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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    dont know why you've picked two tasmanian bowlers but not the best tasmanian bowler
    Yeah, Butterworth stiff to miss.
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    Butterworth is my allrounder, so comparing him straight up with a bowler is a little harsh

    If you guys picked your squads, your 15th-17th players are damn hard to pick

    I certainly found that
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Butterworth is my allrounder, so comparing him straight up with a bowler is a little harsh
    You didn't pick Butterworth; you picked Faulkner.

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    Sorry Faulkner


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    Many people are describing Failkner as an all-rounder

    If he is an all-rounder atm, then so are Butterworth and Copeland with the difference being that the latter 2 are far better bowlers from what I have seen

    Reckon that this whole problem exists because Watson wont/cant bowl so people are trying to manufacture a fifth bowling option

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Many people are describing Failkner as an all-rounder

    If he is an all-rounder atm, then so are Butterworth and Copeland with the difference being that the latter 2 are far better bowlers from what I have seen

    Reckon that this whole problem exists because Watson wont/cant bowl so people are trying to manufacture a fifth bowling option
    To be clear, I would pick 6 specialist bats, our 4 best bowlers, and our best keeper

    However, in a broader squad of 17, one allrounder should be picked

    As I say, name your 17 man squad, and 15-17 opens yourself up to criticism

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    I don't understand the point of usman. unless they think he was unsuited to the conditions (why bring him in the first place) if they are going to bat glenn maxwell ahead of cowan, and still pick cowan ahead of usman on a tour as bad as the last one, when will he ever play.

    i don't see how henriques has done so poorly he can't make the squad? I'd nearly have him starting.

    cowan, warner, hughes, watson, clarke, smith, wade, pattinson, starc, harris, lyon
    haddin, doolan, henriques, cummins, bird, siddle. hilf

    rogers is already over there if an sos is needed. doolan 3rd for the season, 715 @ 42 best of a bad bunch plus a bit of experience. 10 tests on the hop may be required all the same. i think you need to take 18 due to the fragility of the bowlers. **** a 2nd spinner, not required.
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    6 batsmen

    a. Clarke
    b. Warner
    c. Hughes
    d. Smith
    e. Cowan
    f. Khawaja

    2 w/k

    a. Haddin
    b. Paine

    2 spinners

    a. Lyon
    b. O'Keefe

    5 quicks

    a. Harris
    b. Pattinson
    c. Siddle
    d. Starc
    e. Bird

    2 all-rounders

    a. Watson
    b. Henriques
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
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    he's that good

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    6 batsmen

    a. Clarke
    b. Warner
    c. Hughes
    d. Smith
    e. Cowan
    f. Khawaja

    2 w/k

    a. Haddin
    b. Paine

    2 spinners

    a. Lyon
    b. O'Keefe

    5 quicks

    a. Harris
    b. Pattinson
    c. Siddle
    d. Starc
    e. Bird

    2 all-rounders

    a. Watson
    b. Henriques
    But for Ed, and punting Wade altogether, I like it

    Good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    But for Ed, and punting Wade altogether, I like it

    Good job
    The problem we all have in picking a team is in knowing that certain players have had their cards marked by the selectors

    For example, I would prefer to see Rogers in there in place of Cowan but the chances of that happening are pretty much zero

    Having said that, judging by Inverarity's comments, it appears that Faulkner is a very strong chance but I just dont rate him very highly so couldnt bring myself to include him

    Likewise, Maxwell is Inverarity's love child and may very well go but it would be a travesty on performances to date so have picked O'Keefe and Henriques

    Finally, in relation to Wade, I want someone that can catch and the extra couple of runs that he can potentially provide are largely irrelevant

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Squads without Bird are both perplexing and pleasing to me.

    Not seen too much of the boy, but looks as if he's made for English conditions. Latterday Paul Reiffel.
    Can only imagine as he is so recently injured he has gone to the back of peoples lists and misses out. Is there any doubt over whether he'd be fit in time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Can only imagine as he is so recently injured he has gone to the back of peoples lists and misses out. Is there any doubt over whether he'd be fit in time?
    Supposed to be fit in plenty of time



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