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Cricket Summer of 2014/15

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by mark_s, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    No doubt Peter Siddle has justified his selection, but with an eye to the future, I would have preferred James Pattinson who I think will be the standout fast bowler in a fantastic group in the next few years.
  2. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Did his hammy (again) in the shield final. Unfortunately I don't think the Aussie selectors will risk picking him for some time still.
  3. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Seeing as Pattinson still has a CA contract and Siddle doesn't, I think Pattinson would have definitely been picked ahead of Siddle if he hadn't done his hammy.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see either Cummins or Pattinson brought across for the Ashes after the Windies tour.
  4. oztimmay Peter Sullivan (51)

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    I'm gonna put on my Victorian bias hat and ponder why Matthew Wade was overlooked for Peter Nevill (another NSW keeper). I'm wondering what else this guy has to do to get back into the side. I'm not basing my view on any stats (I have none at my disposal), but purely form an experience you think you would consider him or Tim Paine as a natural understudy for Haddin.
  5. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Matthew Wade isn't a very good wicketkeeper. I think he's a good option for shorter form cricket where keeping is less critical but I don't think he's good enough at test level.

    Nevill's batting this season certainly helped him get across the line as well.

    Tim Paine was dropped as Tasmanian keeper this year. I think his chances of playing test cricket for Australia again have evaporated.

    I tend to think Sam Whiteman could be the next long term keeper for Australia.
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  6. Hound Fred Wood (13)

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    I have been a big Tim Paine fan. Before his injuries he was technically the best keeper in Aust. He just has not go back to that level again. Keep in mind that generally Aust have picked younger keepers and let them develop over time. Rather then chop and change. So Nevill is the next anointed. Good luck to him.
  7. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    BH is right, Wade's keeping isn't of the required standard. Whiteman and Nevill will be fighting it out for that job I think.
  8. JJJ Vay Wilson (31)

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    Funny to see that the Bangladeshi ICC president has flounced out of office following his world cup trophy "snub". Couldn't understand why his calling referees biased cheats after Bangladesh got knocked out was a problem.

    And they wouldn't let John Howard be president because he was too controversial. What a joke.
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