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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    From an Indian perspective, it's tough viewing to see other teams going to Australia and winning against this team. Takes getting used to after all those years of watching Warne and McGrath roll over visiting teams unfailingly. They'll probably improve enough to beat India by the time we get to tour there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    I would make the argument that the selectors have been. We are paying the price now for the faffing about by the selectors over the past two years.
    Yeah there have been bad selection decisions ever since the 06/07 Ashes series and the retirements of the all time great players. For example:

    Every single spinner bar Hauritz has been a bad choice. Particularly picking part time spin options like White was just ludicrous.

    The faith that selectors have shown in older players who have not performed.

    The unwillingness to try out youth (except in the aforementioned spin bowler position).

    North.

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    Hauritz was a pretty odd choice when selected tbf. He wasn't even in the state team regularly at the time IIRC
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    Australia's era of dominance ended at the MCG against South Africa in 2008.
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    Expectations have been pretty slow to adjust to the team's dip in quality and England's rise in quality. As a result the team seems a bit.. scared of defeat. Like losing to England in Australia would be the WORST THING EVER. While England are treating the tour as a huge opportunity.

    Mind the post-mortems though, I distinctly remember a similar discussion asking what was inherently wrong in English cricket and inherently good about Australian cricket on the eve of the final day of the Cardiff test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    I must have forgotten the test match that England has won?
    Yep, I hope it doesn't happen as well. Still Cook averaging 132545343 in this series...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Hauritz was a pretty odd choice when selected tbf. He wasn't even in the state team regularly at the time IIRC
    True, but he had been hanging around the Australian team for some time before he was selected and it wasn't even his test match debut.

    I was more referring to the fact that he actually had some success unlike all of the other choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Australia's era of dominance ended at the MCG against South Africa in 2008.
    Well we had one last spark of brightness over in South Africa.

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    Is Ponting the Richie Richardson of Australian cricket ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    Well we had one last spark of brightness over in South Africa.
    I think that can be judged as a spark and nothing more, as it was very much the new Australia then - Johnson, Hughes, North, Siddle, etc. The period of dominance had ended when Aus' great names were leaving, IMO it's the moment Cameron White missed the pitch in India.
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwinter View Post
    Is Ponting the Richie Richardson of Australian cricket ?
    Nah, that would make Micheal Clarke Australia's Brian Lara.

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    Nah, that would make Micheal Clarke Australia's Brian Lara.
    He's just as popular isn't he.

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    After the first day at the MCG its 1970/71 again

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