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Thread: Shane Watson vs Andrew Symonds (ODIs)

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    Bowling is just a handy bonus and he's arguably the best there's ever been

    You sure rate his bowling heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    Bowling is just a handy bonus and he's arguably the best there's ever been

    You sure rate his bowling heh
    you know what I meant!

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    I never thought too much of Symonds the bowler tbh, the offies a bit better than the meds but realistically a fit Watson was a vastly superior bowler.

    Batting wise though I was always a big fan though
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    I feel like Symonds was a more talented batsman, though his technique didn't hold up at Test level. Watson had days where he could be incredibly destructive, but teams could block his scoring areas and make him struggle to rotate the strike. India tied him down really well in the 2011 QF, you couldn't do that to Symonds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    I feel like Symonds was a more talented batsman, though his technique didn't hold up at Test level. Watson had days where he could be incredibly destructive, but teams could block his scoring areas and make him struggle to rotate the strike. India tied him down really well in the 2011 QF, you couldn't do that to Symonds.
    this is false

    never got a chance to see him on an English greentop but he never seemed to have too much trouble adapting to Test cricket during his short period established in the side

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    this is false

    never got a chance to see him on an English greentop but he never seemed to have too much trouble adapting to Test cricket during his short period established in the side
    Did they drop him after 2008 or was there some other reason he never got picked again?

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    Symonds was a good batsman, could play some very nice orthodox cricket shots when he wanted to. Nothing better than seeing the Indians with six back on the fence in a test also lol

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    Ah yeah, the famous 162/4
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Ah yeah, the famous 162/4
    what were the 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Did they drop him after 2008 or was there some other reason he never got picked again?
    Wasn't really dropped because of form. Mostly behavioural issues IIRC. Like he refused to show up for compulsory trainings. He sort of just faded away, it was a bit sad.

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    what were the 4?
    haha he reckons he should have been out 4 times during the innings

    also monkey-gate series, and pretty sure the same one where the Indians threatened to go home unless the match referee was fired because he caught Sachin ball-tampering. Good times.
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    Looking forward to adam voges being put in all time sides by one eyed australians in 15 years time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Looking forward to adam voges being put in all time sides by one eyed australians in 15 years time
    Have you taken over from zinzan as the resident little kiwi triggered by anything Aussie? You've been hitting it pretty hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    Wasn't really dropped because of form. Mostly behavioural issues IIRC. Like he refused to show up for compulsory trainings. He sort of just faded away, it was a bit sad.



    haha he reckons he should have been out 4 times during the innings

    also monkey-gate series, and pretty sure the same one where the Indians threatened to go home unless the match referee was fired because he caught Sachin ball-tampering. Good times.
    Steyn exposed him pretty brutally in that last series, didn't he? Though it was Steyn, in his defense..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Steyn exposed him pretty brutally in that last series, didn't he? Though it was Steyn, in his defense..
    I don't remember at all. That was his last series but just checking the scorecards (not a great measure I know) Steyn only got him out once in the 4 innings, and 2 of his dismissals were getting himself out to the spinner. He made 57, 37, 27 and 0 for the series, and he was coming off a strong series in WI and before that was monkeygate series. Definitely wouldn't have been dropped for form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    Have you taken over from zinzan as the resident little kiwi triggered by anything Aussie? You've been hitting it pretty hard
    Eh? Im the only one with perspective in this thread. If you're hoping to reframe eye rolling as being the local campus blue haired sjw screaming at the top of her lungs then you do you.
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