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    Swann would be a very big loss, him or Anderson I would say.

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    Anderson's the most irreplacable of our side, I swear we had this discussion before the last Ashes.

    In theory we should miss others more. But on the rare occasion that we have to do without Jimmeh, or if Jimmeh's having a woeful game, the rest of the bowling attack goes to **** for some reason.

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    Would be a good general thread for all teams this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Would be a good general thread for all teams this.
    It's definitely something that's been discussed before, whether it was a general discussion, or linked to the last Ashes or the England v India series 2 years ago.


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    Finn, Broad and Bresnan aren't the most consistent, so especially over in Australia I think Anderson would probably be the biggest loss. I haven't really seen much of Rankin to comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    It's definitely something that's been discussed before, whether it was a general discussion, or linked to the last Ashes or the England v India series 2 years ago.
    Yeah but for SA for example you may have previously said Kallis or Steyn you may now say Amla etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I'd actually say Prior is the most vital to England's balance.

    As good as Jimmeh A undoubtedly is, we have chaps like Tremmers and Bres ready to step up but there's a real big ****ing drop off in terms of quality for our next stumper.
    There probably aren't too many bigger fans of Prior around than me, he brings an incredible amount to the team not just in his own performances but his mere presence behind the stumps and off the field too. I have got some serious man love going on for the bloke!!

    If we were extending this to 2 players, then it would be very close between Prior and Cook as to which is more valuable to our team and harder to replace. Still think Jimmy is out on his own in this regard though. We are lucky that we have 4 or 5 quick bowlers that can come in and hold their own at test level, but Jimmy is a different class to all of them. None of our other bowlers offer the discipline and control that Jimmy does, even when he's not taking wickets himself he keeps it tight and our other bowlers are the beneficiaries with the wickets.

    We'd be ****ed without Jimmy Anderson IMO.

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    Swann. The difference between their attack with and without Swann when they were playing us earlier in the year was phenomenal. Anderson is also critical, but I think less so than Swann.
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    Clarke for Australia, probably Anderson for England.
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    Yeah I'll go for Clarke and Anderson as well.

    If Clarke has a poor series, I just can't see Australia scoring close to enough runs to win. Anderson as the leader of the attack is crucial. His swing is going to trouble the Australian batsmen who struggle with the moving ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome Harry View Post
    Swanny.

    Still reckon it's Jimmy, but if this hot dry weather lasts a decent chunk of the series then Swanny could very well end up our highest wicket taker.

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