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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Makes you wonder why they bothered including him in the first place

    I have a suspicion it's because they will play him in Adelaide as the 2nd tweaker, and that Test is hot on the heels of Brisbane.
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    So amped. Krejza to take at least eight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
    So amped. Krejza to take at least eight.
    Wait, wut?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Wait, wut?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
    At least he was playing then.

    Ahh those were the days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outbreak View Post
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    This will be the first home Ashes series I have experienced that I will be working. Depressing thought that the first live action I will see is day 3.

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    I can't believe this...

    "Peter Siddle has firmed as Australia's third bowler for the Gabba...Johnson and Ben Hilfenhaus are the two certainties in the attack while Siddle is capable of providing some right-arm menace after a long and detailed recovery."

    Bollinger has been without a doubt our best bowler, and it seriously looks like Siddle is going to replace him. Absolute bull**** imo... I bet as well Siddle will get a good haul and stay in the team the entire Ashes and beyond, I can just sense it happening...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
    Bollinger has been without a doubt our best bowler, and it seriously looks like Siddle is going to replace him. Absolute bull**** imo... I bet as well Siddle will get a good haul and stay in the team the entire Ashes and beyond, I can just sense it happening...
    If Siddle gets a good haul surely you won't mind him being in the side.If he bowls crap then you have a right to complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    If Siddle gets a good haul surely you won't mind him being in the side.If he bowls crap then you have a right to complain.
    What if he takes a good haul and then stays in the series for the whole five Tests because of that, and does little else?

    Bollinger's seriously the first bowler I'd pick. I'd sooner drop Hilfenhaus, Doherty or Johnson than Bolly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    If Siddle gets a good haul surely you won't mind him being in the side.If he bowls crap then you have a right to complain.
    No, because I think he is a worse long term option than Bollinger. If he gets a good haul in the first test I fear he will stay in the team. Over the duration of the entire Ashes I think Bollinger would be a much better (and more successful) option.

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    What a terrible decision. That's appalling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    What if he takes a good haul and then stays in the series for the whole five Tests because of that, and does little else?

    Bollinger's seriously the first bowler I'd pick. I'd sooner drop Hilfenhaus, Doherty or Johnson than Bolly.
    The only benefit I can think of that Siddle brings to the team over Bollinger is his marginally better batting. But overall Bollinger's better bowling would easily compensate for a few extra runs imo. The problem with dropping Hilf instead though is he is our only genuine swing bowler apart from Watson, who either (as you said) might not even bowl or will just bowl a few overs like usual. I don't like not having a swing bowler as one of our main 3 at the Gabba when the conditions have been, and will continue to be, wet and overcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
    The only benefit I can think of that Siddle brings to the team over Bollinger is his marginally better batting. But overall Bollinger's better bowling would easily compensate for a few extra runs imo. The problem with dropping Hilf instead though is he is our only genuine swing bowler apart from Watson, who either (as you said) might not even bowl or will just bowl a few overs like usual. I don't like not having a swing bowler as one of our main 3 at the Gabba when the conditions have been, and will continue to be, wet and overcast.
    Bollinger actually swings it a fair bit when he pitches it up. Tends to ... not do that though.

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    Sadly we don't know what goes on behind the scenes, but I imagine the fitness of Bollinger is the only factor that will mean Siddle is his replacement.



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