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    Caddick took 7/94 in the 5th Test of the recent Ashes series and unlike Shoaib's spell, it won England the match, making it more important in my opinion.
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    Warrior, it is selecting a Rest of the World XI to play an exhibition match, therefore the Rest of the World XI will be selected on who's best, not who's performed against one team.
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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    How can Australia be killing international cricket? They have raised the level at which it is played, and taken it to new heights.
    so the reality is ..... rather than Australia being responsible for the 'slow death', it is the responsibility of the rest of the cricket playing nations for being unable to adjust to the raising of the bar by the Australians!!!! All the Aussies have done is to have shown us our shortcomings and to have dispelled any myths we may have had about our own abilities!!!!


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    hey anzac u looking forward to a test up there in darwin?
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    I considered Butcher and Hussain but the other nine batsmen selected I thought had the edge, and I wanted to keep the squad down to a sensible(-ish) size.

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    And you're right about the (+1) Cloete
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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Warrior, it is selecting a Rest of the World XI to play an exhibition match, therefore the Rest of the World XI will be selected on who's best, not who's performed against one team.
    Ok, i got your point.

    Caddick took 7/94 in the 5th Test of the recent Ashes series and unlike Shoaib's spell, it won England the match, making it more important in my opinion
    Actually i would say that both spell were equally important, Akhter did his job well by dismissing Australia for 120+ on dead pitch, it were the Pakistani batsmen that failed to chase a small total for a victory!

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    Originally posted by anzac
    so the reality is ..... rather than Australia being responsible for the 'slow death', it is the responsibility of the rest of the cricket playing nations for being unable to adjust to the raising of the bar by the Australians!!!! All the Aussies have done is to have shown us our shortcomings and to have dispelled any myths we may have had about our own abilities!!!!

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    Why are people putting down Inzy in their World XI's/squads? Bit puzzling on current form in ODI's and not that special in Tests recently.

    Just seen Caddick in PWC Top 10 Test bowlers, his best rating was this winter, thought he'd had better series than his Ashes series.
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    Originally posted by Cloete
    hey anzac u looking forward to a test up there in darwin?
    yep you betcha - even if it is on a brand new field (let alone wicket) and against Bangladesh with the possibility of a 2nd string Aus team!!!!!!


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    Originally posted by krkode
    You really can't blame someone for not being as good as you are
    you can when they start bitching about it being bad for the game etc etc etc - yadda yadda yadda!!!!!!!

    IMO the Aussies came up with a game plan to counter the WI dominance of the late '70s - '80s, and were determined not to allow themselves to be so dominated again. If anyone was going to do it they were determined it was going to be them!

    The rest of us missed the point and are now also rans fighting over the scraps they allow us! When key players (bowlers) from this current Aussie squad retire they may not be as dominant as they are now, but they will still remain the team to beat and still dominate world cricket in both test & ODI formats.

    hey and I'm not even an Aussie!!!!!!


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    Originally posted by anzac
    you can when they start bitching about it being bad for the game etc etc etc - yadda yadda yadda!!!!!!!
    Well, the players aren't bitching about anything. It's them that matter here :duh:

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    Originally posted by krkode
    Well, the players aren't bitching about anything. It's them that matter here :duh:
    fair enough - but the game should always be bigger than any group or individuals. Further more some players would not want to make too much noise otherwise they may attract unwanted attention to themselves and be called to answer for their lack of performance - overpaid & under performing!!!

    it's just a little disappointing to see certain elements (fans, press, administrators) having a negative outlook by claiming the Aussie domination is bad for the game. Most of the little I hear is mainly concerned with 'what to do about Australia', rather than 'how do we improve ourselves to their level'.

    Some seem to think that this period of Aussie domination is an abhorration based upon the class of their current players, and that once they retire things will be 'back to normal', as per the WI experience. I for one do not subscribe to that view.


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    Yeah guys like Michael Clark and Martin Love would play in any other world line up...

    I think that Aus will keep producing world class cricketers..Having been there it seems they just have all the facilities, the sports culture and setup to produce the best..

    I would say SA come close, but not enough proportion of people play competitive cricket...
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    No death to no one mate,

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