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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Nah, I just don't think he should get special treatment just because he has a high strike rate. He hasn't proved any more about his short/medium-term value in Tests than, say, Hughes had in 2009 or Clarke had in 2005. Long term, sure, he might be gun, but that doesn't mean we can't drop him if he needs dropping.

    He's a young, up-and-coming batsman who's shown promise but is still a bit inconsistent, that's all, and it's hardly rare.
    I disagree that he hasn't proved more than Hughes had in 2009. Hughes' success in 2009 was based around his centuries against SA, where he was basically fed a lot deliveries to his off-side strength. His weaknesses weren't exploited well enough. I'm not saying Warner doesn't have any weaknesses by any means, but his centuries have shown he is comparatively a much more complete player than Hughes was. And of course he shouldn't be immune to being dropped, but unless it's for a more alarming period of low scores, the fact he is a more finished product should give him more leeway....especially if the replacement has even less of a reason to be there.

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    was more worried about warner getting worked out by bringing it into him, he'll smash a big one in saussie in a 5th day 4th innings high scoring aussie win
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Anyway, predictions for next week? Draw the favourite for mine, our middle order absolutely loves Adelaide and I don't see why the Saffer middle order shouldn't be the same. Then again, if a team is going to inexplicably collapse for absolutely no reason at all, it's one of these two...
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    I think he'll do OK this summer - remember, SL are touring - but not really looking forward to the India tour from his perspective. I mean, as far as "glaring weaknesses" go...
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    I actually think the talk of dropping Warner for Quiney might just be a sneaky reminder from the selectors to Warner that he's not indispensable and needs to focus on his game. I don't think there's any real chance of Warner getting dropped at all, but his media comments of late definitely tend to suggest he might be getting a bit big for his boots as such, so a public comment from a selector about him being under pressure might just be designed as a bit of a wake-up call for him.
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    Is Jimmy Maher still knocking down the door in shield cricket? Reckon we should give him a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Is Jimmy Maher still knocking down the door in shield cricket? Reckon we should give him a go.
    Well he does make runs when he's making runs. Proven performer when he gets it right.

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    And if we take Glenn McGrath's career topping innings, he does average 61, better than anyone else in the domestic game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I actually think the talk of dropping Warner for Quiney might just be a sneaky reminder from the selectors to Warner that he's not indispensable and needs to focus on his game. I don't think there's any real chance of Warner getting dropped at all, but his media comments of late definitely tend to suggest he might be getting a bit big for his boots as such, so a public comment from a selector about him being under pressure might just be designed as a bit of a wake-up call for him.
    eh, I reckon it's all been over-hyped, if your going off articles like this one: South Africa in Australia 2012-13 : South Africa batsmen easily distracted - Warner | Cricket News | Australia v South Africa | ESPN Cricinfo Warner obviously likes to take a jab at the opposition, but as far as his own game goes he's always seemed very honest about what he needs to improve on etc. It's not like he has been going around saying how he has been unlucky or something...

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    Bit of a scare for us in the first match. We really need to learn how to finish off teams once we are on top. Wouldn't read too much into it though, bowling attack failed after a eons and the batting was satisfactory. Kudos to Clarke...man's complete class.

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    Seriously, Cummins is out for the summer? I know I'm very late to this, but that's two years in a row now. I feel we may already have to resign him to the basket of the what ifs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Not a bad effort after some of the predictions last summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Anyway, predictions for next week? Draw the favourite for mine, our middle order absolutely loves Adelaide and I don't see why the Saffer middle order shouldn't be the same. Then again, if a team is going to inexplicably collapse for absolutely no reason at all, it's one of these two...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Well he does make runs when he's making runs. Proven performer when he gets it right.


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