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    Every Australian finger spinner since WWII only takes around 3 poles per game. It's just the way it is.

    I'm pretty sure Mallett at a bit under 3.8 a game (fc) is way out in front. Tim May for instance is under 3.1.
    Last edited by adub; 14-11-2013 at 05:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adub View Post
    Michael Clarke says Australian Ashes picks are 'no brainers' | Sport | theguardian.com

    Oh dear Pup. I know in your position you can't go in front of the media and say the selectors are muppetts, but if Mitchell Johnson is one of the selections then it's probably not reflecting the meaning of "no brainer" you were perhaps aiming for.
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    Johnson's selection is a prime example of why australian cricket is now a running joke imo - a bad one.
    I'm an aussie who's watched Johnson play & fail so many times I've lost count.
    If he has a spat with his Mum he's delivers 0 for 150..
    If his GF calls him a sissy he gets 0 for 150.
    If it's the wrong time of the month he gets 0 for 150
    On a good day he gets 1 for 100.
    Occasionally he picks up a tail ender.
    If he gets no wickets he gets no runs either.

    He's got no heart, no determination and has been tried and failed sooooo many times it's depressing to watch.
    It seems Aussie selectors (and players) never learn - and that's half the problem with aussie cricket the past 5 years imo
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    It is amazing how Johnson averages under 31 with the ball given the above post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    It is amazing how Johnson averages under 31 with the ball given the above post.
    For such a proven DUD it is amazing but he bowled well in his fist 10 tests - then it was all downhill.
    What's his average in the past 2 years - is it under 50


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    Quote Originally Posted by Waxhead View Post
    For such a proven DUD it is amazing but he bowled well in his fist 10 tests - then it was all downhill.
    What's his average in the past 2 years - is it under 50
    Despite the inconvenience of having a tampon wedged firmly in his jockstrap, Johnson has averaged 33.11 from 5 Test matches since 16/11/2011.

    Now to agree with you a bit... I feel as though the extra pace that Johnson offers can work in Test Cricket. If we were playing against the little Sri Lankans or something. I don't think the England team is all that concerned with extra pace and bounce and England's top 6 are generally good at waiting for the bad ball.

    Waxhead, who would you have picked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    the little Sri Lankans
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    Lodged? He's a walking tampon ffs. Man up or gtfo.

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    Can I download the BA song that cracked him? Is it st least funny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    Can I download the BA song that cracked him? Is it st least funny?
    its sung by a bunch of overweight bright red sweaty bald drunk middle-aged men who think they are funny.

    (no)
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    I just love all kinds of balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    The only way you can argue that Australia are more clueless sans Harris than England are sans Anderson is if you only watch Ashes matches.
    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    This is just flat out rubbish.
    Anderson has missed so few Tests its impossible to say how we'd do without him. Broad is not overly dependent on him to produce top class performances (though they obviously work very well together, much as Anderson and Flintoff did) and if he pulled out his best we would be fine. That is a big if though but the last Test I remember Broad playing that Jimmy didn't was V Sri Lanka in 2011 when he was in horrid form.

    Australia evidently have more depth so could cope better in that regard, and also the fact Harris is so likely to miss Tests regularly means they should be able to adapt more easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    Can I download the BA song that cracked him? Is it st least funny?
    Ashes 2010-2011: Sydney: Mitchell Johnson Barmy Army song & first baller on Day 4 - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    its sung by a bunch of overweight bright red sweaty bald drunk middle-aged men who think they are funny.

    (no)
    What have you brought to the game of cricket ****??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adders View Post
    What have you brought to the game of cricket ****??
    most of those adjectives
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    What's the injury status for our quicks?
    Mark Waugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    What's the injury status for our quicks?
    Injured.
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