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    Australian Discussion (Final Squad Announced Post #82)

    Australia release their rough world cup squad.

    Squad Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Doug Bollinger, Dan Christian, Xavier Doherty, Callum Ferguson, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, John Hastings, Nathan Hauritz, Brad Hodge, James Hopes, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, Andrew McDonald, Clint McKay, Steve O'Keefe, Tim Paine, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Shaun Tait, Adam Voges, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White.

    Any thoughts?

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    Strong squad in my opinion. Happy to see Brad Hodge in the mix as well as Brett Lee. My ideal eleven based on this squad would be.

    1.S.Watson
    2.B.Haddin+
    3.R.Ponting (c)
    4.M.Clarke
    5.B.Hodge
    6.M.Hussey
    7.C.White
    8.N.Haurtiz
    9.M.Johnson
    10.B.Lee
    11.S.Tait

    12.D.Bollinger
    13.X.Doherty
    14.T.Paine+
    15.D.Hussey

    Feel free to share your own team. On its day that team could beat any of the current teams. Only real weak point is in the spin department with no spinners in the class of Vettori and Swann available.
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    1. Watson
    2. Haddin+
    3. Ponting
    4. Clarke
    5. White
    6. Hussey
    7. Smith
    8. Hauritz
    9. Johnson
    10. Harris
    11. McKay

    12. Lee
    13. Christian
    14. Doherty
    15. Hodge (but it will be Marsh, IMO)

    Wouldn't be surprised if Siddle got picked ahead of Lee. Gives the team some flexibility, where we can go with two quicks, two spinners, plus Christian and Watson if we wish to.

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    Ferguson I would have thought? Unless Marsh takes up part time keeping. Don't think Tait and Lee will both go. Only Lee. Hauritz-Doherty will be decided during the 7 year OD series against England I guess.

    1. Watson
    2. Haddin+
    3. Ponting
    4. Clarke
    5. White
    6. Hussey
    7. Smith
    8. Johnson
    9. Lee
    10. Hauritz/Doherty
    11. Harris

    12. Dougeh dougeh dougeh
    13. McKay
    14. Ferguson
    15. Paine maybe?


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    What I'd pick....

    Ponting
    Clarke
    Bollinger
    Haddin
    Harris
    Haurtiz
    Hodge
    Mussey
    Johnson
    Lee
    O'Keefe
    Smith
    Tait
    Watson
    White
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    Shane Watson
    Brad Haddin
    Ricky Ponting
    Mike Hussey
    Brad Hodge
    Callum Ferguson
    Cameron White
    Brett Lee
    Mitchell Johnson
    Nathan Hauritz
    Ryan Harris

    Hodge should replace Clarke in the line up if Clarke's SR does not improve.
    Last edited by Shri; 17-12-2010 at 12:07 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    What I'd pick....

    Ponting
    Clarke
    Bollinger
    Haddin
    Harris
    Haurtiz
    Hodge
    Mussey
    Johnson
    Lee
    O'Keefe
    Smith
    Tait
    Watson
    White
    Out of that, my first XI would be...

    Watson
    Haddin +
    Ponting *
    Clarke
    Mussey
    White/Hodge
    Smith
    Johnson
    Lee
    Hauritz/Doherty
    Tait

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    Hauritz and someone like McKay to have an absolute world-class WC out of nowhere in true Aussie ODI bowler tradition.

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    McKay will almost certainly be picked. Never looks much but he's got a stellar record and keeps backing it up.
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    Decent squad for mine. Good to see Hodge (wac), Christian et al in there.
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    Don't reckon Hodge has much chance of making the actual squad, ftr. Having basically come out and called the selectors ****s on more than a few occasions this season, I can't really see it happening, and neither can Brad himself it seems. He's in the prelim squad because it'd be farcical if he wasn't, but they can now happily pick someone else and say it was because Hodge is too old, etc.

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    Hodgey Hodgey Hodgey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    McKay will almost certainly be picked. Never looks much but he's got a stellar record and keeps backing it up.
    Dougey averages 22 with an economy rate of 4.33 in ODIs. He's been immense in them, and lots of people seem content on leaving him out. Bowled particularly well in India as well (averages 19 with an economy rate of 4.46). I realise his fitness is a bit questionable at the moment and he can't bat or field but if you're going to pick someone based on having an awesome ODI bowling record over a small sample size, it should be him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Dougey averages 22 with an economy rate of 4.33 in ODIs. He's been immense in them, and lots of people seem content on leaving him out. Bowled particularly well in India as well (averages 19 with an economy rate of 4.46). I realise his fitness is a bit questionable at the moment and he can't bat or field but if you're going to pick someone based on having an awesome ODI bowling record over a small sample size, it should be him.
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    It's a shame that some of the fringe players in the 30 man squad have zero chance of proving themselves before the squad is trimmed to size. Australia play only the one ODI before the squad is announced, and only two Ryobi Cup games are played before Christmas. Every game after Christmas is the Big Bash, and I hope that doesn't factor into selection decisions.

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