Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane October 11, 2012

Wade, Siddle put Bushrangers ahead

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Victoria 6 for 174 (Wade 70*, Siddle 51*) lead Queensland 149 (Khawaja 28, Hastings 4-41, Siddle 3-36) by 25 runs
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Matthew Wade showed he has no intention of giving up his Test place easily and Peter Siddle confirmed his growing reputation as a cricketer of allround merit as Victoria claimed first innings points over Queensland on a rain-shortened day two of the Sheffield Shield match in Brisbane.

Under overcast skies on the Gabba surface to play host to the first Test between Australia and South Africa, Wade went on from his overnight 38 to an unbeaten 70 before the showers forced an early abandonment.

Having taken the gloves from Brad Haddin when the senior man left the Test tour of the West Indies for personal reasons, Wade did his best to remind the selectors of how capable he can be with the bat.

He was helped by a dropped chance, Usman Khawaja putting Wade down in the slips from the bowling of Ben Cutting when the wicketkeeper had made 40. The reprieve ensured Victoria would go into the lead.

Siddle meanwhile maintained an outstanding start tot he summer with the bat as well as the ball, notching an undefeated half century to go with his 87 against Western Australia in Perth. Wade and Siddle will be hopeful of clearer skies on day three for the chance to extend the Bushrangers' lead before bowling again.

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  • on October 12, 2012, 8:56 GMT

    Peter Siddle, is the first player picked for Test Matches, after the Captain, he is a burst bowler, capable of bowling 157 klick Jaffa`s, when fully fit. The younger generation of OZ, Quick bowler`s love him, his team first attitude, and his work ethic, remember he has missed 3 full season`s of Cricket, due to injuries. Every season he has been fit, his bowling and batting, have improved way beyond all our expectations, pity the previous Coach & Captain, used him poorly, and directed him even worse. Wade is the keeper, simple as that, 1 innings from Haddin, does not make up for 2 season`s of failure. Finally, Victoria`s pace attack, when all our Test players are available, is simply `AWESOME`.

  • on October 12, 2012, 6:07 GMT

    @Chris_P - you may be forgetting that Wade also made a century in his previous 1st class match... the 3rd test in the W.I.

  • Chris_P on October 12, 2012, 5:35 GMT

    @Dashgar. Haddin, my friend, is the keeper, Wade only came in to replace him when he had a family emergency. For all intents & purposes, Haddin IS the the test keeper. Bankstown Oval, btw is hardly a tiny suburban ground, the practice facilities planned there will be better than the SCG with the aim for far more games. I also stated, if you read my post, I didn't think Haddin should be the keeper, just what I believed the selectors would do. The Argus report stated the priority for selection was form. Like I said, not saying he should be picked however I think the selectors will go with him & he did score runs when under the pump. Let's see how it all pans out.

  • zenboomerang on October 12, 2012, 5:06 GMT

    @Dashgar... Agree on your comments (usually do) & on Wade... Most players retire by 35 or are pushed out & Haddin will be 35 this mth - I cannot see him @36y.o. playing next summer in an important Ashes series when we have a quality replacement that is over 10 years younger...

  • zenboomerang on October 12, 2012, 5:06 GMT

    @Chris_P :- "Wade has credentials but where would he slot"... You have answered your own question - he has the 'credentials' as a Test batsman & wicketkeeper so he obviously replaces Haddin... Pattinson, Starc, Cummins have pushed past Johnson in Test cricket & will likely pass Harris in the next 15 mths - its a fact of life & Haddin's best Test days are behind him - probably 2 years ago...

  • Meety on October 12, 2012, 4:59 GMT

    @Chris_P on (October 12 2012, 01:12 AM GMT) - the only concievable way to play Wade as a specialist batsmen is to drop Cowan or Warner & play Watto as an opener. Just mentioned it as several times in recent years the possibility of having two keepers in the side has arisen. (Once with Paine & once with Wade in WI before Haddin departed). @Dashgar, I don't like to say that one innings is worth more than another (although I did the other day sort of with Khawaja's 88), but you do have a bit of a point in the sense that Wade really did rescue the innings, that said, the "road" you talked about when Haddin got his ton, he came in at 4/64 (were 3/7), so I would also say that Haddin's innings was meritorious.

