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    Which was exactly my point, age master. He's getting there.

    And Marc, stick it all in one post buddy.

    As for the slogging a yorker, well it's not much of a yorker if you charge it, is it? :P

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    There is no chance of him making the Australian team in the near future, especially not this summer. I quote The Courier Mail:

    "It is too early to set a timeline for Watson's return to the Australian team as he can only bowl in six-over spurts and needs three days' rest in between bowling."
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    If he's an all-rounder, so's Rikki Clarke.
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    So howcome he was going to bowl 2 five over spells yesterday but for time constraints? And why is it that he said he will bowl today?


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    Originally posted by furious_ged
    As for the slogging a yorker, well it's not much of a yorker if you charge it, is it? :P
    No, it's a major embarassment and a lost match through impetuosity.
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    You've completely missed my point.

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    Originally posted by furious_ged
    You've completely missed my point.
    And you've missed (or rather not acknowledged since it would compel you to criticise Clarke) mine.

    You even have the temerity to have a go at Harvey for "almost costing Australia the game" for one over (where neutrals suggest it was just one of those days where if luck had been with him he'd have picked up a couple of wickets) yet you overlook the fact that Clarke made 2 crucial errors that could've proved a lot more costly.

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    Originally posted by Mister Wright
    "It is too early to set a timeline for Watson's return to the Australian team as he can only bowl in six-over spurts and needs three days' rest in between bowling."
    he wont make the Aussie team again till next season i dont think

    and marc - have you seen watson bowl much (or bat much??)??

    hes not bowled in only 2 ODI's - one of which Pakistan were bwoled out for 117 in 32 overs and the other they lost - the targe was chased down in 40 overs on a spinning pitch.

    this guys a true all rounder, good bowler and good batsman
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    My point in the first place was that Watson should come in for Harvey. Then people started saying that we would be replacing a bowling allrounder with a batting allrounder (which is bull because Watto is genuine, maybe his limited overs stats don't suggest it but that just means you should watch him and see). Nevertheless, When Watson pulled out of the World Cup, Harvey, a bowling allrounder, was a replacement for Watson. Yes, the tables are turned. So it's been done before and obviously the high ups in the Australian camp prefer Watson to Harvey. You simply can't argue with that.

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    Originally posted by age_master
    hes not bowled in only 2 ODI's - one of which Pakistan were bwoled out for 117 in 32 overs and the other they lost - the targe was chased down in 40 overs on a spinning pitch.

    this guys a true all rounder, good bowler and good batsman
    Right, so that explains how his average against the major nations is well in excess of 40 does it?

    His List A average is round about the level of Rikki Clarke...

    That is NOT a good all-rounder.

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    Originally posted by furious_ged
    Nevertheless, When Watson pulled out of the World Cup, Harvey, a bowling allrounder, was a replacement for Watson. Yes, the tables are turned.
    But at that point Clarke wasn't around - he is now, and as such is taking a role in the side that if you play Watson as well, you must drop a batsman (or only play 1 of them)

    If you play both, one of them will be batting at 8, and you'll be looking for at least 15 overs from them between them.

    For a start, neither are that good a bowler to justify that sort of workload.

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Right, so that explains how his average against the major nations is well in excess of 40 does it?

    His List A average is round about the level of Rikki Clarke...

    That is NOT a good all-rounder.
    FC batting average of 41 and bowling 25...

    he was still adjusting to ODI cricket and was starting to perform better before his back stuffed up, considering how much you have actually seeon of his bowling i really dont think you are in as much as a position - your just taking it off the statistics, which dont show the whole picture.

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    i got a good solution to this crap

    drop symonds, bring on watson.....watson is more of a batsman than a bowler.....as a bowler,he is only equivalent to a michael clarke... watson is a much more solid batsman than symonds...if harvey continues to bowl crap,which i doubt,but if he does....bring on hogg

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    im not going to go on about this but - If watson isn't an all rounder - they dont exist anywhere

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    For sure. Watson is a good bowler. He's a 10 over bowler. If you want 15 overs between him and Clarke then give Watto 10 and Clarke 5... Watson is much better than you know-it-all-but-never-seen-him poms think.

    He. Is. A. Good. Bowler.

    Comparing Clarke to Watson in bowling is absolute garbage. They're worlds apart.

    By the way, for Mister Wright, Watson has bowled another 5 overs this morning, taking 0/8 with 2 maidens. His last bowl was yesterday. Not 3 days ago.
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