View Poll Results: Who do you think will be the Test Opener

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  • Phillip Hughes

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  • Phillip Jaques

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  • Shaun Marsh

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  • Chris Rogers

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    How can you look past rogers. He is having a stellar year.

    Must be cuz hes a vic now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndGunner View Post
    How can you look past rogers. He is having a stellar year.

    Must be cuz hes a vic now.
    The guy is 32 already. What's the point? I guess it's not fair to him to pass him over, but if Australia don't want another Dad's Army with superstars all retiring at once, there's only Hughes to consider. If they really want to go with someone older, it's obviously gotta be Jaques - he has proven himself at the highest level.

    Ponting, Tendulkar, Lara, Waugh - these guys were playing when they were still kids. Australia shouldn't make the same mistake again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndGunner View Post
    How can you look past rogers. He is having a stellar year.

    Must be cuz hes a vic now.
    For crying out loud, get over it. Explains the selections of Peter Siddle, Andrew McDonald, and Cameron White then. That said at least to an extent Siddle and McDonald justified their selections, White did not.

    Voted for Jaques anyway with regards to this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evermind View Post
    The guy is 32 already. What's the point? I guess it's not fair to him to pass him over, but if Australia don't want another Dad's Army with superstars all retiring at once, there's only Hughes to consider. If they really want to go with someone older, it's obviously gotta be Jaques - he has proven himself at the highest level.

    Ponting, Tendulkar, Lara, Waugh - these guys were playing when they were still kids. Australia shouldn't make the same mistake again.
    If Jaques weren't fit, I could see the possiblity of them picking Rogers over him because they believe that he'd be more effective from the get-go; being a temporary solution.


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    Definitly Phil Jaques, tried and tested before, did well before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    If Jaques weren't fit, I could see the possiblity of them picking Rogers over him because they believe that he'd be more effective from the get-go; being a temporary solution.
    Though aren't Jaques, Clark, MacGill all temporary solutions? When was the last time Australia debuted a < 25 year old out of genuine optimism and not desperation (therefore Bollinger, Hilfenhaus, Siddle etc don't count)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evermind View Post
    Though aren't Jaques, Clark, MacGill all temporary solutions? When was the last time Australia debuted a < 25 year old out of genuine optimism and not desperation (therefore Bollinger, Hilfenhaus, Siddle etc don't count)?
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    Jaques - assuming he's fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evermind View Post
    Though aren't Jaques, Clark, MacGill all temporary solutions? When was the last time Australia debuted a < 25 year old out of genuine optimism and not desperation (therefore Bollinger, Hilfenhaus, Siddle etc don't count)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Michael Clarke would be the last one.
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    Next opener for Australia?

    Has to be my little brother, not dismissed in 23 innings, scored more runs then the rest of his team combined, developing dangerous legspinner.

    Is 9yrs old too young?

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    Jaques Delays Comeback

    Does not bode well for his tour prospects or immediate playing future.

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    Michael Hussey opening in this ODI is a good indication, I reckon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James90 View Post
    Michael Hussey opening in this ODI is a good indication, I reckon.
    I was thinking exactly the same thing. Permanent move in both forms for Hussey.

    If not. I'd go Jaques, Rodgers & Huges in that order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evermind View Post
    Though aren't Jaques, Clark, MacGill all temporary solutions? When was the last time Australia debuted a < 25 year old out of genuine optimism and not desperation (therefore Bollinger, Hilfenhaus, Siddle etc don't count)?
    I was referring to him as a temporary solution, because he'd only be keeping the seat warm for Jaques.

    And why doesn't Siddle count? Because someone else got injured for him to get a game?

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