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    2 aus teams???

    guys as was listed in the forums...there r sooo many aus players who r world class level but are not playin.......i juss thought maybe have a second aus team as well...........tht will improve the competetion in cricket......wat say guys???
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    Been here. Killed this. I don't see how players can be labelled as world class if they've not gotten much of a chance at international level.
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    Funnily enough, it's already happened a decade ago. Well, kinda. The 1994/5 ODI World Series was contested between Australia, Australia 'A', England & Zimbabwe. The final table ended us thus:

    Team P W L NR T Pts N/R/R
    Australia 6 5 1 - - 10 0.43
    Australia A 6 3 3 - - 6 0.09
    England 6 3 3 - - 6 0.08
    Zimbabwe 6 1 5 - - 2 -0.59

    Meaning Aus played Aus 'A' in the final!!
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    Err, eh?
    Australia "A" played ODIs?
    You might just notice that the matches weren't actually ODIs.
    And as such you can hardly expect that England were taking them too seriously (not exactly like England took even real ODIs that seriously back then).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bestfriendh
    A bizarre combination if I ever saw one.

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    heya

    nice stuff guys.......

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    hi

    ok one qstion.........which current cricketer would make a nice coach.....juss askin.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Err, eh?
    Australia "A" played ODIs?
    You might just notice that the matches weren't actually ODIs.
    And as such you can hardly expect that England were taking them too seriously (not exactly like England took even real ODIs that seriously back then).
    are you saying that the Englishman didn't try in these games? that's a ****ing **** poor excuse mate... real sad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    are you saying that the Englishman didn't try in these games? that's a ****ing **** poor excuse mate... real sad
    Agreed Slats, I watched those matches and the English side didn't look particularly thilled to be losing.

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    Of course I'm not saying they didn't mind losing at all - but a game against an "A" side is hardly something that is likely to be taken too seriously, now, is it?

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    australia 'a' have regularly beaten the sides that have visited, but when they come up against someone of good class and in decent form such as Lara, Tendulkar, etc they just can't match it. I think the players in the australia 'a' side are great and none would look out of place in the australian team, however the class players from other countries really stand head and shoulders above them. It's worth keeping in mind too that teams probably don't research/have a plan for each australia 'a' player anyway, which is of course the aus 'a' team's advantage. The batting of the aus. a team's players is also a bit too inconsistent to win games as often as the australian team. One advantage they will have over other teams is that their fielding as a unit is world class. Few teams field as consistently well as australia and australia 'a' and even the state sides.

    Having said that, I think an australia 'a' team such as the one that played over the weekend would comfortably beat zimbabwe and bangladesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy Sam
    australia 'a' have regularly beaten the sides that have visited
    Because they're playing them when undercooked and searching for form.
    And usually under-strength and often under-motivated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Of course I'm not saying they didn't mind losing at all - but a game against an "A" side is hardly something that is likely to be taken too seriously, now, is it?
    When it's the team playing Australia A is in a competition with two other international sides, surely they would want to be doing their best over the series (including beating Australia A) rather than suffering the shame of losing to a second XI side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestfriendh
    guys as was listed in the forums...there r sooo many aus players who r world class level but are not playin.......i juss thought maybe have a second aus team as well...........tht will improve the competetion in cricket......wat say guys???
    what a stupid idea to have two australia teams
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    Quote Originally Posted by bestfriendh
    guys as was listed in the forums...there r sooo many aus players who r world class level but are not playin.......i juss thought maybe have a second aus team as well...........tht will improve the competetion in cricket......wat say guys???
    doubt it, i think the aussie selectors are actually stupid enough to keep the world class players out - kaspa,bevan, katich etc and pick the likes of watson,macgill,lee etc ahead of them.
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