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    Can England win at the WACA 2013/14?

    I am aware of Australia's dominance at the ground but with an Australia side with limited seams options due to injury excluding Sir Mitchell, can England go against history and the statistics and pull off a memorable victory.

    England Cricket Team at the WACA
    Won - 1
    Drawn - 3
    Lost - 8

    I think this is England's best chance to add another win and break the streak of Third Ashes Test draws and losses since 1981.
    He bowls to the left, he bowls to the right, but when he bowls at the stumps, he makes England look ****e!


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    Interesting call. Why do you think England can beat Australia at the WACA??

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    ****ing India beat us at Perth once, of course England can do it
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    So its all based on hunch then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooksey View Post
    Interesting call. Why do you think England can beat Australia at the WACA??
    I don't see the Australian fast bowling that usually wins it there. Harris may not play, Pattinson and Starc are maybes and Mitchell Johnson took two tests to loosen up to propel the Baggy Greens to victory last time. I think Australia will win if Johnson plays the first three tests but Australia may be 2-0 down going into Perth if Johnson is played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Cook View Post
    I don't see the Australian fast bowling that usually wins it there. Harris may not play, Pattinson and Starc are maybes and Mitchell Johnson took two tests to loosen up to propel the Baggy Greens to victory last time. I think Australia will win if Johnson plays the first three tests but Australia may be 2-0 down going into Perth if Johnson is played.
    It will be a test of Australia's fast bowling depth as to whether they can put a bowling attack on the park that can capitalise on what the WACA deck offers. Johnson looked pretty nasty for a while in that final ODI. If. If. If, he gets his **** together at the WACA, he could be a handful.

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    I'd say Patto and Harris will play, Siddle will definitely play and then there is the much feared Forkers Faulkner in reserve, the bowling will be fine thankyou very much

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    Just because we tripped up at the WACA last time it is hardly an Aussie fortress, they have lost 3 of their last 6 tests there.

    There is no reason to view the WACA as any different to any of the other venues IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    I'd say Patto and Harris will play, Siddle will definitely play and then there is the much feared Forkers Faulkner in reserve, the bowling will be fine thankyou very much
    If the Aussie bowling is fine I think the result will be too.

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    Yeah look, if the English batsmen can handle the Gabba fine, then they shouldn't have too much of an issue at Perth, should be a good game that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    I'd say Patto and Harris will play, Siddle will definitely play and then there is the much feared Forkers Faulkner in reserve, the bowling will be fine thankyou very much
    Are you serious about Faulkner? He's a one day bowler for a reason. His performance in the 1st innings at the Oval was ordinary, three of his four wickets coming courtesy of batsman error/being a tailender. The Bell wicket and a few half chances don't make a test bowler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Cook View Post
    I don't see the Australian fast bowling that usually wins it there. Harris may not play, Pattinson and Starc are maybes and Mitchell Johnson took two tests to loosen up to propel the Baggy Greens to victory last time. I think Australia will win if Johnson plays the first three tests but Australia may be 2-0 down going into Perth if Johnson is played.
    Cook, KP, Bell, Broad, Swann and Anderson might not all play too which leaves England&Wales lineup us:

    1 Carberry
    2 Root
    3 Trott
    4 Bairstow
    5 Ballance
    6 Stokes
    7 Prior
    8 Tremlett
    9 Panesar
    10 Rankin
    11 Finn

    Basically, I'm not too interested in the third Test. #takingitonetestatatime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Cook View Post
    Are you serious about Faulkner? He's a one day bowler for a reason. His performance in the 1st innings at the Oval was ordinary, three of his four wickets coming courtesy of batsman error/being a tailender. The Bell wicket and a few half chances don't make a test bowler.
    no I was taking the piss
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    No Mike Hussey this time so yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Cook, KP, Bell, Broad, Swann and Anderson might not all play too which leaves England&Wales lineup us:

    1 Carberry
    2 Root
    3 Trott
    4 Bairstow
    5 Ballance
    6 Stokes
    7 Prior
    8 Tremlett
    9 Panesar
    10 Rankin
    11 Finn

    Basically, I'm not too interested in the third Test. #takingitonetestatatime
    Not that I agree with the orginal sentiment of the post by Cook comparing Cook, KP, Bell, Broad, Swann and Anderson to your current bowlers in terms of injury records is lolworthy. Australia have plenty of depth in bowlers but they're probably going to need it the way they go through injuries. Cook has missed one game since he started test cricket iirc; Bell I don't think has missed a game for injury; Anderson hardly missed a game for years; Swann and Broad hardly exemplary fitness records but someway better than most of the aussie bowlers.

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