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    Prediction- who will do what in the Ashes?

    Michael Clarke- Will maintain his excellent form. Highest average for both teams. 3 hundreds.
    Brad Haddin- Will make 2 crucial hundreds. Will be involved in 2 crucial partnerships with Clarke that will influence the series.
    Jackson Bird- Major revelation. Leading Australian wicket taker with 25 plus wickets. Will be referred to as "the new Terry Alderman" numerous times in the press. Will dismiss Nick Compton at least 4 times.
    Ed Cowan- Will come of age this series, and many will acknowledge that he is very good. Predicting that he will bat for longer (minutes) than anyone else in the team. Will make a score of 150 plus.
    James Faulkner- Will play one or two tests, coming in for injury. Will be a handy contributor.
    Ryan Harris- Providing he is fit and plays 4 tests, he'll take 20 wickets. Will also score a 50.
    Phillip Hughes- Will struggle against the swing and may well be dropped by the third test.
    Usman Khawaja- Will replace Hughes and show a liking to English conditions, scoring 3 valuable 50s.
    Nathan Lyon- Will struggle, but will work hard for his 15 series wickets.
    James Pattinson- Will bowl well without massive rewards, but will take 15 wickets for the series. Will make some valuable lower order runs as well.
    Chris Rogers- Will be involved in some crucial partnerships, and will hold Australia's innings together when all else fails on at least two occasions.
    Peter Siddle- Similar to Pattinson.
    Matthew Wade- May not play a test, but if he plays as a batsman only, I expect him to score a ton to prove a point.
    David Warner- Should play. If he does, he will win a test almost single handedly with a batting masterclass.
    Shane Watson- Will be handy with the ball, but ineffective with the bat. Could play as the fourth bowler if the selectors lose patience with Lyon and Watson is fit.
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    So Australia are going to have a good series then? Not many failures in that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Ryan Harris- Providing he is fit and plays 4 tests

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFootPunch View Post
    So Australia are going to have a good series then? Not many failures in that list.
    I'm generally optimistic. My pessimism can be seen with Hughes, Pattinson, Siddle & Watson.

    Fwiw, I think this is going to be a very close fought series. I expect England to win in England, but I don't think they'll beat us easily.


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    How the hell are England going to win with Warner winning a Test for us, Cowan becoming a great batsman, Haddin scoring 2 crucial tons, Clarke scoring 3 tons and Rogers holding us together when all else fails a couple times. Not to mention the 50 from Harris, the valuable lower order runs from Pattinson and Siddle and then we have Jackson Alderman with the ball.

    Very optimistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    How the hell are England going to win with Warner winning a Test for us, Cowan becoming a great batsman, Haddin scoring 2 crucial tons, Clarke scoring 3 tons and Rogers holding us together when all else fails a couple times. Not to mention the 50 from Harris, the valuable lower order runs from Pattinson and Siddle and then we have Jackson Alderman with the ball.

    Very optimistic.
    **** it. You've changed my mind. We will WIN!

    Maybe Haddin will only score one ton.

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    Shane Watson will be a **** one way or another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Shane Watson will be a **** one way or another.
    awta

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    I predict I'll have a flame war with Flibbertyjibber at some stage of the series.
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    Which, of course, I shall win.

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    Not my predictions just my hopes:
    Aussies
    "James Faulkner- Will play one or two tests, coming in for injury. Will be a handy contributor."
    I am not a fan of bowlers with flawed bowling actions so I hope he fails.
    Clarke - I truly hope he keeps going and backs up last year. The guy has guts and determination.
    David Warner- I hope he gets found out.
    Bird - I hope he stays injury free as I think he is very intelligent.

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    Hope that KP does some heroics.
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    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Which, of course, I shall win.
    While England will win the cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I expect England to win in England, but I don't think they'll beat us easily.
    Blimey mate, if half those predictions of yours come off then England are shagged.

    Can I make a more general prediction as in series results??

    I personally think England will win in England quite comfortably, something like 3-1 or possibly even 4-0 (assuming not more than 1 test is vastly weather affected)

    But.......

    I seriously fear for our return trip to Oz. We have a shocking history of backing up after a big series and I think there is a very good chance this back to back series will play right into the Aussies hands. After these 10 tests are done I think there is a very good chance of the Aussies having the urn back in their grubby little hands.

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    I just love all kinds of balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
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    After 4 overs on the morning of Day 1.

    Score the English way around.

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