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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    The Sri Lankan team that toured in 07/08 wasn't that flash either. Sangakkara missed the first Test, Dilshan didn't play in the Test series, and Malinga had been dropped for the first Test.
    And Vaas for the second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    The Sri Lankan team that toured in 07/08 wasn't that flash either. Sangakkara missed the first Test, Dilshan didn't play in the Test series, and Malinga had been dropped for the first Test. Australia racked up 4/551 (dec.), 5/542 (dec.), and 2/210 (dec.). They played Murali with ease and they just simply weren't competitive. Jaques cashed in big time and Symonds would come in when the team had over 400 on theb oard and blast his way to a 50, to add insult to injury.

    In both Tests they failed to avoid the follow on (even though Ponting batted again in Hobart). Just dire.
    Never looked like taking 20 wickets, could say the same about alot of teams in live tests over the past 10 years, always made for a slightly lame days viewing
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    Seriously how many teams have toured Australia and genuinely looked like taking 20 wickets more than occasionally since 1989/90, never mind 1999/2000?

    Can't think of many. South Africa in 2005/06 come to mind, and there's probably the odd one more here and there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Seriously how many teams have toured Australia and genuinely looked like taking 20 wickets more than occasionally since 1989/90, never mind 1999/2000?

    Can't think of many. South Africa in 2005/06 come to mind, and there's probably the odd one more here and there.
    Early 90s Windies?


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    West Indies of 1992/93 IIRR only really looked like doing so in the last two of the five Tests, though I may recall mistakenly and CBA checking the cards now, so someone else can do it if they wish. Certainly they only looked like taking 20 and scoring more than Australia in said last two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    West Indies of 1992/93 IIRR only really looked like doing so in the last two of the five Tests, though I may recall mistakenly and CBA checking the cards now, so someone else can do it if they wish. Certainly they only looked like taking 20 and scoring more than Australia in said last two.
    Took 20 wickets in each of the first 2 Tests.

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    Since 99/00 in order of squad medicority & actual performances in the series IMO would be: (not considering BANG & ZIM)

    - WI 2000/01
    - PAK 2009/10
    - WI 2005/06
    - IND 99/00
    - NZ 08/09

    Although ENG where smoked in 02/03 & 06/07 that was just due to strenght of AUS. The ENG squads weren't exactly horrible on paper.

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    Grant Elliott proved why him playing Tests is epic failure.
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    NZs last two tours (2004, 2008) were both piss poor performances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Grant Elliott proved why him playing Tests is epic failure.
    The fustrating thing is he looks pretty solid and he scores bucketloads in ODIs.

    Have no idea why its not working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    The fustrating thing is he looks pretty solid and he scores bucketloads in ODIs.

    Have no idea why its not working.
    He suits ODI cricket because he can rotate the strike well and can bowl a few handy overs. Test cricket is definitely not his game.

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