  • Chris_P on October 12, 2012, 1:12 GMT

    Wade has credentials but where would he slot? With Watson Punter Clarke & Hussey in the middle orde, that leaves you nothing left. That is if they keep Cowan at opener. He hasn't set the world on fire, nor has he been an abject failure, but he needs to get to that form that got him there. When you are winning tests, you can carry this sort of form, but when you are losing tests, think back to the Ashes 2 years ago!

  • on October 12, 2012, 0:23 GMT

    Haddin should never play test cricket as a wicketkeeper again - his glovework, footwork and judgement are atrocious. Paine and Wade a proper keepers - look at the way they rise and move with the ball, and their speed. How many runs has Haddin cost Australia. the #7 should be a keeper first and foremost - if the top 6 can't do the job then change that, not pick a batsman who wears gloves to shore up the team

  • Dashgar on October 11, 2012, 23:54 GMT

    @Chris_P, even with the drop Wades 70 is worth more than Haddins ton because of the ground it's played on. Haddin did it on a tiny suburban rd while Wade did it at the Gabbawhen the previous match high score was 28. Victoria were backs to the wall getting rolled and he stood up and single handedly pulled them out of trouble. He is the incumbent, not Haddin, and made a ton in his last test. Haddin hasn't made a test ton since 2010/11 and only has 3 in total.

  • Meety on October 11, 2012, 23:46 GMT

    @hyclass - __PK on (October 11 2012, 20:35 PM GMT) - has an excellent point. T20s have very little to do with slips fielding. Otherwise agree with what you have said. @Dashgar/Chris_P - what's the odds on Wade being selected as a specialist batsmen, with Haddin the Keeper?

  • on October 12, 2012, 8:56 GMT

    Peter Siddle, is the first player picked for Test Matches, after the Captain, he is a burst bowler, capable of bowling 157 klick Jaffa`s, when fully fit. The younger generation of OZ, Quick bowler`s love him, his team first attitude, and his work ethic, remember he has missed 3 full season`s of Cricket, due to injuries. Every season he has been fit, his bowling and batting, have improved way beyond all our expectations, pity the previous Coach & Captain, used him poorly, and directed him even worse. Wade is the keeper, simple as that, 1 innings from Haddin, does not make up for 2 season`s of failure. Finally, Victoria`s pace attack, when all our Test players are available, is simply `AWESOME`.

  • on October 12, 2012, 6:07 GMT

    @Chris_P - you may be forgetting that Wade also made a century in his previous 1st class match... the 3rd test in the W.I.

  • Chris_P on October 12, 2012, 5:35 GMT

    @Dashgar. Haddin, my friend, is the keeper, Wade only came in to replace him when he had a family emergency. For all intents & purposes, Haddin IS the the test keeper. Bankstown Oval, btw is hardly a tiny suburban ground, the practice facilities planned there will be better than the SCG with the aim for far more games. I also stated, if you read my post, I didn't think Haddin should be the keeper, just what I believed the selectors would do. The Argus report stated the priority for selection was form. Like I said, not saying he should be picked however I think the selectors will go with him & he did score runs when under the pump. Let's see how it all pans out.

  • zenboomerang on October 12, 2012, 5:06 GMT

    @Dashgar... Agree on your comments (usually do) & on Wade... Most players retire by 35 or are pushed out & Haddin will be 35 this mth - I cannot see him @36y.o. playing next summer in an important Ashes series when we have a quality replacement that is over 10 years younger...

