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Australia likely to miss Symonds skills during Ashes

Sydney, May 26 (ANI): The Australian cricket team is likely to miss all rounder Andrew Symond’s skills during the forthcoming Ashes series.

While Ponting and Co have said that Australian cricket has to move on with or without Symonds, the Sydney Morning Herald is of the view that batting, bowling and fielding skills of this all rounder will be severely missed.

Symonds clubbed 33 off 21 balls to help the Deccan Chargers to a respectable total. Two wickets in as many balls were the killer blows to get the Chargers home. Few players in world cricket can impose themselves on a game like this.

England have a couple of enforcers in Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen, players who stick out their chests, crack their knuckles and get ready to rumble. Australia have one in Symonds, but he’s unwanted.

A 16-man squad will contest the Ashes. Forget the starting XI for a second. Shouldn’t Symonds at least be on the tour? (ANI)

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