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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Yeah, bit of an advertising no-brainer I'd have thought?
    I don't think anyone's disputing this tbf. I made a remark to the effect that it was a "controversial choice of captain" which has regrettably been followed by one or two of the Aussie posters here taking things a teeny bit too literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    So much hurt.
    As coherent and comprehensible as ever, I see, Streetwise. Keep up the good work son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    I don't think anyone's disputing this tbf. I made a remark to the effect that it was a "controversial choice of captain" which has regrettably been followed by one or two of the Aussie posters here taking things a teeny bit too literally.
    Wasn't a dig at you, tbh. If it was some random cricket ad to show off how technology can put past players on the same field as recent ones then yeah, making some else captain would be fine. That its advertising the upcoming Ashes is the determining factor. Opening with KP and Botham was an interesting move though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Strauss failed here last time, and he looks a lot like my Tory arsehole local MP, so he will fail again.
    If anything that should point to success. You may not like him but he hasn't exactly been a resounding failure during his career has he, being an MP by the time he turned 30...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    If anything that should point to success. You may not like him but he hasn't exactly been a resounding failure during his career has he, being an MP by the time he turned 30...

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    You're not the first person to point out that he looks like Strauss though.
    And like Strauss, Alex Hawke has done nothing in Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    And like Strauss, Alex Hawke has done nothing in Australia
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    Surely he's no relation to Bob Hawke? Can't believe he'd have Tory progeny...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Surely he's no relation to Bob Hawke? Can't believe he'd have Tory progeny...
    Nah, he isn't. Grandparents are Greek iirc, and Hawke's from South Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Surely he's no relation to Bob Hawke? Can't believe he'd have Tory progeny...
    Brumbers, you can't go around mentioning Bob Hawke in the same breath as Alex Hawke. One's a legendary, hard-drinking, long-serving PM.

    The other is, well, the other bloke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Brumbers, you can't go around mentioning Bob Hawke in the same breath as Alex Hawke.
    Finally something political we can agree on...

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    Strauss
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    Maybe an opener as well?

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    Totally agree with that squad, but yeah, I'd definitley add a reserve opener, and ATM that'd be between Carberry, Lyth and Key. I'd personally go for Carbs.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome...it's a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover (or should that be deep square-leg) for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    One would think we would take at least 5 fast bowlers

    Bell in for Morgan for the first XI then

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    2 of Bresnan/Shazad/Sidebottom
    Panesar/Rashid
    Probably Luke Wright

    Wouldn't think we would take a spare opener or wicketkeeper, would just call them up if we get an injury. Not my choices, but what I think they will go with
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    Well Australia brought 16 over here last year didn't they? I agree that ideally we'd take 5 fast bowling options but none of them fill me with a great deal of joy. If Onions hadn't have got injured, or even if he managed the second half of the county season and did well, I'd tak him. Bresnan and Sidebottom will just be cannon fodder down under though. The only seamer besides Finn having a real good season is James Harris with 42 wickets at 20.7. Or Chapple who has 36@19.2



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