  • zenboomerang on October 12, 2012, 5:06 GMT

    @Chris_P :- "Wade has credentials but where would he slot"... You have answered your own question - he has the 'credentials' as a Test batsman & wicketkeeper so he obviously replaces Haddin... Pattinson, Starc, Cummins have pushed past Johnson in Test cricket & will likely pass Harris in the next 15 mths - its a fact of life & Haddin's best Test days are behind him - probably 2 years ago...

  • Meety on October 12, 2012, 4:59 GMT

    @Chris_P on (October 12 2012, 01:12 AM GMT) - the only concievable way to play Wade as a specialist batsmen is to drop Cowan or Warner & play Watto as an opener. Just mentioned it as several times in recent years the possibility of having two keepers in the side has arisen. (Once with Paine & once with Wade in WI before Haddin departed). @Dashgar, I don't like to say that one innings is worth more than another (although I did the other day sort of with Khawaja's 88), but you do have a bit of a point in the sense that Wade really did rescue the innings, that said, the "road" you talked about when Haddin got his ton, he came in at 4/64 (were 3/7), so I would also say that Haddin's innings was meritorious.

  • Chris_P on October 12, 2012, 1:12 GMT

    Wade has credentials but where would he slot? With Watson Punter Clarke & Hussey in the middle orde, that leaves you nothing left. That is if they keep Cowan at opener. He hasn't set the world on fire, nor has he been an abject failure, but he needs to get to that form that got him there. When you are winning tests, you can carry this sort of form, but when you are losing tests, think back to the Ashes 2 years ago!

  • on October 12, 2012, 0:23 GMT

    Haddin should never play test cricket as a wicketkeeper again - his glovework, footwork and judgement are atrocious. Paine and Wade a proper keepers - look at the way they rise and move with the ball, and their speed. How many runs has Haddin cost Australia. the #7 should be a keeper first and foremost - if the top 6 can't do the job then change that, not pick a batsman who wears gloves to shore up the team

  • Dashgar on October 11, 2012, 23:54 GMT

    @Chris_P, even with the drop Wades 70 is worth more than Haddins ton because of the ground it's played on. Haddin did it on a tiny suburban rd while Wade did it at the Gabbawhen the previous match high score was 28. Victoria were backs to the wall getting rolled and he stood up and single handedly pulled them out of trouble. He is the incumbent, not Haddin, and made a ton in his last test. Haddin hasn't made a test ton since 2010/11 and only has 3 in total.

  • Meety on October 11, 2012, 23:46 GMT

    @hyclass - __PK on (October 11 2012, 20:35 PM GMT) - has an excellent point. T20s have very little to do with slips fielding. Otherwise agree with what you have said. @Dashgar/Chris_P - what's the odds on Wade being selected as a specialist batsmen, with Haddin the Keeper?

  • Chris_P on October 11, 2012, 21:33 GMT

    @Macca_mat. Based on what? A fighting half century after being dropped as opposed to Haddin's chanceless century when also under the pump? Both, with Paine have got credentials, none are way out in front of the others & Haddin is still the incumbent (injury aside) so be prepared for his selection. I am not saying that is what I think it should be, just what the selectors will go with. Re: Lyons. I know it is tempting to go with 4 quicks in Brisbane, but you really need a spin option on day 4 & 5 & the Boks won't be rolling over so easily. Perth yes, but Brisbane, not so sure. What is more of a concern is Lyons early season form. That team, except Ponting for Khawaja (he isn't slips material!) & any 3 of Hilfy, Pattinson, Starc, Siddle & Cummins. I think Cummins may be just behind the other 4, but they may go with him.

  • __PK on October 11, 2012, 20:35 GMT

    hyclass, I believe T20 (amongst other things) has improved fielding, but your example is a missed slips catch. I doubt T20 will improve that aspect of fielding.

