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Old 10-12-2005, 10:08 AM   #181
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So who's going to play for the World XI in the test?

As I understand it, these are the options:
Graeme Smith
Virender Sehwag
Rahul Dravid
Brian Lara
Inzamam-ul-Haq
Jacques Kallis
Andrew Flintoff
Shaun Pollock
Mark Boucher
Steve Harmison
Shoaib Akhtar
Muttiah Muralitharan
Daniel Vettori

I tend to think that Smith, Inzamam, Boucher, and Harmison are all guaranteed to play, since they didn't get a chance to be part of the ODI matches. Also, Muralitharan and Vettori should be locks based on their performance during the ODI's.

That leaves 5 spots to be split between: Sehwag, Dravid, Lara, Kallis, Flintoff, Pollock, and Shoaib. Which 2 don't make the cut? The squad seems a little South African-heavy, so I'd probably vote to cut at least one of them. Since Kallis was just named Test Player of the Year, I'd guess that Pollock was a bit more likely to get omitted. During the ODI's, Shoaib was looking somewhat unfit, so I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't play either.
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Looks like I was right about Pollock and Shoaib Akhtar not making the cut.


Apparently Australia will open the batting. Again.
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Looks like I was right about Pollock and Shoaib Akhtar not making the cut.


Apparently Australia will open the batting. Again.

u mean they'll be batting 1st
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wow, what an incredible start


looks like we may not be needing all 6 days!
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Langer out 3rd ball.

This is Dan's time to shine... here on a spinning SCG wicket.
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That's the spirit!

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a fairly even first two hours.
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:49 PM   #190
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Uncharacteristically slow start for Australia.

Hayden continues his awesomely bad form. 28 runs off 73 balls... the world's most dangerous batsman? Yeah right!
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I was going to ask if anyone thought the batsmen might slow it down a little since they had 6 days instead of 5.

It doesn't seem like it so far, but time will tell, I guess.
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:04 PM   #192
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Australia has slowed it down though, their normal runrate in Australia is over 4... today they are just breaking 2.

I think it is more to do with Hayden's poor form and ailing ability rather than the 6 day situation.

Also I wouldn't be slowing down... living pretty much in Sydney - rain will happen in this test and probably wipe out at least a day.
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149/2 at drinks, a good hour put in by Clarke and Hayden
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Another one bites the dust.
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Another.

It is irregular that I will read somthing I agree 100%... but this is the closest I have come in a long while.

http://aus.cricinfo.com/columns/cont...ry/221812.html
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