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    Disgruntled Dizzy

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,...-23212,00.html

    "EXILED paceman Jason Gillespie has hit out at claims he is a spent force, saying national selectors cannot use his age as a reason to overlook him for Test selection.

    With his international career on the ropes after missing Australia's preliminary 30-man World Cup squad last week, Gillespie opened up about his frustration at being perceived to be on the wane as a frontline bowler.

    "There's this perception that I'm too old and it's crap," said Gillespie, who played his most recent Test against Bangladesh last April, when he took 3-25 and scored an incredible 201 not out...

    ..."The selectors talk about bringing youth into the side and then I look at the Twenty20 game (against England last Tuesday) and they pick Shane Harwood, who is a year older than me.

    "It annoys me. Maybe I need to be dying my hair and not letting all the greys come through because the perception is I'm older than I really am. Age can't be a factor."



    So - is Dizzy past it or should the selectors be giving him another look?
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    I dont think you could pick him ahead of Mitchell Johnson, but he looks to have regained abit of form and i would probably have him next in line for the test side after him.
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    If Gillespie is too old Stuart Clark must immidiately be dropped as he is the same age.
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    He was left out because he wasn't good enough, not because he wasn't young enough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    He was left out because he wasn't good enough, not because he wasn't young enough.
    Are you trying to tell us Shane Harwood is better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Are you trying to tell us Shane Harwood is better?
    My bad. I thought he was bitching about not playing in the Ashes or CB Tri-Series. Didn't realize he didn't make the probables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    He was left out because he wasn't good enough, not because he wasn't young enough.
    Yet the reasons most have given for his non-recall have centred around his age not his ability...

    Most serious analysts have realised that it was unlikely for someone as good as Gillespie bowling as utterly dreadfully as he did in 2005 to be anything other than a short-term aberration, and his domestic form since then appears to bear this out.

    Because had he been bowling as terribly as he did in 2005 in the last 2 seasons he'd probably not be playing any more.

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    Age is a matter of concern untill unless you are Lara and one of the only decent choices in the middle order .
    Gillespie is easily replaceable (atleast in Australia)
    so Gillespie Sthu (Pasag mode)
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    TBH this clearly belongs in cricket humour.
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    I'd have had him in the Australia "A" side with Tait and Hilfenhaus. Definitely deserved to be in the World Cup squad of 30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Are you trying to tell us Shane Harwood is better?
    He is nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    TBH this clearly belongs in cricket humour.
    No it doesn't stfu .

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    TBH this clearly belongs in cricket humour.
    I thought this was a caption comp.

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    He might have a case about the Twenty20 but he is too far down the pecking order now with Johnson, Tait and Hilfenhaus.
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    The concerns about his age are obviously silly, as he's barely older than Brett Lee, who is at his peak, more or less. However, his performances really haven't been good enough. He's behind Johnson, Tait and Hilfenhaus based on performance alone, and all of them are 7 or more years younger than him.
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