Originally Posted by rivera213
Against Aussie state bowlers, most of whom aren't too good and wouldn't get a test place in your second XI. Let's not kid ourselves.
sounds correct even if it means sfa.
I'll do the math: 6 teams of 4 bowlers makes 24+ 6 Aussie bowlers = pool of 30. 4 are teamates and 3 teamates play internationally. So opposition pool = 23. 3 of these play for Australia, which leaves 4 to be chosen for "A" team (of which I'd open with BA Barachus and the Hanibal). 4/20= 1/5
So you are corect, 4fifths of the bowlers are not good enough to play for Australia A. but probably would be good enough to play for england, who'll pick just about anyone.
My point being that you have to be damn good to be bowling in First class cricket in Australia; even gives you a 30% chance of representing Aus (in A team or higher) and saying that their not good enough to get in Aus A team means sfa.