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*Official* Third Test at the WACA

Spark

Global Moderator
I tell you what...

I'm a massive Clarke fanboy as everyone knows, but if he doesn't score second dig his place will seriously come into question - although we have to drop North first
 

stephen

Hall of Fame Member
It seems like for this test we finally have gotten our act together. After Pontings 2nd innings 365 and Harris' 8/15, Australia can really feel like they're on top of England after such a resounding win again in Adelaide.
 

andyc

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
If Marcus North plays this Test, all my faith in the Aussie selectors would be gone and I may just stop watching cricket altogether.
 

social

Hall of Fame Member
It seems like for this test we finally have gotten our act together. After Pontings 2nd innings 365 and Harris' 8/15, Australia can really feel like they're on top of England after such a resounding win again in Adelaide.
Dunno about that

Ponting's FCA was only 349 and Harris would only have gotten 7 if Eng had not used up all their referrals on the first 2 balls of the innings
 

TumTum

Banned
Katich is injured, get Hughes in.

Hughes > Kaitch in:
- Test Average
- Test SR
- Age
- Better Test 50/100 conversion rate
- Test High score
- Better runner between the wickets
- Smiles hard all day
- Lots of heart
- Has just 2 less sixes whilst playing 48 less matches

Hughes > Everyone in:
- Youngest player to make 2 centuries in 1 Test
- Shield Record = greatest two-innings contribution to a team's game total
- And he can play this shot
 

Ruckus

International Captain
How bout this line-up for the WACA:

Watson
Katich
Ponting
Clarke
Hussey
Khawaja
North (spinner)
Haddin
Johnson (in for Siddle because of his extra pace)
Harris
Bollinger
 

Spark

Global Moderator
You're not seriously suggesting playing North as a specialist spinner are you? Geez, I at least was just having a bit of a laugh, but...
 

Ruckus

International Captain
You're not seriously suggesting playing North as a specialist spinner are you? Geez, I at least was just having a bit of a laugh, but...
Yeah? He has proved he is as good as any of our 'specialist spinners'. His FC average is the same as Hauritz's...
 

GotSpin

Hall of Fame Member
How bout this line-up for the WACA:

Watson
Katich
Ponting
Clarke
Hussey
Khawaja
North (spinner)
Haddin
Johnson (in for Siddle because of his extra pace)
Harris
Bollinger
Is johnson going to play any FC matches beforehand? Otherwise I don't see the point of bringing him back
 

Spark

Global Moderator
Yeah? He has proved he is as good as any of our 'specialist spinners'. His FC average is the same as Hauritz's...
Hauritz is a better spinner than North. North's not bad, but Hauritz is better.

In any case, if you must pick a spinner... O'Keefe.

And I don't see the logic in dropping the one bowler who has actually performed in this series.
 

Ruckus

International Captain
Hauritz is a better spinner than North. North's not bad, but Hauritz is better.

In any case, if you must pick a spinner... O'Keefe.

And I don't see the logic in dropping the one bowler who has actually performed in this series.
Wasn't talking about O'Keefe, because I know he isn't in contention. Out of Hauritz and North though it is pretty debatable who is better tbh. There really isn't that much in it, and because North is obviously the far better batsmen that gives him the advantage. Also, yes Siddle performed in the first innings at the Gabba but he hasn't done much since. Scored a century though.

Feel Johnson's pace would go well at the WACA.
 

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