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    So useful as backstop if Wade gets a game then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    So useful as backstop if Wade gets a game then.
    or a stand in sightscreen if the mechanism fails

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Granted I didn't have a scale with me but there is no ****ing way he lost 16 kilos. Realistically Cosgrove is far off the plans I think. He should be closeer I feel but it would be a major shock to see him in contention.
    He's that fat that you can't tell he's lost 16kgs.

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    Don't know if he's been mentioned here. He hasn't been mentioned as a contender by the press but what do people think of Cameron White selected as a batsman? I can hear the derision already but he looks powerful, poised and as good as he'll ever be. In our current state can we afford to overlook him? I'm all for a White for Australia policy and I'd bat him at 4 or 5. Prefer Clarke at 5 so White at 4.


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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    Don't know if he's been mentioned here. He hasn't been mentioned as a contender by the press but what do people think of Cameron White selected as a batsman? I can hear the derision already but he looks powerful, poised and as good as he'll ever be. In our current state can we afford to overlook him? I'm all for a White for Australia policy and I'd bat him at 4 or 5. Prefer Clarke at 5 so White at 4.
    Why is this a thing?

    Across the last three Shield seasons, White averages less than 30 and has made just the one ton. In the time he's also managed to go from being T20I captain and a key figure in the ODI side to being dropped from both those sides completely; he even had the give up the Victorian captaincy because he was going that bad. I was in favour of giving him a run in the Test side a few years back but his performances in the last three seasons have been absolutely terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    He's that fat that you can't tell he's lost 16kgs.
    he lost the 16kgs waking up in the night and walking down the stairs, what wasn't said was that he put on 18kgs when he raided the fridge.

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    White is in good touch atm and people have noticed but he is scoring domestic 1 day runs and his SS record is poor. Guess people are hoping for another Hussey to give the younger guys some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Why is this a thing?

    Across the last three Shield seasons, White averages less than 30 and has made just the one ton. In the time he's also managed to go from being T20I captain and a key figure in the ODI side to being dropped from both those sides completely; he even had the give up the Victorian captaincy because he was going that bad. I was in favour of giving him a run in the Test side a few years back but his performances in the last three seasons have been absolutely terrible.
    Hmmm. It looks alot better when you replace the qualifier Shield with first class. Then the average is in the mid 30s for 2 of those seasons. Not fantastic but then neither have been the pitches. He has a FC ave of 40 which isn't bad for someone who is transitioning from AR to batsman. I like the way he's guided his team's innings under pressure on crappy decks at the Ryobi. He's always had talent and just looks like he's finally got the confidence to exploit it.

    I think he's a better player now than the one who was forced to give up the captaincy and don't think that relevant to his chances now.

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    Isn't Cameron White just a poor man George Bailey though? White is just doing what Bailey is doing but Bailey is doing it at a higher level.
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    Didn't rate Bailey at all but he does look good atm so yeah I think he's a shot too. Probably help team balance to have a lefty at no.4...

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    I think the England players would be quite happy to face White in a test in the upcoming ashes.

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    In other England related news:

    Craig McDermott returns as Australia's pace bowling coach for Tests.
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    Who do you think England would be least happiest seeing? I think it would have to be Bailey despite his poor first class season last year.

    GEM have confirmed they are showing the Australia A match Nov 6-9 and the Test team is being announced on Nov 12. So a big showing in that match could be crucial.

    Who are the selectors likely to pick for A game? I'm thinking our top 6 will comprise of Hughes, Finch (lol), Khawaja, Marsh, Maddinson and Bailey. Our pace attack will include Johnson, Coulter-Nile and Hazlewood and our spinner will be either Holland or Fawad. That isn't my team, it is just what I think we will see.

    EDIT - Wade will be the 'keeper'
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    Nah we'll see d00lers d00lan in there and even a chance of seeing Silkers Silk.

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