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    Craig McDermott quits as Australia's bowling coach

    McDermott quits as Australia's bowling coach

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/australi...ry/564432.html

    Presumably he needs to do another sex tape and the cricketing schedule is getting in the way of that...

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    the only good thing to have happened to Aussie cricket in the last one year so is leaving?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    The positive spin, perhaps our pace bowlers will stop collapsing with injury on such a consistent basis.

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    My new found ability to turn players into world beaters by mocking them was probably a far better thing to happen to australian cricket than this guy tbh
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    Typically soft-cockish reason too. "Oh, I'm away from home a lot"

    Yeah, sympathy and all. I had no idea international cricketers spend so much time abroad either. Must've been quite a shock for poor Cwaigy.
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    Mitchell "Bloody" Johnson is back.

    Coincidence ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwinter View Post
    Mitchell "Bloody" Johnson is back.

    Coincidence ?
    Let's hope not. It should have been made clear to Mitch 18 months ago that he would never again play for Australia in any form of international cricket. Yet here he is, back again - like a pinker Aussie version of Chris Lewis or Daffy DeFreitas -, flattering to deceive whilst bowling his usual dodgy farrago of long hops, half-volleys, wides and accidental unplayable deliveries.

    IMO the emergence of Cummins, Pattinson and Starc, and the improved form of Hilfenhaus and Siddle has little to do with long-term planning or astute selectorial policy. I put it down basically to serendipity - this quantitity and quality of seam bowling talent coming together at the same time would have been remarkable in any era - and McDermott's back to basics emphasis.

    England and SA will be the main beneficiaries if the Oz selectors manage to screw up the hand that providence and McDermott have dealt them by reverting to the likes of Johnson. The mere thought of Starc being 'influenced' by his aimless run up or ******* action ought to make any Aussie cricket fan reach for his sick bag.

    Nothing against him personally, though.
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    uh johnson is still a top 3 ODI bowler and he was a fairly obvious Aus a selection.

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    At this stage, Pattinson isn't a very effective one day bowler, Lee is coming towards the end, Hilfenhaus traditionally hasn't been great in the shorter forms and Siddle is arse in coloured clothing.

    Johnson as a one day option I can handle. His missus should be the only one in the family wearing white.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    uh johnson is still a top 3 ODI bowler and he was a fairly obvious Aus a selection.
    Not a follower of ODIs so put that down to sheer ignorance on my part.

    But knowing his ODI stats wouldn't have changed my opinion all that much. I don't believe in the idea of ODI or T20 'specialists'; this tends to a Harlem-Globe-Trotter-ization that almost imperceptibly lowers the tone and devalues the game by giving a false prestige to formats which, whilst undoubtedly popular with the masses, do not challenge key mental and technical skills that the long game tests.

    Once you've shown - as Johnson has - that you can't cut it in Tests, then for me you should drop out of reckoning altogether and allow the likes of Starc and Cummins to learn new skills - e.g., learning how to adapt to batsmen going after you in the hit and giggle game - which might prove useful at some stage in the longer form.
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    Johnson's a top bowler in ODIs and T20s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Johnson's a top bowler in ODIs and T20s.
    Fair enough then, he can do a Malinga. I just hope they're not stupid enought to pick him again in Tests.

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    MJ has 190 wickets at an average of 32.19. James Anderson, who showed a few times that he might not be up to it, averaged more than that when he had 190 wickets....

    Johnson's not about to get picked in the test team anytime soon, but you'd be insane to never ever consider him for test cricket. Yes he's shown he can self-destruct like few others, but few others can match him when he's on song. You don't start thinking about never picking him again until he loses it at domestic level. Australia A selection makes perfect sense, particularly given the other 5 seamers in the squad are all young guys anyway. He's a fair way away from playing another test match, he's miles back in the line. But "never again play for Australia in any form of international cricket" is insane, if only because he probably has a case for being an automatic selection for any tests played at the WACA.....

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    if Sami is getting a go then Johnson should fancy his chances as well

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    Indeed he more or less had to be picked for Australia A because half of his shield games next season will be at the WACA......

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