23 Sep 2004 18:28:16
alvey
Punter out of T1. So who's going to

bat at #3?


23 Sep 2004 02:08:27
Sriram
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

I would think Martyn and Lehmann would move up followed by Clarke/Katich.




23 Sep 2004 12:16:33
RodP
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

In article <[email protected] >,
[email protected] says...

> bat at #3?

Stuart Law. It's a lock.

Cheers,
Rod.


23 Sep 2004 22:25:39
Mad Hamish
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 18:28:16 +1000, alvey
<[email protected] > wrote:

>bat at #3?

Interesting question

The non-opening Aus batting options from the squad are

Ponting (out)
Clarke
Katich
Martyn
Lehmann
Watson
Hodge

I could see a couple of options
a) Put Hodge straight in at his normal position at #3
b) Push Martyn and Lehmann up a spot and probably call Clarke up
c) Push Martyn and Lehmann up a spot and call Watson up
d) Push Martyn, Lehmann and Gilchrist up a spot and put White in at #7

Dunno which one I'd opt for
I'd consider a & b the most likely but d) strikes me as a possible and
very interesting option


23 Sep 2004 18:30:47
CiL
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 22:25:39 +1000, Mad Hamish
<[email protected]et.net.au > wrote:

>On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 18:28:16 +1000, alvey
><[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>bat at #3?
>
>Interesting question
>
>The non-opening Aus batting options from the squad are
>
>Ponting (out)
>Clarke
>Katich
>Martyn
>Lehmann
>Watson
>Hodge
>
>I could see a couple of options
>a) Put Hodge straight in at his normal position at #3
>b) Push Martyn and Lehmann up a spot and probably call Clarke up
>c) Push Martyn and Lehmann up a spot and call Watson up
>d) Push Martyn, Lehmann and Gilchrist up a spot and put White in at #7
>
>Dunno which one I'd opt for
>I'd consider a & b the most likely but d) strikes me as a possible and
>very interesting option


How is this Hodge podge against the spinners? I think they would go
for the dashing young sensation Clarke in the eleven.


24 Sep 2004 00:01:02
JB
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to


"CiL" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
[..]
> >
> >Dunno which one I'd opt for
> >I'd consider a & b the most likely but d) strikes me as a possible and
> >very interesting option
>
>
> How is this Hodge podge against the spinners? I think they would go
> for the dashing young sensation Clarke in the eleven.

How Clarke got there is another question... He ain't doing any better in
First Class County Cricket in England (averaging 35 IIRC). I'd say either
Hodge or Watson might make their debuts.

Cheers.




23 Sep 2004 20:03:49
CiL
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 00:01:02 +1000, "JB" <[email protected] > wrote:

>
>"CiL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>[..]
>> >
>> >Dunno which one I'd opt for
>> >I'd consider a & b the most likely but d) strikes me as a possible and
>> >very interesting option
>>
>>
>> How is this Hodge podge against the spinners? I think they would go
>> for the dashing young sensation Clarke in the eleven.
>
>How Clarke got there is another question... He ain't doing any better in
>First Class County Cricket in England (averaging 35 IIRC). I'd say either
>Hodge or Watson might make their debuts.

Clarke plays spin pretty well, might not be all that hot with a pace n
bounce and unless hodge is a proven quality against spin, it wud be
clarke who would play ahead of Hodge. What about Roy though, he is in
the eleven na?
>



24 Sep 2004 16:26:06
alvey
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

alvey wrote:

> bat at #3?

So Hodge is "the obvious choice because of his consistency".

Batting averages for last 5 PC seasons:
(03/04 - > 99/98)

Love 60, 41, 65, 76, 50
Hodge 61, 34, 57, 54, 25



alvey


24 Sep 2004 17:30:54
Mad Hamish
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 20:03:49 +0530, CiL <[email protected] >
wrote:

>On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 00:01:02 +1000, "JB" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>"CiL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]
>>[..]
>>> >
>>> >Dunno which one I'd opt for
>>> >I'd consider a & b the most likely but d) strikes me as a possible and
>>> >very interesting option
>>>
>>>
>>> How is this Hodge podge against the spinners? I think they would go
>>> for the dashing young sensation Clarke in the eleven.
>>
>>How Clarke got there is another question... He ain't doing any better in
>>First Class County Cricket in England (averaging 35 IIRC). I'd say either
>>Hodge or Watson might make their debuts.
>
>Clarke plays spin pretty well, might not be all that hot with a pace n
>bounce and unless hodge is a proven quality against spin,

Clarke doesn't seem to have real problems with any type of bowler that
I've seen. What he does have is a lack of patience and discipline (so
far) which gives him problems against all types of bowlers.

