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    The 2013 Ashes - which players will keep their place?

    Which players do you think will keep their place for the next series in 2013?

    England: Strauss (c), Cook, Trott, Taylor, Bell, KP, Prior, Swann, Tremlett, Anderson, Finn.

    England are a pretty young side and the only one to drop out due to age could be Strauss (currently 33) but I can see him playing better as he gets older and as captain, as with Gooch. KP will have his unpredictable ups and downs, I think he will stay on but drop down the order.

    Morgan will get found out at Test level but will continue to be a top ODI batsman. Finn will be back once he gets some more control. There'll be at least one surprise dropping or career finished so I've gone for Broad.

    I tried thinking about Australia but I honestly have no idea. I think Watson, Clarke, Khawaja, Haddin and Siddle are the only very likely candidates.
    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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    I know that I'm as much of a Broad fanboy as an Australian can get but I'd be massively surprised if Broad wasn't playing in 2013. Massively surprised.
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    England'll hardly change. Collingwood's the only player likely to drop out, and maybe Strauss.

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    Not many England captains have led us to three Ashes victories. That will drive Strauss on to play on until this series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    England'll hardly change. Collingwood's the only player likely to drop out, and maybe Strauss.

    NFI about Australia atm.
    Really putting your neck on the block with that prediction.

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    I'll be surprised if at least one of Finn, Broad, Tremlett and Anderson isn't finished by injury before 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I'll be surprised if at least one of Finn, Broad, Tremlett and Anderson isn't finished by injury before 2013
    Why? OK Tremlett might, but Anderson isn't very injury prone and Finn and Broad are still quite young.

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    I'd be surprised if Bresnan wasn't invlolved somewhere in the series: afaics he's improved beyond recognition over the last 18 months. We'll almost certainly need a squad of quicks to see us through 5 tests in less than 2 months, so I'd expect to see various combinations from the six that have been in the frame for this series.

    Don't really know about Colly's replacement. At this moment, it's hard to see beyond Morgan, Taylor, Hildreth and maybe Bopara, who'd surely be happier at 6 than where he batted in 2009. Plus his bowling might be a factor.

    As for Aus, who knows? I think they'd like Ponting to stay, but not at 3. Whether he fancies being involved in four Ashes losses is debateable though. If he does play, they probably won't want Katich and Hussy as well. tbh I don't know nearly enough about their domestic game to suggest who could come in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Not many England captains have led us to three Ashes victories. That will drive Strauss on to play on until this series.
    Yep, WG and Brearley are the only two to do so.

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    Australia:

    Hughes
    Watson
    Khawaja
    Clarke
    White
    Smith
    Haddin
    O'Keefe
    Siddle
    Copeland
    Bollinger

    England:

    Strauss
    Cook
    Trott
    Pietersen
    Bell
    Taylor (they'll pick Morgan though)
    Prior
    Broad
    Swann
    Anderson
    Finn

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    Watson
    Hughes
    Usmen
    Clarke
    Ponting c
    Mitchell Marsh
    Wade wk
    Boyce
    Starc
    Siddle
    Hazlewood

    Australia to win 4-0 and start another golden era
    Ricky to retire with Ashes glory
    Hazlewood to do a McDermott in 89
    England to return to being ****

    ps.All of this ofcourse would happen only if the world does not end in 12/21/12

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    Going to be completely random and say that I'd love to see Chris Swan go on this tour because I think he'd do exceptionally well in England. It has no chance of happening though - firstly because the selectors aren't that clever and secondly because he'll be 34 and possibly retired - but if he's still bowling how he is now he should probably be our first bowler picked in English conditions.
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    Australia:
    Burke
    Campese
    Little
    Horan
    Tune
    Larkham
    Genia
    Kefu
    Pocock
    Finegan
    Eales
    Giffin
    McKenzie
    Foley
    Rodriguez

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    Parmi

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I'll be surprised if at least one of Finn, Broad, Tremlett and Anderson isn't finished by injury before 2013

    It better not be Anderson, I am looking for 400 Test wickets.

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    For England there will certainly be one bowler who either loses form and is dropped or gets injured but the batsmen will probably stay the same, they are basically the same unit as 4 years ago so apart from replacing the retiring Colly we won't need to make many changes.

    As for Australia there could be a massive overhaul of their squad by 2013 so it is too difficult to try to guess their side.

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