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    Been inspired this series to be fair to them despite the groans before each game due to the picks they made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    Khawaja needs to make up for the fact that he's rubbish everywhere else
    Nah just in Asia

    And that doesn't make sense. If he can average 50 in Aust he should be perfectly fine to play in Australia.It would be absurd to drop him for Perth because he averages ten in Galle
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    They got lucky more than anything. They're the same guys who made some terrible selections last season, just so happened that their selections paid off.

    The one that I was most impressed with though, both at the time and now in hindsight, was Tim Paine. As soon as I heard about that I was like "damn that's bold, and I like it".



    Find a new hobby or somewhere else to be depressing. Personally I'm getting really sick of your constant aggressively negative comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gob View Post
    Nah just in Asia

    And that doesn't make sense. If he can average 50 in Aust he should be perfectly fine to play in Australia.It would be absurd to drop him for Perth because he averages ten in Galle
    He's a walking wicket against all spin though
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    It'll be interesting to see how MMarsh continues from here. TPaine looked really good so there's the potential of a good lower order for the first time in years. Without one, we'll continue to struggle overseas.

    There hasn't been much talk of it but I reckon Khawja needs some runs soon. We can't keep a player who can only play on home decks at the expense of others who can
    Yeah especially when he's only making 50s here and there. When he was tonning up every few games and averaging 60 at home it was a bit more forgivable.

    Quote Originally Posted by S.Kennedy View Post
    I did notice you'd joined my fanclub.
    I don't what's happened to you during this series but you've fallen off the deep end and I don't understand what you get out of this constant offensive whining. Never had a problem with you before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    He's a walking wicket against all spin though
    So bad he got out to Moeen this series.

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    MMarsh is a better bowler than batsman. Given our attack he might not actually be needed, so unless he continues to score a lot of runs, we could pick a batsman instead most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    Yeah especially when he's only making 50s here and there. When he was tonning up every few games and averaging 60 at home it was a bit more forgivable.



    I don't what's happened to you during this series but you've fallen off the deep end and I don't understand what you get out of this constant offensive whining. Never had a problem with you before.
    I think it is fairly obvious that I'm rarely serious. I'm always as they say here, pulling the piss. I am surprised people interpret it as 'negativity'.

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    Congratulations to the selectors

    Of course we will never know if other players would have been just as successful.


    But we have won that Ashes and that is all that matters this summer,

    Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    smh. He's been really good.

    4 innings, 224 runs, average of almost 80.

    In Adelaide played the knock (126*) that probably swayed the series our way completely.
    Yes he has. I think people were expecting him to have one or two good innings and then do nothing for 12 months while getting a free ride. That was the criticism and it's yet to be seen if that's going to be the case.

    Remember it was only a few months ago he was dropped for being rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    The Paine selection has been inspired. Kept and batted really well.
    Yep. It was a calculated gamble that has paid off. The selectors were forced into a corner by the direness of the other choices and made an inspired left-field choice in Paine. Easily the best pick of the lot.

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    Really happy for Paine and makes me wonder how he would've gone had injury and circumstances had been different and he'd played in the early-mid 10s instead of Haddin. He probably wouldn't have had a monster batting series like Haddin did in 13/14 but I think he certainly would've done better than Haddin did overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    MMarsh is a better bowler than batsman. Given our attack he might not actually be needed, so unless he continues to score a lot of runs, we could pick a batsman instead most of the time.
    That is exactly why he is needed. All three fast bowlers are extremely prone to injuries so work load management is hugely important

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    Yeah the 10 odd overs of garbage really helped
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    They played a blinder to be fair. The Aussie press really are hysterical idiots at times.
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