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    Your point being?

    I didn't say he was poor. Just that he has a way lower ceiling than would be preferable on a long-term prospect.
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    why is "not having glaring weaknesses" indicative of a lower ceiling though?

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    He does has massive glaring weaknesses, though. Is (for a Test bat) very average off his legs, for example. In his defence, most lefties are off-side biased but the best also nick-and-nudge whereas Cowan sweats on his money shots.
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    Clarke wont survive the blood-bath, pretty sure he will be carrying a lot his mates along with him. Australia might retain Clarke as player maybe but he's absolutely rubbish as captain. Moreover his heydays with bat are over, no more smashing trundlers in your backyard. Time to face some quality bowlers and let that inflated average of his dip.
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    too good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    why is "not having glaring weaknesses" indicative of a lower ceiling though?
    It's not. They're two different points.

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    Good lefties punish anything on their pads. Right arm bowlers drifting onto a lefties pads should be money to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPrez View Post
    Cowan was never going to be anything more than a plug, imo. He's done well but is never going to be more than sufficient. As soon as a talented opener proves himself ready for international cricket, he'll take Cowan's place.
    In much the same way that Compton was for England. Might be harsh but it is the truth, both are nice blokes who just don't quite cut it at the highest level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Robbinson View Post
    Clarke wont survive the blood-bath, pretty sure he will be carrying a lot his mates along with him. Australia might retain Clarke as player maybe but he's absolutely rubbish as captain. Moreover his heydays with bat are over, no more smashing trundlers in your backyard. Time to face some quality bowlers and let that inflated average of his dip.


    Like the cut of your jib matey but that post probably belongs in the "under the lid thread" As a fellow Englishman I found it most amusing but it's got to be a troll because its 99% full of bollocks.

    Don't underestimate Clarke with bat in hand or his on field captaincy.........he's pretty handy on both counts.

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    Hopefully sh**tle.

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    do you mean siddle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    do you mean siddle?
    Yeah Sh*ttle.


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    Definitely Haddin, at 35 can't see a long future for him. Harris a possibility if injuries get to him. I think Cowan will play again even if dropped just based on the dearth of players scoring runs at first class level.

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    Rogers is 35 you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    Rogers is 35 you know.
    Yeah but I think the selectors will want to have Wade back in the side, and the fact that he's had a stint in the side already will benefit him. Again because of the poor batting talent currently in Australia, if Rogers has a good series, I think he may play for a little while longer. Considering he's only played one test match, he may be able to go until 37/38.

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