Originally Posted by Uppercut
I'd have to agree with Dicko to some extent though, you have to be willing to criticise selections even if they turn out well or you'll give selectors with good players to choose from too easy a ride. You never get to see what the other guy would have done.
Yeah, he does take it to absolute extremes sometimes, but I think people only find it infuriating because it makes it absolutely impossible for him to be proven wrong.
Siddle's a good bowler so if he's picked he could well perform well, but Bollinger's an even better bowler so it's more likely he'd perform well. Siddle getting picked and performing well wouldn't change the fact that Bollinger was the more likely of the two to do so originally - all it'd prove was that Siddle wasn't ****. If it's for fitness reasons it's fine, otherwise Bollinger should (and IMO will) play. I'd actually be more inclined to leave Hilfenhaus or Doherty out than Bollinger, personally.