Originally Posted by Zinzan
Well, that's a point of view, although I'm trying to recollect if any other medium-pacer of his speed (120-125 clicks) has ever done well in Australia.
Asif wasn't bowling much quicker than that in Sydney last time Pakistan toured and he absolutely cleaned up. Corey Collymore had a reasonably good tour against a **** hot batting lineup bowling at a meagre pace too a while ago if IIRC.
Moreover, as a counter point, I certainly can't recall a bowler as outright crap
as Suranga Lakmal being successful in Australia either. There's no point selecting poor man's versions of what your opposition can supply; that's basically just accepting your inferiority and conceding defeat. They'd be far better off backing the quality players they do have and hoping they can adapt to adapt to the conditions. You can't out-Australia Australia.