Originally Posted by Burgey
There's a few questions over both teams' batting tbf.
As I CBF looking it up, how old is Pietersen? Personally think he's a fine player but from time to time I hear rumblings about his spot. I'm sure he'd like to still be playing though. The rest of the England line up seems the right age that they'll all still be about. From our POV I don't think Haddin will be and there's a big question mark on Hussey too. Ponting has bought himself time, even if his form tails off a bit. Besides, he seems to genuinely be enjoying his cricket again.
Watson will be in the top four if he's fit, obviously, and gives us five bowlers. It'll be a flat out fast bowling war, the way things are looking.
There's some interesting little series in the meantime, but genuine cricket lovers know this is the only game in town
I should say that I hope we prepare properly for it and send players over early to get set in the conditions. That will be vital for us.
KP's 31, there's always rumblings about his spot for some reason but he's never been close to getting dropped imo, even at the worst of it he still averaged over 40. Agree about the highlighted bit.