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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    1. Greg Mail (3)
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    3. Jake Doran
    4. Michael Clarke
    5. People's Champ (6) *
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    Sanga has done well but Murali has done better. In my opinion, Murali is simply the best off spinner in history of cricket and I can't make that kind of statement for Sanga.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    But yeah, you're right in that if you're going to call for consistent Shield performances in order to make the side, Bailey is out. As are a few of the others he mentioned.
    If we're calling for consistent Shield performances then it all points to Australia taking to the field with 10 players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    If we're calling for consistent Shield performances then it all points to Australia taking to the field with 10 players.
    Hughes has been good in the Shield.

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    Finch has been consistent in the Shield over the past few years too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    Yep, sports science proving very effective with the current bunch so it will be good to get them onto the next lot
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    Right.

    As I see it, the Australian side is pretty well settled for the first Test save there's a middle order spot up for grabs and (at this stage barring more injuries) one fast bowling spot.

    The likely side is:

    Rogers
    Warner
    Watson
    Clarke
    People's Champ
    ?
    Haddin
    Harris
    Siddle
    ?
    Lyon


    Before the Shield and warm ups start, let's each make our predictions as to who will get the last batting and bowling spots, and also whom we'd like to see get them.

    Number 6:

    Prediction: Khawaja
    Preferred: Jimmy Stewart

    Last fast bowling spot:

    Prediction: Johnson
    Preferred: I really dunno tbh. With the blokes who are out injured, it's pretty hard to name someone who you know will actually do a better job than Johnson might do if he's picked. Hazewlwood maybe?
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    I'd like to see:

    Rogers
    Marsh
    Watson
    Cosgrove
    Clarke
    Smitteh
    Haddin
    Faulkner
    Siddle
    Harris
    Lyon

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    number 6:

    prediction: Bailey
    preferred: Bailey

    Bowler:

    prediction: MJ
    preferred: Haze

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    Siddle to bat ahead of Harris obv.

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    Who the hell is Jimmy Stewart?

    My picks are probably the same as Dermo.

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    I'm as much of a Haze fan as the next bl00 bl00d, but if he plays it should be at the expense of a seam bowler, i.e. Harris or Siddle.

    Chadd is the man.

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    Agreed. While Patto is out I reckon CHADD could do a good job, particularly with games at the Gabba and Waca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    I'm as much of a Haze fan as the next bl00 bl00d, but if he plays it should be at the expense of a seam bowler, i.e. Harris or Siddle.

    Chadd is the man.
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    I'm going to get shot for this, but I'd pick Hilfenhaus or Butterworth ahead of Sayers if pushed to pick a genuine swing bowler, especially now that McDermott is back on the coaching staff.

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