Originally Posted by Jager
I felt that Waugh would be a certainty to go in R12, so I thought I'd jump the gun and grab him while I still can. It gives me a superb, versatile batsman who is also one of the greatest all-round fielders ever, so it's like an insurance policy. If people suddenly decide McCabe is not a good fifth (something he most certainly is, took a wicket a match on average and was capable of a handy spell here and there) then I can take Yousuf out and put Waugh in. Then McCabe and Waugh can share the fifth bowling duties and the batting lineup is not significantly weakened.
What do you think?
That's a big call. Mohammad Yousef is probably in the top 20 batsman of the modern era (>1960). The question is whether McCabe should be swapped with Waugh as Waugh is good enough to act as a stand alone 5th bowler. But then again I do have a soft spot for McCabe because of his 232.
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