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    that's kinda damning praise IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Yeah, alright, will take you up on that. Month?
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    will be something like 'too many saffers in eng team' ftr
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    Boof's said that Rogers and Watson will open and that Faulkner might bat at 7 after Haddin at 6.

    Rogers
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    maybe??

    I'd love to see Khawaja get a run at number 3
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    Faulkner won't play. He said it's possible, in the same way that licking your elbow is theoretically possible.
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    Lehman will probably just pick an extra batsman rather than Forkers, but maybe he was impressed by his batting in the tour games/CT, he also batted well in the Shield final. But to be honest, I'm more worried about Haddin at 6 rather than Forkers at 7. I also think Khawaja is ahead of Smith in the batting department, but that changes if Smitteh tons up tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Warner at 3.

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    Just firmed with Rogers and Watson being named the openers I reckon. Pattinson/Starc/Siddle/Lyon looking real good too.
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    Didn't know where to say this so I decided I'd put it here:

    Just bought tickets to Boxing Day test day 1 and SCG test day 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Just firmed with Rogers and Watson being named the openers I reckon. Pattinson/Starc/Siddle/Lyon looking real good too.
    I am loath to rule out The Rhino yet. Starc clearly prodigious with the second new ball, but ideally he'd deliver with the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Just firmed with Rogers and Watson being named the openers I reckon. Pattinson/Starc/Siddle/Lyon looking real good too.
    I really don't understand why Siddle has to play. Yes he is the leader of our attack and has a big heart, runs in hard all day, hits the deck hard etc. but in the tour games he just hasn't delivered. I would go with whoever performs best out of Harris and Bird in the upcoming tour game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanJLegend View Post
    I really don't understand why Siddle has to play. Yes he is the leader of our attack and has a big heart, runs in hard all day, hits the deck hard etc. but in the tour games he just hasn't delivered. I would go with whoever performs best out of Harris and Bird in the upcoming tour game.
    It's fairly simple; besides the India tour he's been amongst the most consistent bowlers since the last Ashes series. As in, consistent in performance and consistently actually in the side against some tough batting line-ups. Brilliant, no, but without the platform set by a **** like him in the side, younger tearaways like Pattinson, Starc and Cummins wouldn't be able to sail in and bowl their nuts off for a couple of Tests before they break down. Everyone knows, no matter who else is at the other end, you're going to get a solid 6 or 7 over spell from Siddle. The value of having a guy like him is always under-rated by everyone outside the team, no ****.
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    Siddle also toils well in conditions that don't suit him (India doesn't count, that was bull****), if we get flat pitches and Cook/Trott are settling in, Siddle is the guy I most want running in.

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    doesn't run in hard #vegetarian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Siddle also toils well in conditions that don't suit him (India doesn't count, that was bull****), if we get flat pitches and Cook/Trott are settling in, Siddle is the guy I most want running in.

    Flat wicket, Cook and Trott settled in and Siddle steaming in.........that sounds like a recipe for 0/121 to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adders View Post
    Flat wicket, Cook and Trott settled in and Siddle steaming in.........that sounds like a recipe for 0/121 to me.
    these days Siddle wouldn't get through enough overs to go for 121 - Pattinson would take too many wickets

    and even if he isn't in the wickets, he often builds pressure and sets up other bowlers.



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