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    Can someone please explain to me what the obsession with Phil Hughes is?

    Don't get me wrong, I do think he's been harshly treated this time round - moved up and down the order and then dropped two tests after making a score. But to me he just looks like someone who is never going to make the grade at test level. How many more times does he need to fail before you give up on him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Can someone please explain to me what the obsession with Phil Hughes is?

    Don't get me wrong, I do think he's been harshly treated this time round - moved up and down the order and then dropped two tests after making a score. But to me he just looks like someone who is never going to make the grade at test level. How many more times does he need to fail before you give up on him?

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    Column headers?

    He has scored a lot of tons for someone his age. And when he tons us he does go big. Which wins games. If we had a ton (ha) of young talent scoring runs he wouldnt keep coming up but we dont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    the **** am I looking at here?


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    Quote Originally Posted by King Pietersen View Post
    Rogers
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    Smith
    Haddin
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    Bird/Pattinson (Depending on Pattinson's health, how likely is he to be fit? Stress fractures normally take a while to heal!)
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    So basically, Khawaja out, Hughes back in, with Twatto batting 4 to allow Clarke to bat 5. Looks pretty strong to me.
    Are we planning on destroying Clarke"s career my moving him up down every match(4 54545).He needs to continue batting where he is presently and that's at 4.Watson is not good as a pure batsman to be batting at 4.Clarke has to be in the top 4 surely. I'd stick with the same team maybe replace Bird with a fit Patto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    For anyone picking Cummins - he's dead again.
    Its sad though that he keeps getting injured as I think he has the most potential of all our young quicks.Btw whats with Hazlewood ,was expecting him to be around the set up by now.Injury plague career so far.

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    ? I don't see it personally.

    Clarke plays best at 5. Twatto has been good enough as a specialist bat to open, so I'm pretty sure he's good enough to bat 4.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome...it's a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover (or should that be deep square-leg) for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Pietersen View Post
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    ? I don't see it personally.

    Clarke plays best at 5. Twatto has been good enough as a specialist bat to open, so I'm pretty sure he's good enough to bat 4.

    My opinion on Watson opening has been well documented.Watson shouldn't bat in the top 5.He is inferior a bat to Hughes Khawaja RogersWarner Smith and not to mention Clarke.Further more he is suited to batting at 6 with his style of play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Can someone please explain to me what the obsession with Phil Hughes is?

    Don't get me wrong, I do think he's been harshly treated this time round - moved up and down the order and then dropped two tests after making a score. But to me he just looks like someone who is never going to make the grade at test level. How many more times does he need to fail before you give up on him?

    Phil Hughes is the most exciting batting talent in the country,his confidence has just been shot down.Most persons believe that if he gets going he can make an opposition pay more than the other young bats we have,hell more than all bats we have bar Clarke.He shouldn't have been dropped in 2009 because his confidence was sky high back then.If at any stage of his career he could battle through those tough times it was back then, sadly selector didn't back him and as a result they made the cardinal sin of opening with Watson and right now they"ve finally realize Watson isn't a test opener.
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    Yet when push comes to shove his record is extremely mediocre.

    So why has his confidence been shot down? If it's because he keeps being dropped, there's probably a reason for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philhughesisbes View Post
    Phil Hughes is the most exciting batting talent in the country,his confidence has just been shot down.Most persons believe that if he gets going he can make an opposition pay more than the other young bats we have,hell more than all bats we have bar Clarke.He shouldn't have been dropped in 2009 because his confidence was sky high back then.If at any stage of his career he could battle through those tough times it was back then, sadly selector didn't back him and as a result they made the cardinal sin of opening with Watson and right now they"ve finally realize Watson isn't a test opener.
    Hughes has had a lot of chances and that's fine as their isn't many people pushing past for selection. But to persist with someone with such a poor technique is foolish in the least. His home ground is Adelaide this year and to me that gives an extra few runs to his average for the year. There are others who are at that level to be given a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Yet when push comes to shove his record is extremely mediocre.

    So why has his confidence been shot down? If it's because he keeps being dropped, there's probably a reason for that.


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    Hughes for no. 6. Has looked the most comfortable there by a country mile. Seems fairly obvious by now that 3 was weighing on him.

    Khawaja should be given an extended go the same way Cowan was. First drop is the absolute last place you want a makeshift batsman in, as evidenced by the past three years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    the **** am I looking at here?
    the reason why phil hughes keeps on getting talked about. shaun marsh and mark cosgrove keep on being talked about and hughes isnt even fat or a drunk!

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