Originally Posted by zinzan12
It seems kind of ironic that after all the hype....blah blah slaver
Be very, very careful with the predictions and the writing off.
After all, the whole of Australia (and Richard) wrote Steve Wayward-Harmison off after a single over in Australia last time, although in fairness the whole of Australia have actually watched him bowl a ball or two since and a couple of you have changed your mind.
I've always advocated that a test side needs one out-and-out speedster, although over the last few years Australia have had two all-time greats at the same time and some more than adequate 'stock' bowlers so they have never really been exposed in that department. For me, Lee would have been the third bowler on the sheet every time because I just LOVE pacemen.
Flintoff has been very out of sorts so far, and will have to get his act together if England are to bounce back.