Err, no, I haven't got to be mad, as I said I think there's no chance whatsoever of it.Originally Posted by aussie
Err, England showed they aren't that good against GOOD spinners - we've handled average spinners like MacGill perfectly well - such as on the last Ashes tour.Why? England showed in the Ashes and in Pakistan/India that they still aren't good againts spin especially leg-spinners, so if conditions are helpul you would be foolish to say MacGill wouldn't cause England many problems.
I'm pretty sure he wouldn't. Langer has never scored runs infinately, he's not that good. I reckon he was due an average patch.Langer even though he was hit ONCE still looked in decent form. He may not have had the big socres since the ashes but thats simply because of the injuries he had. Its not as if he looked as if he was losing it at all. I'm very sure if he had an injury free summer, Langer would have had big runs.
I also think that no-one can simply keep being hit and coming back from it forever.
In any case - the latest blow was even worse than anything yet.
And I was very careful not to say "I'm near enough certain we'll have the wood over Gilchrist"; I do, though, back us to expose Hayden again, regardless of his form a year before the event.I'd give you Martyn & Clark (more so) but not Hayden judging on his current batting form. I think it would be tempting fate to judge FOR CERTAIN how Gilly would do, i think he will get one or two big innings though.
Err, if 2 of them have absolute horror-stories it's kinda useful.The idea of picking 6 bowlers in modern day cricket yet alone for the ashes is absolutely absurd. How is a captain suppose to utilize all those bowlers in a match?
As I said, Australia don't have enough good batsmen - they don't have 7 who I'd say are likely to score runs against the English seam-attack. Their best chance would be to try to fight back by having the strongest attack possible - and we all know that McGrath, Gillespie and Clark can be absolutely lethal on a seamer, and Lee of late has bowled well on 2 or 3 of them, too.This sounds a bit more realistic, but unlikely to happen since Australia need the batting equally as much, so more likely Australia will play 6 bats instead of 5 bowlers.
As i just mentioned the only batsmen in the side that may struggle againts England's pace attack are Martyn, Clarke & Gilly. The rest i'm confindent of doing well