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    Prior's outkept Haddin in each series where they've been in direct opposition.

    Wade's bollock-fisted efforts might've given Bradley's glovework a rosy glow now, but let's not go down this route again.

    &, I bow to no-one in my admiration for Rhino, but if he's in the shake up so is Tremlett.
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    yeah im not trying to say haddin's clearly better, i just think they are both distinctly average. wade obviously far below average.

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    Prior is probably the best keeper (not keeper-bat) in International cricket at the moment. If that makes him 'average' (compared to what?) then so be it, but i think he is certainly significantly better than Haddin. As will be shown this summer i expect.

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    Haddin won't even play in all likelihood. Very strange how most Aus fans appear to have gotten over the atrocious last year he had in Tests, when many of them were hounding him out of the side.
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    VC isn't he? Seems like them putting him in the squad is an admission that he'll be first choice wk for now, even if only as a stop-gap.

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    I wouldn't be at all surprised if he only played if Clarke missed a test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Haddin won't even play in all likelihood. Very strange how most Aus fans appear to have gotten over the atrocious last year he had in Tests, when many of them were hounding him out of the side.
    That was before I knew how bad Wade was, tbf.

    And given he's the VC I assumed he was a certainty for the Tests?
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    Would put Cowan ahead of Warner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post

    &, I bow to no-one in my admiration for Rhino, but if he's in the shake up so is Tremlett.
    He's better than tremlett tho so...

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    Half the bowlers on either team are better than Siddle but they haven't proven it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Haddin won't even play in all likelihood. Very strange how most Aus fans appear to have gotten over the atrocious last year he had in Tests, when many of them were hounding him out of the side.
    He'll play for sure, barring injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valer View Post
    He's better than tremlett tho so...
    Is he? Not too sure. It's close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Haddin won't even play in all likelihood. Very strange how most Aus fans appear to have gotten over the atrocious last year he had in Tests, when many of them were hounding him out of the side.
    He'll play every test he's fit for. Otherwise they have selected him as a fill in captain in case Clarke gets injured. In which case they'd have been better off selecting Bailey as Haddin is pretty old.

    I still think Haddin is probably one of the best 6 bats in the country, which is kind of sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Is he? Not too sure. It's close.
    Yes. No.

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    Well that was an interesting discussion.

    The only time the two have come into direct competition in a series, on Harris' home turf no less, Tremlett did better. Its not as cut and dry as you believe.

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