  • Dashgar on October 11, 2012, 14:18 GMT

    Batting remains a problem for Australia but we've found a good one in Wade. I think the team for the first test should be kept simple. Cowan, Warner, Watson, Punter, Clarke, Hussey, Wade, Siddle, Pattinson, Hilfenhaus, Lyon. With Watson there we don't need a 4th specialist quick. Also Lyon was brilliant vs the Kiwis at Brisbane last year. Pattinson is in great form so just gets the nod over Starc who will be desperately short of First Class bowling (and Pattinson's record is a fair bit better anyway).

  • RVC-38 on October 11, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    @hyclass you really do have more of an inside look on the players more than I do, but the form of Hughes and Kawaja has not been bad this year maybe a change is as good as a holiday in these cases. and i remember Watson dropping a sitter in a t20 game recently surely the better you are the more you are forgiven.

  • Sunil_Batra on October 11, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    @Hyclass with regards the comment on fielding, Hughes dropped catches at international level in slips but Khawaja is new to fieliding in slips, he is a good fielder in point, gully and covers but slips is new to him. Give him this season to improve on that as he has a good work ethic. And like yourself should be good to see how Burns, Khawaja and Forrest go against a strong Victoria attack tomorrow.

  • RVC-38 on October 11, 2012, 10:57 GMT

    @Pras_Punter yeah mate i agree , I put Lyon in the team I think they will pick, but I would have Pattinson for Lyon in Perth and Brisbane. @jonesy2 not really concerned with any of those changes, what i like are real options that put pressure on players to perform. DEPTH just like the old days.

  • hyclass on October 11, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    One would think that with T20 proving a legitimate career pathway, that the very least of spin-offs-the only one that demonstartes relevance to longer form cricket would be improved fielding. There were 3 drops when Tasmania batted vs Sth Aus,including Hughes dropping Ponting in slip. Khawaja has now done the same to Wade. Whether true or not,whisper campaigns have cruelled many careers and one that has done the rounds regards Khawaja's work ethic. Something similar exists regarding Cosgrove, who carelessly ran himself out taking a second, shortly after the break. Great players have great attitudes. Sir Richard Hadlee was a complete professional in every respect and kept meticulous records of all his opponents and how they were dismissed. I admire the application of Wade and particularly Siddle. A simple rule should be to improve one aspect of performance each summer & he has. I believe Khawaja,Cosgrove and Hughes have gone backwards and that Forrest should never have been selected.

  • Sunil_Batra on October 11, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    @rickyoncanterbury I like your team, I also think Khawaja needs to come in but not at the expense of Punter, he should replace Punter when he retires or be the backup batsman should we have injury. And with the likes of Hughes, Cosegrove, Henriques and Copeland Aus cricket looks like its in good hands.

  • Paul_Rampley on October 11, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    Looking forward to seeing how Khawaja, Burns and Forrest go against Siddle, Pattinson and Mckay tomorrow, should be a fantastic finish to this game.

  • Mary_786 on October 11, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    Wade has surely got to be selected ahead of Haddin. Khawaja and Burns will be the key wickets tomorrow, if they score well then Qld can win. It won't be easy against the Vics bowling attack.

  • jonesy2 on October 11, 2012, 9:48 GMT

    rickyvoncanterbury -- ponting and pattinson are certainties mate, haddin and hughes could be sneaky chances. starc and cummins will be there with the group training and pushing pup for a spot if the gabba pitch is green and grassy. cowan/hughes/khawaja, warner, watson, ponting, clarke, hussey, wade/haddin, siddle, pattinson, hilfenhaus, lyon, 12th/13th-cummins, starc. talk about depth

  • PrasPunter on October 11, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    Folks, should we play Lyon in Brisbane and Perth ? Pattinson for Lyon and Punter in place of Cowan and the team looks settled.

  • McGoogly on October 11, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    Good work Matty Wade, proving how much we DON'T need Haddin back

  • RVC-38 on October 11, 2012, 8:46 GMT

    @ Jono Makim Yes totally forgot about Ricky, he will be there, geeze just makes our depth even stronger.

  • on October 11, 2012, 8:25 GMT

    @Ricky... No Ponting? I'd be astonished if he wasn't selected. Come on Wadey!

