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    Should aussies draft Gillespie in the WC squad?

    If lee doesn't make it to the world cup, should we take Dizzy gillespie to the world cup. I know that he hasn't set the world on fire in first class cricket but he is a experienced and economical bowler in odi's. I think he would be a better choice than an inexperienced fast bowler.

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    He's actually bowled really well in one dayers this season, particularly recently. Very economical. Can't see it happening though, it'll be Clark.
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    He could be a possibility as I still feel he's a very decent bowler.Age is catching up with him but he could defiently do a job IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    He could be a possibility as I still feel he's a very decent bowler.Age is catching up with him but he could defiantly do a job IMO
    He's basically the same age as Clarke - just alot more experienced.
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    Should they? IMO, yes they should. He's bowling with tremendous accuracy and is getting movement with the new ball. Should really be kept away from the death, but Clark is absolutely dire at the death anyway. He has a wealth of experience and his bowling form is second to none in List A cricket this season really - I'd select him in a heartbeat.

    Will they though? I highly doubt it. It'll be Clark, especially given the media pressure for it to be so (as much as the selectors would like to think they can be impartial and ignore it, it surely is a factor) and Gillespie's initial big fat whinge about being left out of the preliminary squad. Picking Gillespie would be a huge admittance of a mistake - and one which hasn't really been given much media scrutiny as yet. I think it'd be Clark, with the outside chance of Hilfenhaus. I'd pick him Gillespie though, personally.
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    I think princey is spot on there.

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    Hilfenhaus has an outside chance but taking him and Tait might be deemed as to risky as they are both hughly inexperienced.Really impressed me in his one outing.Strong,good action and is a genuine swing bowler who bowls at a decent pace.

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    One more reason i would pick dizzy is that, in case if lee doesn't play after McGrath the most experienced bowler in the squad is Hogg with 95 games which is really dire. Inexperience bowling would really hurt us in big games or crunch situations.
    And clark and dizzy are both 31 so age should not be a criteria to leave out dizzy at all.

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    [QUOTE=pup11;1089653
    And clark and dizzy are both 31 so age should not be a criteria to leave out dizzy at all.[/QUOTE]

    But is Dizzy any still good enough?.Anyone know of his one day stats for this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    But is Dizzy any still good enough?.Anyone know of his one day stats for this year?
    12 wickets @ 30.57. Amazingly though, his economy rate is just 3.41.

    Stuart Clark, on the other hand, has 3 wickets @ 46.66 with an economy rate of 4.82. Not a good return...

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    edit: ^Where'd you get your figures? Going from the Cricinfo scoreboard live stats and CricketArchive, he has 9 wickets, not 12.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    But is Dizzy any still good enough?.Anyone know of his one day stats for this year?
    9 wickets at 32.88 in nine games. Doesn't seem that good at first glance, but he's been going at only 3.45 runs per over in those nine games. Also, in five of those matches he's gone for less than three runs per over, and he's taken a wicket in the first 15 overs in six matches, and taken a wicket within the first six overs four times.
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    No. If he represents again, it will be in Test cricket. Quite obvious, I would have thought.
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    What do you use to get Domestic statistics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
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    Prefer CricketArchive myself. Easier to search FC stats.

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