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20/20 Squad (Also no Hayden)

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by clontaago, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Twenty20 squad:

    Ricky Ponting (Tas, capt), Mike Hussey (WA, vice capt), David Hussey (Vic), Ben Hilfenhaus (Tas), James Hopes (Qld), Nathan Bracken (NSW), Brad Haddin (NSW), Shaun Marsh (WA), Shaun Tait (SA), David Warner (NSW), Ryan Harris (Qld), Cameron White (Vic), Nathan Hauritz (NSW).
     
  2. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Awesome to see Warner there. Very exciting.

    I'd love to see how he goes against an international lineup (if he makes the final cut), because the power with which he hits the ball is just staggering. If he could do it on a bigger stage, it will be particularly impressive.

    Wonder when he'll get a run in NSW's four-day team!
     
  3. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    With Jaques back soon I can't see it happening unless there are injuries. He should've played the last couple instead of Mail.

    Great to see him make the squad. Hits a ball as clean as anyone. Ever.
     
  4. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Good point, although one of Jaques or Hughes HAS to be in the Test team....surely!!
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Brad Hodge needs to find pictures of Merv Hughes. 
     
  6. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Brad Hodge needs to be about 10 years younger.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    He's the premier 20/20 player in the Big Bash going on at the moment.  Never fails.
     
  8. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    He's still old though, and he hasn't made the most of the chances he has had in limited overs.
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Warner is an instant millionaire with the IPL auction coming up.
     
  10. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    unfortunately for him he has already signed up at I think 150k
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    He should have backed his ability.
     
  12. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    he was not in the auction as he wasnt an international player, so the franchise could sign him outside it, same as Moises Henriques.

    Won't be long before international bowlers start working him out and bolwing full outside off stump. He'll still be effective but wont have the free reign to hack to leg as he does now.

    Good to watch though :)
     
  13. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Easy to say....little harder to consistently achieve
     
  14. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    pigs arse, they do it for a living.

    the question is whether he can adapt to having to hit through there all the time.

    Who knows, he might be dynamite through cover as well.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    anyway you look at it the kids was awesome last night, for a debut match in front of a crowd that big, it was just huge
     
  16. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Time to get a game in Sheffield Shield for this young bloke, listening to David Boon & Dean Jones recently at a function they said that there are only 9 state contracted players under the age of 25 hence the problem with bringing in young blokes to the national squad ie there are not many of them.
     
  17. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    100% right wheel, in the theory although I dont know if the figures are right.

    the top 25 are national contracts so they dont count against those state figures,

    thats the problem with having state level players able to make a living from the game, they are going to stay at it longer, and who wouldn't if they were able to do so?

    But the aging player thing is a definate stumbling block to talented younguns.

    Just checked the figures on those Wheel

    there are actually 36 contracted players turning 25 this year. and each state has about 18 - 20 players.

    so thats around 40%

    and no that doesnt include Rookie contracts.
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      The Gen X ceiling.
     
  19. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the input Matas, its about as relevant as ever.
     

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