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    Who should be dropped in the Australia side?

    I'm tired of all this domination. It's depressing and I don't think I like cricket as much now this way. So which players should be drop from the aussie team to give the other teams a chance. I would drop- Gilchrist, Ponting, Symonds, Tait, Watson, and basically all the rest of the players. Who would you drop?


    Disclaimer: No offense intended. Just a light weight thread to go along with the english and windes and saffies ones but on a different matter.

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    Well they've lost McGrath and Warne in addition to Gillespie and Kaper from 2005.

    So basically their attack for next summer looks like: Clark, Johnson, Tait, Lee, MCgill, HilfenHaus, Hogg, Bracken.

    Decent attack but not a patch on Mcgrath, Gillespie, Fleming, Kasper and Warne which they could summon at their peak.
    I expect teams will be able to score more runs off Australia....however Australia's batting is still formidable.

    I do think Australia will still rule the roost but I'm quitely confident we will see other teams be more competitive from next summer.
    In particular, I think Engalnd if they can get back the foursome of Harmion, Hoggster, SP Jones and Flintoff, are a great chance of beating the Aussies in 2009.
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    Meh, people keep on saying that but they were saying similar things about this World Cup etc and alot of other countries are losing their ageing stars as well, it's all quite proportional imo and the loss of Lara, Jayasuriya, Murali eventually and heaps other that'll be going in the next year or so it really won't matter much. Plus Clark (has quite a few left), Tait, Watson, Hilfenhaus etc are all lurking. Things are looking quite bright on that front.

    Wrt to Australia making things boring, I'd blame the direness and incompetencies of other sides before I blame Australia for making cricket boring.
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    just watson, hes crap!

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    dire thread tbh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamuddin View Post
    Well they've lost McGrath and Warne in addition to Gillespie and Kaper from 2005.

    So basically their attack for next summer looks like: Clark, Johnson, Tait, Lee, MCgill, HilfenHaus, Hogg, Bracken.

    Decent attack but not a patch on Mcgrath, Gillespie, Fleming, Kasper and Warne which they could summon at their peak.
    I expect teams will be able to score more runs off Australia....however Australia's batting is still formidable.

    I do think Australia will still rule the roost but I'm quitely confident we will see other teams be more competitive from next summer.
    In particular, I think Engalnd if they can get back the foursome of Harmion, Hoggster, SP Jones and Flintoff, are a great chance of beating the Aussies in 2009.
    I agree with everything said here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    dire thread tbh...
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    All this talk that the Aussie domination has made cricket boring is utter crap, IMO all the other teams are just pinning their hopes on an Aussie decline, rather than trying to reach the same level the Aussies are on.


    If anything i think the gap between the rest of the sides and the Aussies (atm) have just widened a bit more when compared to 03, and this is when a lot of people felt that this was gonna be the most open WC ever!!

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    Tbh I find somthing comically beautiful in their systematic destruction of opponents....
    Watch cricket between other countries for close contests

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Bunny View Post
    Tbh I find somthing comically beautiful in their systematic destruction of opponents....
    Watch cricket between other countries for close contests
    Never seen a post of yours without a roll-eyes tbh. It's borderline offensive.

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    No doubt. Shane Watson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Never seen a post of yours without a roll-eyes tbh. It's borderline offensive.
    How else am I supposed to see the post above mine
    This smiley most certainly wont do it for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Bunny View Post
    How else am I supposed to see the post above mine
    This smiley most certainly wont do it for me
    Haha, well played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Bunny View Post
    Tbh I find somthing comically beautiful in their systematic destruction of opponents....
    Watch cricket between other countries for close contests

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