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    Damien Martyn

    Does anyone else realise that this guy is always in a form slump until it's hinted his place in the team is on the line, and then he gives everyone false hope with a few good innings, only to drop straight back into a slump??

    That's the way I'm seeing it at the moment. Why don't we tell him every match could be his last he might end up scoring 3,000 runs in a calendar year!!

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    I wouldn't really blame him for lack of runs this series, he has had some absolute shocking decisions. Plus he scored runs at Lords anyway.

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    I don't see what he's done wrong except cop some bad decisions and not get all emotional about it in public, unlike some other Aussies
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    Yeah, he's had a couple of stinkers & has looked in pretty decent touch when at the wicket. Not sure about his run-calling, mind!

    Seriously tho, I think he will score runs v shortly (hopefully not in the 5th test, mind), but I can't say the same about Hayden who just looks awful everytime I see him.
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    Err yeah, he's just clinging on to his place in the team, which is why he averages what... 48 in test cricket?

    Find me a team in the world which wouldn't take Martyn in 5 seconds and I'll give you your point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Err yeah, he's just clinging on to his place in the team, which is why he averages what... 48 in test cricket?

    Find me a team in the world which wouldn't take Martyn in 5 seconds and I'll give you your point.
    Can he keep wicket? We'll have him if he can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majin
    I wouldn't really blame him for lack of runs this series, he has had some absolute shocking decisions. Plus he scored runs at Lords anyway.
    I agree with that but also he's only scored over 50 twice in his last 10 innings. We can excuse maybe 3 bad decisions, looks a bit better but forming on a slump.

    I hate it when people bring up averages. Players have been dropped with stunning averages before. What's your point?? They have their time and then they flop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majin
    Can he keep wicket? We'll have him if he can.
    Not sure, but I'm fairly sure he can bat better than Ian Bell, Michael Vaughan, Kevi... oh well anyone in the England team really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majin
    Can he keep wicket? We'll have him if he can.
    Interestingly enough, I heard once when Gilchrist was rested or injured, can't remember which, that they had the option of either bringing in Haddin to keep, or using Ponting or Martyn as a part-time keeper. So he must have some skills with the gloves.

    Mind you, they picked Haddin.

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    Marto is still doing ok, he would be our leading runscorer in the series if he didnt cop a few rough decisions.
    if anyone is suggesting he should be dropped they should have a long hard look at themselves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tassietiger
    Interestingly enough, I heard once when Gilchrist was rested or injured, can't remember which, that they had the option of either bringing in Haddin to keep, or using Ponting or Martyn as a part-time keeper. So he must have some skills with the gloves.

    Mind you, they picked Haddin.
    cant say ive heard of Marto keeping before, but i know Ponting has done it a number of times, Hussey could be an option as a part time keeper in the future the same way Jimmy Maher was used for a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Not sure, but I'm fairly sure he can bat better than Ian Bell, Michael Vaughan, Kevi... oh well anyone in the England team really.
    That may be so, but we wouldn't want to do anything to ruin our luck with the decisions now, would we? He's bad luck, this Martyn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tassietiger
    Interestingly enough, I heard once when Gilchrist was rested or injured, can't remember which, that they had the option of either bringing in Haddin to keep, or using Ponting or Martyn as a part-time keeper. So he must have some skills with the gloves.

    Mind you, they picked Haddin.
    Langer would've been better. One-dayer tho, so no chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majin
    That may be so, but we wouldn't want to do anything to ruin our luck with the decisions now, would we? He's bad luck, this Martyn.
    Actually scratch that, if he was in the England team he'd be getting the decisions and scoring double tons every match, we'll swap you for Bell, he'd fit right in with the bad decisions camp in your dressing room. :}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh
    Does anyone else realise that this guy is always in a form slump until it's hinted his place in the team is on the line, and then he gives everyone false hope with a few good innings, only to drop straight back into a slump??
    Not really - I think he's generally been pretty consistent, aside from that slump a couple of years ago.

    At times I've felt it's true of Langer. He can have a tendency to go quiet for a while and get a century when the whispers are just starting. This was far more a facet of his early career though, and it seems to have settled down in recent times.

    This tendency pretty much describes Greame Wood's entire time in the Australian team though. Well, that and running out his partners every second game.
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