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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    Remind me again how opening experience is a bad thing, regardless of where you bat in the order.

    It's an addition to your skillset. You're not trading it off for anything.
    Yes you are, especially being the type of opener Chris Rogers is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    Yeah, I think it's a more realistic scenario that Smith will be needed than Faulkner, given we've already picked five quicks and Faulkner's a 7 at the very best.
    I can potentially see the selectors picking Haddin at 6 and Faulkner at 7 and being part of a 4 man pace attack.

    I definitely want the traditional 6 bats, keeper, 3 quicks, spinner come the first Test though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    and if we are going to keep picking usman in the squad surely he has to get a go at some stage
    He'll play. Straight swap for Smith you'd think, although he might even swap positions with Twatto at 6 and him at 4.
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    Sanga has done well but Murali has done better. In my opinion, Murali is simply the best off spinner in history of cricket and I can't make that kind of statement for Sanga.
    Sanga isn't the best off spinner in the history of cricket? News to me.


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    FWIW, with the cattle we've been given:

    1. Cowan
    2. Warner
    3. Hughes
    4. Khawaja
    5. Clarke
    6. Watson (only if bowling, otherwise Rogers)
    7. Haddin
    8. Harris
    9. Siddle
    10. Pattinson
    11. Lyon

    12. Bird

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    At 35, Rogers isn't going as the reserve batsman. Lock him in to the XI, he'll play and probably bat in the top 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    If Haddin plays but doesn't keep I will dead set kill someone.
    Nah Invers has said he's the preferred keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    At 35, Rogers isn't going as the reserve batsman. Lock him in to the XI, he'll play and probably bat in the top 3.
    Drop Hughes, or have Rogers open with Cowan and shove Warner down to 6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Yes you are, especially being the type of opener Chris Rogers is.
    Rogers is as versatile as a pair of blue jeans that can go with 2 or 3 outfits.

    Pretty sure in prior county seasons he's batted at 3 or 4 on occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Yes you are, especially being the type of opener Chris Rogers is.
    Would you be so kind as to address my first statement?

    Or is this because you've watched Rogers play and you've drawn your own conclusions?

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    No Marsh. Thats all I care about atm. Whew.

    Now that I've thought about it consider Faulkner to be a wasted selection. Prefer Smith instead. Well done Rogers but it proves how desperate we are. Happy that only one spinner is going. In my very early squad I picked only Lyon thinking that if Doherty is next best why bother. However there is nominally one position left. So a 2nd spinner might be announced eventually.

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    The comedy show continues. Haddin returns as VC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    No Marsh. Thats all I care about atm. Whew.

    Now that I've thought about it consider Faulkner to be a wasted selection. Prefer Smith instead. Well done Rogers but it proves how desperate we are. Happy that only one spinner is going. In my very early squad I picked only Lyon thinking that if Doherty is next best why bother. However there is nominally one position left. So a 2nd spinner might be announced eventually.
    Hang on let me check that. I read the side alphabetically and went straight to the M's. But this lot may have made him captain. You never know. Better check.

    No Marsh! Woo Hoo!

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    faulkner is invers knew love child, will not be surprised if he plays the 1st test



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