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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yeah, I agree. I just really dislike it when Bollinger is compared to Johnson. The only similarities they share are being left handed, being professional cricketers and being born in the same country. The bowl very differently.
    Oh yeh, of course, I just meant roughly in terms of how often they swing the ball.

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    Probably just pure speculation. Don't curse the selectors for something they haven't done yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    Probably just pure speculation. Don't curse the selectors for something they haven't done yet
    Indeed. Not going to go on a rant about it until someone whose opinion actually matters suggests Siddle will play, or indeed Siddle actually plays ahead of Bollinger. It'll be an almighty rant if it happens though.
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    Some guy posted on another forum that it is a done deal and Bollinger will be released to play for NSW in their up and coming OD match.

    TBH I'm sure the selectors were going to pick Siddle even if both were fully fit, they have always had a fascination with him because he is an "all day bowler that hits the deck hard".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Indeed. Not going to go on a rant about it until someone whose opinion actually matters suggests Siddle will play, or indeed Siddle actually plays ahead of Bollinger. It'll be an almighty rant if it happens though.
    It might be speculation, but I don't see why Peter English would write something as assertive as "Peter Siddle has firmed as Australia's third bowler for the Gabba" if he didn't have some kind of info supporting it...

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    I don't care if a journalist or some odd job posts on a forum about it, I'll wait until its officially confirmed before I spray a rant

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
    It might be speculation, but I don't see why Peter English would write something as assertive as "Peter Siddle has firmed as Australia's third bowler for the Gabba" if he didn't have some kind of info supporting it...
    It was also written and suggested that Clarke was definitely not playing on thursday, but now it seems he will

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    despite being consistent,the main reason why i desperately want Bollinger to play is becourse hes very potent against the tail.we are having massive problems in cleaning off the tails of late that cost us so many high profile test matches.i have no doubt what so ever that Doug would have surged through the tail in Mohali had he not injured him self

    the rest have no idea on how to get the tail endears out.Siddle will serve in long hops to Swann and Broad im sure and will get belted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    It was also written and suggested that Clarke was definitely not playing on thursday, but now it seems he will
    Totally different though, because Clarke's uncertainty was based around injury, which can obviously get better. As far as I know Bollinger is in full fitness, so any possible switch between him and Siddle won't be made because of injury but other reasons. I agree with you though, I don't want to get too ahead of myself here, but at this stage the signs aren't looking that positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I did mention that they were both born in Australia, did I not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
    Totally different though, because Clarke's uncertainty was based around injury, which can obviously get better. As far as I know Bollinger is in full fitness, so any possible switch between him and Siddle won't be made because of injury but other reasons. I agree with you though, I don't want to get too ahead of myself here, but at this stage the signs aren't looking that positive.
    I don't know about that either.

    But it's still an indication of how 'sure' some of these journalists can be, only to quickly change their opinion. They'd mostly written him off from playing

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    Selectors may think that Bollinger's ability to bowl well in the second innings could be a factor if he is overlooked. Obviously in his last Test he pulled up lame and in the Shield match he got none-fa in the second dig.

    It will certainly be harsh if he's not in the XI

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    tbh, without being in the set-up, that Siddle's been given absolutely every opportunity to play is a strong pointer to him lining up on Thu. It's probable Bollinger's still injured (side strains suck balls and take ages to heal) but they might be having a look to see if he can bowl well with the pain and inconvenience.
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    God the Australian selectors are idiots. Deserve to lose the test imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    God the Australian selectors are idiots. Deserve to lose the test imo.
    What's your XI Morgie??



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