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Your third test squad

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by Fluffy, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Given its played at Perth the fast bowlers should be at an advantage over the spinners but spinners have at times picked up a handful of useful wickets there with the extra bounce as well.

    Ive been pondering the value of North and Doherty and think its worth swapping with Smith and Hauritz.

    Adding to the complexity are the injuries. Katich is out for the series and Harris has a chest strain of some sort and is very doubtful at this stage.

    My squad

    Jacques - has the experience
    Watson
    Ponting
    Clarke
    Hussey
    Haddin - steps up one to take the pressure off Smith
    Smith - Not there to tie down an end, there to get wickets & can bat
    Hauritz - There to tie down an end and got 5 for at Perth last month & can bat
    Johnson - 5 for at perth last month and no better pitch to get confidence back
    Piddle - Different bowler to the lefties and a seamer
    Bollinger - Should be better with a run under his belt

    Gives us more spin options, shortens the tail a little and Smith/Hauritz should be good for as many runs as North/Doherty. Harris would play if fit.
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    maybe Watson not to open & have another bowling option as well allowing maybe Shaun Marsh to come in to the squad
     
  3. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Hughes is a given for Katich.

    Hughes
    Watson
    Ponting
    Clarke
    Hussey
    Haddin
    Christian
    Johnson
    Hilfenhaus
    Siddle
    Starc

    You could throw any number of bowlers in, it wont make any difference I dont think. Our bowling stocks just arent good enough atm to take 20 wickets.

    Hopefully a nice bouncy Perth wicket might prove me wrong.
     
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    i think Starc is injured.

    Not sold on Christian myself but he shows promise. Peter George is another one who with his heaight must be in contention
     
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I am amused at the way everyone thinks that preparing a greentop will help us.

    Their quicks are taller and simply better than ours at the moment.

    The only area we are better than them is facial stubble, and with Katich out we have lost that advantage as well
     
  6. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Harris' injury is not as bad as first thought and will play
     
  7. nodd

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    Hussey
    Watson
    Clarke
    Kawajala ??
    Ponting
    Haddin
    Smith
    Johnson
    Harris
    Bollinger

    Siddle
     
  8. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    12-man squad: Ricky Ponting (c), Michael Clarke (vc), Michael Beer, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, Phillip Hughes, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, Shane Watson.
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    I didnt say it wouldnt help them, but its probably the only way we will take 20 wickets.
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    does anyone else think that Beer was only included because of his name?

    lol obviously the selectors are certain the only way to get pieterson out is a left arm spinner.

    Last sheffield shield he bowled 3/136 at Perth, Hauritz took 7/104 for the match and Steve Smith 0/22 off about 20.
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Haha, is like watching NZ selections at the moment

    Beer is just strange, he wasn't even anywhere near Australia A was he ?
    Johnson, dropped for bowling a bag of ****, doesn't go and play a match anywhere, and straight back into the side ?
     
  11. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    must have have dominated the nets.....
     
  12. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe Beer got a start, I really can't.

    It's beyond a joke now.
     
  13. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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  14. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    At least Beer will be useful after the game.
     
  15. Guest

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    warnie pushed it  ..  lets hope he leaves egg on ya face..
     
  16. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I have loved the back page headlines. :D

    Firstly - 'From Bollinger to Beer'

    and now

    'Critics turn as Beer left on ice'

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/critics-turn-as-michael-beer-left-on-ice/story-e6frg7rx-1225972373198
     

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