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    I'd pick Siddle for the reasons mentioned, but it isn't exactly a simple one. From the little I've seen of Bird he doesn't strike me as the sort who'll get smashed around by England either.
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

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    Yeah, doing some damage here. Lyon and now Faulkner coming in for some stick.


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    So a chase of 260. Pretty happy with that.
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    another good hit out for our batsmen now, I wonder if the order will be changed...
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    Definitely looks like a good declaration now. Pretty much ideal to get another full innings of bowling and then a non-trivial chase, instead of chasing 50 or something.
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    Perhaps the idea is to play cricket instead of turning it into an extended net session.

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    Yeah, it's why 4-day warm-ups are better than 3-day games; have an outside chance of some performance pressure aside form 'get a ton/take a bag'. Doing either of those does give you some confidence but doing it in a real-deal match is different.
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    For 2nd game, I'd play

    Rogers
    Cowan
    Khawaja
    Hughes
    Smith
    Wade
    Faulkner
    Starc
    Harris
    Siddle
    Bird

    This is because Clarke, Haddin, Watson, Pattinson and Lyon are penned into the 1st Test, while Hughes and Starc are pencilled in.

    Leaves 3 batsmen from Cowan, Rogers, Khawaja, Smith and Warner and another pacer from Siddle, Harris, Bird and Faulkner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    Seems like Watson, who not only has got his opening back, but his spot at first slip back, has shelled one
    How was Cowan in the field? I definitely don't rate Watsons fielding has highly as TC does. I really like the way we've gone about this match in terms if bowling and batting order. LHC, I agree with the XI, maybe Lyon ahead of Faulkner but it's only a maybe. Who would captain, Cowan?

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    Clarke definitely has to play next game. He's played one game in months, Cowan's done half a county season. I would have thought after this game we'd have a pretty damn fair idea whether we're pushing ahead with Cowan or not. And we could say similar in regards to Usman who has had plenty of recent game-time right under the nose of Lehmann. Only one of them should play imo.

    I'd go four bowlers, so

    Rogers
    Watson
    Khawaja/Cowan (if cowan, rogers 3)
    Clarke
    Hughes
    Smith
    Wade
    Agar or Lyon no biggie
    Harris
    Siddle
    Bird

    If we want to play a 5th bowler, and there's just no reason to play Faulkner so not him, remove Watson. If we go in with 4 bowlers, Watson may be called upon to bowl 5-10 overs which would be nice preparation because he will surely be expected to do that in the tests, but if we play 5 bowlers he won't, so there's no real reason to play him
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    It feels really weird placing Clarke at 4. I really hope Lehmann's 2nd big plan isn't to push Clarke to 4
    Last edited by Spikey; 29-06-2013 at 02:31 AM.

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    Been a good match for Aussies, worked out perfectly so far as far as preparing for a test series.

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