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    What a sad indictment of Australian cricket that Peter Siddle has now been on more Ashes tours than Glen McGrath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    He's been on fire
    Frankly, he hasn't seemed anywhere near as threatening to me as he did in his previous aborted comeback in... was it last year? Was taking wickets for fun then.
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    What a sad indictment of Australian cricket that Peter Siddle has now been on more Ashes tours than Glen McGrath.
    I read this comment and suddenly felt depressed.

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    I still am in shock that Patterson isn't in the squad, on the back of a couple of innings.

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    It’s probably too much to hope that MMarsh isn’t considered to be an option for the top 6


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    They are gonna play MMarsh at 6 and the rationale is gonna be that it'll allow Pattinson to bowl short sharp bursts.

    It's sounds stupid, but I've got a feeling it's gonna work out, and this series will be the making of MMarsh. And that Patto will tear Hales a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    They are gonna play MMarsh at 6 and the rationale is gonna be that it'll allow Pattinson to bowl short sharp bursts.

    It's sounds stupid, but I've got a feeling it's gonna work out, and this series will be the making of MMarsh. And that Patto will tear Hales a new one.
    Think you mean Roy. Hales still off on the nose beers iirc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    and this series will be the making of MMarsh.
    I could swear I've heard this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodAreasShane View Post
    Think you mean Roy. Hales still off on the nose beers iirc
    yeh the ODI opener who had a tantrum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfighter View Post
    I could swear I've heard this before.
    I've always rated him more than others. Until now, I've always been wrong.

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    As much as I think the Marsh selection is hot garbage, I can kinda sorta understand the rationale behind it. The selectors have had a fetish for a seam bowling all rounder, if it wasn't him it would be Stoinis instead.

    Personally I don't think we have a single test class all rounder. Hopefully one of either Cam Green or Aaron Hardie could change that in a couple of years

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    I think its a good idea to look back at the XI we picked before the suspensions..

    Warner
    Bancroft
    Khawaja
    Smith
    Marsh
    Marsh
    Paine
    Cummins
    Starc
    Lyon
    Hazlewood

    So since then only the 36 year old Marsh has gone. I think the selectors view the non-Marshes in the side above as the incumbents.

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    It almost feels like they picked Siddle to make up for only getting selected for one Test in the 2015 Ashes (which the local media have moaned about ever since) and Marsh was selected to make up for not getting selected for the WC squad.

    I actually find the Siddle one especially remarkable. I get he's been picked as a 'specialist' for these conditions but it's been eons since he's been a viable force at Test level. He's taken 4 wickets once in a Test innings since 2013, which was that 2015 Oval Test which basically got him picked for this tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    What a sad indictment of Australian cricket that Peter Siddle has now been on more Ashes tours than Glen McGrath.
    Have the people who cited his experience in these conditions noted how Australia went on those previous Ashes tours he's been on? People act like he's Terry Alderman in English conditions when he has no better than a solid record there. And this in an era where pace bowling is one area Australia has a lot of depth and quality.

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    Yeah if Siddle's picked ahead of Starc/Hazlewood for Test 1 it'd be a poor move, and that's despite Hazlewood being off the boil.
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    This squad really makes me think that the selectors have no idea who they think the best six batsmen in the country are, so they pick the handful that they're certain of (Smith, Warner, Khawaja) and then go with The Man In Form x4.

    The problem is that, as Spikey as elucidated on more than one occasion, at some point The Man In Form is no longer in form. So by this logic, Burns and Patterson are no longer in form so therefore cannot possibly fill the The Man In Form slots even though they made tons in their last Test.
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