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    Biggest WC selection follies

    Mal Loye in place of Strauss or Ed Joyce
    I would have had even Alistair Brown in place of Joyce,Strauss
    That would have certainly given England the momentum they badly needed in this W C
    Ramesh Powar for Anil Kumble
    Rohit Sharma is the most hyped cricketer ever...

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    England's top order has been dire, however they hardly had players bashing down the door to get selected there. Loye had his chance - I had high hopes - and he failed horribly.

    The continued selection of Mahmood over Plunkett and Lewis is extremely bermusing - particularly in the case of Lewis who is fast becoming one of the most under-rated ODI bowlers of his time.

    And as you said, the Powar/Kumble thing was indeed quite silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Loye had his chance - I had high hopes - and he failed horribly.
    Harsh. His intent made a difference. There are intangibles in this great game of cricket that are annoying to people like myslef as we cant measure them.

    But be in no doubt, Loye and Nixon made a huge difference in how the opposition approached England and their comfort levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Harsh. His intent made a difference. There are intangibles in this great game of cricket that are annoying to people like myslef as we cant measure them.

    But be in no doubt, Loye and Nixon made a huge difference in how the opposition approached England and their comfort levels.
    Nixon and Loye's cases should be a good lesson to the poor Indian selectors who always tend to ignore the claims of players >28. e.g. Hemang Badani, who i feel is an oustanding player, really fell a victim to the selectorial follies.


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    Mal Loye in place of Strauss or Ed Joyce


    I've been saying that all along, England never take full advantage of the power plays. Its a shame with players such as KP who can hit the ball to all parts. I would have liked to see Stuart Broad playing the whole tournament aswell.

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    No way Loye should be in there for Strauss or Joyce.

    Shahriah Nafees getting dropped for Javed against NZ was a monumental error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James90 View Post
    No way Loye should be in there for Strauss or Joyce.

    Shahriah Nafees getting dropped for Javed against NZ was a monumental error.
    Why do you think so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James90 View Post
    No way Loye should be in there for Strauss or Joyce.

    Shahriah Nafees getting dropped for Javed against NZ was a monumental error.
    Do you feel Loye would not have provided the momentum?

    And we are talking about the selection of the world cup 15.

    Anway Javed's selection over Nafees after 12 runs from 4 matches was justfied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramkumar_gr View Post
    Do you feel Loye would not have provided the momentum?

    And we are talking about the selection of the world cup 15.

    Anway Javed's selection over Nafees after 12 runs from 4 matches was justfied.
    I DO feel Loye would have provided the momentum, if he can sweep Brett Lee he can sweep anyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramkumar_gr View Post
    Do you feel Loye would not have provided the momentum?

    And also Javed's selection over Nafees after 12 runs from 4 matches was justfied.
    I'd rather have Loye on the tour at the expense of someone else. Joyce had just found form with a century and some other decent scores before the World Cup. Strauss could well have been dropped but he's a quality batsman and a class about Loye.

    No way Javed should have played instead of Nafees. Maybe if it was Ireland but a game like NZ they need someone who could stand up to Bond and Vettori...Nafees is a match winner and they'd lost that match as soon as they dropped him.

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    Perhaps Darren Gough could have made some impact bowling at the death?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash_A55 View Post
    I DO feel Loye would have provided the momentum, if he can sweep Brett Lee he can sweep anyone
    Not really - I was cringing at the prospect of him trying it against McGrath and sure enough - it backfired badly (and very possibly contributed to his dismissal next ball).

    That sweep will only get you so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Harsh. His intent made a difference. There are intangibles in this great game of cricket that are annoying to people like myslef as we cant measure them.

    But be in no doubt, Loye and Nixon made a huge difference in how the opposition approached England and their comfort levels.
    But that ended-up making little difference to the outcome. England still lost loads of games for ages with Loye (and Nixon) in the side, with those 2 contributing little. Then we managed 2 remarkable victories in the last 2 games with Australia's side weakening and, especially in the Second Final, us enjoying an unusually large advantage with the conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Not really - I was cringing at the prospect of him trying it against McGrath and sure enough - it backfired badly (and very possibly contributed to his dismissal next ball).

    That sweep will only get you so far.
    Who hasnt got out against McGrath? He takes wickets for fun, so no suprise trying to sweep him led to a dismissal. Still the intent is terrific!

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