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    If Watto and Hadds had got us to day 5 and thanks to the weather a draw then they'd have the right for another crack at Lords, but 1-0 down and on the back of a long run of being given leniency at the selection table I don't think either has a complaint if they miss out.

    I'm not buying the Lords being too tough for Nev thing either. He's not 21. He's a pretty experienced pro with lots of experience captaining NSW. If he's the better all round package with bat and gloves (and I'm sure he is) then he should play. He's shown plenty of times that he's a competitor and can make runs when his side's in trouble. He's just more likely to be inspired to a match winning performance making his debut on the big stage than to be overawed.

    At 0-0 we could afford to be a bit conservative and give old guys like Watto and Hadds a chance to prove they ain't completely past it. But now we need to counter attack and we all know these two aren't going to be the ones capable of carrying that. Marsh in the form of his life at 6 and Mr Dependable Nev at 7 and moving better behind the sticks should give us a much firmer basis to strike back.
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    Please no Siddle

    Was reading today that his most recent 5 Tests he's taken 9 wickets at 66

    It's a myth that he's got great control

    Besides, bowling in general and lack of control more specifically were not big problems at Cardiff

    WE comfortably took 20 wickets
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    I would make two changes by injecting some zest, some chutzpah, some exuberance if you will:

    Out: Watson, Haddin

    In: MMarsh, Nev
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    I didn't see all or even a lot of the first test, but the softness of some of the dismissals ****ted me no end. Rogers, TPC, and Clarke in the first dig; Clarke, Haddin and even Voges in the second. ****ing awful. To get starts and then get ot softly is pissing around with decent form, and that's always a dangerous thing to do. I know Voges was a bit stiff in the second dig because he was new to the crease, but look at his (lack of) footwork ffs. Dire ****. Worst of all was gifting Ali wickets the way they did. Jesus Christ man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Please no Siddle

    Was reading today that his most recent 5 Tests he's taken 9 wickets at 66

    It's a myth that he's got great control

    Besides, bowling in general and lack of control more specifically were not big problems at Cardiff

    WE comfortably took 20 wickets
    I'd seriously rather we played Marsh at 6 and put Watto at 9 instead of Siddle. He mightn't be as old as some of the others on the tour, but he's done.

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    Is there anything worse than reading the Aussie sports media after Australia loses an Ashes test?
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    Yes, the comments sections of the articles
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    Quote Originally Posted by adub View Post
    I'd seriously rather we played Marsh at 6 and put Watto at 9 instead of Siddle. He mightn't be as old as some of the others on the tour, but he's done.
    Exactly why Cummins selection isn't getting as much heat as it should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Is there anything worse than reading the Aussie sports media after Australia loses an Ashes test?
    Daily Telegraph in the lead-up to the last SOO beats anything ever

    It's like QLD's dominance never happened and guys like Smith, Inglis & Thurston were softies that needed zimmer frames to get around

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    Quote Originally Posted by adub View Post
    At 0-0 we could afford to be a bit conservative and give old guys like Watto and Hadds a chance to prove they ain't completely past it. But now we need to counter attack and we all know these two aren't going to be the ones capable of carrying that. Marsh in the form of his life at 6 and Mr Dependable Nev at 7 and moving better behind the sticks should give us a much firmer basis to strike back.
    This.

    It's not exactly an out-of-the-blue call or debatable selection really, both Watson and Haddin are in horrible nick. Playing them with the hope that they would contribute in Lord's despite them having done zilch in the past year is foolish. Bring on Marsh who is good form and Nevill who is a good keeper and can't be any worse than how Haddin has been

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    I find it very hard to believe that Haddin will get binned as virtually every comment about him from within the team is "great team man" or the like so chances are that they will persevere with him and give him a nudge at the end of the series

    Watto is different IMO

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    The most frustrating part about the 1st test is the minute amount of application and patience it would have taken to get us through to the 5th day, where it was widely forecast it was going to rain. Australia didn't even look interested in testing out the prediction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    Exactly why Cummins selection isn't getting as much heat as it should.
    True enough. I thought he'd be the one to get the call, but that doesn't mean I think he deserved it. If (and I think it's only an if at the moment) the pitches produced continue to nullify MJ and he or Starc need replacing then I think we're in a bit of bother. I'd be less displeased if Haze pulled up lame and Siddle had to fill his role in a dead rubber 5th test, but chasing a series I'm not very confident either of the back up quicks are suitable. Maybe once Cummins gets some overs in the fc game after Lords he'll look more like he belongs, but if we had to replace a bowler this week we're in the ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    The most frustrating part about the 1st test is the minute amount of application and patience it would have taken to get us through to the 5th day, where it was widely forecast it was going to rain. Australia didn't even look interested in testing out the prediction.
    yeah.

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