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    just thank **** at least smittehh has kicked on
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    Don't reckon they'll pick Hughes

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    Say they drop George and take Doolan with the expectation that he gets the 6 slot. Hughes is a strong shout for reserve bat unless they take Faulkner as cover for multiple spots. Half expecting Faulkner to get it given Rads golden summer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    there werent a truckload of other options, and in their absence picking a bloke with a bit of ticker, who hadn't had a chance to fail yet wasn't the worst idea. to say the selection was based purely on his bludgeoning of a poor indian attack in a joke odi series is beyond blinkered
    This is seriously weird. Of course they picked him on the bludgeoning of the Indian attack. He failed in his usual way in the lead up to the first test in his only Shield outings so it wasn't on that. Was it based on the season of Shield last year when he averaged 18 then?

    Me and everyone else who watches shield could tell you long before the first test that Bailey would continue to be dismissed like that. He's made a career out of it, why would he now change?
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    Probably in order I'd replace Bailey with Wade (has test centuries at least) Doolan (picked as cover at Sydney) Hughes, Voges and White (yes I know..I know - but he's made some runs) Reserve opener to come from Cowan and Usman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    This is seriously weird. Of course they picked him on the bludgeoning of the Indian attack. He failed in his usual way in the lead up to the first test in his only Shield outings so it wasn't on that. Was it based on the season of Shield last year when he averaged 18 then?

    Me and everyone else who watches shield could tell you long before the first test that Bailey would continue to be dismissed like that. He's made a career out of it, why would he now change?
    look youre seriously wierd but i dont complain. they picked bailey on a) lack of other options b) international experience c) domestic experience d) bludgeoning that attack - in that order imo

    could you and everyone else who watches shield tell us that rogers would perform to a reasonable standard in test cricket?

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    Yeah Chris Rogers really having a golden time of it...

    You are crazy if you think the selectors picked him on anything other than his recent ODI efforts. It was a **** selection then and it's a **** selection now.
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    Rogers has like 20k runs at 49 so yes that suggests he was going to do better than George.

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    Who would you have picked at the time Benchy. Gone with Doolan straight up?

    At the time I was thinking Doolan as the #1 selection, with Bailey behind him. There wasn't that much else unless they threw a debut to the likes of Lynn or Burns, and if the selectors have Doolan pigeonholed as a top 4 option, then there weren't many other experienced batsmen vying for #6. North, Wade and White are the only 3 I can think of who would considered as number 6 options. Maybe Smarsh as well.

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    I of course would have selected Doolan. He has a test standard game.

    But over Bailey I think I would have had about half a dozen ahead of him at least.

    NB: I think Bailey is a stand up guy. Great bloke, so this isn't personal or anything. Also admired his short form work, has seriously transformed himself into a world class player there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James90 View Post
    I know it's an opportune time to make this comment but how does this bloke get a guernsey?

    He's 30+ years old and averages ~ 38 in first class cricket. I don't buy that he is picked because of his form in India because he's surely lost that card by now. And what's the rationale for thinking that swinging hard at balls on flat wickets would put him in good stead to buckle down again Broad and Anderson?

    He's surely only in the team because he's a good bloke and they like having him around the dressing rooms.

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    That's always been my benchmark...a guy who's over 30, and averages in the 30s

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    Ok if you want to include Starc, Siddle and Pattinson there are 9 batsmen in the Australian team better than Rogers. Are you happy?
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    Rogers would get found out in no time in test cricket with his ghey pray mantis looking technique. Why are his runs I'm Shield cricket more valuable than Hughes'?
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    Rogers gone on to prove me wrong with a muscular test average of 37.

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