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Captain Clarke

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by Matabele, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    A dark day indeed for Australian cricket when they pick a captain based on sponsorships and endorseements rather than talent, courage and integrity. 

    Funny how the polls are 85% against the puppy getting the gig, yet the selectors blithely carry on.  Three blind mice, Australian cricket would probably put out a better side by putting the positions up for an internet poll at the moment. 
     
  2. Chip and Chase

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

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    I don't know about internet polls, given some of the selection ideas in this forum the mind boggles at what sort of side the populus would select.

    As far as Clark is concerned, he has been Captain elect for a few years now so he was always going to be the choice. No real options in the current side anyway, Haddin or Hussey possibly, but that is it. Pup's problem is that he is horribly out of touch at the moment so he unlikley to be a lead by example type of skipper on current form. I don't mind some of his one day / T20 Captaincy, so prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. It's basically a dead rubber so no real pressure on him, which may help.
     
  3. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    C&C the lack of pressure wont do anything for him,it might just give him a Northesque innings
     
  4. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    85% of the population don't know ****.
     
  5. drower

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    lucky we are the other 15%
     
  6. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    Although I'm not a big fan, I hope the extra pressure of captaincy may bring the best out of Clarke. He certainly has the talent to be a long term member of the Aussie test side, but does he have the balls to be a leader?
     
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    one poll i saw had Watson above Clarke as preffered captain.
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    won the toss, more than the last captain can claim most matches
     
  10. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    You only really learn about a captain when they are in the field. 
     
  11. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Incorrect Gronk, apparently him failing with the bat means he's a **** captain.

    Tubby got a pair on his captaincy debut. Boy he was ordinary.
     
  12. Chip and Chase

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

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    Clarke was struggling with the bat before being made Captain for this game, today just confirmed he is still in a deep hole despite having a "C" next to his name. The true test of his captaincy will be when we take the field.
     
  13. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How much pressure is under Clarke now

    a) None - the series is lost and no one cares.

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    b) More than he will handle - getting beaten by an innings and failing to contribute is a daunting task.

    For the record I am hoping he gets 150 but I would be backing him to get less than 20.

    I like his captaincy and would hope he retains the job with Ponting coming back in at 4, Clarke to  and Hussey at 6. As for the bowlers the answer is a pineapple.
     
  14. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    well he cracked the 20 so hoping you get your 150
     
  15. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I'd still like to see Watson in the middle order and two genuine openers if it could be arranged. 
     
  16. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    genuine openers now are injured (katich, rogers) or out of form (hughes, jaques)
     
  17. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    God please bring back PUNTER!!!
     
  18. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    yep, because that would ahve stopped the team playnig like ****
     
  19. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    The openers have until August to get themselves sorted for the next test.  Watson going down the order might stop him losing his concentration at 50 and getting out.  Also he could bowl longer spells when needed. 
     

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