Watson return clouds Warner's future

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Binning, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    [FLOAT-RIGHT][IMG-CAPTION][​IMG]Mitchell Starc is a strong chance to be called into the Australian XI for the Adelaide Test [/IMG-CAPTION][/FLOAT-RIGHT]Shane Watson's return to the Australian Test squad for Adelaide has ramped up pressure on David Warner to hold his spot at the top of the order, as the national selectors consider the possibility of pairing Rob Quiney with Ed Cowan.

    While Watson is still considered unlikely to return in time for the second Test against South Africa, it is far from certain that Quiney will be the man to drop out of the hosts' XI to make room for the vice-captain and No. 3 batsman. Warner's place in the team may hinge in his display in Adelaide, and another brief stay with the bat would be likely to have Quiney walking out to bat with Cowan in Perth.

    The national selector John Inverarity was unable to guarantee Warner's place ahead of the Adelaide Test, in marked contrast to his supportive words for Cowan before the Brisbane Test squad was even announced. "We'll make the decision closer to the time," Inverarity said. "I mean we're here at the WACA. Less than 12 months ago David played a wonderful innings here. We'll just have to wait and see."

    Quiney made only nine in his one innings in Brisbane, but impressed the selectors with his gully fielding, part-time medium pace and an unruffled, mature demeanour that fitted neatly into the Australian dressing room. His upright, powerful batting would make a neat balance with the more obdurate Cowan, while offering a little more restraint than Warner

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  2. Piethepker

    Piethepker New Member

    Drop quiney, keep warner at least 1 more test
     
  3. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    Just don't bother having Warner or Quiney. They're just a buffer zone anyway. Might as well have Starc at 3 and Watto at 2.
     
  4. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    :ponting2: Starc at 3?
     
  5. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

  6. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    Clarke WAC?

    Scared of batting up the order?
     
  7. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

  8. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    :sachin:

    Seriously though; if you think an opener should be batting 5 with a middle order batsmen batting 3....well I don't know what to say.
     
  9. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    Get another Middle order batsman to play at number 5
     
  10. U2one100

    U2one100 New Member

    Starc at 3 would be epic! Trolling test cricket like when MS Dhoni comes on to bowl.
     
  11. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    Taking Clarke out of 5 would be the worst tactical decision in the 21st century.
     
  12. U2one100

    U2one100 New Member

  13. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    Nah zip it ****. We've all seen how crap Clarke went when he played at 4, so 3 would only be worse. There's a skill to middle order bating, and it's different to batting in the top order.

    That's why Alviro Petersen bats 2 and AB de Villiers 5 for instance.
     
  14. U2one100

    U2one100 New Member

    Worst tactical move would be picking a guy who lofts a spinner off his first ball thinking he can clear the fence and "make a statement".
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012
  15. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

  16. CoverDrive

    CoverDrive Well-Known Member Staff Member

    His coach told him :badass: He was allowed to because he is weak against spin bowling :badass: Tough luck Mr. Bell! Tough luck!
     
  17. bablu1994

    bablu1994 New Member

    Bell's shot was like Sehwag's wide swing at the ball way outside the off stump and nicking it to keeper on duck coming after an injury.
     
  18. U2one100

    U2one100 New Member

    ^Indeed! :agree:

    Only difference is in consistency.
     
  19. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    Nah **** off ****s. Don't troll the forum because CoverDrive said I said something.

    At no time did I say trying to loft the spinner down the ground was a good move, or that Bell should be cut some slack.
     
  20. U2one100

    U2one100 New Member

    :saywhat:

    I posted that before your **** debate began!
     
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