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    Brad Hodge will never play for Australia

    And it's an absolute disgrace!! He is one of the most talented players I've ever seen and I'm not just saying that as a biased Victorian I'm saying that as a cricket lover and I'm just shocked that this man, who has deserved a spot in either of the sides, test or one-day, for so long, is still unable to gain entry into the team.

    I s'pose we'll just never know how good he would actually be against the best in the world. He might've failed miserably, I won't deny that, but he deserves a chance. He's been robbed again.

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    Now imagine how MacGill feels, he must have a record for most 12th man calls in the history of cricket. One 12th man does not end your career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaka
    Now imagine how MacGill feels, he must have a record for most 12th man calls in the history of cricket. One 12th man does not end your career.
    Has MacGill played test cricket?? Why yes, I think he has...

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    but he has had heaps of 12th man / ignored for test matches. I see that a huge mistake and think highly of him as a match winner. How old is Hodge?


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    31 i think

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    he only just missed out of being picked for this one, im sure he'll have more chances.

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    But in MacGills case, he missed out because Australia has Shane Warne, who hasnt had a form-slump sufficient to warrant being dropped, and with the possible exception of the SCG, there's no Australian ground where 2 spinners are required, particularly 2 that bowl the same style of spin.

    In Hodges case, there has been batsmen who have had slumps, i wont mention Martyn as that was only 1 series, but Matty Hayden went 12 months without a century, it's a point thats been debated ad nauseum, but surely he, or even Michael Clarke should have been dropped to make way for a batsman who has, over the last couple of years made 1000+ runs in a season.
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    Brad Hodge could very well play for Australia. Hes not that far down the pecking order. One injury to one of the current batsmen, and hes in the side.
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    dont like Hodge personally, never have, id much rather have Symonds back in the test side, or North or Rogers
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    I must disagree. Hodge blitzes it. I think he is a quality player, not just a quality batsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    dont like Hodge personally, never have, id much rather have Symonds back in the test side, or North or Rogers
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    dont like Hodge personally, never have, id much rather have Symonds back in the test side, or North or Rogers
    Never rated North, and I definately dont rate Symonds as a test player, but I wouldnt argue with someone like Rogers, Hussey or Jacques over Hodge, especially since they can all open the batting as well as bat in the middle order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaka
    Now imagine how MacGill feels, he must have a record for most 12th man calls in the history of cricket. One 12th man does not end your career.
    Brett Lee holds the record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James90
    Hussey?

    yep always rated him

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    Quote Originally Posted by social
    Brett Lee holds the record.
    and Bichel is 2nd

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