Originally Posted by howardj
I still think Clark is ahead for the first Ashes Test Match. Clark was probably never going to be that effective on unresponsive subcontinent wickets - he seems to need a little bit in the pitch. To that end, the Gabba pitch will be far more responsive, and generally I think, in Australian conditions, Clark has his nose in front of Dizzy. Also, if McGrath and Lee are fit, don't rule out Bracken's chances of playing at the 'Gabba.
Its a tight call between Dizzy & Clark, Dizzy stint at Yorkhsire will be key to him holding a place i say. Plus his batting geez, thats so valuable. I'd be willing to rule out Bracken even though he has a great record at the Gabba, i just cant see him getting a nod over either of them once they are bowling well.
All good headaches to have i say..