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    Haha was just about to say the little Sri Lankans are due a wicket. So unlucky there for them there.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I've never really rated him at all but is under-rated about him is how he's performed so far in the ODI side. Say what you like about whether he should've been picked in the first place but he's been very good since it happened. The talk of him being a "specialist captain" annoys me; Australian cricket is an absolutely no shape to be leaving out a batsman who has performed so decently in his role so far.
    Yeah the specialist captain talk bugs me too - in my mind, he's in our best ODI and T20 XI, and outside of Clarke is far and away the best leader we have so make perfect sense to me that he is skipper when Clarke is out.

    Reckon public perception of him is hampered by the fact that start of his ODI career has been away from home rather than in Oz, if he's started in oz with his numbers there would be little to no talk about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I've never really rated him at all but is under-rated about him is how he's performed so far in the ODI side. Say what you like about whether he should've been picked in the first place but he's been very good since it happened. The talk of him being a "specialist captain" annoys me; Australian cricket is an absolutely no shape to be leaving out a batsman who has performed so decently in his role so far.
    He's the most accomplished batsman in our lineup and has performed pretty well in ODIs so far.

    The "specialist captain" fits in with the "bad batting lineup" narrative well though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    G Bailey - has to be one of the most underrated going around. Has a great calming presense at the wicket and a steady head on his shoulders. Would have no qualms about him batting 6 in the Test side.
    Agreed , the names that have been tossed such as Maxwell, Dussey.Selectors can do a lot worse than select Bailey in the test side.I"d have Khawaja marginally ahead but Bailey definitely should be strongly considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philhughesisbes View Post
    Agreed , the names that have been tossed such as Maxwell, Dussey.Selectors can do a lot worse than select Bailey in the test side.I"d have Khawaja marginally ahead but Bailey definitely should be strongly considered.
    At least Bailey can score all around the wicket. Some of the other names that have been tossed up seem incapable of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philhughesisbes View Post
    Agreed , the names that have been tossed such as Maxwell, Dussey.Selectors can do a lot worse than select Bailey in the test side.I"d have Khawaja marginally ahead but Bailey definitely should be strongly considered.
    Would much prefer Bailey to Khawaja. Khawaja more asthetically pleasing but mentally a basketcase - Bailey's cool head and knowledge of his own game as important as the runs he makes. Not just about picking the next best bat - its about finding the batsman who will best fill the void we lose from Hussey/Ponting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Would much prefer Bailey to Khawaja. Khawaja more asthetically pleasing but mentally a basketcase - Bailey's cool head and knowledge of his own game as important as the runs he makes. Not just about picking the next best bat - its about finding the batsman who will be fill the void we lose from Hussey/Ponting.
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    it's bailey, maybe doolan, and then i start thinking about both of wade nad haddin

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    I'd definitely take Bailey over Khawaja if the role available is at 6, which it is. Not really too keen on either of them but the cupboard is bare.
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