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    safe to say i don't like the selected squad
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Australian squad announced:
    Clarke, Bailey, NCN, Doherty, Faulkner, Finch, Haddin, Johnson, SMarsh, Maxwell, McKay, Pattinson, Warner, Watson.

    Finch picked against quality opposition, essentially in place of Hughes. Also we have no middle order batsmen whatsoever. Get Horsehead in there and rest Clarke's back.
    The selections of Finch and Doherty are nothing short of a farce

    Lynn and Maddinson are both at least as good at striking the ball and have techniques that guarantee their futures as fc batsmen

    Doherty is a hack - been there and done that, etc. Only excuse for picking him is that they refuse to try anyone else

    Have no problems with the omission of Hughes - leave him to score 000's of fc runs before his inevitable return
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    Well, really, they're leaving out Hughes so he can play BBL, so...

    Agree that Maddison/Lynn/Smith should be in there instead of hacks like Finch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Well, really, they're leaving out Hughes so he can play BBL, so...

    Agree that Maddison/Lynn/Smith should be in there instead of hacks like Finch.
    Don't think that they are leaving him to play BBL

    He just looks crap no matter how many runs he scores

    Reckon he is a good kid with enormous talent and hope he does a Hayden


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    Finch and X. Lol

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    I rate Doherty in ODI. Finch is a gamble, but a decent one in limited over cricket imo.

    From the squad selected I'd go:

    Watson (if he's fully fit)
    Finch
    S.Marsh
    Clarke
    Bailey
    Haddin
    Maxwell
    Faulkner
    Johnson
    Patto
    Doherty


    Would have liked Smith in there and maybe a young batsman like Maddinson.
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    At first I went

    Cook, Carberry, Bell, Root, Morgan, Buttler, Stokes, Jordan, Tredwell, Finn, Rankin

    Having Stokes bat 6 at test cricket and 8 (as he did in the odi's in England) is stupid. Bopara's medium pace cutters and swingers work quite well in England and Asia but I doubt he'll get away with them on the harder Aussie wickets. After some thought I came up with the following as a more radical proposal.

    Cook, Carberry/Root/Bell(For 2 and 3), Stokes, Morgan, Ballance/Bopara, Buttler, Jordan, Tredwell, Finn, Rankin

    Stokes isn't really a finisher of an innings. Isn't brilliant at rotating the strike, has poor non conventional shots and although he has power it's a bit hit and miss especially if he has to go straight away. I'd like to see him at 4 where he can play properly. He's a naturally quick scorer and attacks spinners. It possibly wouldn't work but with Morgan, Ballance/Bopara and Buttler below there is depth to recover. It also gives him more exposure to further his development

    Morgan and Buttler are experts in the last 20 (or at least Morgan was, doubts are starting to grow about his form) and ideally you don't want them in before then. Bopara has also done decently in that role.

    In squad but not selected - Briggs, Bresnan( bound to play but **** if i'm putting him in my team)

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Don't think that they are leaving him to play BBL

    He just looks crap no matter how many runs he scores

    Reckon he is a good kid with enormous talent and hope he does a Hayden
    I don't mind it, just let him be for 12 months; can't "do a Hayden" if he's half in the squad and half out.

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    The geniuses at Team England have decided to let Woakes fly home and then fly back again a few days later. Not really sure why, he really isn't a very good List A player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Would have liked Smith in there
    So this.

    At least ODI's don't have any super overs to **** the bed in.

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    NCN, forkas and eastwood in with patto left out, what has the world come to
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    I'm thinking this ODI series could well be a nail in One Day crickets coffin.

    The BBL game in Brisbane tonight was played to a sell out crowd, I dunno, but I don't think a ODI would sell out at the GABBA atm. If this series is a dud (which is more than possible) it is competing against the BBL which is gonna be on a rival channel on Aussie TV and is getting bums on seats. What are the ICC and cricket boards around the world going to think if a domestic T20 comp conjures more interest than an International fixture??

    We'll have to wait and see what the crowds are like but for those that still think ODI's are a better contest than T20 these are worrying times.

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    Nup, people will turn up to watch poms getting whooped.

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    Yeah fair call.......I always forget how quick you Aussies are to jump on a bandwagon.

    What happens if by some miracle you should lose the first couple?? I'd wager then the BBL will win by a long shot.

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    I do wish this wasn't happening - there is not going to be any repeat of 06/07, just a continuation of the misery of the last couple of months

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