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    Fawad Ahmed

    Thoughts on this leg-spinner everyone?

    Looks the goods to me, gets a fair bit of spin, has good control, nice flight and his high arm gives him some extra bounce. He also has a well disguised googly and top-spinner.

    Should he get into the Australian side for the home ashes series? He'l be about 32, so if he holds his place he will keep Agar and Lyon out of the team for a while, but that gives them a chance for some FC experience.

    Thoughts?

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    The last leggie that was talk up went for oVer a hundred in his only match.I"m not saying Ahmed might suffer the same fate because he does seem to have more potential.Let's not get carried away.Lyon Should and will be Australia number 1 spinner for sometime.
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    Who's that then? I mean the last leggie.
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    give 21yo smith a break. bradmans figures for his first few tests were comparable.....

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    My one worry is that his leg spinner may not be threatening enough in itself.

    He certainly has all the tricks, and the consistency. Dragged a few down in his BBL debut, bit nervy, but he's gotten better each time I've seen him in state cricket.

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    Ah yeah, how the hell did I forget Bryce

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    Can't actually qualify for us till the Oval Test bar some nudging of the Department of Immigration, which may be Abbott-controlled by then.

    Would be quite good timing as it stands though, given the "Oval is a dust bowl" meme and it would set him up for a triumphant home debut series if he gets picked and bowls well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    Can't actually qualify for us till the Oval Test bar some nudging of the Department of Immigration, which may be Abbott-controlled by then.

    Would be quite good timing as it stands though, given the "Oval is a dust bowl" meme and it would set him up for a triumphant home debut series if he gets picked and bowls well.
    Hmmm, I was thinking he would be available for the Australian ashes series, he probably wouldn't be picked for England anyway. He'd need good performances in the early matches of the shield season anyway - not that he'l get much help from the pitches that time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    Can't actually qualify for us till the Oval Test bar some nudging of the Department of Immigration, which may be Abbott-controlled by then.

    Would be quite good timing as it stands though, given the "Oval is a dust bowl" meme and it would set him up for a triumphant home debut series if he gets picked and bowls well.
    You think Abbott will fast track the citizenship of a brown man from Pakistan?
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    **** headline. Was hoping for a controversy filled article detailing why Fawad Ahmed shouldn't be allowed to get fast tracked into becoming eligible for Australia.

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    Yeah I had a feeling the headline would mislead but cbf changing the title of the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You think Abbott will fast track the citizenship of a brown man from Pakistan?
    I implied that he wouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    My one worry is that his leg spinner may not be threatening enough in itself.
    Yeah, this for me too.

    He reminds me of Bandara a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You think Abbott will fast track the citizenship of a brown man from Pakistan?
    So Abbott's a racist if he treats someone equitably instead of favourably?

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