Marnus Labuschagne

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FRUMPY

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Expensive finish to his spell this afternoon but showed enough to prove himself as the best of the part time options. Should have broken this partnership when he found Yasir’s edge but Smith insists on fielding as a deep slip. He is becoming a favourite player of mine.
A good part timer in that he puts in enough ordinary balls that batsmen will be wanting to play strokes and then has a couple of decent deliveries to snatch a wicket

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JezzasOnTheAsphalt

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A good part timer in that he puts in enough ordinary balls that batsmen will be wanting to play strokes and then has a couple of decent deliveries to snatch a wicket

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Yes. But gets enough purchase out of some of those decent deliveries to cause issues for the batsman. Gap between his best ball and worst ball very large.
 

Pykie

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Also he dealt fine with archer in England, not sure why he can’t deal with the kiwis
Wagner, Southee and Mitchell at 127kph isn’t exactly going to tear his head off either.

They have a grafting attack, not a at your throat type.

I think Wagner and Southee will really struggle on our flat decks at their pace. Especially given the form of the top order at the moment.

Have a look at Abbas as a case in point, who bowls around a similar pace..
 

toml

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Expensive finish to his spell this afternoon but showed enough to prove himself as the best of the part time options. Should have broken this partnership when he found Yasir’s edge but Smith insists on fielding as a deep slip. He is becoming a favourite player of mine.
Dropped the sitter off his own bowling too, but oh well, shit happens
 

Pykie

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You would be mistaken. Wagner bowls the best bouncers in the game on dead decks ..
We shall see. He hasn't toured Australia before.

I expect the MCG test to be a very long one for them, especially without Boult.

Henry isn't a test standard quick imo and Southee's record outside of NZ is absolutely woeful.
 
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Seedsfan

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Wade was in great form though and head looked better in the home summer, it really seemed the right call to leave him out of that series based on what went on in his short test career up to that point.
No it didn’t, it never seemed the right call Labuschange had made 1200 runs with 5 100s in county cricket. Just had to get picked
 

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toml

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Think the selectors might pick him to captain the Aus XI and Aus A sides that will be playing the English Lions in January and Feb? Seems as good a time as any to try him out.
 

Seedsfan

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Think the selectors might pick him to captain the Aus XI and Aus A sides that will be playing the English Lions in January and Feb? Seems as good a time as any to try him out.
Is that going to be on fox cricket? Forgot about that series but am looking forward to it now
 
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