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Ashes Thread

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by SilentBob, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Long tour starts tonight with the first tour match against Sussex.

    12 man squad:
    Hughes
    Katich
    Ponting
    Hussey
    Clarke
    North
    Haddin
    Lee
    Siddle
    Hauritz
    Hilfenhaus
    Clark

    Johnson is being rested, McDonald and Manou also not playing, Watson is injured (surprise surprise).

    They are considering bringing in another batsman, all depends on Watson, probably Ferguson or Hodge.
     
  2. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Hughes 15
    Katich 49
    Ponting 8
    Hussey 32
    Clarke 45
    North 1
    Haddin 69
    Lee 47*
    Hauritz 65*

    There's a familiar ring to that scorecard.
     
  3. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    It is only a tour match,

    I am sure ponting and the boys will be more focused come the first test.

    I heard siddle is doing alright with the ball though.
     
  4. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Hauritz got pounded - he;s there as basically a containment bowler and he went for 98 of 18.  Cant see him getting a game if he keeps that rubbish up. 
     
  5. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    He's a **** bowler full stop. How he is even being considered for tests astounds me. Just bowl 4 quicks and a medium pacer.
     
  6. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    They should have taken McGain or Krejza - they might go for a few as well, but at least they are a chance of getting some turn. 

    My side for the first test:

    Hughes
    Katich
    Ponting
    Clarke
    Hussey
    Watson (or maybe North)
    Haddin
    Johnson
    Clark
    Siddle
    Hilfenhaus
     
  7. Fluffy

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    watson gorne, injured again

    want to see hilfy play to cover any swing, johnson a must, clarke and piddle similar bowlers, one of which for sure, 4th spot spinner?? Hauritz not going well and north in for watson plus clarke probably covers it and allows another paceman, most likely the best performer of the lead ups.
     
  8. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    at least you werent silly enough to suggest Lee
     
  9. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Siddle has been guaranteed a start according to today's news.
     
  10. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    As far as I'm concerned Siddle, Johnson and Clark should all be certainties. They're our top 3 quicks.
     
  11. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Gents I have set up a dream team league which should help keep us awake during the late nights. 

    http://cricket.virtualsports.com.au/

    League number: 138437
    League name: carnstraya
     
  12. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    havnt seen anything over there but his bowling seems alright from the media reports, certainly piddle, johson are ahead but the latest i heard was its between clark and lee.

    Sounds like hauritz will play as well

    After 2005 i would like to see hilfy there for the swing option
     
  13. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Boys I have started a Dream Team league for the ashes:
    http://www.cricket.virtualsports.com.au
    League number 138437
     
  14. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    yeah Fluff, they seem to have discounted Hilenhaus (the media) and I dont know why, he hasnt set the world on fire but has done nothnig wrong either.

    And they'll play Hauritz, for the over rates if nothing else.

    and he'll get smoked
     
  15. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    The Dazzlers are in.
     
  16. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Hughes's Pin Heads are looking well placed to make a run at the title.  
     
  17. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Tour match against England A started last night, being shown live on Fox for anyone desperate for some cricket.

    Katich played well, Hussey looked like he may be back in form, the rest of the top 6 got out poorly and cheaply. Looking forward to see Australia bowl tonight.
     
  18. Fluffy

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    Lee took 5 last night and it sounds like that will mean he plays.

    my guess at who lines up is

    katich
    hughes
    ponting
    hussey
    clarke
    north
    haddin
    lee
    johnson
    clark
    siddle
     
  19. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad side - Lee/Clark are going to be more threatening than hopeless Hauritz. 

    I watched Lee last night - he was over 150km/h basically every ball and had a few up at 155.  Looks like he has gotten his pace back. 

    I guess the spin will be covered by three part timers - North, Clarke and Katich. 
     
  20. Fluffy

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    read he was reverse swinging the ball very well which pretty much guarentees his spot.
     

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