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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    the **** am I looking at here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    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.
    I agree but unless he goes big today or tomorrow Uzi will get dropped. Hughes will probably get back in along with Faulkner just to really piss people off.

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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.
    We'd have been over the ****ing moon if you'd have persisted with him in 2009

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    And yet the short term thinking of dropping him gave us what? Twatto and Ed Cowan. Yeah that worked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    And yet the short term thinking of dropping him gave us what? Twatto and Ed Cowan. Yeah that worked out.
    He's a bit of a problem child in recent times but Watson did pretty well when he came into the side for Hughes. Of course he still had the problems making 100's back then but his average was in the 40's for a long while

    To me Hughes just looks like a batsman with glaring technical flaws all over the place. Defensive technique is loose, bat often comes down from 3rd slip, not great against the short ball, not great against spin

    Superb hand/eye co-ordination and a great striker of the ball capable of scoring very quickly when he's on song but has never looked like he belonged at test level when I've seen him.

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    I don't even know what Spikey is trying to prove from his lunch time project. Is he suggesting that Michael Hill should wear the baggy green which allows Aaron Finch a spot for Victoria and he gets to be captain too?

    Maddo and Dom Michael have the most consistent scores from that lot.

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    mainly that everybody sucks


    except for Daniel Hughes
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    I'm just going to say a name.

    Kurtis Patterson.


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    why didn't he get more of a run after he made that big ton on debut? (i think it was actually his debut too)

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    Has only played one first class match. Not sure how he didn't snag a game last season.

    Averages like 160 from memory.

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    yeah, seemed bizarre to pick someone out of the blue, they smash a run a ball (iirc) 160 and then they're dropped for good. must be a complete ****wit.

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    Didn't he struggle in grade last season? Or is that wrong?
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Is it just me who thinks Hughes is even worse than Khawaja?

    EDIT: Just read the thread. Evidently not.
    Last edited by Uppercut; 12-08-2013 at 12:11 PM.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    pews has summed that whole thing up a ouple of times. i'll let him quote on his own posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    yeah, seemed bizarre to pick someone out of the blue, they smash a run a ball (iirc) 160 and then they're dropped for good. must be a complete ****wit.
    patterson only got a game 'cause a lot of options were unavailable (he wasnt even named in the original squad for that game, but was called in when Henriques joined the unavailable list) and he was basically the best performing grade player at that moment of time. i get the feeling they just didnt want to play him that much yet (he was still in the U19 team at the stage). so once the options returned he was dropped (but maybe he is just a dick they dont want to play). and last season he just did nothing for most of it. finished strongly iirc. had some injury problems maybe...?
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