Hayden Retires. Can Australia retain Ashes?

January 12, 2009 10:53pm CST
Damien Martyn, Warne, Mcgrath, Gillchrist and now Hayden, all have quit cricket in the recent 2 years. Ricky ponting is the main stay of the team now along with out of form (and sometimes out of team), Symonds. ofcourse, michael clarke is a class batsman. But very few stalwarts in the team, is the Australian cricket team more vulnerable. First India, then South Africa. With Ashes series due in 6 months, Can they beat England and retain the trophy?
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• India
19 Jan 09
ya it is a big blow to australia........he is agreta opener and loosig him is a blow to australia team........but england is two suffering from such crises so i found that the ashes series will going to be close
• Pakistan
13 Jan 09
Matthew Hayden is one of the best openers of the current era. He was aggressive, experienced, powerful and he scored everywhere and against everyone. AUstralian team will surely miss his experience but they are certain playrs who have the great talent to occupy this position.. MICHEAL HUSSEY - Mr. Cricket - He has always played as an opener in the first class. Why shouldn't he occupy this place and ask his brother and very talented David Hussey to occupy his place PHIL JACQUES - Young, Energectic, Very Talented and he deserves to play for Australia on permanent basis. CHRIS ROGERS - Another Exciting talented opener.. As far as Ashes is concerned, Australia has never depended upon a single player. They play as a team and teir batting is the weak point. They very urgently need a quality spinner and Brett Lee to lead from the front..
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• India
13 Jan 09
Australia can win the series provided they get their selection right. They need to get bowlers who can swing the ball, because english conditions are good for swing bowling. Sticking on with players like symonds, white, whatson, davis hussey will not do them any good, they should hunt for specialists. England is in no position to give aussies a fight. Jones is missing in the lineup, flintoff's best days are over & the unity / team spirit is in tatters.