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    *Official* Fifth Test at the SCG

    For Australia, drop Steve Smith, and bring in somebody like Usman Khawaja, as much as Smith is a player for the future, he's not good enough yet to bat at 6, and nor is his bowling. A spinner has to play, and seeing as though they have picked him, I guess Michael Beer will be the one, and with Ryan Harris likely to be out with his ankle injury, it will be a forced change. I would of picked Nathan Hauritz, out of all the spinners in the country, he look's like he is the best one. Which is a shame for Rhino, otherwise I would have left out Ben Hilfenhaus, he does bowl alright, but he just doesn't take the wickets.

    For England? None really, unless you want to bring Eoin Morgan in for Paul Collingwood.
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    Trouble is for England in dropping Collingwood, if the Aussies bat well, then they don't have a genuine 5th bowler whatsoever. Pietersen, Trott & Bell can do the job I suppose, but Collingwood is a step above them as a 5th bowler, and you don't know whether Morgan will be any better.
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    I don't think not having a 5th bowler will be a problem for England.
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    For Australia:

    Watson
    Hughes
    Ponting
    Clarke
    Hussey
    Haddin +
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    O'Keefe
    Johnson
    Siddle
    Harris/Hilfenhaus (depending on Harris's fitness)

    Haddin has to bat above Smith, but other than that I don't think the batting really needs much of a change. They need a spinner, and if they're going to pick an inexperienced spinner, at least pick one that's done well, and O'Keefe has done very well, boosts the batting too. So that'd be the side I'd go with.

    For England, same team. Might as well give Collingwood 1 last 'hurrah.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome...it's a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover (or should that be deep square-leg) for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see


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    Haven't seen O'Keefe or Rogers, but going off what people have said on forum and the statz, O'Keefe is the best spinner in the country after Hauritz and Rogers is pretty gun.

    And Khawaja is so far ahead of Hughes and Smith technically it's not funny.
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    Yeah seeing as though we will lose this match, I'd love to see a bit of an experiment at Sydney. Would love to see Copeland in for Hilfenhaus, O'Keefe in as the spinner, Khawaja in for Smith and Cameron or Bollinger in for Harris if he is injured.

    If that happened it would really bring some spark into what will otherwise essentially be a dead rubber.

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    out: the victorians, taswegians, western australians and Harris through injury
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    Lee's retired from First Class cricket though.

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    Unless you mean Shane.

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    Lol... Liking these teams.

    Main change I'd like to see is our openers put on >100 and give us a decent start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    Lee's retired from First Class cricket though.
    Clarrie Grimmett's dead, but Lee's retirement was the only thing you saw wrong with that XI?

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