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Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Originally Posted by John Singleton
Whereas Ferguson has been an established first choice player for SA since 2005, only threat to his place is his own form, and still he hasn't produced the numbers with any degree of consistency.
One thing I don't get about this squad (apart from nine batsmen, WTF?) is that O'Keefe isn't in it. What are they going to do if he plays well against us and Hauritz and Doherty don't play well next week, bring him into the squad anyway? Surely the spare spinner should be playing in the AusA match.
Ferg's been in the set-up here since he was 16 but wasn't picked until he was around 21. There were calls to pick him way earlier than when he eventually was (SA were a really crap team in the early 00's) but, funnily enough, even with the team as dire as they were, was felt he was more style than substance.
Shows just how close ANY spinner in the country really is to selection, a few good weeks is probably all it would take to convince them to pick any one of of Bailey, Heal, Cullen, Simpson, Krezja, Boyce...hell probably even Aaron O'Brien.
Doherty pretty much has the same average as Hauritz in the Shield ftr.
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remembering the life of Phil 'The Prince' Hughes
Last edited by Sylvester; 15-11-2010 at 01:59 AM.
Can't believe that you have picked 17.I thought 15 was totally over doing it but 17????
Either the selectors have no idea whatsoever what the side should be (and if they haven't by now they should all be sacked) or there are actually more injury concerns than they are letting on.I mean why pick 3 spinners in the squad? Surely all this does is heap more pressure on Hauritz who i presume will play and we all know when the heat is on he doesn't cut the mustard.
So you can name the England team now and our bowlers are heading for Brisbane to get ready,yet i have no idea what side Australia will pick after naming so many players.
With much love & smiles.
Didn't the selectors public back North, Hussey and Hauritz back in India?
So are they going back on themselves, or are they half-heartedly appeasing the fans?
Either way, doesn't send a great message.
"Your averages, captain, coaches and players can probably survive incompetence over a relatively short series, so if youíre going to be rubbish, make sure itís against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand or someone."
Clint McKay in for Starc for the A team, i like McKay's bowling, he is worth a good run.
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