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    How does this sort of thing happen

    this really sucks for mine

    Brad Haddin, the wicketkeeper-batsman, has been appointed as the New South Wales captain and will stand in for Simon Katich, when he is on international duty. Katich's selection in the Australian squad for the Indian tour in October meant that Haddin got his chance.

    While terming it as a "great honour", Haddin said that this was an exciting time to be made captain. "My role is to see that the guys keep improving. "I want to continue the good work that Simon and Steve Waugh have put into this team over the years."

    Haddin recently played in the Videocon Cup in Holland and has been part of the NSW side since 1999. In 48 first-class matches, he averages 32.46, with two hundreds and 16 half-centuries.
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    Well who else would captain?

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    I would've thought that being the 2nd best side in the world and able to beat most international teams, then it doesn't matter who captains them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    I would've thought that being the 2nd best side in the world and able to beat most international teams, then it doesn't matter who captains them.
    First of all, that is a view held by some very narrow-minded New South Welshman. Secondly, Haddin should be struggling to get in the side, not made captain. I'd have Jaques as captain before Haddin.
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    How about Stuie MacGill? Doesnt look like he'll have any international duty problems this summer... (gee, what a shame)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    I would've thought that being the 2nd best side in the world and able to beat most international teams, then it doesn't matter who captains them.

    that was at full strength and included alot of internationals and players that are retired and 1 has even left for tassie.

    as for my choice.... probably Jaques, maybe nicholson

    for the home tests Clarke will be around i imagine

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    Clarke won't hack it as captain yet.

    Nicholson seems the best candidate, and up until yesterday was the favorite for the job from what I've heard.

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    i think jacques... new south wales seem to have a lot of problems at the mo.
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    Jaques only just broke into the side last season and so wouldn't know his team/players/club well enough. Haddin may not be the best selection, but he's a better option than Jaques. He has good experience, knows his team and must have some sort of cricketing brain if the selectors are willing to put so much faith in him.
    I thought Nicholson was in with a great chance, but it seems as though the selectors have gone with the old "bowlers can't captain" theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    I would've thought that being the 2nd best side in the world and able to beat most international teams, then it doesn't matter who captains them.
    haha, we're not even the second best side in the country. A while back though if we could have had Slater, Taylor, M.Waugh, S.Waugh, McGrath etc playing in the same team we would have be quite good - not second best in the world, but quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    First of all, that is a view held by some very narrow-minded New South Welshman. Secondly, Haddin should be struggling to get in the side, not made captain. I'd have Jaques as captain before Haddin.
    haha, ahhhhhhhh, queenslander....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
    haha, ahhhhhhhh, queenslander....
    Hehe, couldn't've put it better myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    I would've thought that being the 2nd best side in the world and able to beat most international teams, then it doesn't matter who captains them.
    then who was the best side???
    since australia would have lost the best it have to NSW
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    this really sucks for mine
    I take it you're not a Haddin fan, then?

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