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    I don't know, when Finn pitches it up he tends to look really hittable.

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    I think that's because he kind of puts it there instead of bowling naturally. Anyway, he's only a pup. Time will tell if he kicks on or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    It is rather interesting how far the Aussies are willing to underrate Johnson though. They're so mentally scarred by one bad series - well, really one absolutely dreadful test...even further one amazing batting partnership.
    Nah it's more than that. His average from his most recent 20 Tests is like 38+. It's one thing to not be taking wickets, but to be constantly releasing pressure by giving away four balls or not even forcing bats to play because you're bowling ball after ball a foot outside off stump is what's made me give up on Mitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Just a few predicitions:

    -Warner to be Australia's highest run-scorer, having a breakthrough series.
    -Bailey to either have a Hussey-like debut and score ridiculous amounts of runs or to fail miserably. I can't decide.


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    I'll go for fail miserably. His ODI numbers are just so ridiculously outside what he has produced in any other format that something will have to give. Huss might have only averaged 40 in the Shield but he was going at 60 in England so big numbers we're completely out of bounds for him.

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    If Bailey guns it and Alan J's other prediction comes off, Australia probably wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    If Bailey guns it and Alan J's other prediction comes off, Australia probably wins.
    Alan J is one of if not the biggest problem in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schearzie View Post
    Alan J is one of if not the biggest problem in Australia.
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    You wouldn't believe the amount of Bailey-related hysteria going on in Tasmania at the moment. None of this happened when Paine/Doherty/Wade made their respective test debuts.

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    Tasmania have produced some absolute legends in Boon and Ponting let alone those who were kept out of the test side like Cox etc. Bailey may become a great but I'm reluctant as yet to think he may grow to that tag. That's interesting though, I certainly hope he does prove himself worthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    I don't know of anyone on this forum who rates Finn.
    People (including me) said the same about Broad 5/6 years ago.

    Fact is, Finn does have the knack of taking wickets. Which is always handy for a bowler IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    It will be piss funny if Johnson surprises everyone and bowls consistently well. Not that you can predict he will, but it would be hilarious to see a few Pommie fans crying in their black pudding
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromLancs View Post
    People (including me) said the same about Broad 5/6 years ago.

    Fact is, Finn does have the knack of taking wickets. Which is always handy for a bowler IMHO
    He used to. He's lost that knack whilst retaining his knack of bowling absolute dross, which is never good.

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    Starc is Johnson lite imo. Both left arm quicks and named Mitchell. He's inconsistent, not as bad as Johnson when they're both bad, but he's not as good as Johnson at his best either. Both are top one day bowlers too and more than handy batsmen.

    Don't think they have similar actions though, not sure why people like to bring that up when comparing the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    He used to. He's lost that knack whilst retaining his knack of bowling absolute dross, which is never good.
    Came mighty close to single-handedly losing you a Test, too, and a rather consequential one at that...

    Still young, will probably improve, but England can do better right now.
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