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    To be even fairer it was a caught on the boundary 9. With a little more oomph and luck it could've been an out next ball poking it to slips 15.

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    Law and Lehman for sure. Would have had them in a heartbeat over Martyn. Now he should have been outcast after Sydney 94.

    Not sure why Gillespie is on the list? Is there a feeling he was pushed out to early?

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    Gillespie was pretty much ****ed after the 2005 Ashes.

    God he was good in his prime though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Gillespie was pretty much ****ed after the 2005 Ashes.

    God he was good in his prime though.
    After? He turned absolutely horrid just before the 2005 Ashes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    After? He turned absolutely horrid just before the 2005 Ashes.
    Saw him play against NZ at the beginning of the 2004/5 series and he had definitely lost the nip in his bowling

    Reckon that he was completely stuffed from the 2004 tour to India and never recovered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    Law and Lehman for sure. Would have had them in a heartbeat over Martyn. Now he should have been outcast after Sydney 94.

    Not sure why Gillespie is on the list? Is there a feeling he was pushed out to early?
    Pretty sure I'm the only one to have mentioned Gillespie, and it was a joke. I listed him as "3. Jason Gillespie" because he hit a double ton at 3 in his last Test and then got dropped.
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    John Benaud probably wasn't very good, but getting dropped for the next test during a test is pretty stiff.

    worked though. dude went out and smashed a ton. and i just noticed chappell promoted him to first drop after the news broke
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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
    Pretty sure I'm the only one to have mentioned Gillespie, and it was a joke. I listed him as "3. Jason Gillespie" because he hit a double ton at 3 in his last Test and then got dropped.
    I missed the sarcasm.

    I have to think that guys like Law, Lehmann and Bevan would walk into the current test team. Oh for a hot tub time machine to at least grab Law and drop him into the team at 4.

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    Was Ian Meckiff shafted? Seems he was hung out to dry at least.

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    The conspiracy theorists would like to think so.

    One story is that he had been out of the test team for a while but was a surprise pick, not having much form in the leadup, for the game that was his last test. According to this version his selection was a setup to show that Australia was playing its part in stamping out chucking.

    He has said that he wishes he was playing these days. No one except Brumby would give him a second look.

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    Surely Dean Jones is the winner...he averaged 53 in his last 7 Test matches with 2 centuries and 3 fifties

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    it was dean jones though

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    Jones' poor record I'm India did he no favours tbf.

    To my knowledge never made a century there.

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    Jeff Moss?

    Nathan Hauritz may not have been a world-beater but he didn't deserve to be dropped after one bad tour of India, and nothing the replacements for him have done subsequently has changed that view.

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    Nathan Lyon.

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