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Discussion in 'Cricket' started by 1910, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Sproj

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    There's a few interesting prospects but they are all just so raw.
     
  2. Sproj

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    Sangha with the ton. His second in only five games and this with his side in all sorts, very promising indeed. I took a bit of interest in under 19s last year. He is a prospect that's for sure.
     
  3. 100 and out for Edwards, nice dig.

    Hopefully Sangha keeps scoring runs, he's had some serious hype around him for a long time, hopefully our answer to this Mitch Marsh conundrum.
     
  4. Sproj

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    A leg spinning all-rounder, that is a VERY rare thing indeed.
     
  5. Sproj

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    Burns is pretty unlikely not to be in conversations about the test side, he has never let anyone down and still is easily the right side of 30. He should be there, far more than Renshaw should be these days anyway.
     
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    Our last Test captain was one!
     
  7. Sproj

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    Fair point, as was the last test number 5 or 6?

    Neither of them though are even close to being front line bowlers. Warney was handy with the bat but Benaud is the only one I can think of that was pretty good at both.
     
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    First 3 rounds of SS, 2017-18: 8006 runs @ 26.79 runs/wicket, 54.24 runs/100 balls, 10 centuries. First 3 rounds, 2018-19: 8153 runs @ 30.65 runs/wicket, 51.07 runs/100 balls, 13 centuries.
     
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    Tremain 5/13. Pattinson 3/13. Boland 2/22. Tasmania all out for 81.

    Great bowling unit.
     
  10. Sproj

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    I’m really serious in wanting to go with five bowlers, use Pattinson as the obligatory all-rounder, he’s better both with bat and ball than M.Marsh anyway.
     
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    Tremain deserves a crack.
     
  12. Sproj

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    Pace bowling is not an area of concern at all unfortunately for him or fortunately for Australian cricket.

    Mind you, it seems like you could field this side and get as good batting as you would with the batsmen anyway:

    1. Steketee
    2. Pattinson
    3. Khawaja
    4. Cummins
    5. Starc
    6. Neser
    7. Richardson
    8. Bird
    9. Tremain
    10. Hazlewood
    11. Lyon
     
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    Worrall back from injury with 7/64.
     
  14. Jhye Richardson 8fa
     
  15. Sproj

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    I've been talking him up a while now, really rate the kid.
     
  16. Another 100 for Patterson, cementing his Ashes spot.
     
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  17. In fact it's been a pretty good round for a lot of Ashes hopefuls -

    Bancroft - 138*
    Patterson - 134
    Harris - 95
    Wade - 77
    Burns - 60
    Labuschagne - 59
    Head - 50
     
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  18. 1. Warner
    2. Burns
    3. Khawaja
    4. Smith
    5. Head
    6. Patterson
    7. Paine (c)
    8. Cummins
    9. Starc / Richardson
    10. Lyon
    11. Hazlewood / Richardson

    Maybe? I dunno, it's actually quite hard to find spots for everyone with the late flurry of runs towards the end of the Summer. Hard to leave Harris out, guys like Wade, Bancroft & Labuschagne could still push for spots with big runs in the next month or so. Do we throw Warner & Smith back in with no FC cricket under their belt? Still 5 months away, but what way would you guys be leaning? @1910@1910 @Sproj@Sproj
     
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  19. Sproj

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    @Unbreakable@Unbreakable I think you've pretty much nailed where it's at. I'm not sure anything other than that can occur.

    It is great to see the main contenders all stand up so far aside from Renshaw and Pucovski.

    I do wonder if Warner does need to be rushed back, I honestly don't know. I think his record speaks for itself at home but overseas, well not as much. He should be made to earn his spot back I think, given there are three/four decent enough other options at present to partner Burns - Harris/Bancroft/Khawaja.

    I would like to get Richardson in there too, maybe instead of Hazlewood but I'm not sure. I think Starc needs to play, he just has that ability to rip a side apart on his day.

    I also am in the minority as to thinking that Stoinis should probably be in the side, as a fifth bowling option is needed. That said, Smith offers a decent enough fifth option. I really don't know. I feel this is the parts of the side that is settled:

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    2. Burns
    3. Khawaja
    4. Smith
    5. Head
    6. Patterson
    7. Paine (c)
    8. Cummins
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    11. Lyon
     
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    Are they using the Dukes yet?
     

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