> it wud be
>clarke who would play ahead of Hodge. What about Roy though, he is in
>the eleven na?

He isn't in the test squad.



24 Sep 2004 13:09:51
CiL
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 17:30:54 +1000, Mad Hamish
<[email protected] > wrote:

>He isn't in the test squad.

holy fuck.... he wud do well in India.


24 Sep 2004 06:29:47
Arvind Borde
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

alvey <[email protected] > wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> bat at #3?

With its depth of batting talent, Australia must have several
batsmen who can be counted on to make 17 runs in the series
at an average of 3.40.

Arvind


25 Sep 2004 01:50:43
Mad Hamish
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

On 24 Sep 2004 06:29:47 -0700, [email protected] (Arvind Borde)
wrote:

>alvey <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
>> bat at #3?
>
>With its depth of batting talent, Australia must have several
>batsmen who can be counted on to make 17 runs in the series
>at an average of 3.40.
>
Finally a realistic chance for McGrath to move up the order


25 Sep 2004 02:41:28
Will S
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to


"alvey" <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> bat at #3?

put Lee in at 3


the major benefit is because he is batting at 3 he wont be able to bowl




25 Sep 2004 06:34:06
alvey
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

Arvind Borde wrote:
> alvey <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
>
>>bat at #3?
>
>
> With its depth of batting talent, Australia must have several
> batsmen who can be counted on to make 17 runs in the series
> at an average of 3.40.
>

#1. Perhaps you can help me out here. Quite a number of Indian fans
gloat away continually about how SKW is shite against India & how
Punter averaged 3.4 in the last Ind v Aust series. So what I just
can't understand is;

1 Australia 129
2 England 109
3 Pakistan 105
4 India 104
-----------------------------------------

#2: Yep, Punter averaged 3.4 last time around. But he's gone for *at
least* part of the series. You've still got Gangs. 17.6 last time around.


hth



alvey


25 Sep 2004 06:36:07
alvey
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

Will S wrote:

> "alvey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
>>bat at #3?
>
>
> put Lee in at 3
>
>
> the major benefit is because he is batting at 3 he wont be able to bowl
>
>
But he can't now.


25 Sep 2004 09:13:10
Prakash Melwani
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to


"Mad Hamish" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On 24 Sep 2004 06:29:47 -0700, [email protected] (Arvind Borde)
> wrote:
>
> >alvey <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected] >...
> >> bat at #3?
> >
> >With its depth of batting talent, Australia must have several
> >batsmen who can be counted on to make 17 runs in the series
> >at an average of 3.40.
> >
> Finally a realistic chance for McGrath to move up the order

ROFL Hamish. Does he realise this?




25 Sep 2004 13:15:30
alvey
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

Prakash Melwani wrote:
> "Mad Hamish" <[email protected]> wrote in message

snip

>>Finally a realistic chance for McGrath to move up the order
>
>
> ROFL Hamish. Does he realise this?
>
>
Hey! If Punter & Warne are crap because of their returns from the last
Ind v Aus series then McGrath's 47 batting average from that series
should count.


26 Sep 2004 12:07:05
ej
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to

Love has done something very bad ...
he can also catch in the slips ... something the current team is not
especially strong on...

"alvey" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> alvey wrote:
>
> > bat at #3?
>
> So Hodge is "the obvious choice because of his consistency".
>
> Batting averages for last 5 PC seasons:
> (03/04 -> 99/98)
>
> Love 60, 41, 65, 76, 50
> Hodge 61, 34, 57, 54, 25
>
>
>
> alvey




27 Sep 2004 08:48:08
Calvin
Re: Punter out of T1. So who's going to


"alvey" <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> bat at #3?

Well it won't be Love.

Calvin