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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacknife View Post
    Does the pitch look like the rains given it a bit of juice today?
    It didn't look like it was doing anything too excessive at all, couple of loose shots, probably still a very slow pitch, and in the end Prior showed what was possible with the right application.

    Nice to see Prior gets some runs under his belt, decent enough workout for the boys, now back to the serious business.
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    Really dont like mid series tour games like this one. I dont see it serving any purpose, except perhaps improving the form of certain players, give a team overconfidence, provide possible injuries, disrupt the flow of the in form side (which I think is probably going to be the result here) or simply waste time on what is essentially worse than a dead rubber.
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    In theory this game had one big purpose though - Bresnan vs Tremlett vs Shahzad.
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    Yes I think one of the main aims is to ensure the players on the fringe, that have played very little cricket on this tour, manage to get some game time and a chance to get some overs in, or spend some time in the middle should they be required in the last few Tests.


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    Agreed Dixon. Couldn't agree more.

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    I know they can't bring everyone over, but I wonder why Onions didn't tour ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rant0r View Post
    I know they can't bring everyone over, but I wonder why Onions didn't tour ?
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    Damn, another of the backup pace battery that I rate a bit. Bresnan not being one of those

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    I'd imagine a fit Onions would be ahead of Finn in the queue, although I don't say that with any certainty.

    Our pace stocks look reasonable at the minute. Anderson bowling well. Broad doing okay when fit. Finn taking wickets. Onions injured. Tremlett looking impressive in this match. Shazhad seems to have potential. And Bresnan isn't the worst guy in the world to have waiting in the wings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    I'd imagine a fit Onions would be ahead of Finn in the queue, although I don't say that with any certainty.

    Our pace stocks look reasonable at the minute. Anderson bowling well. Broad doing okay when fit. Finn taking wickets. Onions injured. Tremlett looking impressive in this match. Shazhad seems to have potential. And Bresnan isn't the worst guy in the world to have waiting in the wings.
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    I think Finn would still get the nod, but not a bad backup in Onions, both still rather raw. Bresnan should really stick to organising Bucks Parties, I can't believe they try to call him an "allrounder"

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    Bresnan is a very good one day player who is currently in and around the test side. I can't see that lasting much longer, we have too many better bowling options than him, his only way into the side would be as a number 7 but he isn't a good enough bat to be that high in the order, he could do the 5th bowler role but not the batting.

    Bresnan is you typical bits and pieces county pro, jack of all trades master of none in the Mark Ealham mould. I'd have him in every one day side as he can be used enabling the selectors to rotate and rest Broad/Anderson as and when is required to keep them fit but deep down i don't think he is good enough to be a test player.

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    Bresnan's not international class.

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    He gets a bit of a raw deal tbh. If he's going to have any success, I think it's going to come at test level rather than the ODI's
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    He's also only 25 despite it seeming like he's been around for years. I reckon he could still do a good job for us, even if it's as our 4th/5th choice bowler who comes in when there's injuries rather than as a first pick.



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