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    2-1 Australia
    Top runscorer - Punter, KP
    Top wicket taker - Hilfy (23), Swann
    Dumpings - North, Hussey.
    Debutant/Returning players - Hughes, Cosgrove
    Surprise Packet - Cosgrove

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom 1972 View Post
    Surprise Packet - Cosgrove
    Is the surprise they find some national kit big enough for him?

    Sorry to take the thread off track,mods delete if you see fit.

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    Interesting to see no one as yet predicting against their team to win.

    Result: 3-1 Australia
    Runs: Ponting and Strauss
    Wickets: Hilfenhaus and Broad
    Dumpings: North and possibly Hauritz
    Returns/debuts: Usman Khawaja, Phil Hughes, Steve Smith
    Surprises: Watson to get injured by the third Test, after which Hughes will gun it. Also, one hattrick will be taken (worth a shot).
    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TumTum View Post
    My predictions:

    - I reckon Swann will have an average series overall wise, but he will pick up a bag of wickets at certain times, hopefully it all comes in vain, but I doubt we would get on top of him forever.

    - Punter will get at-least 3 tons this series and it will be the start of another purple patch for him.

    - Watson will look great all series, but won't have the scores to back it up with.

    - Katich will score at-least 2 tons this series, but they will all come in the 1st innings and he will average about 40.

    - Hussey will continue to be dire, however he will produce at least 1 match winning knock.

    - Hauritz (if he plays) will be **** (if the series against SA is anything to go by)

    - North will fail for the first 2 Tests and will be dropped (but will return just after as his replacement will get injured in their 1st match)

    - Clarke will play the patience game outside off-stump, get sucked in a few times but will also get many 70s/80s.

    - Hilfenhaus and Johnson will get the most wickets this series.

    - Bollinger will bowl with a lot of heart but his length will be inconsistent and will have an average series.

    - KP will play at-least a couple of innings of note, but will struggle getting out in the strangest of ways.

    - Collingwood will make 1 big hundred, but will fail rest of series, consequently being called Hilfy's bunny.

    - Strauss will feast on our short and wide bowling on many occasions and will have a good series, but still won't play any significant innings (kinda like Watson).

    - Cook will fail at the start of the series but will get a 100 later on and show his mental toughness, will still have an average series though.

    - Finn will bowl terribly and the crowd will treat him like Harmison of 06/07. He will still pick up some wickets though, but will mostly be due to stupid batting mistakes.

    - Broad will be the leader of attack and will bowl pretty decently and economically. However he will end up close to the least wicket of the series and will pose no threat.

    - Anderson (if he plays) will enjoy some of the green wickets CA will produce and will be tough to handle with the new ball on those green pitches. Which will in the end justify him for the other Test matches with not so green wickets, where he will get carted

    - Prior will be a dud.

    - Haddin/Paine will also be duds, however they will prove to be good pinch hitters when Aus has a decent total.

    Time to save this quote for later and see how many humble pies I will eat after we regain the Ashes
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    Scoreline: 0-0 (every match will most likely end up with 1 wicket needed for Australia, who are unable to get out Monty) (with Colly at the other end)
    Top Runscorers: Clarke to return to form, Monty accumulates enough runs whilst blocking out the last day to edge past Collingwood's solid total of 100 runs taking 2345342 balls throughout series
    Top Wicket Takers: Johnson to stop his poor run against England, Monty to come in for Swann (who could only pick up the one 10 wicket match haul during the 3 warm up games) for the first test and quite frankly never look back
    Dumpings: Siddle for Hauritz, the entire England team except Monty
    Debutant/Returning Players: thus allowing the previously unvailable Romsford U11 Cobras reserve team to return to the set up, resulting in an improved allround performance
    Surprise Package: North to have a decent series, Sir Monty to receive knighthood for retaining the urn single-handedly (literally, when his right-hand is amputated after a freak Pedalo incident) and beating the aussies in their own backyard for the first time since Gatting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tombarlow123 View Post
    Scoreline: 0-0 (every match will most likely end up with 1 wicket needed for Australia, who are unable to get out Monty) (with Colly at the other end)
    Top Runscorers: Clarke to return to form, Monty accumulates enough runs whilst blocking out the last day to edge past Collingwood's solid total of 100 runs taking 2345342 balls throughout series
    Top Wicket Takers: Johnson to stop his poor run against England, Monty to come in for Swann (who could only pick up the one 10 wicket match haul during the 3 warm up games) for the first test and quite frankly never look back
    Dumpings: Siddle for Hauritz, the entire England team except Monty
    Debutant/Returning Players: thus allowing the previously unvailable Romsford U11 Cobras reserve team to return to the set up, resulting in an improved allround performance
    Surprise Package: North to have a decent series, Sir Monty to receive knighthood for retaining the urn single-handedly (literally, when his right-hand is amputated after a freak Pedalo incident) and beating the aussies in their own backyard for the first time since Gatting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Interesting to see no one as yet predicting against their team to win.
    For the record, tipping a drawn series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Is the surprise they find some national kit big enough for him?

    Sorry to take the thread off track,mods delete if you see fit.
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    3-0 Australia
    Top runscorer - Ponting
    Top wicket taker - Hilfenhaus
    Dumpings - Marcus North
    Debutant/Returning players - Usman
    Surprise Packet - Hilfenhaus to have his break out series and take some massive hauls.
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    2-2 England retain Ashes.
    Top runscorer - Clarke, Trott
    Top wicket taker - Hilfenhaus. Broad.
    Dumpings - Marcus North, Cook
    Debutant/Returning players - Tremlett to get a gig due to injury at some stage
    Surprise Packet - Tremlett to run through the Australian line up first innings back.

    Can't wait tbh.

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    2-1 England
    Top runscorer - Shane Watson & Andrew Strauss
    Top wicket taker - Ben Hilfenhaus & Graeme Swann
    Dumpings - Kevin Pietersen
    Debutant/Returning players - Eoin Morgan
    Surprise Packet - Steven Finn

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    2-1 Australia.

    Last game to be a nail biter with the game ending in a draw with England close to a win.

    Top run scorer: Shane Watson / Andrew Strauss
    Top wicket taker: Mitchell Johnson / Graeme Swann
    Last edited by Shri; 26-10-2010 at 12:31 PM.

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    AUS win win @ least 2 test. England @ least 1. But AUS will certainly win the Ashes.

    Ponting will have a summer with the bat similar to 2006/07

    Swan will continue to progress as an off-spinner.

    Thats the only sure things i'm willing to predict.
    Last edited by aussie; 26-10-2010 at 01:35 PM.

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    2-1 Crims

    Top runscorer - Watson, Strauss
    Top wickettakers - Johnson, Broad
    Dumpings - Hussey, Cook, Finn
    Returningplayers/Debutants - Khawaja, Morgan, Tremlett
    Surprise Package - North

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    AUS win win @ least 2 test. England @ least 1. But AUS will certainly retain the Ashes.

    Ponting will have a summer with the bat similar to 2006/07

    Swan will continue to progress as an off-spinner.

    Thats the only sure things i'm willing to predict.
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