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    The 2019 Ashes

    Dunno.....

    Khawaja opens.
    Harris partners him if he keeps his form up over the next few tests. Warner if not unfortunately.
    I'd play Doolan at 3
    Smith at 4
    Head or Labuschagne at 5
    Wade at 6
    Paine 7
    Pattinson
    Cummins
    Lyon
    Hazlewood/Siddle

    Or potentially no Wade, and 5 bowlers.

    Wouldn't even bother putting Starc in the squad. Tremain ahead of him, possibly Meredith too. Fawad as the other spinner.

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    Who is the best swing bowler in this country atm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyMorri View Post
    Who is the best swing bowler in this country atm.
    Hazelwood should be fairly proficient in England imo. He bowls with great seam position. Starc will not.

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    accualy scared of getting knocked out by yenny
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    I thought he was lucky to avoid being dropped last series over there.

    Too predictable.

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    Starc is one of those players who will never be dropped. They ignore the stats and will keep picking him because he is a lefty who creates rough patches for Lyon and he bowls really fast.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by LC View Post
    I thought he was lucky to avoid being dropped last series over there.

    Too predictable.
    His stats are not terrible but I recall being disappointed too. That was 4 years ago and I think only his 3rd series. He should be a far more complete bowler now.

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    I then started saving extra money as a result of eating dumpster food.

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    accualy scared of getting knocked out by yenny
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    Thought this was a toast 2019 thread and got sad that we canít live in year of the toast thread

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    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by LC View Post
    I thought he was lucky to avoid being dropped last series over there.

    Too predictable.
    Entirely down to McDermott requesting he start trying to bowl a bit quicker and move away from his line and length approach which ironically, would have shredded in the UK.
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    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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    He's got quota limits on his overs. Batsmen know it.

    If he's still in one piece after the BBL, I reckon he'll tear it up with the Duke ball again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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    Injured though? If I'm going to pick a bolter, thinking that the Dukes may do a bit down Tassie way, Gabe Bell. 21 wickets at 24 so far this season, and moves it around a bit.

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    Using the duke ball in the remaining shield games which will be interesting. I'll wait and see who bowls well with that.

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    Got this weird feeling they're just going to bite the bullet and go all in on Pucovski. No info, just a hunch I've got late this afternoon.
    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

    Im not sure myself. I think it is one of those things where I was born with a crop of awesome and then I have kind of watered the gardens, tended to the farm and created this farmable mass of fantastic brilliance. I have so much to give and share out but just not enough hours in the day to give it all out.

    Its hard sometimes

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    Both Waugh and Hussey have S.Marsh in their ashes team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblah View Post
    Got this weird feeling they're just going to bite the bullet and go all in on Pucovski. No info, just a hunch I've got late this afternoon.
    i really hope not. Make him actually earn it for a year. Make sure he is mature enough to cope with the expectation. Make sure he is healthy enough.

    At least Renshaw was making runs when they picked him. But even so, he didn't last 2 summers. T
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    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Im the hero football needs and deserves you will find

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    Quote Originally Posted by flight23 View Post
    No idea what this thread is about but the name alone


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    Iím still trying to work it out but my best guess is sampi looks like the Sri Lankan slinger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbloke V3 View Post
    I’m still trying to work it out but my best guess is sampi looks like the Sri Lankan slinger?
    Given the tone of the OP I had assumed this was related to the english tour but never had any idea what the ashley sampi refernce was about
    LC pls confirm
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    You're being a massive Clint

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    Ashes

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    Now that you mention it though, Ashley Sampi getting signed by the Scorchers and sending down some sandshoe crushers would be what the tournament needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Im the hero football needs and deserves you will find

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    So, what's open at this point? Centuries from Burns, Khawaja, Head and KP have to lock them in. A pretty rank Starc five-for probably locks him away.

    Harris missed out again, which all but means he probably can't be in the XI. Lambo to make way for Smith? I'd switch KP and Head around in the order, feel much safer with KP's ability to grind. Head can come out and flail further back.

    Renshaw to open? Has an incredible county record over there, refuse to entertain the notion of Warner.
    Quote Originally Posted by Embers View Post
    Did I become this awesome or was it something I was born with?

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    Its hard sometimes

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    Last 2 Ashes squads have been:
    6 bats
    2 all rounder
    5 quick
    2 spinner
    2 keeper

    So Paine is obviously there, between Handscomb and Wade in the back up stakes. I'd stick with Handscomb there. Lyon and.......no idea. Options are pretty garbage. At this stage you'd have to say SOK ahead of Fawad and Holland.

    5 quicks - Hazlewood, Starc, Cummins, Siddle, Richardson seems pretty straight forward.

    2 all rounders - Stoinis and Labuschagne (unless Mitch Marsh goes spastic in the last few rounds of the Shield?)

    6 bats - Smith, Head, Burns, Khawaja, Patterson, then it comes down to Harris/Warner for the last spot.

    Back up keeper, spinner, all-rounder are going to be shit choices but there out of necessity. I reckon three tons in the remaining five games gets Harris there ahead of Warner.

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    Can someone edit the thread name.

    I'd go:

    Burns
    Warner
    Khawaja
    Smith
    Wade/Maxwell
    Head
    Paine

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