Originally Posted by aussie
Its true that Dizzy may not have had played againts a top class opponent since he was dropped & coincidentally he will be facing the England who exposed him the last time. But looking back at how Dizzy bowled before the ashes he was losing his zip then & was just accurate without taking wickets vs PAK & NZ, then England saw that & targeted him and he struggled. In Bangladesh on those flat pitches he showed signs that he is getting that zip back since Dizzy is the type of bowler who likes to bowl just short of a lenght & move it of the seam both ways.
I didn't see the pura cup matches he played but by all reports that ZIP seems to have come back. The County standard over here is pretty high especially in the 1st division where Yorkshire are in. So for me if he has a top season plus does well in the two pura cup games in lead up to the Gabba test i'd be hard pressed not to pick him. Plus his lower-order batting is a huge asset as well.
Fair enough mate. It would be romantic - in a cricketing sense - and great, to see all of the Old Guard back for one final Ashes assault. They certainly wouldn't be lacking in motivation.