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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
    To think that someone was arguing that Strauss wouldn't make the Australian Test side the other day...
    Hard to think who he would replace. He might make the Australian test side now in place of Lehmann, based on his performances in test cricket, but whether or not he would make the Australian side to begin with is debatable given the number of great domestic cricketers in Australia who never get much of an opportunity.

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    I'd think he'd replace Clarke straight away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Does have a thing about nervy 130s, though - 136 this series, 137 HS, dropped on 130 here (if I'm reading cricinfo rightly)...I suppose, if he gets there every time, no problem!
    Either I've not been paying attention, that happened whilst I were on the toilet, or Cricinfo's talking pants again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    I'd think he'd replace Clarke straight away.
    He's 27 and his first class average is 44, and that's in the English county system. I don't think that would get him a start in the Australian test side at all, given the number of players with averages around 50 over long periods who haven't been given a significant opportunity. Based on his test performances he would make any team in the world, but of course if he was Australian he wouldn't have had those test performances.


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    Probably the latter.

    Quote Originally Posted by cricinfo
    72.1 Kallis to Strauss, FOUR, dropped too short played to backward point
    Straight after drinks, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Either I've not been paying attention, that happened whilst I were on the toilet, or Cricinfo's talking pants again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Probably the latter.



    Straight after drinks, though...
    That means the ball was too short (it was also slow, wide, and a pie, Kallis' loosener). Strauss disposed of it past backward point with great ease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    That means the ball was too short (it was also slow, wide, and a pie, Kallis' loosener). Strauss disposed of it past backward point with great ease.

    Norwayans... useless
    Nowegians?

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    So no where can we get the stats of the highest aggregate runs made by test batsmen after 20 complete innings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson
    Nowegians?
    No, you can't spell it either...Neil doesn't want to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    No, you can't spell it either...Neil doesn't want to try.
    That's how we spell it in English!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    So no where can we get the stats of the highest aggregate runs made by test batsmen after 20 complete innings?
    Unless you want to churn through cricketarchive, probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson
    That's how we spell it in English!
    No, it's not. It's Norwegians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    No, it's not. It's Norwegians.
    Hehe.. good point

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Hard to think who he would replace. He might make the Australian test side now in place of Lehmann, based on his performances in test cricket, but whether or not he would make the Australian side to begin with is debatable given the number of great domestic cricketers in Australia who never get much of an opportunity.
    I'm not on about whether he would have gotten a start or not - it's pointless arguing that, I'm on about if he was suddenly available for Australia tomorrow he'd waltz into the Australian side.

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