Ashes squad

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  1. griffo346

    griffo346 First Grade

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    Who would be in your ashes squad
     
  2. isaiah

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    ryan harris
    michael clarke
    joe burns
    not moises

    that is all
     
  3. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    There will be very few changes from India.

    If I were head selector though, and assuming a squad of 17 like India:

    1-Cowan
    2-Warner
    3-Hughes
    4-Clarke (c)
    5-Smith
    6-Watson (vc)
    7-Haddin (k)
    8-O'Keefe
    9-Starc
    10-Siddle
    11-Pattinson

    12-Bird
    13-Faulkner
    14-Hilfenhaus
    15-Nevill (k)
    16-Khawaja
    17-Lyon
     
  4. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    Mickey Mouse has already said there will not be wholesale changes as the players we took to India are the best we have

    :crazy: :^o
     
  5. AlwaysGreen

    AlwaysGreen Immortal

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    It doesn't matter who we send. The poms couldn't beat the might of NZ so we should win 5 zip.
     
  6. madunit

    madunit Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I just happy we aren't playing NZ lol
     
  7. unbreaK

    unbreaK Juniors

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    Was discussing it yesterday with my old man; the team I'd probably send would be -

    1) Cowan
    2) Hughes
    3) Burns
    4) Clarke (c)
    5) Khawaja
    6) Watson (vc)
    7) Hartley
    8) Starc
    9) Siddle
    10) Pattinson
    11) Lyon

    12) Warner
    13) S.Smith
    14) Bird
    15) Harris
    16) Wade
    17) O'Keefe

    Only reason I picked Hughes ahead of Warner is because Warner played awful in India (Mainly against quicks), and I think Hughes is a far superior player of swing / pace bowling than he is (Let's just hope he's got his eye in by the time Swann comes on)
     
  8. Red Bear

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    I would happily pick Chris Rogers as a batsmen, best opener in the country at the moment, but that wont happen. I would also happily pick Joe Burns but that's unlikely to happen. Faulkner isnt quite strong enough with the bat (at this point) to go in as an all rounder, but im not against picking him. Wouldnt pick Shane Watson unless bowling. Not convinced by Khawaja. So if we picked what I wanted to see it would be

    After the second Indian test I said
    Batsmen
    Michael Clarke (c)
    Ed Cowan
    Dave Warner
    Alex Doolan
    Usman Khawaja
    Chris Rogers/Burns (will almost certainly be Hughes)

    All Rounders
    Moises Henriques
    Shane Watson

    Keepers
    Matthew Wade
    Chris Hartley

    Fast Bowlers
    James Pattinson
    Peter Siddle
    Jackson Bird
    Ryan Harris
    Ben Hilfenhaus

    Spinners
    Nathan Lyon
    Steve O'Keefe

    First test team

    Warner
    Cowan
    Khawaja
    Clarke (c)
    Doolan
    Henriques (Watson if he decides to bowl)
    Hartley
    Pattinson
    Siddle
    Lyon
    Bird

    Doolans lost form though and as I said Rogers wont be chosen, so chuck in Burns and Hughes, I guess. They're our best five fast bowlers for the conditions/abilities shown so far. I think Henriques will go well if he gets another shot in England, he did alright in India and was unfortunate with a couple of dismissals after his first test.

    Steve Smith probably figures as well actually, although I dont trust him against the moving ball as I do on a spinners wicket
     
  9. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    My 1st test side to play in the 2013 ashes series in England

    Cowan
    Warner
    Ponting
    Khawaja
    Clarke
    Watson (must be able to bowl a few)
    Haddin (averages over 46 in england, best record than anywhere else)
    Okeefe
    Pattinson
    Siddle
    Harris
     
  10. vvvrulz

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    Warner
    Cowan
    Khawaja
    Clarke
    Watson
    Smith
    Hartley
    O'Keefe
    Starc
    Pattinson
    Siddle

    But of course madness will prevail and we'll see Wade, Hughsey, X and Big Shyte in the squad.
     
  11. caylo

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    I'm have no idea who I would bat at 6 but someone needs to stand up soon. Warner and Cowan are not a god opening pair but the best we have and Watson I would drop until he finds some form.

    Warner, Cowan, Hughes, Clarke, Khawaja, henriques, Wade, Pattinson, Starc, Siddle, lyon:
    backup batsmen: doolan, Smith (terrible list of batsmen tbh)
    Backup alrounder: Faulkner
    Backup bowlers: Harris, Hilf (wouldn't mind them taking a younger guy like hazlewood)
    Backup spinner: Okeefe
     
  12. ElectricEelMan

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    Batsmen: Hughes, Cowan, Warner, Khawaja, Clarke, S Smith, Burns/Doolan
    All-Rounders: Faulkner, Watson
    W/K: Wade
    Quicks: Siddle, Pattinson, Bird, Harris, Starc
    Spinners: Lyon, O'Keefe

    Smokies: Sandhu, Silk, Agar, young chap by name of Ponting who was named Sheffield Shield Player of the Year

    First Test Team:

    Cowan
    Warner
    Hughes
    Clarke
    Khawaja
    Watson (IF and only IF he can bowl) otherwise S Smith or Bird
    Wade
    Faulkner
    O'Keefe
    Siddle
    Pattinson/Harris

    12th Man: Bird (to play a few tests when the inevitable injury strikes Pattinson or Harris)

    Faulkner is good enough to get into the side on his bowling alone. Bolsters our possibly weak batting line-up. Same with O'Keefe.

    Harris is our best quick, but is way too prone.

    Watson will play a key role, only if he bowls. I consider his bowling to be top class. His batting much less so.
     
  13. Gas Panic!

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    I'd like to see something like:

    Clarke
    Warner
    Cowan
    Hughes
    Smith
    Burns
    Khawaja

    Watson
    Henriques

    Wade
    Nevill

    Pattinson
    Siddle
    Bird
    Starc
    Harris

    Lyon
    O'Keefe

    I'd almost consider leaving Smith out altogether, and ensuring he gets a county gig. Get Agar and Sandhu over there playing too.
     
  14. bazza

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    First test team something like:

    Warner
    Cowan
    Hughes
    Clarke
    Smith
    Khawaja
    Wade/Haddin
    Siddle
    Pattinson
    Lyon
    Bird/Starc/Harris

    Watson in for Smith or Khawaja if he bowls
    O'Keefe and another batsmen to the squad
     
  15. African Monkey

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    Would it be worth giving Chris Rogers a go in the ashes? The guy has 58 FC centuries and a lot of those would have come in English conditions and although he is very old (which shouldn't matter anyway as you always pick your best players but most of the time it always seems to be about the future as opposed to the present), surely he is better than some of the others that have been mentioned.
     
  16. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    I have heard worse ideas.
     
  17. RHCP

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    Chris Rogers wouldn't be a bad choice. He has a lot of experience in England and his first class stats aren't half bad.
     
  18. Twizzle

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    Huge failure when he was given a go in Perth, 7 and a duck from memory in one test match.
     
  19. Red Bear

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    one test match ffs. Hussey failed in his first test and turned out alright, Waugh took 30 odd tests to make a ton etc

    Writing someone off based on one test is ridiculous

    Now Rogers time has probably past, but as I mentioned earlier I wouldnt mind him being picked, was probably the best bat in the Shield this year
     
  20. Twizzle

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    rather see a young bloke get a go rather some one who would proabaly never play again
     

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