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    Gilchrist available for World Cup, Good news at last!!!

    http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/wc20...ry/281416.html

    The injury-hit Australian squad received a boost after Adam Gilchrist made himself available for the entire World Cup following the birth of his third child. Gilchrist is expected to arrive in West Indies ahead of his team's opening World Cup warm-up game against Zimbabwe on March 6.

    yayyyyy

    oh and congrats to Gilly

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    That's decent news. Unless he scores stuff all runs for the tournament, which I'm expecting.
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    the size of the grounds are terrific for Gilly

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    I wouldn't worry too much about how many runs he scores. The experience he brings to the side is immense, considering Symonds and Lee are out. Congratulations to Gilly aswell, by all accounts he is a terrific family man.
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    Thats such a great decision from gilly , his experience would be really precious and i believe he is gonna makes big runs in this tournament.

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    Gilchrist probably doesn't have to make heaps of big scores to have a positive impact. He's capable of making the first 10 overs productive, occasionally winning a game on his own, and he's experienced and a good keeper. Definitely valuable, though it probably wouldn't have mattered if he missed the opening two games.

    Probably means Watson will be back at 7, though.
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    Did his missus have an elective C-section or was the bab early? Congrats to both, by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Did his missus have an elective C-section or was the bab early? Congrats to both, by the way.
    I'd like to think that Mrs Gilchrist didn't have an elective C-section but I'm not sure, Gilly doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would rush something like this.

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    Good to hear he's back for the sake of the Aussie side and their fans, although I must say i've lost respect for him after those badly timed comments after the chappell hadlee series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Will Haddin get a go as a specialist bat now?
    Nah. He'll play if Gilchrist is rested or if there's a heap of last minute injuries to batsmen who can't be replaced, but that's it.

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    Great Stuff, and Congrats to Gilly in his wife. It wouldn't suprise me if he played the 1st match against Scotland, then rested against the Netherlands or vice versa.
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    If Mrs G hasn't had the young 'un early it seems an odd decision to me. No-one in their right mind would suggest Oz are anything other than nailed-on for the Super-8 stage & (as I understand it) Gilly was due to come back for that anyway. It's true Oz have run into a bit of iffy form at an inopportune moment, but to rush a bloke back ahead of promised (and presumably needed) rest strikes me as a peculiar call.

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    Excellent news, mainly from a team stability point of view.
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    At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old fart, so he should be over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    If Mrs G hasn't had the young 'un early it seems an odd decision to me. No-one in their right mind would suggest Oz are anything other than nailed-on for the Super-8 stage & (as I understand it) Gilly was due to come back for that anyway. It's true Oz have run into a bit of iffy form at an inopportune moment, but to rush a bloke back ahead of promised (and presumably needed) rest strikes me as a peculiar call.
    Baby Archie wasn't early. He was always due the last week of February. Archie's old man just wanted an extra three weeks off after the birth, in addition to the last two weeks that he's had off.

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