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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumbinfront View Post
    Clarke plays spin bowling with alacrity. Arguably the best player of spin bowling to have come from the country. The comparisons with Lara on other sites are ridiculous though. Clarke's play against spin is not even half as good as Lara's with all due rest to the Oz skipper. It's all well and good to dominate Jadeja, Herath and Garbajhan; another entirely to make Warne and Murali look like club bowlers.
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    In all honesty could this possibly be the weakest Australian Test team on paper selected since the 80's? I mean other than Clarke how many would make it into previous Australian teams of the past 20 or so years?

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    Presumably just when everyone has gone to bed, Jono will pop on and give his boring as bat **** "I was there" review of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Presumably just when everyone has gone to bed, Jono will pop on and give his boring as bat **** "I was there" review of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumbinfront View Post
    Clarke plays spin bowling with alacrity. Arguably the best player of spin bowling to have come from the country. The comparisons with Lara on other sites are ridiculous though. Clarke's play against spin is not even half as good as Lara's with all due rest to the Oz skipper. It's all well and good to dominate Jadeja, Herath and Garbajhan; another entirely to make Warne and Murali look like club bowlers.
    He's played Murali, Kumble and a younger (and better) Harbhajan perfectly well in the past though.
    You're cracking jokes if you think Lara was twice the player of spin that Clarke is.

    Not sure if he's played Chuckjal yet in a test series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    He's played Murali, Kumble and a younger (and better) Harbhajan perfectly well in the past though.
    You're cracking jokes if you think Lara was twice the player of spin that Clarke is.

    Not sure if he's played Chuckjal yet in a test series.
    I think he has. Not in Asia though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    He's played Murali, Kumble and a younger (and better) Harbhajan perfectly well in the past though.
    You're cracking jokes if you think Lara was twice the player of spin that Clarke is.

    Not sure if he's played Chuckjal yet in a test series.
    He may have played Murali mate, but what did he do against him? Lara in 2001 shredded Murali to bits on Murali's home turf. Kumble was hardly what you'd call a spinner in the strictest sense of the word, more a medium pacer who could tweak it a bit. Hardly a big turner of the ball. In any case Kumble was well past his zenith when Clarke played him. Garbhajan has always sucked aside from 2001 so doesn't count in my eyes. Lara dominated Warne and Murali. I am sorry but Jadeja, Garbhajan and Chuckjal don't compare.

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    One test at Melbourne IIRC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Plumbinfront View Post
    He may have played Murali mate, but what did he do against him? Lara in 2001 shredded Murali to bits on Murali's home turf. Kumble was hardly what you'd call a spinner in the strictest sense of the word, more a medium pacer who could tweak it a bit. Hardly a big turner of the ball. In any case Kumble was well past his zenith when Clarke played him. Garbhajan has always sucked aside from 2001 so doesn't count in my eyes. Lara dominated Warne and Murali. I am sorry but Jadeja, Garbhajan and Chuckjal don't compare.
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    Nah look I think it's fair to mark Clarke down for being faultless. Perfectly fair.
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    Even Jayawardene and Tendulkar are better players of spin than Clarke, and Lara against spin comfortably outclasses them. Two times Clarke is fair imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    One test at Melbourne IIRC.



    Averaged about 200 against SL while Murali was still playing.
    how does that show what he did against Murali?

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    Well that was a devastating last session for Australia wasn't it? i did express my concerns earlier in the piece but people tried to mock me!! , i just tell it as it is, that top order aren't good enough to represent Australia imo, and after making a brave declaration the fact that Clark wasn't confident enough to give his spinner at least an over on that turning track speaks volumes really.

    Tomorrow they'll have to come out swinging big time, a quick three wicket burst might change things but if India get to lunch only two down then i think they'll be on course for at least a 150 run lead, and on that track that's gonna be tough to get by imo, it's not looking good for the Aussies.
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