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    (Original post by skd180)
    Does anyone know what Mike Hussey's test average is? He seems to be the most in-form batsman in the world.
    Its pretty high, and hes already got 3 test hundreds I think/
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    3 hundreds in 9 tests I think, I don't really know where to get up to date cricket stats on the interweb though.
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    (Original post by tis_me_lord)
    Classy comeback from Australia, but even so they don't have a target that they'd have taken if offered to them before the match....

    South Africa going along pretty well, though Australia were also for 2 wickets with this many runs.... but South Africa do have a long tail so they may get a decent lead here, they'll be looking for a lead of 100.
    At least its an intriguing contest to watch for the neutrals not a one sided finished in 2 or 3 days match !

    Depends on Warne & McGrath finding form getting quick wickets to limit SA if SA bat through then even if they score 450 its only a lead of 100 so a long way to go !
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    Try www.cricinfo.com
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    Cheers!

    It seems to suggest Hussey's got an average of 94 from 9 innings. Oh and an average of 151 from 21 ODIs. Not bad.
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    3 centuries on 9 innings

    he should be a permanent replacement for michael clarke!!!!!
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    (Original post by sim90)
    3 centuries on 9 innings

    he should be a permanent replacement for michael clarke!!!!!
    Clarke will be back. He's a good player.
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    Gilchrist isn't doing that well though these days, who's the Aussie number 2 keeper?
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    that keeper
    brad haddin
    hes a reli talented batsmen!!!!!!
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    hussey and clarke should both be permanent players in the team IMO...
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    Clarke looks great, he has big problems mentally rather than in his technique. He gets tied down very easily, I think he needs a few more years to be honest. If you look at some of the real great modern Australian batsmen, they all had time out of the team back on the domestic circuit and they came back better.

    Symonds has been absolutely shocking, I just don't understand what's wrong with him to be honest when he's been so devastating on the ODI circuit. However, I think Watson will replace Symonds (even though I'm not convinced on Watson being a better Test match batsmen - but he does bowl quicker if anything) once he comes back from injury. I would expect that MacGill will play more now a days because Warne's not getting any younger and yet he's bowling more overs than he's used to. With McGrath not being able to bowl very long spells either it's too much to ask Lee and Warne to bowl 60 overs a day between them. Australia's 3rd seamer has been ineffective since Gillespie was dropped from the side so it makes sense to play MacGill even though I think he's an egotistical idiot off the pitch.

    PS: Mike Hussey's average is a perfect 94.

    564 runs @ 94.00 in 9 innings (3 n.o.)
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    When you see the success Hussey's having after his long slog on the domestic circuit, I can only agree that Clarke should get a bit more lower level cricket under his belt.

    But Australia are gonna lose some of their elder statesmen in the next couple of years, so you can see why they've tried out Clarke.

    MacGill seems to be criminally underrated, I guess that's the Warne factor. Deserves a few more test matches even if he is a twazzock.
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    No one's doubting that MacGill is an okay bowler, but he's not as good as he says he is.
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    Sure he isn't as good as he says he is (he was shown up in India's tour of Australia 2003-4) BUT he's still a good bowler and would probably walk in to any side.
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    The only thing is, while Warne will pressure you with just sheer accuracy, MacGill gives away about a full toss or a rank short ball in just about every over.

    The thing which makes Warne so fascinating to watch is the fact that he gives away very little at all. Another thing about Warne is that the first ball he bowls, he always makes the batsman play at it. It's something I never noticed until someone pointed it out to me, every time a new batsman comes to the crease or he starts a spell, the first ball will always be one the batsman has to play, which prevents him from 'taking a look' at Warne for the first few balls.

    It's only as Warne gets into his spell that he begins spinning it more, his first few balls (or even overs) are usually pretty orthodox in terms of the degrees to which he spins it and the plans he works. However he did pull out some absolute pieces of carnage in the first over of his spells if Australia needed wickets, like the infamous ball he bowled Strauss with during the Ashes which turned so much hawkeye needed to be recalibrated.

    MacGill for all his variations and tricks just doesn't have the same consistancy. Also what I hate about MacGill is in press conferences he starts talking about how Cricket Australia are stupid not to select him, how if he were playing Australia would take wickets, how Australia plays better with in the team, how he thinks the wicket at xxxx venue will benefit him, how it would be stupid for the selectors not to pick him for the game at xxxxx venue. He just spends so much time talking himself it's ridiculous.
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    (Original post by Iscariot)
    No one's doubting that MacGill is an okay bowler, but he's not as good as he says he is.
    I think you will notice that he is !

    He has outshone Warne when both have played together, the stats prove it !
    He should have been a regular as when both play the opposition is skittled out for even lesser; again I point you to the stats !

    Dont Die of Ignorance !
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    (Original post by Iscariot)
    MacGill for all his variations and tricks just doesn't have the same consistancy. Also what I hate about MacGill is in press conferences he starts talking about how Cricket Australia are stupid not to select him, how if he were playing Australia would take wickets, how Australia plays better with in the team, how he thinks the wicket at xxxx venue will benefit him, how it would be stupid for the selectors not to pick him for the game at xxxxx venue. He just spends so much time talking himself it's ridiculous.
    From what you've said, it seems he's just incredibly frustrated at his lack of opportunities. You can hardly blame him for trying to get back in the selector's eye via a different method, having been ignored for years on end.

    I reckon if someone like Kevin Pietersen was dropped now, he'd certainly have something similar to say. It's not as if MacGill has a particularly bad test record.

    MacGill might not have the same consistency as Warne, but I'm sure even MacGill recognises Warne is a class above.
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