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    Whatever happened to Copeland?

    Is it just that he was blown away by pace?

    When he toured SL recently I thought he had a good future ahead of him. Yes he lacks pace, but for a medium pacer to perform like he did on SC tracks, you got to have some serious talent. But he seems now to be completely out of the radar.
    I'll show how it's done....

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    I think the unconventional aspects of his success made it harder to trust him. And then when you had other guys firing people didn't see the need to find out. Hope he gets another shot in the future.
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    Had a poor shield season. Would have thought he'd do some county stuff but he's not so he's probably off the radar for awhile.
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    Was wondering the same thing just recently. He didn't perform badly at all, but I can't help but feel that the selectors were concerned by his lack of pace (which is completely ridiculous).
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    Of course, his dropping in SA was stupid, as shown by MJ and Siddle having no ****ing idea what to do on the same pitch we were 9/21 on
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    Should have retained his spot in South Africa, but then had a horrid time of it in the Shield.

    Didn't help that his MO is to bowl long spells and work away at batsmen. With the NSW selectors intent on picking 8 bowlers last year, it meant he wouldn't get spells nearly as long as he needs to work batsmen out.
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    Yeah his dropping was harsh but he's since gone back to Shield cricket and not been able to buy a wicket while his replacements have all performed. A fair way down the pecking order now and rightly so, regardless of how harsh his dropping was.
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    His dropping after Sri Lanka did appear harsh, however I'd like to think the selectors seen something in his Sheffield Shield performance prior to South Africa, and his limited impact in the practice match.

    Scott Coyte managed 3 less wickets than Copeland despite bowling under 1,000 less deliveries. Copeland was just that poor last season.

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    was expecting a dead im afraid tbh
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    or scott coyte was just that great

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    He's rubbish. If Watson is fit to bowl he becomes totally redundant - on merit as a strike bowler by comparison to the others available no better than a guy to hold an end up whilst the mainline seamers take a breather. Australia have Hussey and Clarke who can do that whilst being probably more likely to take a wicket even if Watson cannot bowl. And if Watson is fit to bowl I can't see 'em ever needing to toss the ball to Copeland, who hardly moves the ball and never looks like taking a wicket.
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    I've heard a couple of rumours about his dropping. It was absolutely justified on form etc that he was left out, and probably won't play Test cricket again. However the whisper I hear is that he hardly endeared himself to some of the senior guys - he's a pretty headstrong sort of a fella and that can sometimes harm you in a squad situation.

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    Turns out articles about his sister gets linked on his cricinfo page. seems fitting

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