Originally Posted by Prince EWS
Feldman's an interesting one in that CA don't seem too bothered about McDermott being left out for him (they've intervened in NSW/Victoria affairs as we know) even though McDermott played for Australia A and has even been in Australian LO squads - that made me think Feldman was being looked at too. Then Gannon started playing ahead of McDermott though and it kind of put that theory to rest.
All four of those Bulls pace bowlers have performed well this season which makes things difficult for the Bulls.
Feldman - 25 wickets @ 24.36 (6 games)
Cutting - 22 wickets @ 18.81 (5 games)
Gannon - 18 wickets @ 13.38 (3 games)
McDermott - 11 wickets @ 23.72 (3 games)
It wouldn't surprise me if they persist with Hauritz at 7 followed by those bowlers when Shield resumes.
I wonder whether Hastings's poor performance in Perth will have any impact on the chances of the other Shield bowlers. Hastings has a similar record to the above bowlers this season (as well as another 5-8 bowlers including Bird, Butterworth etc) but was shown up to be ineffective in Perth against a test quality batting attack on a slightly more reasonable batting pitch than what is seen in Shield cricket.