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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Can't see us making any changes unless Broad can't play.
    Assuming Chris jr is broken, who comes in? Tremmers probably the best bowler of the alternates in the sqaud, but also lengthens the tail.

    Tiny Tim as part of a 4 man attack scares me, so Shahzad? His FC career suggests he can hold a bat even if we've seen precious little evidence to support this in his international outings so far.

    Or do we say "**** it" and pick our best bowler regardless?
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    Pick Tremlett if Broad's out. Am all for a strong tail but if you have an 8 capable of hitting 50s on a fairly regular basis, which is what Swann is, then I don't think you should worry about 9-11 too much. I think we've got a bit greedy tbh after years of having a cack tail!

    Tremlett averages 18 in FC, so I'd say he can do a job at 9, Jimmy is probably above average for a 10 these days (amazing to think he used to bat below Panesar) and Finn, well he's not had much chance to bat, never seems to get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Pick Tremlett if Broad's out. Am all for a strong tail but if you have an 8 capable of hitting 50s on a fairly regular basis, which is what Swann is, then I don't think you should worry about 9-11 too much. I think we've got a bit greedy tbh after years of having a cack tail!

    Tremlett averages 18 in FC, so I'd say he can do a job at 9, Jimmy is probably above average for a 10 these days (amazing to think he used to bat below Panesar) and Finn, well he's not had much chance to bat, never seems to get out.

    Pick the best bowler, basically.
    AWTA, having Broad and Swanny down the order has only been a bonus really. Swanny's a perfectly good no.8, let's not forget he's opened in T20 games for Notts. Trem can score some runs on a good day, Jimmy can hold a bat these days and Finn is a decent nightwatchman. No real problems with the tail.

    Tremlett would definately come in. He and Shaz were the best in the Aus A game, and Shahzad is clearly behind him in the pecking order as he wasn't in the initial squad. We'll see what happens between them during the Vics game next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    Would have Bollinger, Johnson, Harris and Siddle in my side for the WACA with North and Clarke for the part-time spin.
    The problem with this is Watson. He's a very capable 4th seamer. With him in the side we will never pick 4 other seam bowlers (unless the conditions are extremely conducive to fast bowling).

    The best bowling attack that we can field at the moment (based on form) is:
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    If you are looking to the future you could put O'Keefe in the spinner's position.


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    So, with it being 0 - 0 going into the third test, who can gain the ascendancy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    No, I genuinely think Doherty should be given the full series.
    Why? Do you think he's bowling OK or is it just because you want Australia to suffer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    So, with it being 0 - 0 going into the third test, who can gain the ascendancy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Pick Tremlett if Broad's out. Am all for a strong tail but if you have an 8 capable of hitting 50s on a fairly regular basis, which is what Swann is, then I don't think you should worry about 9-11 too much. I think we've got a bit greedy tbh after years of having a cack tail!

    Tremlett averages 18 in FC, so I'd say he can do a job at 9, Jimmy is probably above average for a 10 these days (amazing to think he used to bat below Panesar) and Finn, well he's not had much chance to bat, never seems to get out.

    Pick the best bowler, basically.
    Depends if we go 1 up i guess as to who we pick. If we go ahead they may want to bolster the batting even more by picking Bresnan to make us even harder to bowl out.

    Personally i wouldn't but Bresnan is well regarded by the management. I'd go for Shahzad myself but think they'll go with Tremlett in a like for like bowler change.

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    Ladyboy ruled out . For the rest of the Ashes tour, too.

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    I heard Broad is actually out because he stayed in the solarium too long and has burnt his chest.

    So Aussie side for third test should change up abit. Probably depends on this weeks shield match though as to whos in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    It's not fair to judge a player just on one series in unhelpful conditions. So it's only right that he should play in the 2013 Ashes in England as well.
    TBF that's precisely what was said on here four years ago about Anderson.
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    If Doherty had a gammy finger for these tests, or goes away and reinvent himself as a bowler, or learns to bowl the doosra and then has hugely improved results as a bowler. There might be a case for it

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    Have to still pick the team as though we can win the series:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    If Doherty had a gammy finger for these tests, or goes away and reinvent himself as a bowler, or learns to bowl the doosra and then has hugely improved results as a bowler. There might be a case for it
    It's four years' time.

    Personally I will be arging his record counts for absolutely nothing, not a single thing.

    No doubt you'll agree

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