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

  1. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    45 Sheffield Shields
    9 Domestic OD Championships
    1 Domestic T20 Championship
    The 1 and only World T20 Championship
    Internationals galore

    Greatest side in the world, love the Kat, make him captain of the Test team.
     
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Their bowlers were the difference, Clark, Lee, Bollinger and Haurtitz were constantly at or below 6 an over.

    Add Warner and Hughes kicking off 50 or so each game and its a very good platform
     
  3. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Hughes
    Jacques
    Katich
    Clarke
    Watson
    Warner
    Haddin
    Lee
    Clark
    Hauritz
    Bracken

    Would be their side at full strength this year. 
     
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    12th man Doug Bollinger
     
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    12th man Nathan Bracken if its a sheild game.

    Bracken would play ahead of him in 1 dayers or T/20.

    And Kieron Pollard is looking like signing for the local T20 big bash.
     
  6. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Is Brendon McCullum back this season? They were also after  Sangakarra, Yuvraj Singh and Afridi and different stages.
     
  7. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    yes to Mcullum as far as I know bob
     
  8. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Pollard and Afridi both signed for SA the last few days.
     
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    yes Bob and if you got all the facts you would have also seen Dave Gilbert complaining that Pollard had agreed to terms and signed with not even the courtesy of letting Cricket NSW know.

    Afridi was always Adelaide bound.
     
  10. SilentBob

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    How the Blues can win back the Ashes for Australia

    If the selectors want a team guaranteed to perform internationally, they need look no further than Katich and co, writes Will Swanton.

    Just pick a NSW-only Test team and be done with it.

    Pipe down, Victorians and assorted other non-Blues. NSW have proved themselves as the dominant provincial side in the world, let alone Australia, so the selectors might as well just flood the Test XI with Blues - 10 of them plus captain Ricky Ponting, who lives in Sydney anyway.

    And before all those Victorians and assorted other non-Blues start moaning about NSW's struggles in the Sheffield Shield, come for a meeting in the fair dinkum department - the only reason they don't win the Shield every year is the unavailability of their premier players who are representing their country.

    Cast ahead to the first Ashes Test against England next year. Australia lost the urn, NSW can win it back. A Blues-Only-Plus-Ricky-Ponting Test team isn't remotely far-fetched.

    Phillip Hughes, Phil Jaques, Simon Katich, Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Nathan Hauritz, Doug Bollinger and Stuart Clark. That's a legitimate Test team. Every one of those players is already in possession of a baggy green cap. None of them could be considered bolters. Look through the list - every one of them has a realistic chance of making Ponting's side. So why not all of them?

    Of the Australian team that lost the Ashes, only Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle could feel aggrieved to be excluded. Johnson is the ICC Cricketer of the Year but even he admitted to being shocked after he misfired throughout most of the Ashes. He struggled against England when he was supposed to be carrying the attack.

    If Lee is fit and firing, he's still a safer bet as Australia's Test spearhead. Johnson's batting is invaluable, but so is Lee's. Johnson was on the verge of being sacked in England anyway so his place is no longer a fait accompli. His lack of consistency is a whopping great problem. Put it this way: you need someone to bowl an inswinging yorker at full tilt to save your life. Who do you trust? Lee or Johnson? Lee, surely.

    Siddle commands immense respect for trying so damned hard. He is full of heart, hitting the pitch hard, getting in batsmen's faces. His 20 wickets at 30.8 was a decent Ashes return but he's far from being a long-term Test certainty. Bollinger is a similarly aggressive and combative quick, with the advantage for the purposes of variation, in a Johnson-less team, of being a left-armer. He could so easily do the same job as Siddle given another opportunity. Regardless of form, Siddle's fitness is already a series-by-series proposition.

    As for Clark, the all-class NSW paceman, his absence from three Tests of the Ashes loss will remain a mystery to all bar the selectors.

    An all-NSW batting line-up is a very real possibility. Watson's eventual destination is No.6 despite recent experiments with him as an opener. He's moved from Queensland to Sydney so he can live with his girlfriend Lee Furlong and represent the Blues.

    Hughes is likely to have fought his way back into the Test side by the next Ashes stoush, while Jaques will rocket back into contention after back surgery. Both have already produced Test hundreds. Further opportunities are bound to come their way.

    One oddity is, when Australia's openers, Katich and Watson, are both available for NSW, they will be batting down the order because Hughes and Jaques are the preferred options.

    Ponting will be tempted to slide into the middle order for the twilight of his career, so the ageless Katich is a ready-made No.3. Mike Hussey will have come and gone by then, with Brad Haddin retaining wicketkeeping duties. Hauritz is still the most consistent spinner in the land, a scenario unlikely to change in the next 18 months.

    NSW versus England for the Ashes. The selectors have come up with more ludicrous combinations.
     
  11. SilentBob

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    Yeah, Gilbert not happy, read they are speaking to Sangakarra again, Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik also, don't see much point in signing the latter two, they won't bring crowds in.
     
  12. Fro

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    agreed bob, i cant see what the fixation with guest keepers is, McUllum, Sangakara etc, although they are both good bats also.
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

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    Will poke my head in here

    Not sure if McCullum would be available for too much cricket, is a pretty packed summer over here with the Pakis here for 3 tests, the Bangers coming, a month of domestic 20/20 and then your mob arrive for a tour

    Would love some of those 20/20 signings here though !! We only get the bloody Poms really

    Bopara playing the entire summer for Auckland, Oawis Shah turning out for Wellington, Napier playing for Wellington and Mascarenhas for Otago. Dilshan playing for Northern should be ok though, here in Canterbury we can't have any because we have a couple of Yarpies still trying to qualify for NZ, so they have roped McMillan and possibly Astle back in
     
  14. Fluffy

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    Blues also look to debut a 19 year old 1.96m bowler named Hazlewood this year. Kid has been likened to McGrath.

    Also noteed Craig McDermott's son will be playing for Qld.
     
  15. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    NSW are nothing but the roosters of domestic cricket
    lets look at the current blokes in the test 11
    "from" NSW
    Katich - from WA
    Watson - from qld
    Clarke - from nsw
    Haddon - From the ACT
    Hauritwz - from qld

    So theres only 1 NSW player really in the team compared to Real Qlders
    Watson
    Hauritwz
    Johnson

    Look at the big bash last year and that dirty tactic of buy a kiwi for one game.

    When i think of nsw cricket i think 1 thing
    OVERRATED.
     
  16. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Haddin isn't from the ACT at all champ, he comes from Cowra. he simply played for the Comets back when they were in the 1 day domestic comp a few years back.
     
  17. Volley

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    Why'd they bail if Qld's so good?
     
  18. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    too many Queenslanders
     
  19. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Watson started with Tasmania.

    Gilly is a NSW that we dont claim

    Krejza is a nsw boy as well
     
  20. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    INCORECT FLUFF
    hes a qlder
     

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