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    But tbf, Sri Lanka have the best attack in world cricket aws.

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    I must rate Morkel more than others, best quick in the world atm imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    But tbf, Sri Lanka have the best attack in world cricket aws.
    Yepp!! This will be the real test...apparently Hobart will be a green top?? If Clarke can blast a few more double hundreds against THIS attack that would make Marshall, McGrath and Ambrose hide in shame...I will rate his knocks ahead of the consecutive hundreds scored by Ashwin, Ishant and Vinay on overseas, unhelpful pitches last year..


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    Why is it that when an Australian player scores double hundreds on home turfs they are meant to be great but when Indian youngsters and 62 year olds go overseas and blast consecutive hundreds on unhelpful and overseas conditions they don't get any attention? Some of them were touring Australia were the first time you know!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Warrior View Post
    Why is it that when an Australian player scores double hundreds on home turfs they are meant to be great but when Indian youngsters and 62 year olds go overseas and blast consecutive hundreds on unhelpful and overseas conditions they don't get any attention? Some of them were touring Australia were the first time you know!!
    Apart from Adelaide in the first few days, and Brisbane this year, there's very few absolute roads in Australian cricket.


    Bellerive is an absolute greentop these days, just about the toughest deck in cricket atm imo, The WACA always has something for the quicks, Sydney turns, Adelaide breaks apart on day 4 and 5, and Melbourne always has a bit of sideway, low bounce depending on the weather.

    There's a big difference between an Indian and an Australian road......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sphynx View Post
    Been 10 pages since my last post yesterday


    I must rate Morkel more than others, best quick in the world atm imo.
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    Sanga isn't the best off spinner in the history of cricket? News to me.

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    So what's Peter Forrest been up to this season?

    I remember him playing in the ODIs here because he was tipped for the Ashes, no mention of him in the thread yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    So what's Peter Forrest been up to this season?

    I remember him playing in the ODIs here because he was tipped for the Ashes, no mention of him in the thread yet.
    He's been having an absolutely awful summer in all formats. Can't buy a run; wouldn't be that surprised if Queensland dropped him soon. Given he essentially got into the mix based on one summer it's only fair that one summer can send him shooting well out contention as well.

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    This series is building beautifully.

    Starc as I suspected, is loose but can swing the old ball a mile in the right conditions, will certainly be a handful in English conditions.

    Siddle is just about the pick of the quicks this year, he's taken 40 odd at 23, from a fairly low amount of games. He's much improved from the last time he played in the ashes.

    Pattinson will be back and he's probably Australia's premier strike bowler.

    Lyon is a worry, but he's generally tight and can have his moments.

    The battle of the two attacks is going to be fascinating.

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    Difficult to know where Australia are at right now as they keep having bowlers break down in the middle of games. It possibly cost them against SA and while the batting has weaknesses the main worry could be the bowlers fitness. Some serious issues there with so many getting injured all the time, might be a bad run of luck but a couple of them seem to be injured far more than they are ever fit.

    At least they know that if they can get them fit they won't need to pick Johnson again apart from Perth in December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Difficult to know where Australia are at right now as they keep having bowlers break down in the middle of games. It possibly cost them against SA and while the batting has weaknesses the main worry could be the bowlers fitness. Some serious issues there with so many getting injured all the time, might be a bad run of luck but a couple of them seem to be injured far more than they are ever fit.

    At least they know that if they can get them fit they won't need to pick Johnson again apart from Perth in December.
    A lot people wanted Starc in the side ahead of hilfenhaus anyway.

    Starc and Siddle are durable.

    Pattinson has a side strain, nothing to do with foot/back.

    According to ABC radio, Cummins is fit, he's being held back ATM, not sure how that relates to the Ashes though, in cotton wool I suspect.

    England don't want Pat Cummins on that plane IMO.

    Jury's still out on Cowan, Hughes looks much improved, but will be interesting to see how he handles Ashes pressure in England. Warner is a class act, despite the haters, he's a dangerous prospect for the English bowlers.

    Clarke vs Cook is salivating.



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