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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Fair play to the Saffies for coming back into this the way they have done. Apologies if it's been said (haven't read back, just this page) but surelythis is the excuse the selectors needed to pick Flintoff?
    I would say it's the excuse the selectors needed to pick Simon Jones. He's the only one who could have won this game for England.

    The selection is straight-forward if for some bizarre reason Monty 'toothless' Panesar wasn't inked in along with his baggage of inept batting/fielding. England must have 4 seamers to challenge the best sides and they also can't afford to have Flintoff or a wicket-keeper batting at 6.

    But the way Bell curiously moved up to 5 and Colly to 6 shows the selectors wanted to make their life easier in the future.
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    Bell has been at 5 all summer though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Bell has been at 5 all summer though?
    Yes but there was never any good reason for him swapping positions with Collingwood. They were both doing well in their respective positions.

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    Generally the better batsman bats at five rather than six. Not that there's any particularly enormous difference. If you can score runs at five you can score them at six, and vice-versa.
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    I think I've just heard the most clueless em@il ever too BTW - suggesting Philip Mustard play Tests. As if ODIs wasn't bad enough.

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    Poor form by Nasser during the lunch interval, suggesting that Flintoff has to be at 6 for the Ashes next year.
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I think I've just heard the most clueless em@il ever too BTW - suggesting Philip Mustard play Tests. As if ODIs wasn't bad enough.
    Did I hear correct when they said it came from scrabble_Mast0r@hotmail.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    Poor form by Nasser during the lunch interval, suggesting that Flintoff has to be at 6 for the Ashes next year.
    But they did it in 2005!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds View Post
    Did I hear correct when they said it came from scrabble_Mast0r@hotmail.com?
    Was listening intently for that myself TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa View Post
    But they did it in 2005!!
    Sarcasm surely. Because a lot has happened since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    Poor form by Nasser during the lunch interval, suggesting that Flintoff has to be at 6 for the Ashes next year.
    But they did it in 2005!!
    Might well be something in that. I think there's more a case of simply overrating Flintoff's skill though. He was up to six as far back as 2003. He's never been good enough for that IMO, and that's never changed.

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    Bring back Alec Stewart!

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    Another wicket!

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    McKenzie gone. Sounds like the shot of a tired man.

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    SA just need Kallis to bed in here to avoid any anxiety.



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