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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Poor that Trott gave Anderson the strike there. Yes, Anderson can bat, but don't give him a full over until he's faced a few balls. Protecting his not out there, one feels.
    Trotters is the poor man's Kallis; I've said it more than once before. Obviously not the same magnitude of talent, but has the great man's ability to play completely in his own bubble regardless of the match situation and, as today would suggest, likes the smell of red ink too.

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    Stress fracture of the ankle for Harris...poor bastard. Was nice to have him around this series while it lasted.
    Rotten luck for Rhino. You'd have to be a prize prick not to feel for him. Good bloke who's pulled himself up by his boot straps and who deserves better luck.

    My guess is, with his right knee cartilage on the non-existant side of shot, that he'll give away the longer form to concentrate on T20s for another 2-3 years. Was apparently considering it before his second flowering in tests.

    Anyway, kudos to the selectors for bringing Tiny Tim in. Was a ballsy decision to drop our (and at the time the series') leading wicket taker, but a great advert for playing the performaces as well as the stats. Finn has bowled a few gems, but was flattered by a 6-for at Bris and haemorraged runs at over 5 an over in a low scoring game in Perth.

    The well-fed Tyke has shown the virtues of parsimony; stem the runs and the wickets will come. McGrath was primarily a defensive bowler, after all & he went ok as I recall. That's what Finn should aspire to IMHO.
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    Meh. When you've played what basically constitutes your second Ashes-sealing knock in just over 18 months, a little selfishness can be easily forgiven.

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    Dayum, how well has Tim Bresnan bowled in this Test match! Gone at under 2 an over in both innings, and more importantly taken key wickets. Got rid of Hughes and Haddin in the first innings; and then Watson, Ponting and Hussey so far in the 2nd. Been an excellent performance, and one that should secure his place for Sydney. Really liking our Fast Bowling stocks ATM. I'd say Anderson, Tremlett and Broad should be our first choice attack, and then after those 3 we've got Bresnan, Finn and Onions. That's a very good back-up seam attack, then there's Shahzad and the likes of Woakes and Plunkett outside the squad; oh, and Simon Jones when he's fit too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Meh. When you've played what basically constitutes your second Ashes-sealing knock in just over 18 months, a little selfishness can be easily forgiven.
    Not knocking it; would kill for Kallis in my team so any reasonable facsimilie is welcome. We haven't had a test three worthy of the position since Mick Vaughan's knee went so it's refreshing to see an Englishman (yeah, yeah...) with a hunger for runs and the apptitude to score 'em too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Not knocking it; would kill for Kallis in my team so any reasonable facsimilie is welcome. We haven't had a test three worthy of the position since Mick Vaughan's knee went so it's refreshing to see an Englishman (yeah, yeah...) with a hunger for runs and the apptitude to score 'em too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Anyone in Melb keen on a beer with myself, Jono & Neil Pickup tomorrow evening sometime after the match? Hing was in I think.
    Why is poor Neil meeting up with the three biggest ****s on CW (aside from Burgey)? Poor lad.

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    The best bit about Trott on this tour isn't his batting it is the fact he has turned into Jonty Rhodes on a couple of occasions in the field and got massive run outs which have started the rot for Australia. Normally he is average to say the least but he has been brilliant at times on this trip.

    As for him being a bit selfish and playing for a not out, can't really complain about that, after all Steve Waugh always did the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    The best bit about Trott on this tour isn't his batting
    Yes it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Why is poor Neil meeting up with the three biggest ****s on CW (aside from Burgey)? Poor lad.
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    Yes it is.
    Sorry, three of the four biggest ****s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yes it is.
    Would have to concur; the run-outs but the cherry on the cake.

    A nice cherry, all red and sweet tasting, but one would still prefer the cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Sorry, three of the four biggest ****s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Anyway, kudos to the selectors for bringing Tiny Tim in. Was a ballsy decision to drop our (and at the time the series') leading wicket taker, but a great advert for playing the performaces as well as the stats. Finn has bowled a few gems, but was flattered by a 6-for at Bris and haemorraged runs at over 5 an over in a low scoring game in Perth.
    Sometimes you watch someone not performing but getting wickets and you wonder what the selectors are making of that bowler. Terrific job by the selectors.

    English selectors have to be some of the best in the world in the past little while. Certainly an upgrade from the lack of loyalty shown in the 1980s.

    On another note - Watson's run out of Hughes was inexcusable there was no need for quick singles.

    Finally pontings dismissal. I didn't think the ball did an awful lot. Just a poor execution by Ponting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yes it is.
    Oh come on we knew he could bat but as a fielder he was on a par with the wheelie bin. he has been inspired in the field this tour. God knows where that has come from.



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