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    Bollinger ahead of Clark at this stage IMO. Stuey needs to show he can top 125kph consistenty before he can be considered for a test spot again.
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    Ha. Still amazes me to this day how they even contemplated picking Test sides before the speed gun...

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    Nah, I'm generally not too fussed about speeds. "above 125kph" was my tongue in cheek short hand to say that he's IMO visibly lost a yard of pace and that this has significantly impacted the level of threat he poses to test batsmen in normal conditions. He's never been a bowler that relied predominantly on pace, but I think the things he does rely on are too easily negotiated if he's bowling genuine medium pace. If that drop in speed was due to injury and reverses itself as he gets match fitness, then game on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Bollinger ahead of Clark at this stage IMO. Stuey needs to show he can top 125kph consistenty before he can be considered for a test spot again.
    FFS the Foxtel speed gun is faulty.

    According to it, Lee barely registered 135km yesterday.

    Their speed gun has been murdering guys all Summer.

    It's going to end careers this thing.


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    Yeah, apparently S Clark's!

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    . I don't even have Foxtel ffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    FFS the Foxtel speed gun is faulty.

    According to it, Lee barely registered 135km yesterday.

    Their speed gun has been murdering guys all Summer.

    It's going to end careers this thing.
    Well to be fair Clark in the Champions trophy in all the games was bowling between 118-125 - thats reliable speed gun if you have doubts about foxtel.

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    So disappointed for Lee, his test career could indeed be over - may be stuck in the ODI setup now. Hopefully Bollinger replaces & maintains a place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Pretty sure Siddle will be fit anyway, so not a real big issue, but I reckon they've made it pretty clear that he is the next 'bolter' so to speak. Can't see them going outside the 3 incumbents, Clark and Bollinger though to be honest... Who'd be next cab off the rank though? Geeves maybe?

    Yeah I don't like Watson opening either but I reckon Punter will be able to get Hussey in for 1 more Test... First trip and he's gone though, I reckon. Selectors made a clanger when they kept picking him in the Test XI, and his hundred effectively came when the match was gone rather than in 1st innings when runs were crucial.

    Seemingly though, yourself/myself/Howardj are the few who I've noticed suggest that Hussey is gone so am expecting a grilling!
    Geeves shouldn't be near test consideration, he is barely ODI quality. Would have to say Nannes. I personally think he is better than Bollinger, but the selectors unfortunately see him as T20 specialist. Noffke can't bee too far off the radar either i reckon, with Clark seemingly finished - he is best metronome type bowler in domestic cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    . I don't even have Foxtel ffs.
    wasn't aimed at you

    more the speed gun operators

    poor old alistair mcdermott barely registered 120 the other night

    this thing must be stopped

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Geeves shouldn't be near test consideration, he is barely ODI quality. Would have to say Nannes. I personally think he is better than Bollinger, but the selectors unfortunately see him as T20 specialist. Noffke can't bee too far off the radar either i reckon, with Clark seemingly finished - he is best metronome type bowler in domestic cricket.
    Nannes is injured, out for at least a month.

    Not too worried about Geeves as ODI standard as he is a much better longer form bowler, his form in that department has been ok this year and he was with the Test squad is South Africa.

    Noffke will never play for Australia again - he went to the same school of bridge burning that Brad Hodge did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Nah, I'm generally not too fussed about speeds. "above 125kph" was my tongue in cheek short hand to say that he's IMO visibly lost a yard of pace and that this has significantly impacted the level of threat he poses to test batsmen in normal conditions. He's never been a bowler that relied predominantly on pace, but I think the things he does rely on are too easily negotiated if he's bowling genuine medium pace. If that drop in speed was due to injury and reverses itself as he gets match fitness, then game on.
    Yeah when had his elbow injusy his pace went down by 10k's from mid 130's to mid 120's and this seriously hampered his effectivness, yes the extra yard of pace is important for trundlers aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    this thing must be stopped


    Bollinger should play imo. Don't care about the rest, but would hope the Crayfish is in contention. Let's see how he goes in the Shield.
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    Anyone else think that Langer's appointment as batting coach is a sign that Phil Hughes will be opening the batting for Australia at the GABBA?

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    Good mix of bowling talent in Australia right now. Clearly no superstar amongst the ranks, but bowlers who have the potential to be good players at international level.

    Bollinger a clear next in line. But a great range of bowlers who are performing well right behind him, Geeves, Nannes, McKay, Cutting, Noffke. Maybe even young McDermott might take a big haul on debut against the West Indies on Wednesday and begin the first steps towards a major career.



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