  • RVC-38 on October 11, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    With most sides having played two games or the best part of 2 games I believe the team for the first test against the Saffers will be . Cowan, Warner, Clarke, Kawaja, M Hussey, Watson, Wade, Lyon, Siddle, Hify, Starc now what we need are the other fringe players to put pressure on the test team and selectors alike and I mean players who have stated the shield in good form Copeland, Cosgrove, O Keefe, Haddin, Hughes, Henriques, pattinson, Cummins etc. Those who say Aussie crickets cupboard is bare watch tooooo much 20/20 or like Hammond now have to wear helmets because, well you know why,

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  • RVC-38 on October 11, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    With most sides having played two games or the best part of 2 games I believe the team for the first test against the Saffers will be . Cowan, Warner, Clarke, Kawaja, M Hussey, Watson, Wade, Lyon, Siddle, Hify, Starc now what we need are the other fringe players to put pressure on the test team and selectors alike and I mean players who have stated the shield in good form Copeland, Cosgrove, O Keefe, Haddin, Hughes, Henriques, pattinson, Cummins etc. Those who say Aussie crickets cupboard is bare watch tooooo much 20/20 or like Hammond now have to wear helmets because, well you know why,

  • on October 11, 2012, 8:25 GMT

    @Ricky... No Ponting? I'd be astonished if he wasn't selected. Come on Wadey!

  • RVC-38 on October 11, 2012, 8:46 GMT

    @ Jono Makim Yes totally forgot about Ricky, he will be there, geeze just makes our depth even stronger.

  • McGoogly on October 11, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    Good work Matty Wade, proving how much we DON'T need Haddin back

  • PrasPunter on October 11, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    Folks, should we play Lyon in Brisbane and Perth ? Pattinson for Lyon and Punter in place of Cowan and the team looks settled.

  • jonesy2 on October 11, 2012, 9:48 GMT

    rickyvoncanterbury -- ponting and pattinson are certainties mate, haddin and hughes could be sneaky chances. starc and cummins will be there with the group training and pushing pup for a spot if the gabba pitch is green and grassy. cowan/hughes/khawaja, warner, watson, ponting, clarke, hussey, wade/haddin, siddle, pattinson, hilfenhaus, lyon, 12th/13th-cummins, starc. talk about depth

  • Mary_786 on October 11, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    Wade has surely got to be selected ahead of Haddin. Khawaja and Burns will be the key wickets tomorrow, if they score well then Qld can win. It won't be easy against the Vics bowling attack.

  • Paul_Rampley on October 11, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    Looking forward to seeing how Khawaja, Burns and Forrest go against Siddle, Pattinson and Mckay tomorrow, should be a fantastic finish to this game.

  • Sunil_Batra on October 11, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    @rickyoncanterbury I like your team, I also think Khawaja needs to come in but not at the expense of Punter, he should replace Punter when he retires or be the backup batsman should we have injury. And with the likes of Hughes, Cosegrove, Henriques and Copeland Aus cricket looks like its in good hands.

  • hyclass on October 11, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    One would think that with T20 proving a legitimate career pathway, that the very least of spin-offs-the only one that demonstartes relevance to longer form cricket would be improved fielding. There were 3 drops when Tasmania batted vs Sth Aus,including Hughes dropping Ponting in slip. Khawaja has now done the same to Wade. Whether true or not,whisper campaigns have cruelled many careers and one that has done the rounds regards Khawaja's work ethic. Something similar exists regarding Cosgrove, who carelessly ran himself out taking a second, shortly after the break. Great players have great attitudes. Sir Richard Hadlee was a complete professional in every respect and kept meticulous records of all his opponents and how they were dismissed. I admire the application of Wade and particularly Siddle. A simple rule should be to improve one aspect of performance each summer & he has. I believe Khawaja,Cosgrove and Hughes have gone backwards and that Forrest should never have been selected.