Series averages 2006-7. If you make it just the first live test all three averages go well over 100.
Originally Posted by Peter Mooresforever 63*
Adelaide is such a tough test match for bowlers. I've always been against picking two spinners, they just get carted, as overseas teams have found over the years. You need some tight accurate bowling, guys like Johnson who just wang up and let go will get punished more severely. Stuart Clark type bowlers are useful to tie an end up. I can see Trott just eating up that leg side short fence, just like the Indians, they always bat well at Adelaide. Stifling tight bowling is the order of the day, I'd drop Mitch for Dougeh. MAYBE Xavier for Harris, i'd love Harris to be there, but not sure if losing a frontline spinner is the answer, depends how North is used I guess.
Has Stuart Clark officially been put out to pasture?
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I think Dohers Doherty and Hilf will miss.
Harris and Doug to make the final XI.
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He might not be but this is definitely the best he's looked in three years or so.
Since 2000, the average rpw in Australia is 36.83. This is broken up as 39.29 for spinners and 36.15 for the quicks.
Adelaide stats since 2000:
97 wickets, average 42.61, economy 3.04, 5 5w hauls, 0 10w hauls.
197 wickets, average 38.41, economy 3.19, 6 5w hauls, 0 10w hauls.
312 wickets, average 38.68, economy 3.11.
So it seems to be about the standard difference you would expect in Australia, though with a higher runs per wicket than most. No real need to play a spinner more than any other ground, and a more pressing need to take your best wicket-takers.
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