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    Strange selection policy

    Siddle (and Hilf to a lesser extent) to not play

    Imagine in the 70s if we were going in to a series deciding test at the WACA and Chappeli came out and said "yeh, we're gonna leave Lillee and Thommo out, in case they're a bit tired from the bowling they did 5 days ago".

    ****ing absurd.

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    Let's be honest. Siddle is no Dennis Lillee. He's barely a Brad Williams.

    A Siddle below his peak performance is probably a Mick Lewis.

    Besides, the risk of injury is greatest when there is fatigue. If Pattinson wasn't injured I would've dropped Siddle for Starc for Perth anyway itbt.
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    I'd have dropped Starc for Hilf. That's all I'd have done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I'd have dropped Starc for Hilf. That's all I'd have done.
    Starc dropped before he got a game. Bit harsh.
    Last edited by benchmark00; 29-11-2012 at 06:55 PM.


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    monks just ****ty it wasnt punter got the chop for hasto
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    monks just ****ty it wasnt punter got the chop for hasto
    Blame the Phenergen for me dropping Starc before he played. Still reckon we should replace Punter with an AR.

    Or Dussey.

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    How does the gap between the Tests compare to usual? 3 days feels shorter than in previous years, IIRC.

    Not to mention that they were the only 2 quicks bowling for a day and a half. If Patto was fit the strain would have been less, and Siddle might have played.

    Hilfy could GAGF though.

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    if theyd rested patto and played starc it would be sids pato starc today

    not complaining at 6/100 though

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    Reminds me of the 82-83 season when Australia lost Lillee and Alderman who were trying hard but not taking a lot of wickets. They were replaced by Hogg and Thomson and Australia quickly came out on top.
    You know it makes sense.

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    Looking a better shout now tho, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Looking a better shout now tho, eh?
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