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    Fairly predictable squad really.

    The biggest name not picked would have to be Ben Hilfenhaus, I think it's the right call though. I would have loved to have seen someone like an Aaron Finch in the 30 man squad for say Adam Voges. In the end of the day though, neither would have made the 15 man squad.

    The squad I expect to see at this early stage would be.
    1 Watson
    2 Haddin
    3 Ponting
    4 Clarke
    5 White
    6 Hussey
    7 Smith
    8 Johnson
    9 Hauritz
    10 Lee
    11 Harris

    12 McKay
    13 Bollinger
    14 Ferguson
    15 Paine

    I wish the squad was 16 players, so we could have a couple of bowlers, a keeper and a couple of batsman in reserve.

    Christian is very unlucky, I would have preferred to see Clarke out and White, Ferguson, Hussey, Smith/Christian be our 4 to 7, but that will never happen.

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    Nathan Bracken is a name i heard recently. What the F happened to that guy? He was the number one ODI bowler a couple of years ago then just went missing off the radar. His variety would be useful in the sub continent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike5181 View Post
    Nathan Bracken is a name i heard recently. What the F happened to that guy? He was the number one ODI bowler a couple of years ago then just went missing off the radar. His variety would be useful in the sub continent.
    Think he got injured and fell behind players like Bollinger, McKay, Harris.
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    Bracken's been injured and wouldn't even crack the current NSW team tbh.
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    Predictably good squad.

    1. Twatto
    2. Haddin+
    3. Ponting*
    4. Clarke
    5. Mussey
    6. White
    7. Smith
    8. Mitch
    9. Tait
    10. Lee
    11. Dougeh/Harris

    12. Harris/Dougeh
    13. McKay
    14. Ferguson/Hodge
    15. Paine
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    The squad I expect is:

    Shane Watson
    Brad Haddin
    Ricky Ponting
    Michael Clarke
    Michael Hussey
    Cameron White
    Steve Smith
    Mitch Johnson
    Brett Lee
    Nathan Hauritz
    Ryan Harris

    Tim Paine
    Doug Bollinger
    Clint McKay
    Callum Ferguson

    Considering the turnover of ODI cricketers we have had in the past two seasons, it's great that nearly every member of the 30 man preliminary squad has been looked at.

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    I would personally have Hodge opening the batting and I would also have Christian in the 15 man squad,

    Lee, Tait, Bollinger and Harris are all going to be in the squad aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylez View Post
    I would personally have Hodge opening the batting and I would also have Christian in the 15 man squad,

    Lee, Tait, Bollinger and Harris are all going to be in the squad aren't they?
    I wouldn't be selecting Tait. Is he likely to play domestic cricket prior to the 15 man squad being selected? I believe he is due back for the Big Bash, but how does 3-4 Twenty20 games prove fitness for the ODI World Cup?

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    well we've got that 7 match OD series against England from Jan 16 to Feb 6, so Tait and indeed the rest of the bowlers in contention will be getting a game or two to impress (if fit)

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    1 Watson
    2 Haddin
    3 Ponting
    4 Clarke
    5 White
    6 Hussey
    7 Christian
    8 Hauritz
    9 Lee
    10 Harris/Doherty
    11 Bollinger

    12 Smith
    13 Paine/Marsh [Hodge] (Personally don't think you need a spare keeper but if he's there it should be in place of the pure bat IMO)
    14 Johnson
    15 Doherty/Harris

    Can't see my opinion on this squad changing much. Only thing I'd consider is O'Keefe in for Doherty but I reckon Xavier is the better limited overs bowler and most of the other bowlers can handle the stick. Really like the potential balance of the side having 2 opening bowlers + 2 frontline spinners + Watson, Christian and Clarke.

    And all of this talk of Clint McKay. Yeah he may have done ok but he's not going to be there but for injury I reckon. They'll pick Lee, Joihnson, Tait, Haris, Bollinger and probably even Siddle (though that'd be a mistake) ahead of him.

    We really need to test these forumlas out in the upcoming ODI series despite the conditions.

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    I wonder if the selectors will go back to Doherty after his performances in the Test match? I wouldn't read too much into it as he's a proven domestic OD performer, but I get the feeling that the selectors might.

    Hope it performs well in the match against WA today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylez View Post
    I would personally have Hodge opening the batting and I would also have Christian in the 15 man squad,

    Lee, Tait, Bollinger and Harris are all going to be in the squad aren't they?
    Hodge opening strikes me as a good idea, simply because it's probably the only way he'll crack the XI since in that case 3-7 are set in stone. (3-6 are set in stone anyway)

    I think, though, that because that means Haddin will slot down at 7 and they'd prefer more a Hopes, Smith or Christian type there, it won't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Hodge opening strikes me as a good idea, simply because it's probably the only way he'll crack the XI since in that case 3-7 are set in stone. (3-6 are set in stone anyway)

    I think, though, that because that means Haddin will slot down at 7 and they'd prefer more a Hopes, Smith or Christian type there, it won't happen.
    He might get lucky and play a few games. Injuries seem to pop up quite a lot these

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    The only injury worry IMO for the 3-6 is Clarke, and given how they've approached it thus far, if it's a reasonably important match in a WC he'll play.

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