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01:47 AM on 02/13/12 
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hahahha.

Wade has ripping it up in the CWB series. Probably won't see haddin play another ODI. Not too sure about Wade's potential as a test replacement though.

i think you have to give him a shot in the test side surely. haddin isnt playing well at all so really there's not much to lose by giving wade a game or two and see how he performs.

we'll need a new keeper eventually, even if haddin regains for now. he's not going to be around forever. give bloke a chance to show what he's got. itll make any future transition a lot easier
02:06 AM on 02/13/12 
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i think you have to give him a shot in the test side surely. haddin isnt playing well at all so really there's not much to lose by giving wade a game or two and see how he performs.

we'll need a new keeper eventually, even if haddin regains for now. he's not going to be around forever. give bloke a chance to show what he's got. itll make any future transition a lot easier
I think Paine is ahead of Wade in terms of test replacement for haddin. They need to give someone a go though, otherwise id haddin actually plays till retirement they will have to throw someone into the deep end with no international test experience. Next test series is a while away though and unless haddin is injured i bet you he will be on that plane the carribean.
04:58 AM on 02/13/12 
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I think Paine is ahead of Wade in terms of test replacement for haddin. They need to give someone a go though, otherwise id haddin actually plays till retirement they will have to throw someone into the deep end with no international test experience. Next test series is a while away though and unless haddin is injured i bet you he will be on that plane the carribean.

the problem with australian test cricket i think is that they do just that. they keep selecting the same people no matter what without being open to new ideas and options of different players. so of course they're gonna keep playing haddin. the same way they kept playing marsh. he shouldve been dropped much sooner than he was imo
05:26 AM on 02/13/12 
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the problem with australian test cricket i think is that they do just that. they keep selecting the same people no matter what without being open to new ideas and options of different players. so of course they're gonna keep playing haddin. the same way they kept playing marsh. he shouldve been dropped much sooner than he was imo
Definitely agree with that. At least we're not as bad as India when it comes to giving the new guys a go. I think the problem with the whole Marsh thing was that Clarke is selecter and captain and i don't think he can make the tough decisions to drop players given how close he is to some of them. In an interview he said that he saw Marsh was always down at the nets even when training wasn't on. I reckon he saw all the effort and felt too sorry for the guy to drop him, kept on giving him one more match hoping he would come good. Sure he puts in a lot of effort but single digit scores aren't going to cut it.
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Definitely agree with that. At least we're not as bad as India when it comes to giving the new guys a go. I think the problem with the whole Marsh thing was that Clarke is selecter and captain and i don't think he can make the tough decisions to drop players given how close he is to some of them. In an interview he said that he saw Marsh was always down at the nets even when training wasn't on. I reckon he saw all the effort and felt too sorry for the guy to drop him, kept on giving him one more match hoping he would come good. Sure he puts in a lot of effort but single digit scores aren't going to cut it.

thats a good point.

yeah all that effort is useless if he cant perform when he needs to. especially when batting at number 3.
02:37 PM on 02/13/12 
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thats a good point.

yeah all that effort is useless if he cant perform when he needs to. especially when batting at number 3.

I'm convinced that SMarsh spent the summer match fixing. No one can play that bad thats actually trying.

I'll still never get over how Brad Hodge can kill it for Aust. Get dropped. Then continue to be the best state player for years and not ever get picked. He must've slept with the selectors wife


My test team if all fit

1 Warner
2 Cowen (not proven yet, but has it in him)
3 Punter (I don't know what to do with him. Before summer I wanted him to retire before he ruined his legacy, but now he has performed, but should he go out on a high?)
4 Clarke
5 Christian (sorry Huss, it killed me "retiring you)
6 Watto (done amazing at opening, but got him this low to extend his career if he wants to bat and bowl in all 3 forms)
7 Wade (maybe could go to #3 he seems better opening than in middle in the short forms)
8 siddle
9 cummins
10 Hilfy
11 Lyon (not sure on him yet, he'd make way for a quick at waca etc)

Close. Ye ol Pattinson, starc, Harris

Lot of quality quicks which is good for rotation system

And my boy Bolli. Paineys injury came at an unlucky time. Wade has jumped him
05:54 PM on 02/13/12 
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I'm convinced that SMarsh spent the summer match fixing. No one can play that bad thats actually trying.

I'll still never get over how Brad Hodge can kill it for Aust. Get dropped. Then continue to be the best state player for years and not ever get picked. He must've slept with the selectors wife


My test team if all fit

1 Warner
2 Cowen (not proven yet, but has it in him)
3 Punter (I don't know what to do with him. Before summer I wanted him to retire before he ruined his legacy, but now he has performed, but should he go out on a high?)
4 Clarke
5 Christian (sorry Huss, it killed me "retiring you)
6 Watto (done amazing at opening, but got him this low to extend his career if he wants to bat and bowl in all 3 forms)
7 Wade (maybe could go to #3 he seems better opening than in middle in the short forms)
8 siddle
9 cummins
10 Hilfy
11 Lyon (not sure on him yet, he'd make way for a quick at waca etc)

Close. Ye ol Pattinson, starc, Harris

Lot of quality quicks which is good for rotation system

And my boy Bolli. Paineys injury came at an unlucky time. Wade has jumped him


hahahahahhaahaha

Not a bad team there, i would have pattinson or starc instead of hilfy though (if i remember correctly you have some sort of man crush on hilfy). I'd rather watto opened, not really sure what to do with cowen though, maybe middle order somewhere. I like wade where he is, sort of reminiscent of Gilly in tests.
07:20 PM on 02/13/12 
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I prefer Tim Paine over Wade and Haddin, but maybe that's just me.
03:52 AM on 03/08/12 
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I'd like to take a moment to thank God for Warner, Watson and McKay.

And fuck Lee. I hate him so much.
04:15 AM on 03/08/12 
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I'd like to take a moment to thank God for Warner, Watson and McKay.

And fuck Lee. I hate him so much.
Cutting it close there, Lee leaks so many runs it's ridiculous. Not what you want when you are defending a small total. Luckily McKay is a machine.
05:13 AM on 03/08/12 
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Cutting it close there, Lee leaks so many runs it's ridiculous. Not what you want when you are defending a small total. Luckily McKay is a machine.

I could've killed him when he went for 12 in the first over of his last spell. I can finally forgive McKay for that terrible last over against India now, as well. He was a damn good bowler tonight.
11:46 PM on 03/08/12 
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I can't believe this thread is still active. Makes me happy.
12:46 AM on 03/09/12 
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I could've killed him when he went for 12 in the first over of his last spell. I can finally forgive McKay for that terrible last over against India now, as well. He was a damn good bowler tonight.

I have egg on my face. I spent the last month telling everyone I knew "how is McKay in the team"
Bowled and batted brilliant ly last night.
09:01 AM on 03/09/12 
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I have egg on my face. I spent the last month telling everyone I knew "how is McKay in the team"
Bowled and batted brilliant ly last night.

Haha I feel you. I was doing the same... and last year I was telling everybody Siddle isn't nearly good enough to be playing test cricket. I have a knack for criticising the bowlers that come good :S
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