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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00
    Sri Lanka got a Test Series in Australia next year, a month holiday for me

    If Warne retires i think India or Sri Lanka will win or draw a Test Match and Australia wont get the streak. I can't see any of the possible replacements (excluding MacGill, as doubt he will be selected) winning a match of Australia on the last day, I can see them losing a game though.
    If Warne retires before that match, which I seriously doubt, I'd put money on MacGill replacing him. There aren't any other spinners in the country who are up to international standard, and I don't see the selectors playing four quicks and an all rounder, who very likely would be Shane Watson.

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    Alot will ovbiously depend on if Aus win next 2 matches and also whether Glen Mcgrath's body can hold up during the world cup. I don't think they can do it though..
    This is so jibbed... why does india always tour Aus when i plan to go to india. Might have to cancel the trip now

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    The recent news regarding the potential loss of half an attack makes this a bit less likely to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot
    If Warne retires before that match, which I seriously doubt, I'd put money on MacGill replacing him. There aren't any other spinners in the country who are up to international standard, and I don't see the selectors playing four quicks and an all rounder, who very likely would be Shane Watson.
    Oh dear. That's a candidate for the Grieg.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot
    Oh dear. That's a candidate for the Grieg.
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    Yeah, looking a bit LESS likely now.
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    Still plausible though. They'll be around for the next two tests, and I think there's decent backup for McGrath right now. Obviously you can't find a like replacement for such a champion, but Clark is doing a fine job and Johnson, Tait and Hilfenhaus is a pretty good start in terms of looking for a new seamer.

    MacGill isn't totally hopeless either. Australia might well miss out on the streak, but I don't think losing Warne and McGrath will really be responsible for it.
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    Unless I have missed something how come England are coming down for two Tests?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Unless I have missed something how come England are coming down for two Tests?
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    MacGill isn't totally hopeless either. Australia might well miss out on the streak, but I don't think losing Warne and McGrath will really be responsible for it.
    It'll have a large part to do with it.
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    Um, do India actually have a shot to draw in Australia now? I'd never have thunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Um, do India actually have a shot to draw in Australia now? I'd never have thunk.
    They did it last time when Australia were also McWarne-less, so they have to be a shot. That being said, it will depend a lot on if India's batsmen can get themselves back into the same kind of form they were in in 03/04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean
    They did it last time when Australia were also McWarne-less, so they have to be a shot. That being said, it will depend a lot on if India's batsmen can get themselves back into the same kind of form they were in in 03/04.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean
    They did it last time when Australia were also McWarne-less, so they have to be a shot. That being said, it will depend a lot on if India's batsmen can get themselves back into the same kind of form they were in in 03/04.
    I think Clark/Lee/Johnson/Tait or whatever is a better selection of seamers than Bichel/Gillespie/Williams/Bracken too. Australia are definitely better equipped to handle losing Warne and McGrath than they were a couple of years back. It'll be an interesting time, though.

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