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    Trott and Cook are very likely to perform better this series but that's because they failed as Test batsman across the series in England. So if they do better, is it because they are more suited to the conditions? Not necessarily IMO.

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    I disagree. I think both Cook and Trott looked incredibly at home in Australia. I mean, it could have been a one-off, sure. But observations on why they were successful out there seem consistent with how they actually were.

    Look on Youtube, I've never seen Cook play cover drives with the authority he did on that tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Yes. Harris a luxury, not the mainstay. The basis of our attack over the last two years has been Siddle/Pattinson/Starc/other.
    And ours has been Anderson, Broad, Bresnan, Tremlett (when needed) - all of which have knocked Australia over.

    Even Finn took wickets. We had the luxury of dropping him for poor economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Er, there is a huge difference. Australia actually know how to bowl this time.

    FTR this is a much better side than 10/11
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromLancs View Post
    And ours has been Anderson, Broad, Bresnan, Tremlett (when needed) - all of which have knocked Australia over.

    Even Finn took wickets. We had the luxury of dropping him for poor economy.
    Bresnan is injured. Tremlett is often injured, Broad averages very similar to Johnson and Finn as you are fully aware bowls a KFC Zinger each over.

    Anderson is ace though so what happens if Anderson gets injured? Chris Woakes and Kerrigan??

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Bresnan is injured. Tremlett is often injured, Broad averages very similar to Johnson and Finn as you are fully aware bowls a KFC Zinger each over.

    Anderson is ace though so what happens if Anderson gets injured? Chris Woakes and Kerrigan??
    That's why I've mentioned on the prediction thread that Broad will have to seriously up his game down under. What I'm trying to say here is simply that I'd back England's attack over Australia's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromLancs View Post
    That's why I've mentioned on the prediction thread that Broad will have to seriously up his game down under. What I'm trying to say here is simply that I'd back England's attack over Australia's.
    I don't remember that comment. I just remember you saying that Prior will get out when he does (biggest call ever) and Bresnan will be Bresnan (second biggest call ever). I back Australia's bowling over England's in Australia its just I back England's batting over Australia's.

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    The pitches will be interesting. The drop ins are usually slow arnt they?

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    Melbourne has gradually gotten quicker and bouncier as years have gone on (I mean, last year was definitely quick enough based on the number of broken hands). Should be reasonable by now.
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    The question will of course be on the Adelaide drop in. When Melbourne first went in it was a pile of horse ****, then eventually got better (only in moderately recent times I may add). It will be interesting to see how Adelaide plays first up.
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    To be fair, it can't be too much different/worse to the old Adelaide deck, unless it's one of those drop ins which refuses to deteriorate or really change at all (which tbf might be most of them)

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    The fear is, of course, is that it will be two paced, if not just slow, from the get go, meaning scoring will be hard. Basically like we saw a few times in England.

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