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    Some of these guys have a bad attitude Skip
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    As I said during the last test, god knows what their selectors will do as a kneejerk reaction if they get hammered in India (which could easily happen)

    It would be stupid to rip it up and start again but they may do as they seem totally confused as to what they should be doing of late.
    I don't think they will do that. The selectors should know subcontinental cricket doesn't count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Given the lack of competition and the fact that Wade averages above 40 in both tests and fc already, it might be worthwhile retaining Wade as a batsman if the selectors decided to ditch him as a keeper

    Having said that, PEWS makes a good comparison between Wade and early-Prior in another thread and I think that is a more likely outcome

    Anyway, 6 is not the problem for Oz as there are a number of players that could potentially bat in that position.

    The problem is in 3 of the top 4 (Warner aside)

    One of the most remarkable aspects of the run-spree that Clarke has been on since becoming captain is that it was something like 17 tests before he came to the wicket with at least 100 on the board

    That is a disgraceful statistic and it wont change until the selectors deem that 30s are not good enough and make a change
    Tbh... Wade is basically a batsman who took to keeping just to break into the Victorian set up, so if he is picked purely as a batsman in the Australian side then that won't be a big deal, but the problem is there really isn't a neat keeper in Australia atm who could hold his own with the bat too, Neville looked good for a season but Haddin coming back has put a pause on his FC career.

    The lack of options that you talk about are also somewhat self created, the selectors rather than picking players with some amount of pedigree just tend pick whoever is scoring runs or taking wickets at the time of selection, so its hardly surprising to see so many mediocre players getting their hands on the baggy green.

    I agree with some posters who have said that England might be tempted to prepare dry pitches for the Ashes, infact it would be madness not to do so especially after seeing the way we have played in India so far, because not only would it expose our weakness to play and bowl spin but it would also blunt our fast bowling attack, which probably is our biggest strength as a team atm.

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    2.Burns/Watson
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    8.Faulkner/Starc
    9.O'keffe
    10.Siddle/Coulter-Nile
    11.Pattinson
    12.Hilfenhaus
    13.Lyon/Boyce
    14.Henriques/Mitch Marsh

    That's my squad for the Ashes series, covers most bases and provides the skipper good variety, we shouldn't repeat the mistake we committed while selecting squad for the Indian series by picking too many green batsmen, hence selection of Ferguson and Bailey, also taking too many left hand bats to England won't be a bright idea, given how well they bowl to left handers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    Tbh... Wade is basically a batsman who took to keeping just to break into the Victorian set up
    That's not even remotely true.
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    Might be a new sheriff in spin town come the Ashes, according to the BBC.

    If he's as effective as the last Pakistani-born leggie to turn out for another country...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Might be a new sheriff in spin town come the Ashes, according to the BBC.

    If he's as effective as the last Pakistani-born leggie to turn out for another country...
    No way and in the unlikely event that we are relying on spin, we truly are screwed

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Might be a new sheriff in spin town come the Ashes, according to the BBC.

    If he's as effective as the last Pakistani-born leggie to turn out for another country...
    Could at least get it right; he's playing for Victoria.

    Love watching him bowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Could at least get it right; he's playing for Victoria.

    Love watching him bowl.
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    Might be a new sheriff in spin town come the Ashes, according to the BBC.

    If he's as effective as the last Pakistani-born leggie to turn out for another country...
    I like how they don't even include Maxwell in the list of spinners since 2007, but include the likes of Cameron White and Steve Smith.
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