Originally Posted by watson
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.
Personally I think McCabe is a great fifth. Chances are in an ATG game, a fifth bowler wouldn't need to bowl too often, perhaps 3 or 4 overs before the new ball (unless you have a genuine five pronged attack of course, but that's a different strategy altogether).
If you look at the strike rates of my fast bowlers though, the numbers suggest we wouldn't even get that far