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    True, I suppose.

    He has undeniably done a decent job with Hampshire's First-Class side, mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I was going to start a new thread on this, citing my references, providing links and writing it up properly, but I really can't be bothered so I'll just throw it together here.

    Basically, Warne has lost the plot in the media. The following things he has said in various articles/interviews don't add up:
    * Clark should opening the bowling with McGrath
    * Tait should bowl the death overs
    * Hogg should play every game
    * Watson will be man of the tournament

    Basically, if all that is to actually happen, Bracken either has to be dropped or Australia need to play 5 specialist bowlers + Shane Watson. Neither has any chance of happening and I doubt he meant such either - he obviously just didn't really think it through before opening his mouth.
    Yeah, I was going to start a similar thread a short while back, but also cbf. I don't know whose fault it is, probably the media for hanging on his every word, but headlines with "Warne says...." are getting pretty annoying now tbh.
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    I bloody hope he's right about Watto.
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    My Australian X1 if Symonds is fit would be

    Matthew Hayden
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    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-15084,00.html


    Before the big game between Proteas and the Aussies the war of words has truly begun.

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    Does anyone else find it hilarious that, based on form alone, Michael Hussey should be dropped for Andrew Symonds?

    Obviously it won't and shouldn't happen, but when form suggests you drop Hussey, your side is clearly in pretty good touch with the bat.
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    Just goes to show a couple of old adages...

    "Form is temporary, class is permanent"

    "A fickle thing, is form. It can desert you at the most crucial of times".

    Seriously, gutted to see Hussey miss-out against Holland. And when was the last time he scored anything of note for WA?

    Is he in danger of turning into Geraint Jones?

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    Hussey did make a ton in NZ, though. On form it'd probably be Clarke who went, despite the 90 odd yesterday. It was only against Holland, after all. In reality, it'll be Hodge, Watson or Hayden. Anyone else is out of the question, and Hayden is extremely unlikely too.

    It's a big test for Watson's value in the team, and who exactly he's being compared with. I think he's probably the #1 candidate to be dropped now, but the selectors have generally stuck with him in the past and left a batsman out because of Watson's bowling. Will be an interesting call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    And when was the last time he scored anything of note for WA?
    Has to play for them to score for them.

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    Well that's that, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Hussey did make a ton in NZ, though. On form it'd probably be Clarke who went, despite the 90 odd yesterday. It was only against Holland, after all. In reality, it'll be Hodge, Watson or Hayden. Anyone else is out of the question, and Hayden is extremely unlikely too.

    It's a big test for Watson's value in the team, and who exactly he's being compared with. I think he's probably the #1 candidate to be dropped now, but the selectors have generally stuck with him in the past and left a batsman out because of Watson's bowling. Will be an interesting call.
    And they are all in form.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Has to play for them to score for them.
    I could've sworn he'd played a handful of games the last couple of seasons?

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