6th ODI: Australia v England at Sydney

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First of 2 dead rubbers, usually Australia love resting their players and I got a feeling Watson might be one on the selectors radar. Marsh looks to be out again with his hamstring. Good time to get Ferguson in there, maybe Christian if the selectors plan on resting Haddin too. Paine should be a given to get a run.
 

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Well the headline is a little misleading. He's saying that if the pace bowlers DO WELL then we can win the World Cup.

Note this phrase:
"I want to see Mitch and Taity, if they're anywhere near their best, that's a formidable attack. Throw in some part-timers and spinners, and that's a good side."

He's saying a Lee/Tait/Mitch trio can win the World Cup if they do well. And I heartily agree. He's NOT saying play 4 quicks and don't use spin at all.
 

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If we are picking those 3 then Smith and Dussey need to be in the side to provide cover should they take some tap along with the spinner. Johnson has a pretty good record in India so hes probably a given, Lee is the other. So Hastings, Bollinger and Tait are fighting for that last spot.
 

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Well the headline is a little misleading. He's saying that if the pace bowlers DO WELL then we can win the World Cup.

Note this phrase:


He's saying a Lee/Tait/Mitch trio can win the World Cup if they do well. And I heartily agree. He's NOT saying play 4 quicks and don't use spin at all.

Neither am i my friend.
 

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If we are picking those 3 then Smith and Dussey need to be in the side to provide cover should they take some tap along with the spinner. Johnson has a pretty good record in India so hes probably a given, Lee is the other. So Hastings, Bollinger and Tait are fighting for that last spot.

For me, it's between Hastings and Bollinger for that last spot and if Hastings performs better than Bollinger in these last two ODIs I'm inclined to pick Hastings. Sure, Bollinger can get you the early wicket, but I don't think he takes that wicket on a consistent enough basis to warrant him being in the team as his bowling during the batting powerplay/last 10 overs isn't flash and he seems to become less economical the later in the ODI innings he has to bowl. Hastings gives Australia that extra option along with Lee and Watson when that batting powerplay and last 10 overs rolls around. Hastings' variations should also be useful in the subcontinental conditions. Also, if Australia are playing 3 pacemen and a spinner (probably Hauritz), we'd have really deep batting with Lee at #11. Even if we played 4 pacemen we'd still have Lee at #10 which is pretty handy. Of course, batting ability shouldn't come into consideration when picking #9 to #11 but it is an added bonus.
 
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It's all very theoretical because there's so little chance of the same 3 bowlers playing 9 games in a row. The more practical question is what combinations should they avoid?
 

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You'd think that Tim Paine's playing. He was going to play for Tassie tommorow, but is now back with the Aussie side.
 

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Well the headline is a little misleading. He's saying that if the pace bowlers DO WELL then we can win the World Cup.

Note this phrase:


He's saying a Lee/Tait/Mitch trio can win the World Cup if they do well. And I heartily agree. He's NOT saying play 4 quicks and don't use spin at all.

Quite often it can be how the weaker links perform that can be crucial, or in England's case don't perform. England run a risk of having little potency, Anderson and Broad are no Glendas and can go for six an over at times. And the back-up to Swann isn't exactly setting the spin department up to win games.

Who are the aussie spin chuckers for the World Cup? Doherty? Smith? Hauritz?
 

aussie1st

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Who are the aussie spin chuckers for the World Cup? Doherty? Smith? Hauritz?

Smith, Hauritz and Dussey.

As expected Marsh is out for the series, no replacement called up so one of Haddin or Paine are playing as a specialist batter. If Paine is coming into the side then he'll have to open as he isn't the best at the death.
 

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Neither am i my friend.

Good :p

For me, it's between Hastings and Bollinger for that last spot and if Hastings performs better than Bollinger in these last two ODIs I'm inclined to pick Hastings. Sure, Bollinger can get you the early wicket, but I don't think he takes that wicket on a consistent enough basis to warrant him being in the team as his bowling during the batting powerplay/last 10 overs isn't flash and he seems to become less economical the later in the ODI innings he has to bowl. Hastings gives Australia that extra option along with Lee and Watson when that batting powerplay and last 10 overs rolls around. Hastings' variations should also be useful in the subcontinental conditions. Also, if Australia are playing 3 pacemen and a spinner (probably Hauritz), we'd have really deep batting with Lee at #11. Even if we played 4 pacemen we'd still have Lee at #10 which is pretty handy. Of course, batting ability shouldn't come into consideration when picking #9 to #11 but it is an added bonus.

Agree with this :thumbs Dougie is just too random for me. I think we can only play one of he and Mitch. If Hastings can prove his consistency, I think he gets in because he's gives variety in style. McKay would have been a bit better but hey, I'll take what we can get. I'd have:
Lee
Johnson
Hastings
Hauritz

And I'd seriously consider giving Watson the new ball for a couple of overs if Johnson can't swing it.

Then Tait to come into the team if we are struggling to take wickets as a team, Bollinger to come in if it's just an individual who's going badly.
 

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ENG could have certainly called up Simon Jones instead of that joker Plunkett.
 

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I'll be at the game tomorrow with four of my mates. We'll be wearing yellow and green sombreros.

I'm really pumped for this game. I'd hate to see Watson rested. Watching an innings half as good as Melbourne would be awesome.
 

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