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    Imagine if we had Ponting in charge . . . That would be amazing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfighter View Post
    Langer's a dickhead.

    There, I've said it.
    He always has been. Comes across as a complete nuff
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    langer said siddle was in career best form and then called him an awesome australian and then called him an awesome australian again

    i want to die
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    Don't like to impose myself in other countries selection threads but this is bordering on self parody. When is someone going to come out and just say that Maxwell might as well give up his hopes of playing Tests? I feel like the selectors just feel like he doesn't have the "character" of an Aussie Test cricketer. Or he stole someone's lady.


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    Swear it's def for personal reasons yeah. Langer coming out and saying he hasn't gotten enough tons is so dumb considering he's got as many FC tons as Head in less games

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    are hazlewood and cummins injured or are the australian selectors trying to be cute?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    are hazlewood and cummins injured or are the australian selectors trying to be cute?
    Take a guess. It's the meme quartet for a reason.

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    I feel like if it was the Ashes they wouldn't be injured, they'd just "have niggles" but play close to their best anyway, but since it's the desert against Pakistan, yeah they def can't play cause they're "injured"

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    Eh, generally I think when they're injured they're injured. I wonder when Starc's gonna do his heel again.

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    i think one of my favourite things is how boards know that if they lose during the middle of the night no one will remember or care so they pick lolly scramble teams

    this is especially true for odi tours where i believe the caps are handed out in brown paper bags

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfighter View Post
    Eh, generally I think when they're injured they're injured. I wonder when Starc's gonna do his heel again.
    he'll bowl a bouncer that maybe reaches knee height, turn on his heel in disgust and say "ow"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    i think one of my favourite things is how boards know that if they lose during the middle of the night no one will remember or care so they pick lolly scramble teams

    this is especially true for odi tours where i believe the caps are handed out in brown paper bags
    defo true for Aus. I feel like more than half the domestic circuit has played ODIs at some stage over the last few years. Every team will have 6-7 former national players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    Swear it's def for personal reasons yeah. Langer coming out and saying he hasn't gotten enough tons is so dumb considering he's got as many FC tons as Head in less games
    Actually I think that a big part of the reason is that the selectors value the difference between red and white ball cricket a lot less than us fans do.

    Think back to last summer, Sean Marsh was picked in the Ashes team in large part due to his ODD form.

    Now Finch is picked in the test squad and there's rumours that he'll be opening. He's been good for the last couple of years in first class cricket so it's not too far out of the blue, but his ODI form is definitely a consideration.

    Head has largely been picked due to being good at ODI cricket.

    Paine was captain in England despite them having a better captain and keeper available and in the side.

    This winter, Maxwell had a poor ODI series and now they're saying he needs to make more hundreds.

    I think they absolutely are picking based on both forms of cricket and not being as rigid as we are about looking at first class cricket only.

    And Langer himself started in the middle order and then moved up to three and then to open so I doubt they even consider batting position as important of a factor as us armchair pundits make out.

    Sometimes the selectors do blunder into some good decisions. Paine was one of them. Marnus or Arun might turn out to be another one. But that doesn't mean the decision or the thought process that got there is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    langer said siddle was in career best form and then called him an awesome australian and then called him an awesome australian again

    i want to die
    Im starting to warm to this new coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Sometimes the selectors do blunder into some good decisions. Paine was one of them.
    ****ing whaT?

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