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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Not a hope in hell. The game wasn't a contest. Vettori wasn't going to make that much difference.
    Wasn't a contest? Bond and Mills had the measure of the top four Australian batsmen, as is cricket though they couldn't quite nip them out. Vettori would have been the perfect bowler to come on and work in partnership with Bond and Mills. One more wicket and it would have been a close 50/50 proposition before Flakey Franklin came on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakey View Post
    Wasn't a contest? Bond and Mills had the measure of the top four Australian batsmen, as is cricket though they couldn't quite nip them out. Vettori would have been the perfect bowler to come on and work in partnership with Bond and Mills. One more wicket and it would have been a close 50/50 proposition before Flakey Franklin came on.
    Do we get to add Clarke and Bracken, too?

    We had just as many quality ODI players out with injury as NZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot View Post
    Do we get to add Clarke and Bracken, too?

    We had just as many quality ODI players out with injury as NZ.


    Who would you drop for Brax?
    He's been poop lately and Clarke would have scored 6 off 50. The only injured player of use would have been Haddin.


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    Australia being hit with injury isn't quite the same as New Zealand, our first XI has some top class players. Our second XI? Not so much.
    Australia could comfortably field a second ODI XI that would probably beat most other nations. Reckon the only player you'd miss much is Ponting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot View Post
    Do we get to add Clarke and Bracken, too?

    We had just as many quality ODI players out with injury as NZ.
    Would of loved to have seen Bracken play instead of Siddle/Johnson/Lee, Bracken's poo like bad at the moment.

    Clarke, well he would of been the perfect player to come in with that slow start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakey View Post
    Wasn't a contest? Bond and Mills had the measure of the top four Australian batsmen, as is cricket though they couldn't quite nip them out. Vettori would have been the perfect bowler to come on and work in partnership with Bond and Mills. One more wicket and it would have been a close 50/50 proposition before Flakey Franklin came on.
    Yea and if England had a brain when they batted they might have nearly maybe won too.

    New Zealand were never close to having enough to bowl Australia out, which was what was needed to defend 200 or 200 plus the extra few runs Vettori *may* have managed.
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    Just watching my recording of the final again. Still an awesome innings by Watto, despite knowing how it's all going to end!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Tbf though, you'd expect a Durham 5th team to beat us, so I'll take your opinion with a bucket of salt.

    Vettori would have made a difference because Patel isn't very good at international level, but I wouldn't categorically state we would have won. I'm just amazed how far we got with so many injuries and the wierdest squad selection in a while.
    You guys are seriously overplaying the injuries to New Zealand.

    Prior to the final, the only big player missing was Ryder, who only went down after playing an awesome, crucial innings. Oram was playing like utter crap anyway, personally I don't think Franklin's any worse of a player on current form, although there seems to be an awful lot of Jimmy-hate lately. Tuffey's an unfortunate loss, but Butler bowled a decisive spell (some might even say a match-winning spell) in the semi anyway, so you can't overly complain.

    The only omission that really hurt the team prior to the final was Ryder, who you've recently had an excellent ODI run without. Quit the whining . It's really not that amazing that you got to the final.
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    Which top eight side are you supporting currently? Here, have Hopkins, Redmond and Broom in your middle order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Oram was playing like utter crap anyway, personally I don't think Franklin's any worse of a player on current form, although there seems to be an awful lot of Jimmy-hate lately.
    Oram's bowling is alot more useful than Franklin's in ODIs.
    He concedes little and builds pressure from his end.

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    Has anyone else considered a link between the poor form from Bracken in England and his injury?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Which top eight side are you supporting currently? Here, have Hopkins, Redmond and Broom in your middle order.
    Haha, Hopkins didn't even play, Broom was there before the injuries and Redmond was the replacement for the one player I pinpointed as a big loss. There's a difference between "it's amazing how we got so far given all the injuries" and, "it's amazing how we got so far given how dire our batsmen are"

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