Originally Posted by Howe_zat
I actually think the number of allrounders available means there's much more room for manouvre in this side. For example you could say there's little need for Pollock when you have Procter (or vice versa) and there'll be some debate over whether Tayfield should be picked ahead of a 4-man pace attack when Faulkner will probably be there to provide spin. And if you go with only 1 or 2 specialist pace bowlers, then which of Donald, Steyn and Adcock miss out.
I agree that there is little need for Shaun Pollock as an allrounder because of Faulkner-Waite-Procter in the lower-middle-order.
It may make more sense to play a third strike bowler of real pace like Adcock, Peter Pollock or Steyn to partner Donald and Procter. Then the RSA attack would be on a par with the Windies ATG attack. Peter Pollock, Steyn, and Tayfield are also handy lower-order batsman as well.
Incidently, Shaun Pollock's bowling average against Australia (1997-2006) is 36.85