than Pakistan? Maybe SA, though tbf SA can catch too
    I'd rate India's and SA's attacks which toured there better than Pakistan's. Pakistan basically had just Asif and a rookie, and the former did not impress except for one innings and the latter tbf could hardly shoulder the entire burden on his 17 yr old shoulders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    I'd rate India's and SA's attacks which toured there better than Pakistan's. Pakistan basically had just Asif and a rookie, and the former did not impress except for one innings and the latter tbf could hardly shoulder the entire burden on his 17 yr old shoulders.
    Pakistan were without Gul weren't they due to injury?

    He could be useful in England with Asif,wouldn't surprise me if they skittled both the Aussies and England for less than 200 at least once this summer as they are quality bowlers who will exploit the conditions.

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    Anyone mentioned our stronger lower order yet? No, okay, there we go, I just did

    And yeah yeah, Johnson has a Test match ton. But let's be honest. If we have Anderson & Onions at 10 & 11 you will NEVER bowl us out twice! And Swann at 9, he's better than Michael Clarke.

    The more I think about it, the easier this series will be. 4-0 England my tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    4-0 England my tip.
    Is the other one going to be rained off?


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    Quote Originally Posted by geraintismyhero View Post
    anyone mentioned our stronger lower order yet? No, okay, there we go, i just did

    and yeah yeah, johnson has a test match ton. But let's be honest. If we have anderson & onions at 10 & 11 you will never bowl us out twice! And swann at 9, he's better than michael clarke.

    The more i think about it, the easier this series will be. 4-0 england my tip.
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    Things better than this English side part 1



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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post


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    Things better than this English side part 2



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    Things better than this English side part 3



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    Things better than this England team (cont'd)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post

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    Harsh.

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    Things better than this English side part 4



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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Harsh.
    Only on a CW Ashes thread is comparing the opposition unfavourably with the Ebola virus OK, but not so with Nickelback.

    Win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Waugh and Taylor with over 100 matches experience, Junior Waugh with 80+ tests and a rapidly improving Ponting plus Slater averaging in upper 40s from 40 plus tests? I beg to differ considering the general state of pitches and the class of that lineup.
    This is (yet again, I might add) an example of where looking back at stats/scorecards years after the fact misses so much. For example, the 'rapidly improving' Ponting was dropped for Lehmann after the 3rd Test in Adelaide after trying to hit his way into form. Additionally, Langer was one bad knock away from being dropped himself before his big ton in Adelaide. Quick Cricinfo check shows he was averaging mid-20's in Tests before that knock.

    The rest is a matter of opinion and I usually hate doing player-by-player but in my view, at the time;

    Taylor >>>>>> Watto (obv)
    Slater = Katich (seriously, look at how many 80's and 90's they've got between them! In terms of not scoring tons, the they were separated at birth)
    Ponting >>>>>>>>>>>>> Langer circa '98
    Huss > M Waugh
    Clarke < S Waugh
    Norf >> Lehmann/Ponting circa '98/'99 (sorry Boof)
    Haddin > Heals (overall, Haddin >>> Heals but Healy was in good touch then)

    Overall, even if you rate M Waugh above Huss, it's at least even and I tend to think the current line-up has the edge having, y'know, actually watched the series. Either way, even if they were worse, it's a bloody tough line-up to throw them down at. No matter what, Swan won't be getting any cheap wickets in Australia.
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