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    Australia "A" squad announced

    http://cricket.com.au/default.aspx?s...splay&id=37035

    The side will play a series of one-day, four-day and Twenty20 matches in Cairns and Darwin, beginning in July.

    Cullen Bailey (SA), Travis Birt (Tas), Mark Cosgrove (SA) Daniel Cullen (SA), Brett Dorey (WA), Brad Haddin (c) (NSW), Ben Hilfenhaus (Tas), Brad Hodge (vc) (Vic), James Hopes (Qld), Phil Jaques (NSW), Mitchell Johnson (Qld), Chris Rogers (WA), Shaun Tait (SA), Shane Watson (Qld)

    I really like it. It's great to see Hilfenhaus and Cullen Bailey get a chance however you have to wonder where it leaves Cameron White.

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    Yes! At last, I can see my hero in action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Great Birtannia
    http://cricket.com.au/default.aspx?s...splay&id=37035

    The side will play a series of one-day, four-day and Twenty20 matches in Cairns and Darwin, beginning in July.

    Cullen Bailey (SA), Travis Birt (Tas), Mark Cosgrove (SA) Daniel Cullen (SA), Brett Dorey (WA), Brad Haddin (c) (NSW), Ben Hilfenhaus (Tas), Brad Hodge (vc) (Vic), James Hopes (Qld), Phil Jaques (NSW), Mitchell Johnson (Qld), Chris Rogers (WA), Shaun Tait (SA), Shane Watson (Qld)

    I really like it. It's great to see Hilfenhaus and Cullen Bailey get a chance however you have to wonder where it leaves Cameron White.
    Cam White is out in the cold, I'd suggest. He's not doing enough of either (taking wickets/scoring runs) at present. Also, he chronically underbowls himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    Cam White is out in the cold, I'd suggest. He's not doing enough of either (taking wickets/scoring runs) at present. Also, he chronically underbowls himself.
    It's not his fault. He doesn't captain Somerset.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    It's not his fault. He doesn't captain Somerset.
    For Vic

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    Just on Cam White - he bowls like Kumble (high arm, with not much turn) but lacks both the bounce and the accuracy. He either needs to acquire those two things, or turn the ball more, which he could only do with a different action (lower arm).

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    Can someone give a brief introduction to some of these guys that aren't yet internationally known, ie Bailey, Birt, Hilfenhaus and Rogers?

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    not a bad squad, cant really say theyve left anyone out who deserves to be there, maybe Chris Hartley could have been in the squad as well as Haddin, but i dont think his numbers get him in there just yet...

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    I would've liked to see Moises Henriques in the squad, but I guess treating talented teenage phenoms so generously is only something that Indian selectors do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    Can someone give a brief introduction to some of these guys that aren't yet internationally known, ie Bailey, Birt, Hilfenhaus and Rogers?
    Bailey, young spinner from SA, hes only played a handful of FC games, looks a good prospect.

    Birt, left hand opening batsman, hits the ball very hard, hes from tasmania, this is his first call up to the A side.

    Hilfenhaus, medium pacer also from Tassie, i dont know much about him, but i believe he had a good year in the pura cup.

    Rogers, hes been around for a while, averages around 40 in FC for WA, hes probably always been considered a good chance of playing test cricket when he matures, but hes never really put enough good scores together in a row to be considered for higher honours until now...

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    Hilfenhaus took 7/58 against NSW. He is a good talent.

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    Yeah, The Hif has a nice, easy action.

    Tubby Taylor, who rates The Hif, likened his action to McGrath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    Just on Cam White - he bowls like Kumble (high arm, with not much turn) but lacks both the bounce and the accuracy. He either needs to acquire those two things, or turn the ball more, which he could only do with a different action (lower arm).
    hope to see him bowl for Somerset on Sky this summer to judge for myself but since he has become Victorian captain he has really underbowled himself & seems to be gradually losing it with the ball & is becoming a bat who can bowl a bit which is a bit disappointing.

    Well predicted starting XI:

    Jaques
    Birt
    Rodgers
    Hodge
    Watson
    Cosgrove
    Haddin
    Cullen
    Johnson
    Tait
    Dorey

    looks stong & solid

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    I would've liked to see Moises Henriques in the squad, but I guess treating talented teenage phenoms so generously is only something that Indian selectors do.
    yep that true I would admit i initially thought he had a chance of making the WC sqaud if he could have a good ING Cup season for NSW this year but to think about it usuallly they would send young stars to the academy & wait until they do something at domestic level to consider them. I expect by the 2007/08 he will be close to a OD call-up..

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    Cosgrove will bat above Watson I'd think.
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