Originally Posted by Uppercut
It's conventional wisdom that banging it in is the way to success in Australia but there's barely been a bowler this millennium to go there and support that theory. Even the ones that bowled really well got absolutely smashed- check out how many wickets Kemar Roach and Ishant Sharma left with.
Australia's recent home batting failures have all been exclusively down to swing. At the SCG last year against Asif and Sami, at the MCG the year before when Steyn took ten and at Perth the year before that against (of all people) RP Singh and Irfan Pathan. Jimmeh's absolutely crucial.
All true. But the conventional wisdom more goes back to what used to happen in AUS pre 2000s, since pitches in AUS i.e Perth haven't been as bouncy this decade as before.
A good swing bowler will come into play in the matches your rightly highlighted. But all those seaming conditions basically appeared once over a course a series. Eerything else was flat & that really is Anderson's challenge - to bowl well when it isn't swinging.
A good hit-the-deck/bang-it-in type bowler in top form really hasn't toured AUS much since 2000. The only one is remember was Ntini & Nel in 05/06 & Akhtar 04/05 they did pretty well.