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    Obviously yes.

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    they choked so hard it made me LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3703 View Post
    I said it before and I'll say it again. Australia was disrupted by the washout and subsequent fortnight without cricket when they played New Zealand the first time. It was obvious from the manner of most of their dismissals. But New Zealand's struggle against the pace of Starc and Cummins was a pointer to what would ensue if they met again.
    I don't think it was pace because McCullum smashed Steyn.

    It was the combination of pace and unerring accuracy that made us wilt. But yes our inability to chase 150 foreshadowed the final. Good point.

    Australia have always had brilliant bowlers as long as I can remember - the only lightweight bowlers I remember were (and in one case is still playing):
    Faulkner
    Whitney
    Hopes
    Dan Christian
    Carl Rackermann (spelling)
    Some mongrel who I forget who played about two years ago in a test and bowled 120kms off a long run and thought he was fast
    Sandhu (he would have been cannon fodder in the world cup)
    Dodemaide

    That's about all I can come up with amongst people who were in the team for bowling primarily. The rest have been guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    I don't think it was pace because McCullum smashed Steyn.

    It was the combination of pace and unerring accuracy that made us wilt. But yes our inability to chase 150 foreshadowed the final. Good point.

    Australia have always had brilliant bowlers as long as I can remember - the only lightweight bowlers I remember were (and in one case is still playing):
    Faulkner
    Whitney
    Hopes
    Dan Christian
    Carl Rackermann (spelling)
    Some mongrel who I forget who played about two years ago in a test and bowled 120kms off a long run and thought he was fast
    Sandhu (he would have been cannon fodder in the world cup)
    Dodemaide

    That's about all I can come up with amongst people who were in the team for bowling primarily. The rest have been guns.
    Clint Mckay?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CricAddict View Post
    Clint Mckay?
    No McKay was marginal.

    Was there some other fellow with the last name Watson (not Shane).

    I will check out cricinfo. The fellow was much maligned on CW and I think the Aussie CW posters were deeply embarrassed he was selected and felt shown up by having him represent their country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    No McKay was marginal.

    Was there some other fellow with the last name Watson (not Shane).

    I will check out cricinfo. The fellow was much maligned on CW and I think the Aussie CW posters were deeply embarrassed he was selected and felt shown up by having him represent their country.
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    Hastings was really bad. Amla tore him to pieces in that Perth tests iirc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    I don't think it was pace because McCullum smashed Steyn.

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    Lots of people smashed Steyn this World Cup though. I dunno maybe someone should have told Mc Cullum its all well and good hammering a rapidly declining Steyn, but Starc the number one ODI bowler in the world is a different beast?

    Although do think to much was made of his dismissal, it was the lower order collapse which killed NZ.
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    Faulkner ain't really a lightweight, though his bowling can go to pieces at times. Most of the time he's our clutch player though with bat and ball.

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