View Poll Results: In which format(s), if any, should Michael Clarke be playing for Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooextracool
    the australian selectors got it wrong its as simple as that....if you ask me bevan should have been moved around according to the situation, usually i would have him batting up the order when they batted first and have him batting down the order when they were chasing....
    Personally I'd have had him at four when chasing and six when batting first.

    EDIT: Actually, I still would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
    Of course he was, and that's why Australia kept him at 6 for years, because having him come in at 3 and blaze 145 off 120 balls wouldn't have been to anyone's benefit.
    Why on Earth not?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Personally I'd have had him at four when chasing and six when batting first.

    EDIT: Actually, I still would.
    if you think so...... i personally think that at 6 batting first he would only get to bat in the slog overs, when you would in fact want him to bat in the middle overs, thats where he is at his best. chasing of course is a different story, you want to get him in as late as possible so that he can guide the team to victory.
    regardless the man is a legend, he could bat anywhere and still get the job done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tooextracool
    if you think so...... i personally think that at 6 batting first he would only get to bat in the slog overs
    he amkes a good point, should have battted at 10 when batting first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
    Of course he was, and that's why Australia kept him at 6 for years, because having him come in at 3 and blaze 145 off 120 balls wouldn't have been to anyone's benefit.
    hahah sorry but i think most would take 145 off 120 balls Every time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    he amkes a good point, should have battted at 10 when batting first.
    Which with that line-up means he wouldn't get a bat.

    As one of the best of all time, I think he deserves a hit occasionally!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Which with that line-up means he wouldn't get a bat.

    As one of the best of all time, I think he deserves a hit occasionally!
    He might get quite a bit of practice next summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Why on Earth not?!?!?!
    That was sarcasm Richard and friends.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Which with that line-up means he wouldn't get a bat.

    As one of the best of all time, I think he deserves a hit occasionally!
    Australia dont always bat first

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    i definately think bevan should be playing ODIs and probably batting at four.
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    If he was playing, not at 4 but at 6 or so, run chase master. He was given a go at 4 and it was found that he was much better down the order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waughney
    If he was playing, not at 4 but at 6 or so, run chase master. He was given a go at 4 and it was found that he was much better down the order.
    Ummm.... No.

    He averages 59.61 at Number Four (including his best ever 108*) and 56.72 at Number Six helped by 52 not-outs from 105 matches in this position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden
    Ummm.... No.

    He averages 59.61 at Number Four (including his best ever 108*) and 56.72 at Number Six helped by 52 not-outs from 105 matches in this position.
    Cricket is a team sport, and his job was to chase/organise run chases, which he did best down the order. Also his run rate was slowish when batting at no.4.

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    Bevan has proven exemplary at pacing a run-chase, coming in whenever you like.
    Personally I'd have him coming in as early as possible, given that no-one has proven as adept.
    Maybe he might bat a bit slowly at four when batting first, and that's why I'd have him lower down.
    But chasing, he's proved he's capable of scoring at whatever pace the situation demands. With less risk than most need to employ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waughney
    Cricket is a team sport, and his job was to chase/organise run chases
    if that were the case though, then you wouldnt be having bevan in the side when the team batted first....
    which is why i said, since he hasnt exactly set the world alight with his ability to smash the ball out of the park, maybe it would be better to get him in at 4 when they bat first, so that he could bat in the middle overs?

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