Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
It's gonna be a big factor, no doubt. That said I wouldn't think all our team is totally unfamiliar with Oz conditions; Collingwood & Cook have both played grade cricket & (famously) Strauss spent 18 months in Melbourne as a nipper.
Of our seamers, only really Hoggy is (more or less) reliant on movement. Fred, Saj & Harmy will all enjoy the extra bounce.
Which may well lead to an interesting call at some stage - Hoggy, Saj or Anderson? This may come back to haunt me, but I get the impression that Mahmood is on the verge of a serious breakthrough at this level. He has most of the required attributes and, AFAICS, seems to have the desire. OTOH I do worry how Hoggy will go out there, especially given his form for most of our summer.