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    Punter clearly after a commission to write a book

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    haha Ponting's gone from copping it for his **** Ashes series in England to smashing the current guys for their **** Ashes in England
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    I love how he's doing it through any medium except for C9
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    Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    Match Analysis : Eng v Aus, 4th Investec Test | Ponting: Eight of this side might never play another Test | Cricket videos, MP3, podcasts, cricket audio | ESPN Cricinfo


    sorry if this was posted elsewhere... but jeez louise. He's referring to post-ashes of course.


    This is including Rogers, Harris, Haddin and Watson, though he feels Watson deserves another go. But yeah, overreaction? Or fair?
    Not an over reaction to say that 8 might not (not will not) play another Test after the series.

    The only thing that might save them is the lack of replacements, especially in the batting department.

    Think he's been quite fair with his analysis so far.


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    Well with Harris being included and the fact we know Rogers is retiring to start with it isn't a ridiculous a statement. Voges, Haddin and Watson will be lucky to play again and Clarke is on borrowed time so that is 6 without even trying. Presumably the other pair are Siddle and Marsh who are also past 30 and hardly done anything in recent years. All depends how soon the selectors rip it up and start again. At least Johnson will be too old to tour England again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Still not sold on Smith at 3. In his favour though he's not likely to get conditions like this for a while.
    Hopefully the NZ groundsmen have decided to keep a bit more grass on the pitches in Feb/March

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Well with Harris being included and the fact we know Rogers is retiring to start with it isn't a ridiculous a statement. Voges, Haddin and Watson will be lucky to play again and Clarke is on borrowed time so that is 6 without even trying. Presumably the other pair are Siddle and Marsh who are also past 30 and hardly done anything in recent years. All depends how soon the selectors rip it up and start again. At least Johnson will be too old to tour England again.
    I could see Ahmed not getting more GAMES just because 2nd spinners are like backup wicket keepers in the current team... Especially if he doesn't play in Bangladesh.

    Ahmed, Haddin, Johnson, Smarsh, Rogers, Siddle, Voges, Watson, Harris, Clarke is what 10 players I don't see having long careers ahead of them... I could see 6-7 or more not playing again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post

    He is fit and has been fit, just omitted. I guess in fairness he only played Tests because Clarke was injured. I'm not sure if you watched his twin 50s but they were in very easy conditions. I was happy for him to make a score, but coming in at 4-415 against India in Australia is going to be easier than the current conditions in England, where Burns has struggled for Middlesex scoring 320 runs @ 29.09 this season.

    In saying that, I like Burns but I don't think he was poorly treated, but should be right back in contention definitely and shouldn't have his 'cards marked' or anything from his Test career like others such as Bailey probably have.
    That's fair, my thought process was more that if he was good enough to be picked in a very recent test series then surely he has to be one of the batsmen for the next tour?

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    Cowan an option short term for Bucky. Burns comes into the middle order. Clarke going means we get to keep watching the selectors favorite Darsh keep playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Well with Harris being included and the fact we know Rogers is retiring to start with it isn't a ridiculous a statement. Voges, Haddin and Watson will be lucky to play again and Clarke is on borrowed time so that is 6 without even trying. Presumably the other pair are Siddle and Marsh who are also past 30 and hardly done anything in recent years. All depends how soon the selectors rip it up and start again. At least Johnson will be too old to tour England again.
    Didn't Marsh have a decent series against India?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuller Pilch View Post
    Hopefully the NZ groundsmen have decided to keep a bit more grass on the pitches in Feb/March
    wow Australia is touring NZ in Feb? so that's 6 Aus-NZ test matches back to back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Warrior View Post
    wow Australia is touring NZ in Feb? so that's 6 Aus-NZ test matches back to back?
    Think it is 3 in Australia, but 2 in NZ, was meant to be three, but cut one for ODIS.

    Also both sides will be playing sides in between around Christmas time. Australia will be battering the West Indies in tests and also have a limited over series with India.

    Not as sure about NZ, but pretty sure they have Sri Lanka or Pakistan around then. Open to correction though.
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    Get Dukes ball into Shield - Ricky Ponting | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

    Interesting idea but it's not just the balls. You can't make it cloudy
    What if all the switches get stuck on 'destroy'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Get Dukes ball into Shield - Ricky Ponting | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

    Interesting idea but it's not just the balls. You can't make it cloudy
    Drop in pitches are a bit of a problem too.
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