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Old 11-29-12, 10:59
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Ponting retires...no massive surprise. Great batsman.
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Finally NZ, their pace attack bode well for more wins in the future.
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Mitchell Starc looks as though he's going to win the next 3 or 4 Ashes for Australia pretty much single handedly.
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Along with Pattinson and Cummins.
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The advantages Starc seems to have over the other two is that he's less injury prone and he's a left armer. The natural angle he can create when bowling to a right hander can get him wickets even if the pitch is flat/spin friendly. The other two will need some assistance either from the pitch or the weather to be as effective, IMO. Plus they seem to get injured every time they sneeze.
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Australia bowled very well today but South Africa have largely been very disappointing this series, especially with the bat. Starc is a very bright prospect for the future but I wouldn't be jumping to such big conclusions about his future.

It was very amusing when Lyon came out to bat this evening and the crowd thought it was Ponting for quite a while.
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Faf aside, they've been pretty poor. Smith especially, that one century glosses over his several failures.
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Mitchell Starc looks as though he's going to win the next 3 or 4 Ashes for Australia pretty much single handedly.
Johnson on the other hand...
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Starc has more control than Johnson, and much more discipline.

On another note, this is a fantastic video, a compilation of every run out Ricky Ponting has completed in his international career. If you've got an hour to spare:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZruCGBPujPo
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Old 11-30-12, 15:10
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Mitchell Starc looks as though he's going to win the next 3 or 4 Ashes for Australia pretty much single handedly.
Getting a bit carried away I think
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