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    George Bailey

    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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    Our selectors rewarded his Indian ODI form with 5 tests. T20 captain right so he's already in the inner circle.

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    Our selectors rewarded his Indian ODI form with 5 tests. T20 captain right so he's already in the inner circle.
    And they rewarded Phil Hughes' twin centuries in SA with 4

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    Ok I'm overstating it. Picking him with his FC record just wasn't going to work. The other options have been seen before and apparently that was a big factor also.

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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
    it sort of was though. i mean, you could add english to indian and then it'd be more accurate but that's really it
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    At least this way it's been made conclusive that he's not up to it and that'll be the end of that. His selection hasn't had much of a detriment to our overall success in the series, so as long as he's not going to South Africa I'm not that fussed by it all.
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    Has Doolan done enough to get his spot though. I think Hughes should go but he probably won't.

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    No way can Bailey go to South Africa. He'll be mince meat for their quicks on those pitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    At least this way it's been made conclusive that he's not up to it and that'll be the end of that. His selection hasn't had much of a detriment to our overall success in the series, so as long as he's not going to South Africa I'm not that fussed by it all.
    Pretty much sums up my feelings although I'd argue that his selection in Sydney was way worse than him being picked for the Gabba

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    who do they go with though. how many shield games before safferland. im sure they dont want to go with north. hussey wants to play for wa, not much further to cape town, can we have him back?

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    Not many is it? I genuinely don't know who would be the best option, there just aren't enough people slamming the door down. Guess I'd go with Doolan or Hughes, but wouldn't be at all against North going.

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    Feb 12 is the 1st test which also looks like the first round of SS after the BB.

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    thats aside from its going to be a squad, so youll probs have hughes and d00lander going if not a lynn or someone else as well

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