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2nd Test

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by Clint, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My team would be:
    Cowan
    Warner
    Quiney
    Clarke
    Hussey
    Watson
    Wade
    Siddle
    Starc
    Pattinson
    Hilfenhaus

    Pontings gotta go. Great servant of Aussie cricket. One of the all time greats. But his time is up. Quiney showed enough imo (i know he only scored 9), but he showed enough confidence to suggest he could make it, and personally I'd be more excited to see Quiney coming out to bat than Punter.
    Clarke can bowl his left arm darts in place of Gary's nude balls.
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Clarkes back wouldn't be up to the bowling required in that role I wouldn't think
     
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  3. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    No
     
  4. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep, fair call KE. Hadn't considered that. Lyon just does nothing for me as a spinner. Bring back Stuey Magill. :D
     
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Make Watson earn his spot.

    35 Tests and only 2 100's and an average of 37.

    A lot of wraps on him and he is ordinary at best.
     
  6. Fro

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    Quineys first class average is 37 Bob.

    Not saying Watson deserves to walk in, but he has a better record than Quiney.

    Ponting I suspect will be doing a lot of looking in the mirror, unfortunately he wont step down, he will need to be shoved, that time may be now, but he deserves respect if he does.

    And if the next test was in Perth I'd agree on Lyon, but they wont go in without a spinner down there, and agree with Kiwi on Clarkes back, the only downside of him batting so well is that his back just isnt up to much bowling, and we know what he is there for, and he has taken the batting to a new level.
     
  7. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Same team for me. Watson in for Quiney if Watson's fit. Starc for Siddle maybe. Least Hilfenhous can swing a ball every now and then, Siddle just bowls that short of a length bull**** all the time.

    Khawaja should be there over Quiney.
     
  8. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't mind Quiney, Ponting needs runs.

    Warner is the one in trouble I think but it would be unfair to drop anyone after just one innings.
     
  9. The Eagle

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    Ponting just scored a big score,I think people look to deep into every low score because of his age and that's dumb, remember how we lost the core of the team a few years ago to retirement?

    We are barely even recovering from that and without old Punter well we'd be worse off, the talent coming through isn't much chop at the moment anyway, Punter retires after England as is his wish

    Besides isn't Hussey older anyway?

    Youth is rarely a good policy when aiming for success, the vultures need to stop because when he goes the team will be the loser, not Ricky

    Besides he is still teaching Clarke a thing or 2 about captaincy, his presence alone is worth carrying
     
  10. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hope Rick proves me wrong and comes out and scores 200 in the 2nd test.
    I dont believe for a minute that Ricky should be there purely for his cricket knowledge. I never rated Ricky as a captain. I think he just inherited a great team from Steve Waugh. Some of his tactics when he was captain were confusing to say the least
    I think Clarke has shown that he has a pretty astute cricket brain and I think he'd cope as a leader just fine with our without Ricky Ponting.
     
  11. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Watson will walk back in to the side as soon as he is fit. I can't see how anyone could suggest otherwise. He has been a consistent performer with bat and ball for over 12 months now, in all forms. He adds a whole new dimension to our bowling, we struggled without him in Brisbane. Most likely Quiney would miss out if that was the case

    Starc got a 4 for yesterday for NSW, and personally I like the left arm variation in an attack. Happy for him to be included, but not at the expense of Lyon, we need a spinner in Adelaide. I like Hilfenhaus when he is swinging the ball, when he's not he is military medium. Siddle will be needed to do the grunt work in Adelaide, need someone to bowl long spells especially seeing as Watson and Pattinson are fragile and only good for short spells.
     
  12. Fro

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    well they named the same 12 plus Watson
     
  13. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No surprise there. Anyone care to make an early prediction on the outcome of the Adelaide test. Generally it has been a "result" pitch for the last few seasons.

    Obviously Duminy will be replaced and I also think the Saffers will give Tahir a run.
     
  14. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    1 day lost to rain. Juice in the deck. SA to win on day 4.
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    http://www.bigpondsport.com/are-we-too-hard-on-phil-hughes/tabid/91/newsid/98354/default.aspx
    Enjoyed this story by Ben Hocking. I loved watching Phil Hughes bat.
     
  15. Fluffy

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    Well interesting morning, Kallis showed once again why he should be talked about above ponting, tendulkar, lara etc as the greatest of the modern game, out averages the lot with the bat but then adds so much value with the ball. His loss is really going to make it tough for the saffies.

    should be good runs later in the day and given the 4th innings results at Adelaide we are a chance
     
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  16. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What happened with Kallis, fluffy?
    I know he did his back, but do we know how bad?
    Man, its been crazy since lunch.
    You were right with your prediction of runs later in the day.
    63 runs in 6 overs since lunch. 17 runs off the last over.
    Go boys!
     
  17. Fluffy

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    Clarke in red hot form again, since he took captaincy he scores a century every other innings almost
     
  18. Chip and Chase

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    He is on fire, is MJ Clarke.

    The Warner bomb went off, no misfires today.

    Quiney will now make way for Watson upon his return, if that was ever in doubt before his duck.

    Punter's dismissal said a lot about where the old fella is at these days.
     
  19. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Lol who wanted Clarke dropped from the side just over a year ago ? ;)
     
  20. The Eagle

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    Never seen a test like this before, if those 2 can keep the pace this test ends in day 3 provided the bowlers don't stink the shop up

    I said that in sarcasm due to Clarke being out of form at the time but not spoken about like Ponting who was also out of form, infact at the time Clarke was the forgotten player because of Pontings form,I didn't expect the golden boy to be dumped but now well he's not going anywhere for a long time, has to be tempting to push him up to 3 when Watson gets back and Punter to 5, reason bringing think Watson could do better with injuries if he got a good rest, mind you Clarke should expect a form dive thanks to me

    Don't like Quinney, will be captain soon because of that but I think he's going to join the scrap heap of endless batsmen since the great 5 retired, out of all the ones sent back I hope Uzi becomes something, had a great technique to bore bowlers to death but could still smash a **** ball into oblivion, very good test style technique
     

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