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    I don't mind us going in with this lineup. I think that it's the strongest test lineup we have at the moment. I'd like MJ to develop into a genuine batting option as well and it will be interesting to see how he goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    I don't mind us going in with this lineup. I think that it's the strongest test lineup we have at the moment. I'd like MJ to develop into a genuine batting option as well and it will be interesting to see how he goes.
    I would love to see MJ find some consistancy with both bat and ball. On any given day he can score a match-changing hundred, but tends to get an unnatural amount of first ball ducks too. Not sure if I can ever see him filling the Watson role as a genuine all-rounder or even batting at 7 with Wade at 6 (simply not enough batting to effectively combat a top opposition) but if he can consistently bowl well, having him at 8 with some combination of Starc/Patto/Siddle to following is a dream, depth-wise.

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    So batting is our weakness, and yet we weaken that aspect of our lineup?

    Wade joins Cowan and Hughes as players who bat in our top six, with averages in the 30s

    If they wanted to play the full battalion of quicks, then we should have gone for Maxwell over Lyon
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    The series is over against a **** side, this line-up isn't the best to win in Sydney, it's an Ashes audition. Wade batting at 6 is in case they need to go with 5 bowlers over there.
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    If it were an Ashes audition you'd think they'd audition the cause of the problem, aka batsmen.

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    Khawaja's only in line for Clarke's spot as a back-up, they've made that fairly clear. Not to mention he's been ordinary in CC so I wonder how close he is to missing out on the tour entirely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    The series is over against a **** side, this line-up isn't the best to win in Sydney, it's an Ashes audition. Wade batting at 6 is in case they need to go with 5 bowlers over there.
    As auditions go, we're more likely to need seven specialist batsmen over there, than five specialist bowlers

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    Kinda like this. I think Clarke'll find being at 4 isn't all that bad. For some reason I don't like Maxwell in the test side, but seeing MJ up there brings out the frownyface.

    If he does rock his way into an Ashes spot he better smash hands and take scalps otherwise shame on us.

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    Can someone find a worse Aussie top 7 since the 1989 Ashes?

    Warner - 44.68
    Cowan - 34.10
    Hughes - 34.82
    Clarke - 52.74
    Hussey - 51.52
    Wade - 36.27
    Johnson - 22.77

    = 276.90

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    Marsh - 35.53 (34.77)
    Taylor - 16.75 (64.71)
    Boon - 38.87 (40.74)
    Border - 52.55 (53.37)
    Jones - 45.47 (50.28)
    S.Waugh - 30.52 (40.14)
    Healy - 17.66 (17.50)

    = 237.35 (301.51)

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    Haha, looks like going with 5 batsmen and 5 bowlers isn't a bad decision after all.
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