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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    Pressure of captaincy might have something to do with that, as the captain he has a lot on his plate at the moment and that's probably starting to show in the kind of ways he is getting out.
    Its true what you said regarding Hussey, but Chappell could easily give this advice to him in private but talking through the media is just not on.
    Ah, there I agree. The media - aside from a few beacons of rationality - can go stick it as far as I'm concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I doubt Strauss will be rested, partly because he thrives on form - leaving him out of the Bangladesh tour was a mistake - but mostly because there isn't a spare opener in the squad. Collingwood more likely to be left out of the Hobart game.
    I don't personally agree that leaving Strauss out of the Bangladesh tour was a mistake, the decision did come in for a lot of criticism but I think we may now see the benefits of having a fresher captain. He was always going to play a lot of cricket through the summer and that tour represented a decent chance for him to have a break, physically and mentally, with the Ashes at the end of the year in mind.

    The Bangladesh tour also gave us a look at Cook the skipper and gave him some experience of the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    I don't personally agree that leaving Strauss out of the Bangladesh tour was a mistake, the decision did come in for a lot of criticism but I think we may now see the benefits of having a fresher captain. He was always going to play a lot of cricket through the summer and that tour represented a decent chance for him to have a break, physically and mentally, with the Ashes at the end of the year in mind.

    The Bangladesh tour also gave us a look at Cook the skipper and gave him some experience of the job.
    Except he wasn't having a break. He played seven county matches, as oppose to two Tests and three ODIs, and was struggling for form on early-season English wickets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Except he wasn't having a break. He played seven county matches, as oppose to two Tests and three ODIs, and was struggling for form on early-season English wickets.
    The first tour game in Bangladesh begun on February 23, the County season wasn't underway till April, there's more than a month's break there! Yes he'll have put in some training with Middlesex, but nothing in comparison to the intensities of an away tour to Bangladesh as captain. He will have been much fresher for the break.


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    So Katich made 94 and Bollinger took 1/30 off 10 overs in club cricket, does anyone know how Johnson went?

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    Just thought we should all take a moment to enjoy the rugby result today. A good omen

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Just thought we should all take a moment to enjoy the rugby result today. A good omen
    Do you mean the rugby league competition in which England came third?
    Surely they can't do that badly in the Ashes. I suppose you could make a case for them finishing third on the tour should they lose to Australia A and then lose the Ashes too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Do you mean the rugby league competition in which England came third?
    Surely they can't do that badly in the Ashes. I suppose you could make a case for them finishing third on the tour should they lose to Australia A and then lose the Ashes too.
    Well neither England nor Australia won that competition. I'm sure England wouldm't be too distraught if that happened in the Ashes
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave View Post
    Well neither England nor Australia won that competition. I'm sure England wouldm't be too distraught if that happened in the Ashes



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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Just thought we should all take a moment to enjoy the rugby result today. A good omen
    Well i don't follow Union much but it means we are the better of two poor sides.Didn't we beat them over there recently too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    So Katich made 94 and Bollinger took 1/30 off 10 overs in club cricket, does anyone know how Johnson went?
    1-24 (11w) off 10 overs apparently
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Do you mean the rugby league competition in which England came third?
    Surely they can't do that badly in the Ashes. I suppose you could make a case for them finishing third on the tour should they lose to Australia A and then lose the Ashes too.
    I'm not too sure, but I think he means the game where England put a record points total past Oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    So Katich made 94 and Bollinger took 1/30 off 10 overs in club cricket, does anyone know how Johnson went?
    Report went up here:
    Wayward Johnson wide of the mark | Fox Sports

    Take out the wides (one of which was 5 wides) and apparently he was pretty awesome - the club blokes could barely lay a bat on him.

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    Sounds like Johnson to me.



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