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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    No place for Cal Ferguson, even if on form alone?
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    No Hopes?
    This is probably more of a side that I'd hope that the selectors are building towards, and that we'd see roughly around the time of Aus' home summer. Ferguson hopefully overtakes Dave Hussey as the reserve batsman, whilst Hopes is a direct swap in for Watson when he eventually gets injured or cannot bowl. Would hope that Siddle is in front of Hopes as a pure bowler at that stage.

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    Siddle is injury prone though, so the selectors may not wanna risk him.

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    I would play shane watson above dave hussey at this stage he can be a drink waiter in pakistan,like north and white have een drink waiters here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    If that lineup is playing well there really is no room for him, and fair enough too.
    Big if. Hussey is yet to really end his horrors with the bat, Symonds will be hugely under-done, Marsh slightly less so. If they come back and the poor form of the side continues (can't believe I'm saying this), he should be right there in the mix I reckon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Big if. Hussey is yet to really end his horrors with the bat
    If you say so....

    He's been bad in Test cricket but he's been perfectly fine in OD cricket, and miles better than both Ponting and Clarke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    If you say so....

    He's been bad in Test cricket but he's been perfectly fine in OD cricket, and miles better than both Ponting and Clarke.
    I know what the numbers say but just watching him, he's clearly not in peak form. Not suggesting he be dropped yet, though.

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    Time to bring back the regulars already, get some look in before Dubai:

    Watson
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    Ponting
    Hussey
    Symonds
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    Johnson
    Lee
    Siddle
    Clark/Hilfenhaus

    Resting Bracken, and Clarke, and permanently resting Marsh and Hauritz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
    Siddle a must for the ODI side imo. Or extremely close to.
    How injured is Siddle? It's unusual to 'rest' someone for two/three months, especially from the shorter form of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    How injured is Siddle? It's unusual to 'rest' someone for two/three months, especially from the shorter form of the game.
    Think that the foot is still a big issue. It's a "hotspot", a developing stress fracture. Rest is the best thing for it, and I'd imagine that they'd pretty much just be using him for Tests for the time being, and trying to give him the smallest workload possible in-between; hoping that it heals itself during that resting time.

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    From watching FC games to Test matches it appears that siddle bowled +10km/h when playing for Australia. This extra effort is great, but perhaps has lead to his injury as his body adjusts to the greater demands he puts in now. (or did I just watch a ODD game where he bowled a bit slower at 130-5 km/h?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    I know what the numbers say but just watching him, he's clearly not in peak form. Not suggesting he be dropped yet, though.
    He looks far better than Ponting or Clarke to me. Faaaaar better. He's got a few really dodgy decisions of late.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    He looks far better than Ponting or Clarke to me. Faaaaar better. He's got a few really dodgy decisions of late.
    Yeah, he's clearly been superior to those two lately - and that's a problem (last match notwithstanding).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    From watching FC games to Test matches it appears that siddle bowled +10km/h when playing for Australia. This extra effort is great, but perhaps has lead to his injury as his body adjusts to the greater demands he puts in now. (or did I just watch a ODD game where he bowled a bit slower at 130-5 km/h?)
    Siddle's injury problems have been around for far longer than since his test career began. Hopefully he can sort all the niggles out, he has good inspiration inside the test team in Lee and Johnson, both made great comebacks from early injury problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    Siddle's injury problems have been around for far longer than since his test career began. Hopefully he can sort all the niggles out, he has good inspiration inside the test team in Lee and Johnson, both made great comebacks from early injury problems.
    Australia need Siddle to go on as that 'all day' bowler, for this to happen he needs to put these injuries behind him, easier said than done though.

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    Roelof should be given the keys to Port Elizabeth.. Apparently all the SA players were out mending their hangovers this morning.. They deserve it too.. Lets crush them 4-1



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