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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    If Australia lose at the Gabba all hope for the return series is lost
    I would agree there, even if England are 1-0 up after Adelaide with Brisbane drawn i'd say it is game over. It would then be so long since a win for Australia you would be amazed to see them win 2 out of 3 and not lose the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    The West Indies went 60 years unbeaten at Bridgetown.
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    So much can happen in between but as things stand I see a draw here, and as I put in another thread the final series result as 2-1 but I can't decide who to yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Think it was us who ended that streak too. Stewie's twin tons and all that?
    Yep. England in 1994, conquerors of all that was thought invincible. Or something
    And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence.


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    The number 6 batsman should be picked entirely on form IMO, with preference going to those with a decent FC or A tour record, the A game will be pivotal you'd think. Therefore I'm not calling the number 6 batsman yet. If they shift the order and throw Hughes/Khawaja/a debutant into no3 again I'll kill someone, new batsman establish themselves at 5/6, that's the new rule, unless they are specialist openers. Faulkner doesn't keep his place either, lets make that clear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    The number 6 batsman should be picked entirely on form IMO, with preference going to those with a decent FC or A tour record, the A game will be pivotal you'd think. Therefore I'm not calling the number 6 batsman yet.
    ok but what if the most in-form player is a **** like marsh or usman?

    identify a group of 5 or so right now and then consider form, adaptability, technique etc. sample 5: bailey, hughes, voges, maddinson, doolan. something like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    ok but what if the most in-form player is a **** like marsh or usman?

    identify a group of 5 or so right now and then consider form, adaptability, technique etc. sample 5: bailey, hughes, voges, maddinson, doolan. something like that
    play them then, if they are the most form SS player at the time surely they shouldn't do too badly.

    Then again, I think S Marsh, Uzi and Hughes should be banished from the side for a little while until their **** is sorted, an experienced guy like Bailey/Voges or a form debutant (Doolan/Maddinson/Burns) should probably play number 6 in the meantime

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    I would agree there, even if England are 1-0 up after Adelaide with Brisbane drawn i'd say it is game over. It would then be so long since a win for Australia you would be amazed to see them win 2 out of 3 and not lose the other.
    Nah. I'd be amazed if Australia don't win in Perth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Nah. I'd be amazed if Australia don't win in Perth.
    we lost to India there once ffs, it's very possible that we could lose there

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Nah. I'd be amazed if Australia don't win in Perth.
    Mitchell Johnson to make a surprise comeback there, take a 10fer, then proceed to lose us the next two games.

    Book it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    we lost to India there once ffs, it's very possible that we could lose there
    Quite. You can easily see Tremlett and Broad doing some damage there, although Aus will feel the same about their guys.

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    Was pretty annoyed last night when my mate told me we've got a ****ing seven match ODI series in India after the five in England. Means there'll only be 19 days turn around from Bangalore to the Gabba, probably with precious little first class practice in between for the Test players. Seriously, who schedules these ****ing things? I don't even want to watch five ODIs, let alone bloody seven.
    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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