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***Official*** Australia vs Pakistan in UAE

martin88

Banned
Aus squad announced.

Someone sticky this bitch up.
I can understand the omission of Ponting and Johnson, and both indeed deserve a break.

But M Hussey? He has hardly done anything to "deserve" a rest in the last few months, right? Or is it a euphemism for dropped?? :ph34r:

Good to see Bing back. I really hope he makes it to the Ashes squad ahead of much inferior bowlers like McDonald, and House.
 

Craig

World Traveller
Brett Lee is looking ripped in that photo in howard's link. I think that squad is fair enough, contained no real surprises and is similar to what they have picked already.
 

social

Hall of Fame Member
Booked the tickets yesterday so it's all good

Shame that Ponting isnt coming as the locals absolutely love him - rated as the best with Tendy and wayyyyyyy above all others

Guy should really come for the endorsement potential alone
 

inbox24

International Debutant
Booked the tickets yesterday so it's all good

Shame that Ponting isnt coming as the locals absolutely love him - rated as the best with Tendy and wayyyyyyy above all others

Guy should really come for the endorsement potential alone
You're going to Dubai?!

Lucky boy, bring back some photos.
 

four_or_six

Cricketer Of The Year
But M Hussey? He has hardly done anything to "deserve" a rest in the last few months, right? Or is it a euphemism for dropped?? :ph34r:
Don't know, but apparently M Hussey has played more days of cricket over the last year than any other player.
 

Matt79

Global Moderator
Fair to say we're treating these matches really seriously given the only top liners being left in ate those returning from injury or suspension, plus Clarke and Haddin.

Fair enough, given the importance of these matches vs the Ashes. .
 

James90

Cricketer Of The Year
Wish Symonds would rip his tear his bicep off during a Friday night weights session at the Normanby.

Score some runs or get the **** out of my team!
 

howardj

International Coach
I reckon Symonds would be pissed off at being picked in this. All summer he's been overlooked, and then when he finally gets picked, his selection coincides with the IPL, and thus he'll be denied playing about half of his team's IPL matches and therefore about $US700 000
 

Burgey

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May well be right there.

But, unlike with the test side, if Symonds is mentally and physically fit, he's surely a must for any Aussie LO team.
 

four_or_six

Cricketer Of The Year
Looks like a good squad, the only potential problem being if Lee isn't fit, who do they bring in? Also, they either have to play Hopes in the top seven or rely on Symonds/Clarke/Dussey for 10 overs.

This series might well be an interesting shoot-out for who gets the reserve batting spot in the Ashes, and also whether Lee gets to go. But probably more relevantly, somehow Aus are going to have to settle on a T20 squad out of this and the SA series... and it seems like an awful lot of players have been used.
 

Craig

World Traveller
Isn't Symonds due to get on the piss again and call another player a "lump of ****"?
 

GIMH

Norwood's on Fire
Fair to say we're treating these matches really seriously given the only top liners being left in ate those returning from injury or suspension, plus Clarke and Haddin.

Fair enough, given the importance of these matches vs the Ashes. .
if an Englishman said that it would be cited as the reason why we are crap at cricket :ph34r:
 

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