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    Over 30.3: Faulkner to White, no run, OUT, pushes into the off side, takes off for a short single, Bailey pounces and underarms at the stumps, a direct hit with White well short


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    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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    **** you victoria sort your **** out ****s

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    Great work Neser and Harris.

    Now just need you two to take 9 wickets between you to leave WA stranded a few runs short of the outright when bad light is called.

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    Victoria on the other hand, you are useless ****s...


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    Quote Originally Posted by adub View Post
    **** batting has something to do with it, but Doherty's 2 @ 80, Lyon's 7 @ 71, Beer's 8 @ 46, Botha's 15 @ 39, Haurie's 13 @ 35, and Krejza's not enough @ too many to even get a ****ing game shows it takes more than rolling your arm over to call yourself a spinner (but not to get a baggy green as one). We do have one ready to go option and some real prospects.

    O'Keefe has had a very solid season (no surprises there) and should be the spinner for us in the Ashes (09/10). Been overlooked for ****s (and Lyon who isn't a **** but hadn't earned his spot) now for 3 years. All the parrots in the pet shop were saying in 09 that his low average would blow out and he doesn't turn it. Well he mightn't turn it, but he keeps taking poles and that average is still stuck in the mid 20s whilst his name is constantly overlooked. Obviously more than bowling ability keeping him out of the side and it has to stop, we don't have that luxury. I'm not saying he'd be winning tests for us every second game, but for the integrity what the baggy green is supposed to be about we have to stop handing them out to numpties and ****s and let everyone know that performing in the Shield means more than 'he bowled good in the one dayers/BBL/anyotherwhiteballhitandgiggle' when handing out test spots.

    Of all the finger spinners who have taken more than one test wicket for Australia (32 players) SOK has a better f/c average than all but 7 of them and the last of those (Mallett) retired in 81. He has a better f/c s/r than all but 6/7 (can't find Yardley's s/r) again with Mallett the most recent better, and he again has a better econ rate that all bar 12/13 (again missing stat for Yardley) with Murray Bennett the most recent better. His w/m ratio is 10th best (just ahead of Lyon) with May the most recent better (ie almost 20 years ago). Finger spin is tough in Australia and we'd all prefer a great wristy but at the moment O'Keefe is the only serious option we have apart from Lyon and really he should always have been in front of Lyon any way. Add in his handy batting and it stinks that he is overlooked when frauds like Krezja, Beer and Doherty have test caps.

    Agar looks like an immense prospect in his few games and could be demanding a spot in a couple of seasons, but not yet. Thank **** that for all the stupid things the selectors do, keeping him in India (or worse playing him in a test) wasn't one of them. Let him get himself sorted out at Shield level first before putting the 'next Warnie' tag on him. Keeping him at WA has the added bonus of keeping Beer in grade where he belongs.

    Ahmed looks like the best wristy we've had in the Shield since Magilla. Only seen a bit on the stream, but looks tidy and has taken a bag of wickets. Could be a big shot of getting a game in the home Ashes tests.

    Zampa - see Agar. Immense prospect but needs some nurturing. Green wickets have meant he hasn't seen as much time in the Shield as he'll need to progress. O'Keefe obviously deserves to play so we need to work a way of getting him in even though NSW has great seam depth too. A conundrum.

    Maxwell - I don't think he should have played a test so early, but I don't get the hate either. Very handy s/r and good numbers for a guy who is really a 5th bowling option. Needs to get a bit more consistency with the bat, but 1 ton and 8 50s in 26 first class innings indicates potential to be a handy no.6 and 5th bowler.
    your damn right i could go a wristy right now

    btw a mate of mine uploaded a photo on instagram of himself with jackson bird and SOK out somewhere last night, the main point of the photo, SOK hammering down a winfield blue, possible reason as to why he keeps getting overlooked

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    **** you Victardia.
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    If he was smoking Alpines well that would deserve being dropped...

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    Good post adub (the long one) agree with it all really although I've just included Agar in my likely Ashes touring party, but as I wrote I'd play SOK in the Giles type role.

    Is NSW a chance of hosting the Shield?

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    if both the games end in draws.

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    Go QLD or draw!

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    looking bad for the good guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Go QLD or draw!
    Vics looking to deny and WA in early trouble. Fun day.

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    but really edit or no edit has gulbis always been a bowler? i know he's bowled heaps since moving to tassie but i remember him playing for victoria as a middle order batsman

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    Huss and the tail or bust for WA now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adub View Post
    Huss and the tail or bust for WA now.
    worked the last two games



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