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Thread: Should Australia drop Michael Clarke for the Fifth Test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwinter View Post
    Clarke not making any runs is part of the reason Australia's batting is at its lowest point for years.

    Its time for a change , if he is good enough he will get back
    is there a worthy replacement for Clarke?I usualy get very annoyed when i hear people say the likes of White,Ferguson should replace clarke when they simply arn't good enough to bat in the top 5(IMO) leave alone replacing a test batsman who averages close to 50 with almost 5k runs and yet to turn 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinjr View Post
    We must not forget that Clarke is yet to turn 30 so he can have another 5 years of good cricket left in him.
    Unless his career mirrors Ponting's, in which case he's got another 1-2 years before he starts to decline...

    But yeah, leaving him out for Sydney would be ridiculous....Nothing would suprise me from this selection panel though...

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    How many more chances are you going to give him ?

    Let's try someone else and see if they can make some runs.

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    To be completely fair we should give him as least as many chances as Hussey. Probably two years is too long, but longer than one series.

    As robijnr said, people calling for White, Ferguson to replace him from a batting POV (ie batting in the top order) are horribly misguided.
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    White? No way in ****ing hell. Might be tempted to replace him with Khawaja though.
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    give 21yo smith a break. bradmans figures for his first few tests were comparable.....

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    Drop Clarke, pick Khwaja

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    Always been a fan of Cameron and the way Clarke is playing...why not.
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    Clarke will play in Sydney. And I can't see us going to Sri Lanka without him, with his reputation as the best player of spin (whether or not it is still fair, is maybe for discussion).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Clarke will play in Sydney. And I can't see us going to Sri Lanka without him, with his reputation as the best player of spin (whether or not it is still fair, is maybe for discussion).
    Looked village against Swann at Melbourne. If you'd heard about Clarke's reputation but that Test was the first time you'd seen him, you'd be checking it was the same player you'd heard about.

    Think his reputation stems from the fact that he's one of the few Aussies who seem comfortable using their feet against spinners. Of the top 6, only Clarke and Hussey seem to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Looked village against Swann at Melbourne. If you'd heard about Clarke's reputation but that Test was the first time you'd seen him, you'd be checking it was the same player you'd heard about.

    Think his reputation stems from the fact that he's one of the few Aussies who seem comfortable using their feet against spinners. Of the top 6, only Clarke and Hussey seem to do it.
    More his early Test innings in general; not many players from the non-subcontinent go and have such a successful debut in the Asian nations.

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    Definitely think (and have thought) that Clarke needs a break in State Cricket. White coming in though, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Dumb thread. Yeah he hasn't been good this Ashes but he hasn't been worse than Ponting, Hughes, Smith and is still our future hope.

    People just seem to want a chance to bash Clarke whatever he does.
    Pray tell why this is a dumb thread? He has averaged 21.14 this series! And looked terrible at the crease.

    Australia have been very average in Test Cricket for a few years now, culminating in this series' failure, where we have been absolutely thrashed.

    I'm sick of this loyalty to underperforming players, it is breeding overconfidence and not yielding results.

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    Careful Nath, you'll have people thinking you know nothing about Australian cricket with such recklessness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
    Pray tell why this is a dumb thread? He has averaged 21.14 this series! And looked terrible at the crease.

    Australia have been very average in Test Cricket for a few years now, culminating in this series' failure, where we have been absolutely thrashed.

    I'm sick of this loyalty to underperforming players, it is breeding overconfidence and not yielding results.
    and he might captain your side in the next test
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