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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    He'll get it done. Could bowl underarm to India ATM.

    Swann comfortably out bowled by Panesar when it mattered. He's a myth.
    A myth with 212 test wickets under 30 and takes over 4 wickets a game. Impressive stats for an overrated bowler. Ajmal is better than him, only spinner who is clearly better though at present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apo View Post
    We will be thrashed there without a 2nd spinner.
    Depends what they do. They in a mess right now and might go worse before they get back on track so playing them now might be a good time. I thought we would get thrashed too.

    Be handy if you could keep 11 players on the park for a full game though.

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    i'm not really that fond of playing a 2nd spinner if we don't have a good option
    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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    I reckon the selectors will be looking at maxwell for India. He's been pushed into chairman sides and Australia A sides ahead of beer etc, I think holland would of been a certainty, but he's injured.

    Maxwell to bat 8 and his FC bowling figures are OK, obviously he'll get a bit of purchase in India.

    Probably rotate Starc/Pattinson before the Ashes, Siddle, Lyon, Watson and Maxwell on the real turners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    A myth with 212 test wickets under 30 and takes over 4 wickets a game. Impressive stats for an overrated bowler. Ajmal is better than him, only spinner who is clearly better though at present.
    Lol. And Panesar. Herath is better than Swann.

    My 91 year old grandmother is better than Swann. He's a cock. Wouldn't feed him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    I've got no problem with Lyon at all ftr. I reckon he's as good as an orthodox finger spinner can be. But it's the nature of the conditions Australia play their cricket in. Not that suited to finger spin bowling.

    Would defs always be in my overseas squads.
    Agree with this

    Reckon even Brad Hogg would be a better bet on most Oz grounds

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    well no

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Yeah I thought he had some serious talent a few years back, loved the drop he sometimes got on the ball. But **** me he can't land two balls in one spot.
    Loved the ball he bowled to get Pollard stumped in a T20 comp a few years back.

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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    I see Clarke is in the squad for the next test, guess the plan is to get through the last 2 tests and give him a rest for the one dayers if he is still having any discomfort to ensure he is fully fit for India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Thought he'd be the new Benaud a few years back. Only cricket thing I've ever been SERIOUSLY wrong about.
    Not necessarily. I cbf looking again but I remember comparing their FC records and ages at similar stages of their careers and was eerily similar. Like, within 5 runs for both bat and ball kind of eery.

    Benords was the archetypical late bloomer; was picked as a bat who could wheel a few overs of leg-spin when the conditions demanded it from all reports. Barely got any overs for the first 5 years of his Test career. His bowling gradually took over but he was very much a project player apparently.

    Still, Smith's leaving his run a bit late if he intends to develop his bowling to Test standard....
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    Is it just me or is that as softcock as Mitchell Johnson saying the crowd upset me in England?

    Surely when he returns to bowl legspin again the opposition will try and get in his head about how long you going to keep it up for this time or how long will the next break be. Better off saying nothing or saying he couldn't bowl legspin properly for a bit due to a wrist complaint or something.

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    it isn't

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    I agree Swann is overhyped by the English media, but Ajmal is really the only spinner clearly ahead of him.



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