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Discussion around the 2nd Test at the Adelaide Oval
If Cullen were to play it would be a joke. Can't remember the last time he took a wicket before his 25th over.age_master said:Macgill broke his nose at NSW training yesterday, will be interesting to see if he recovers in time for this test. If he doesnt i doubt Australia would play 2 spinners - though it is Cullenes home ground.
Agreed. Panesar has to be in the side somewhere.JASON said:Hope Monty gets picked as the second spinner in place of James Anderson .
Given Clarke's relative success, especially when compared to Martyn, could we see him dropped and Clarke (or even Watson) promoted to four? I doubt it personally, but it's hard to drop someone who hit a 50 in his comeback match.Matt79 said:My team for Adelaide, recognising there's still at least one more day's play in Brisbane would be:
I'd bring Watson right back, and Clarke would have to go, although the selectors should let him know that's he's the number 1 reserve for the rest of the summer. I wouldn't play MacGill if it means dropping S. Clark.
When was Martyn ever averaging that or doing anything of the sort?Matt79 said:The getting one test, scoring a fifty and being dropped again is a pattern for the Aussie team however. Martyn himself was averaging 80 odd at one stage because he'd only get one test a series, hit an unbeaten half century, not bat in the second innings and then make way for whichever Waugh brother had been out.