Is it really likely that the pitches at The 'Gabba, Adelaide, The MCG and The SCG are going to be especially slower than the pitches we saw in 2005?Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
In any case - it's not like Giles was effective in 2005 other than in the first-innings' at Edgbaston and Old Trafford.
Yes, IMO it'd be much better to go in with 5 seamers, even if 1 of them is Harmison. I've been saying that ever since I examined the situation. And yet, we're still living in the dark-ages, because we still have the "you must have variation" argument dominating most selection issues.
For me, you simply pick your best bowlers, and only rarely is a spinner one of the best bowlers in either England or Australia.