but rogers can play the short ball
but rogers can play the short ball
Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?
With the English bid I said: Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote. They then became sad and left
And the moving ball. And has also scored FC runs in the last year.
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Also, I'm pretty sure Katich is retiring from cricket full stop after the BBL.
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also sick of ****s saying hughes needs to go back and score runs in shield cricket, of course hes going to score runs in shield cricket the ****s been doing it for years and will continue to do so
At the same time even North was given a decent chance to prove himself even though he averages only 40 in at first class level and exhibited absolutely no confidence or technique when he played. Yes, you can't just pick players based on numbers but if these numbers mean absolutely zero then why even keep scores, just let them go out there and swing the bat and if they look good enter them into the random number generator and do a lottery pick. We had one of the best first class systems in the world arguably and that served us so well through the 90s and early 00s and could produced 2 or 3 World XIs and squandered all of that talent, work, time and investment with the wrong guy picking players. A bunch of "part time selectors" getting paid 40 grand a year to pick players worth ten times more than that. Ridiculous
If the Australian selectors were actually competent they could have remained number 1 in the world for the past 6-7 years with a batting lineup containing:
Ponting, Clarke, Hodge, Katich, Hussey, Hussey, Watson (batting lower down), Jaques (who was cut short by injury), Hughes (who still has a lot of potential for the future although needs to work on his play against spin), Rogers
Instead they cocked it up trying to find the next superstar picking players based "feeling". These are players with proven records who all would have played 100 tests if they played for other countries. The saddest part of all of this is that this is not even 20/20 hindsight, this was all known about 4-5 years ago when they could have changed things and righted wrongs, but they kept banging their head against a brick wall with dumb selections and picking players based solely on age.
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I agree completely inbox. What are your opinions on Brad Hodge?
inbox24 logic: David Hussey got dropped from the state team two months ago but apparently smashing around county attacks years back is more important.
Doolan, Hughes, North. Those are the three contenders for the #6 spot for mine. The top five remains the same.
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Kallis is a big gap. I was in support of replacing him with a batsman. but having a bowler is more important if we want to keep Robbie P. Duminy does a good job of covering that fifth bowler role, but by how his batting has been going we might as well replace him with a fifth bowler, preferably a left arm seamer, maybe even parnell?
The Proteas is going to have an interesting XI selected with the guarantee that a lot of people wont be happy with whatever they go for.
1&2 Smith and Alviro likely to open. Alviro did a good enough job vs india to know his place is safe.
4 Faf, but I think the long term idea couple of years ago was to have Elgar here, but Faf in the form of his life
6 philander at this stage for me is a better batting prospect at 6 then JP
9 would like Abott but they will go for kleinveldt.
Either way if we get out cheaply. The hindsight couches will say we are a batsman short. If we can't take twenty wickets, then we will apparently be a bowler short.
Top six absolutely have to perform, looking at you JP!
How I wish CSA wasnt such knobs to Johan Botha.
My team has six bowlers in it though and that is very rare in test cricket these days, so I think Id rather go with
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