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

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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.
    He is a good player. Thank god we didn't drop Hussey.

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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.
    Form is temporary, class is pernament, etc.

    Move him down to #5 first, then we can talk about ****ing him off. He's done better than Smith, Ponting and Hughes....
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    too late - he's the captain now

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Form is temporary, class is pernament, etc.

    Move him down to #5 first, then we can talk about ****ing him off. He's done better than Smith, Ponting and Hughes....
    I dont care about form vs class and whatnot. He has technical issues he needs to sort out.

    He isn't doing better than Smith.
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    at Clarke made captain and reading this thread

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    Yeah it is somewhat ironic that Clarke gets the top gig days after this thread was made...
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    Anything different would have been surprising. Can't believe this is his first go at test captaincy.

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    There was kind of the small matter of one Ricky Ponting sitting in the job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    There was kind of the small matter of one Ricky Ponting sitting in the job...
    Was he never injured or rested though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    Was he never injured or rested though?
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    Only India rest players from Tests, matches against Bangladesh aside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    No.

    Only India rest players from Tests, matches against Bangladesh aside.
    Just levelling the playing field tbh

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    Like that time you rested MS Dhoni from tests on a tour to Sri Lanka?
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Clarke's a damn good batsman, it would just be obscene to have him on the sidelines while Smith is batting in the top six.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Clarke's a damn good batsman, it would just be obscene to have him on the sidelines while Smith is batting in the top six.
    That's another point completely though, no? Either Clarke is good enough, or he isn't.


















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    Never seen anyone in Australian cricket polarise public opinion like Michael Clarke. Both as a person and as a cricketer.

    The randomness of his social life, the fact he was picked very early to be a future captain, and the fact he is so incredibly slow scoring in limited overs cricket, really does mean opinions are split.
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