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    Going to be nice seeing a 90mph delivery clear the ****ing stumps.

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    OH Yes but Mitchell Johnson was bowling 95 mph the other day on a English Track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    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.
    Have spoken to Burdett about this, reckons it'll be the same old AO for the most part mainly because they've just gotten better at drop-ins. They're developed locally, will have a similar soil profile to the usual deck so I doubt there's much danger of the deck being much like the others around the country. Mind you, for all the **** AO cops for being easy for batting (not unfairly), at least we see results these days. Until it was dug up in the early 90's, boredraws were the norm; only the touring WI managed a result there in nearly a decade.

    On Harris, being a quality bowler, he'll likely bowl well no matter what the AO decks look like but I've maintained for a long time, to really take poles, you need at least one outrageous ball or at least the threat of one. Like McGrath, who I'm pretty sure never took 5 there, Harris's style means he'll contribute but I doubt he'll bust out and take 7 unless literally everyone else is blowing. So any attack with him and Siddle in it, for the flat decks, needs someone who can really swing the ball.
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    Am sad to see the demise of AO number 2, though; now there was a deck with some juice.

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    So true. Such a tease when the deck is pinging.

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    Chadd Sayers might be your man Top_Cat - he would be playing at home after all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
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    Was that bowling or batting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Chadd Sayers might be your man Top_Cat - he would be playing at home after all
    YESSSSSS CHADDDDDD

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    If there wasn't already a massive glut of quick bowling talent about the place, Chadd would surely be in the running. As it stands, if he has a good start to the year, he may be in the running anyway. Meteoric rise no matter what happens.

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