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    AA for Middlesex

    AA has signed up for Middlesex for a month.

    There is also an interesting interview with AA which can be read at
    http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_data...14JUL2004.html

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    Ajit Agarkar and Glenn McGrath. Middlesex.

    Agarkar's bowling style can be most effective when a bowler like McGrath is bowling at the other end. I think it'll bring out the best in him.

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    Agreed entirely Sudeep, some good points there. The County stint should make Agarkar a much better cricketer. Also his batting should be a thing to watch as well.
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    Can he maintain his fine batting record at Lords?

    Forza AA!
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    The middlesex players must be overawed at playing alongside 2 all-time greats of the game
    Maybe AA can give McGrath a few batting lessons

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    thats actually a supremely cool opening pair!!
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    Yeah Glenn McGrath and Ajit Agarkar to open the bowling.

    Now there's a sight you dont see everyday.

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    I think Chad Keegan might just have something to say about that.
    Can't see Agarkar having the new-ball ahead of Keegan somehow.
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    Agarkar has been a brilliant 3rd ball bowler for India in the ODI's anyway, so it won't upset him one bit if Keegan and McGrath open the bowling.

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    That's what I meant - IMO it would be much better for Agarkar - and hence for the team - if he bowled first-change.
    Still should help him take wickets if he's bowling with McGrath at the other end, without doubt.
    He'll just have to hope he gets to bowl quite a bit with him. Neither are there for all that long IIRR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Still should help him take wickets if he's bowling with McGrath at the other end, without doubt.

    Why McGrath specifically?

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    When is AA's first match?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Why McGrath specifically?
    In the First-Class game because McGrath's a very good bowler on seaming wickets and if McGrath's getting wickets (and he's more likely to get wickets than anyone else at Middlesex) Agarkar is far more likely to get some.
    In the one-day game because batsmen are more likely to treat McGrath with the respect he deserves, let him be economical and try to score off Agarkar. Hopefully this won't mean Agarkar is very expensive but certainly if he bowls well it will mean he'll get lots of wickets.

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    But why is he?

    If that were the case, how do bowlers ever take 7 or more in an innings, seeing as the other end bowlers are likely to get wickets if one end is?

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    Because they're likely, not certain, to.
    That's why 7-fors are a rare and exceptional feat. Anyone who takes 7 wickets in an innings has done very, very well.

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