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    Think Australia should have picked Doherty though. 6 seam up options and no serious spin options is pretty interesting given what conditions are supposedly like.

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    are you calling doherty a serious spin option /spikey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    are you calling doherty a serious spin option /spikey
    Pace of the ball always works against England.

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    they picked their most serious spin option though. all hail adam voges
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Think Australia should have picked Doherty though. 6 seam up options and no serious spin options is pretty interesting given what conditions are supposedly like.
    Yeah maybe a spinner would have been a decent option but the Cricketers who were picked instead of him are all better batsman which could have swayed the selectors. I think Doherty's poor tour to England last time cost him - He might get a game against SL as he has had some success against them.

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    mckay and faulkner are the spinners btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Yeah maybe a spinner would have been a decent option but the Cricketers who were picked instead of him are all better batsman which could have swayed the selectors. I think Doherty's poor tour to England last time cost him - He might get a game against SL as he has had some success against them.
    There's absolutely no way that Doherty will be more effective against Sri Lanka than England at the same grounds, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    There's absolutely no way that Doherty will be more effective against Sri Lanka than England at the same grounds, though.
    no not really. doherty has been gash against england basically every time, and flukes wickets against SL constantly

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    Would open with McKay instead of Johnson.

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    Yeah for some reason he has gotten top order batsman from Sri Lanka out in classic dismissals like lbw or edging which England should be thankful for as I think he got into the Test team on the basis of his SL showing.

    Just curious why England choose to open the batting with Bell and not Root when Root has been talked about as a potential opener in the Test team and Bell is comfortable at 4. Is there a specific reason?

    Also Cabinet, I would open with McKay too, for sure actually.

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    Bell is much, much better at the top of the order than lower down. Needs boundaries to get himself clicking early or can become very, very pedestrian (and is hardly a noted finisher)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Yeah for some reason he has gotten top order batsman from Sri Lanka out in classic dismissals like lbw or edging which England should be thankful for as I think he got into the Test team on the basis of his SL showing.

    Just curious why England choose to open the batting with Bell and not Root when Root has been talked about as a potential opener in the Test team and Bell is comfortable at 4. Is there a specific reason?.
    Bell came in to open before Root had played an international game, and it revolutionised his one day career. Therefore when Root came in the only option was at 4. He's done well there too, has shown much better finishing potential than Bell ever did.

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    wtf

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    Thanks guys.

    And lol at that sequence of events.

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    How so is throwing to the wrong end a brilliant piece of fielding?

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