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    i feel like maxwell was a sure thing to dismiss sachin, but moz? hmm
    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 Scaly piscine View Post
    Australia's squad seems to have a lot of players who you'd look at and say I don't want them in the team.
    I don't know that 4 is a lot...Cowan, Watson (as #4 batsman), Henriques, Lyon
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie tragic View Post
    I don't know that 4 is a lot...Cowan, Watson (as #4 batsman), Henriques, Lyon
    He said squad; not final eleven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    He said squad; not final eleven.
    Okay, so that adds Smith and Maxwell to make 6

    Feel sorry for Khawaja....on the fringe then Ponting and Hussey retire to free up 2 spots and he still can't get a game

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie tragic View Post
    Okay, so that adds Smith and Maxwell to make 6
    Doherty is in the squad, dude.

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    At least there's no Big Show, MJ or Doherty

    Quite like the team actually, but would like to see six specialist bats

    Usman didn't really grasp his chance though, and am not convinced he'd make a bigger overall contribution than Moz

    With Watson not bowling, it really shuts the door on a specialist batsman at six - with such a big emphasis on workload, we'll never again go in with just four bowlers
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    Hard to feel too sorry for Usman actually

    Averaged sub 40 in FC cricket this Summer, and hasn't jagged a half century in his two completed innings in India

    Agree with MWaugh that he needs to be more hungry for big scores, needs to rotate the strike better, and generally show more vitality, more chutzpah if you will

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    but he looks like ricky ponting on the pull! /casualfan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Doherty is in the squad, dude.
    and mj

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    I'm actually very happy with the team they chose, having expected Doherty or Maxwell to get an unwarranted gig.

    I always prefer to play 6 specialist batsmen but, in the circumstances, I believe Henriques was a shrewd choice. Playing 2 spinners would have been folly because that would have allowed the Indian batsmen to take no risks against either of them while comfortably scoring at 3.5 to 4rpo off both. This would alleviate any pressure built up by the pacemen.

    Now the Aussie pacemen, if they bowl as tightly they did in the warm up games, can strangle the Indian batsmen. This means their eyes will light up when Lyon or Clarke come on and they may go too hard at them and gift a wicket. Lyon has shown so far that he is far more succesful against batsmen who attack him.

    All this explain why Henriques will actually play a crucial role with the ball. We don't need to him get many wickets just to keep it really tight at one end ( In the two tour games he went at just 1.6rpo). If he can do that it will a) Allow the pacemen to attack in short 3-4 over bursts at top speed b) Create pressure which could see the batsmen hit out at Lyon and Clarke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Australia's squad seems to have a lot of players who you'd look at and say I don't want them in the team.
    Much like us in the 90's. The fact they have a few Mark Ealham's in and around the squad says it all. they guffawed at us for our constant reeling off of bits and pieces players who weren't good enough for international cricket yet now throw them out like confetti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Much like us in the 90's. The fact they have a few Mark Ealham's in and around the squad says it all. they guffawed at us for our constant reeling off of bits and pieces players who weren't good enough for international cricket yet now throw them out like confetti.
    As an Aussie fan I have to say that is very harsh. You are exagerrating your criticism. A Test bowling average of 28 to go with a batting average of 21 is very reasonable. So lay off Ealham
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