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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Nah, Lyon has to play IMO, you need a somewhat reliable spin option in a test match, whatever the conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    Better wicket taking options to be had with our pace attack.
    yeah I don't think it's mandatory to have a proper spinner, and especially in the context of this team atm for a few reasons; 1. Our pace attack has done the job by itself, 2. The main spinners haven't looked particularly threatening even in fairly good conditions for spin, 3. Watson has looked pretty ineffective in terms of actually taking wickets so far this series, so I don't think having 5 pace bowlers is redundant.

    It would also mean Bird could play, and take the bulk of the overs from someone like Harris, who could be used in short spells purely as a strike bowler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Really hoping for a traditional Durham seamer's paradise.
    I'm guessing you're off on your hols on Monday and don't want to miss any of the Ashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    yeah I don't think it's mandatory to have a proper spinner, and especially in the context of this team atm for a few reasons; 1. Our pace attack has done the job by itself, 2. The main spinners haven't looked particularly threatening even in fairly good conditions for spin, 3. Watson has looked pretty ineffective in terms of actually taking wickets so far this series, so I don't think having 5 pace bowlers is redundant.

    It would also mean Bird could play, and take the bulk of the overs from someone like Harris, who could be used in short spells purely as a strike bowler.
    That would be my take on it. Even looking at the English batsmen who were actually troubled by Lyon - Cook and Bairstow iirc - Aus are hardly short of alternatives to remove them.


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    guys the series is lost and who should be our spinner for the home series remains (imo) a mystery and that is why a spinner should play. jesus christ.

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    How is the series lost?
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    I wouldn't play an off spinner, given our stocks, in Brisbane, Perth and perhaps Melbourne also ftr.

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    That's not to say Lyon bowled poorly last match. He bowled very well at times. Finger spin in Australia doesn't rub me the way I liked to be rubbed though.

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    how about ahmed or qadir though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    how about ahmed or qadir though?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    how about ahmed or qadir though?
    Pretty sure Qadir has been kidnapped and taken back to his homeland, and yeah if Fawad does decently in Shield next season I'd be open to the prospect, but he'd have to be bowling very well to pose a bigger threat than our seamers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Pretty sure Qadir has been kidnapped and taken back to his homeland, and yeah if Fawad does decently in Shield next season I'd be open to the prospect, but he'd have to be bowling very well to pose a bigger threat than our seamers.
    I love him, but he is a leaker, would always be risky IMO, should be given a go at some point though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    I wouldn't play an off spinner, given our stocks, in Brisbane, Perth and perhaps Melbourne also ftr.
    Lyon has a decent record at Brisbane, but I see the point,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Nah, Lyon has to play IMO, you need a somewhat reliable spin option in a test match, whatever the conditions.
    Why?

    Pick the bowlers most likely to take 20 wickets at the lowest cost. Shouldnt matter if that is 0 or 3 spinners
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