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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Find myself liking Ravi Shastri on sky's The Verdict show. Can be insightful when not talking about India,
    Came here to say this. He knows his stuff when he's not having to defend his paymasters.

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    Also listened to Vaughan presenting 606 'six duck six'. Analysis is mostly things like

    "169 runs, a margin bigger than Watson's front pad"
    "They [Australia] did look like Dad's Army, they looked old. We're seeing these seagulls outside here in Cardiff, they look like vultures, about to feed on the carcass of Australian cricket."

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    It's essentially what would happen if flibbertyjibber had his own show
    What if all the switches get stuck on 'destroy'?

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    I for one would endorse such a show
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    Yeah I just tried to listen to 6 duck 6. It was horrible.


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    Features | Ponting's Ashes XI | ESPN Cricinfo

    fingers crossed for no Warne

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    The odds of anyone other than Warne and McGrath for the last two spots have to be a million to one. I must say batting Warne at number 10 is a harsh criticism of his batting though, he averaged 22 with the bat in Ashes tests, and almost 25 in series Ponting played in, with 4 50s. Also in 2005 when England had the best bowling of any Ashes series Ponting played in, Warne scored more runs than Katich, Martyn and Gilchrist, who played every test. On the other hand Gillespie's highest score vs England was 31.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    The odds of anyone other than Warne and McGrath for the last two spots have to be a million to one. I must say batting Warne at number 10 is a harsh criticism of his batting though, he averaged 22 with the bat in Ashes tests, and almost 25 in series Ponting played in, with 4 50s. Also in 2005 when England had the best bowling of any Ashes series Ponting played in, Warne scored more runs than Katich, Martyn and Gilchrist, who played every test. On the other hand Gillespie's highest score vs England was 31.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
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    On the one hand 2010-11 had Swann, but on the other hand 05 had four top class seamers. I dunno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
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    Might be better yeah. I think 2005 shades it personally due to Simon Jones but it's close. Also different conditions I guess so it's tough to compare. Either way Warne didn't play in that series.

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    2010/11 was played on some right roads, reckon we bowled well but took a lot of poles with the scoreboard. Much harder to bat in 2005 for both teams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Also listened to Vaughan presenting 606 'six duck six'. Analysis is mostly things like

    "169 runs, a margin bigger than Watson's front pad"
    "They [Australia] did look like Dad's Army, they looked old. We're seeing these seagulls outside here in Cardiff, they look like vultures, about to feed on the carcass of Australian cricket."

    (actual quotes)

    It's essentially what would happen if flibbertyjibber had his own show
    I propose "Vaughaning" be used for spewing out exceptionally low-quality banter, particularly when the vaughaner has crawled out of nowhere at the exact moment their team started winning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    On the one hand 2010-11 had Swann, but on the other hand 05 had four top class seamers. I dunno.
    Flintoff, Jones, Haggard...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    Flintoff, Jones, Haggard...?
    It is of course revisionist to suggest Harmison was never top class

    The 05 attack had individual highs greater than that of 10-11 (bearing in mind Broad only played two matches and only bowled in two full innings). But the 10-11 attack were probably more of a rounded group

    If we look at 05, Harmison was dynamite at Lords, decent at Brum and tailed off
    Jones was quiet early on and then outstanding at Old Trafford and TB
    Hoggard was again quietly effective up to TB where he was mint
    Freddie was awesome at all times but especially Edgbaston and The Oval

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    Yeah would tend to go with 10/11 for the persistence of their pressure. Day one Adelaide was also probably better than anything in 05, all things considered.

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    10/11 had the two best bowlers of either attack IMO. Tremlett and Bresnan didn't have incredible careers, but they bowled outstandingly on that tour and for a year afterwards, so yeah, it probably takes it.
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