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    The way Stokes is playing should be a huge worry for the Aussies, honestly.

    The Aussie bats, I think, need to be better at controlling the tempo against the English guys who are having a go. Reckon Rogers it the only one doing well at just absorbing the stabs of pressure from guys like Broad and Wood. Putting the onus back on the English to bowl to them, I think we'll find a distinct lack of a Plan B but there's many years of instincts to fight against so we'll see if they can do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    The way Stokes is playing should be a huge worry for the Aussies, honestly.
    Why?
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    Smashed the bones out of a top NZ attack couple of months ago at the same venue they're playing at in a couple of days and took a couple of good knackers from Starc to stop him repeating the dose at Cardiff. The controlled aggression he has right now is looking dangerous. Bowling okay too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    Why?
    Are you actually watching the series?
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    -On England's unchanged 13 squad: well...., as surprising as the outcome of the sum of 1 and 1.

    -On Starc: I find it somewhat worrying. Professional top sport (hmmm, even amateur crap level tbh) is the first and foremost thing in the world, to be the victim of opportunistic decisions. Is he really 100% fit? Or 90%, and consequently be half useful and break down? Anyways, the whole prospect of Ryan Harris taking Cook first ball, Mitchel Johnson scaring the bejesus out of any English batsman, and Starc swinging into Ian Bell's off stump, seems so distant now, yet being just a week old.

    -On Watson: you can't drop a genuine all-rounder after scoring 30 and 20. Not for his batting. Both LBW-reviews were really must-do's, given the match situation. One might argue it's brave he did so.

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    Doubt Rashid would have made the squad if Yorkshire were playing but as they're not I don't mind him staying in the squad, even though I can't see there being any chance of him playing. Any kind of injury to the fast bowlers will be interesting for England though. They've let Finn play this current Middlesex 4 day game which will ends Tuesday before the Thursday start of the test match - so far from ideal for him to play the test match.

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    I'd completely forgotten Finn was still around the squad. I'd probably have tried to get Plunkett back as the reserve seamer and test him out in the nets.
    What if all the switches get stuck on 'destroy'?

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    If the worst possible thing happened and Anderson got injured I would just call for Sidebottom. Yeah sure he is retired and all but who cares.
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    Anderson to step on a ball in the warm ups and miss the Test

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    Anderson to step on a ball in the warm ups and miss the Test
    This would just mean the best 7-Test Ashes player of rcent years would be drafted in, then you'd really be in trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    If the worst possible thing happened and Anderson got injured I would just call for Sidebottom. Yeah sure he is retired and all but who cares.
    Sidebottom WAG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LegionOfBrad View Post
    Sidebottom WAG.
    Would be kind of epic as a swan-song, he had years between his International call-ups at first, would be amazing if it happened again.

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