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    Yeah, what's the latest on Onions? Unlikely he'll go now sadly, I guess.

    Anderson, Broad, Finn, Shazhah, Bresnan/Sidebottom/Plunkett ?

    Then presumably Swann & Tredwell are the spinners

    So the squad, for my money

    Strauss
    Cook
    Trott
    Pietersen
    Collingwood
    Bell
    Morgan

    Anderson
    Broad
    Finn
    Swann
    Shazhad
    Plunkett
    Tredwell

    Prior
    Kieswetter

    Not sure on Plunkett or the spare keeper but reckon that if they stay fit the rest can book their flights, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Yeah, what's the latest on Onions? Unlikely he'll go now sadly, I guess.

    Anderson, Broad, Finn, Shazhah, Bresnan/Sidebottom/Plunkett ?

    Then presumably Swann & Tredwell are the spinners

    So the squad, for my money

    Strauss
    Cook
    Trott
    Pietersen
    Collingwood
    Bell
    Morgan

    Anderson
    Broad
    Finn
    Swann
    Shazhad
    Plunkett
    Tredwell

    Prior
    Kieswetter

    Not sure on Plunkett or the spare keeper but reckon that if they stay fit the rest can book their flights, actually.
    - Is Adil Rashid a chance over Tredwell? Rashid looks to be taking quite a fair few first class wickets this season.

    - Plunkett was quite impressive last time England were in Oz, particularly in the ODIs.

    - The 7 batsman you named should definitely tour, if Strauss or Cook gets injured, would you be confident in someone else from the squad you've named opening?

    So much depth in England these days..
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Yeah, what's the latest on Onions? Unlikely he'll go now sadly, I guess.

    Anderson, Broad, Finn, Shazhah, Bresnan/Sidebottom/Plunkett ?

    Then presumably Swann & Tredwell are the spinners

    So the squad, for my money

    Strauss
    Cook
    Trott
    Pietersen
    Collingwood
    Bell
    Morgan

    Anderson
    Broad
    Finn
    Swann
    Shazhad
    Plunkett
    Tredwell

    Prior
    Kieswetter

    Not sure on Plunkett or the spare keeper but reckon that if they stay fit the rest can book their flights, actually.
    Yeah, I'd kinda go with that. I'd rather have Rashid I think over Tredwell, and I'm not sure about Kieswetter. I guess I just wish we had one more quick with a decent amount of experience.

    Though, I did see Harmy putting himself forward in an interview this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    - Is Adil Rashid a chance over Tredwell? Rashid looks to be taking quite a fair few first class wickets this season.

    - Plunkett was quite impressive last time England were in Oz, particularly in the ODIs.

    - The 7 batsman you named should definitely tour, if Strauss or Cook gets injured, would you be confident in someone else from the squad you've named opening?

    So much depth in England these days..
    Not sure on Rashid, adds depth with the bat but doesn't appear to be in the Test plans currently. They misused him really by having him play limited overs stuff. We'll see though, wouldn't be a shock if he toured as if we need a second spinner (maybe at Sydney?) then he doesn't weaken the batting too much.

    Plunkett hasn't played for England since 2007 I don't think but IIRC he toured not too long ago so he's someone they keep an eye on...and he's only about 25 or 26.

    The opener question is one I was thinking of when I listed my squad. Bell opened in India once, er other than that, not so much. People say Trott could do it but I don't think he's really opened in FC cricket. I'm not sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Not sure on Rashid, adds depth with the bat but doesn't appear to be in the Test plans currently. They misused him really by having him play limited overs stuff. We'll see though, wouldn't be a shock if he toured as if we need a second spinner (maybe at Sydney?) then he doesn't weaken the batting too much.

    Plunkett hasn't played for England since 2007 I don't think but IIRC he toured not too long ago so he's someone they keep an eye on...and he's only about 25 or 26.

    The opener question is one I was thinking of when I listed my squad. Bell opened in India once, er other than that, not so much. People say Trott could do it but I don't think he's really opened in FC cricket. I'm not sure.
    Didn't Trott open in Bangladesh when we only played 5 batsmen?

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    Ha yes, you are of course right

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    Adil has done enough this year, to be the second spinner for me. He's gone back to County Cricket and really performed after his premature elevation to the team.

    Really don't want Plunkers there, he's not had a great season, and he'd be fodder on Oz pitches in Tests, the way he gets smashed by counties at times is poor. Would rather go for someone like Woakes or even Bres or Amjad. Let's face it if Onions can get half-fit, he's a better option really then all of these guys, and wouldn't be surprisedif he makes it on the plane, even with next to no games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Ha yes, you are of course right
    Of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Adil has done enough this year, to be the second spinner for me. He's gone back to County Cricket and really performed after his premature elevation to the team.

    Really don't want Plunkers there, he's not had a great season, and he'd be fodder on Oz pitches in Tests, the way he gets smashed by counties at times is poor. Would rather go for someone like Woakes or even Bres or Amjad. Let's face it if Onions can get half-fit, he's a better option really then all of these guys, and wouldn't be surprisedif he makes it on the plane, even with next to no games.
    If Plunkers would be fodder, Woakes would be doubly so. Not tall, not quick and relies on the ball nibbling around on a good length. On the harder pitches down under I can't see him prospering. V much an old school English seamer.

    Onions is def the kiddy if he's fit, as you say, but if not the 5th seamer will probs be Tiny Tim. Myself, I'd probably take Kirby, as left field as that is. Wrong side of 30, but is tall and still nippy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Either/or??? Ishant and Roach got ****ing smashed in Australia!
    Roach was good in Australia.

    Finn's played the last 5 Tests and was rested from all cricket to work on his strength and conditioning - you'd have to figure that he must feature in the plans for Australia.

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    Still think that come the glorious day Saj will get the nod - the combination of the Burnley and Bolton Expresses would guarantee we retain the urn

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    Have people seriously been putting Kieswetter in their squads. W.T.F

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Still think that come the glorious day Saj will get the nod - the combination of the Burnley and Bolton Expresses would guarantee we retain the urn
    Is the plan to get the Aussies laughing so much, that they'll forget to play cricket, if so Saj is indeed the man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Have people seriously been putting Kieswetter in their squads. W.T.F
    Kinda the man in possession of the #2 slot (ooer, missus, etc) tbf. Davies would get my nod, but suspect CK will go.

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    Davies was named as backup in the Test squad for our last tour wasn't he.

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