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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    Surely they can fly Usman into Brisbane now on standby just in case, knowing that Clarke may be unable to play

    Not that hard to do
    Mate, have you been keeping abreast with QANTAS' woes of late?

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    Apparently Khawaja has been flown up as backup.

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    This time I have a proper leak, from a real spy!

    One of the financial planners at our firm went to a lunch today with Crash Craddock who said that Clarke will not play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    This time I have a proper leak, from a real spy!

    One of the financial planners at our firm went to a lunch today with Crash Craddock who said that Clarke will not play.
    Your source is a journo then?

    Well itstl.

    I'd assume Hussey to four, Usman to five and North averaging sixes and sevens as usual than?

    Does anyone think they haven't called up the right player as cover for Clarke?
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    It just gets better

    I truly expected the match to be washed out, but this is actually surprisingly good considering the hosing Brisbane has copped of late.

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    They called up Khawaja? Why is Smith in the squad then?

    Will be a big blow for the Aussies to lose Clarke, I think he's their best batsman. Strange parallels from last time where Clarke was the one called up as injury cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Your source is a journo then?

    Well itstl.

    I'd assume Hussey to four, Usman to five and North averaging sixes and sevens as usual than?

    Does anyone think they haven't called up the right player as cover for Clarke?
    Well after saying I'd have dropped Mike Hussey for Khawaja, I'm going to contradict myself a bit and say I would've brought Dave Hussey in for Clarke. It makes more sense to bring Khawaja in if you're actually changing the first eleven and giving him an extended run, but if you just want someone to fill in for Test I'd go with Dave Hussey.
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    Khawaja's call-up is pretty damning for Smith, they clearly don't rate him as a batsman.

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    If he didn't have such a dismal time in Hobart, nobody would be upset by the selection of Khawaja. On numbers alone he deserves to be the backup, and it's finally the injection of quality youth that the side needs.

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    Well if Clarke is out then it makes me even happier and the batting even more brittle.4,5 and 6 being a couple of players under intense pressure and a debutant is a recipe for disaster.

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    Odds on, if Clarke is ruled out, that Khawaja will push Hussey out ala Damien Martyn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Well if Clarke is out then it makes me even happier and the batting even more brittle.4,5 and 6 being a couple of players under intense pressure and a debutant is a recipe for disaster.
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    If they were going to drop Hussey then they would have left him out of the squad.

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    I'm less than convinced by the argument that you should never debut a player in the Ashes.



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