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    harris is in 100%

    tremlett even when last fit wasn't picked

    broad has done well at times to my great surprise and i still don't think he knew how he did it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Are the chances of Harris playing that much greater than Tremlett though?

    A fit Tremlett, Anderson and Broad is a good attack in England.
    Depends on the day of the week

    Fit atm and playing in the IPL after bowling very well at the end of the fc season

    Given that the squad has just been named, fully expect a break-down soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Would say that Harris and Pattinson are comfortably ahead of the others though wouldn't you?
    Harris? Sure. Pattinson is excellent, but still young. Wouldn't say he's comfortably ahead, the others are pretty decent.
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    guys, this picture

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    haha patto

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    note siddle hiding his hands behind Rad Haddin. no doubt holding a ham sandwich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    note siddle hiding his hands behind Rad Haddin. no doubt holding a ham sandwich
    Is that a euphemism for playing with Haddin's meat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    given any standard test match wicket in its various forms i expect our guys to be more threatening than your guys bar anderson.
    A lot of that depends which Broad turns up - if he's returned to his best then he'll be a huge threat. If he decides to revert to banging it in then that's another story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Really? Heard plenty of borderline character assassinations against him.
    Had an ordinary reputation before coming to Victoria, but I don't think you'll find too many in Victorian cricket who have an issue with him.

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    Looks like Bird's head has been stuck on two minutes before the pic was taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    I wonder if the selectors will decide that Rogers is the new Hussey and play him at 6. I could easily see this being the team:

    Cowan
    Warner
    Hughes
    Watson
    Clarke
    Rogers
    Haddin
    Siddle
    Harris
    Pattinson
    Lyon

    Which is probably close to the best side that we can pick at the moment (provided that Watson bowls).
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    Why are you assuming that Rogers has been picked as a middle order batsman?

    Tbh, havent heard anyone, anywhere venture this theory
    hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Honestly I don't think what bowlers get on the pitch isn't that important for us - within reason, of course - insofar as I would say that Harris is the clear leader, but there's actually not all that much to separate the rest of Pattinson, Siddle, Starc, Bird. They all have their ups and downs and you could make a strong case for playing any of them (though I have my preference, obviously), and I think they'd all go just fine (though Patto and Starc especially might be a bit hot/cold)
    It baffles me how someone like Starc consistently manages to rate amongst much better bowlers. There's not that much to separate Starc from Pattinson and Bird? Really? What has Starc actually done of note in his test career so far? He's bowled a few jaffas, with a lot of junk in between. He has a bowling average of 34, and frankly I think that's a pretty accurate picture of how he has bowled so far in the opportunities he has been given. We all know the caliber of bowler Pattinson already is, and, small number of matches aside, Bird has looked far more the part than Starc.

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    I'd like a bowling attack of

    Siddle
    Pattinson/Harris (alternating between Tests)
    Bird
    Lyon
    Watson

    I think Starc is too loose with the red ball and prefer bowlers who keep the runs down as this puts pressure on modern batsmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    It baffles me how someone like Starc consistently manages to rate amongst much better bowlers. There's not that much to separate Starc from Pattinson and Bird? Really? What has Starc actually done of note in his test career so far? He's bowled a few jaffas, with a lot of junk in between. He has a bowling average of 34, and frankly I think that's a pretty accurate picture of how he has bowled so far in the opportunities he has been given. We all know the caliber of bowler Pattinson already is, and, small number of matches aside, Bird has looked far more the part than Starc.
    For my part, Starc is all about potential as 6'5", express-paced, left handers who can swing the ball around corners WHEN THEY GET IT RIGHT are almost unheard of.

    In India, it;s fair to say that he didnt bowl very well but the ball didnt swing at all except for one over and he took 2 wickets in those 6 balls and could have had 4

    Anyway, he has a good action and can learn accuracy but you cant teach anyone the rest

    As such, I'm happy to have him in the squad as he could be unplayable with the Duke ball

    Having said that, my preferred attack is

    Harris
    Pattinson
    Bird
    Watson
    Lyon



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