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    Nathan Hauritz

    Will he get a game? Or will Aus go in with their all pace + North strategy as in South Africa? How will he fare if picked?

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    I find it almost inconceivable that the only specialist spinner in the party won't play one Test in five. I hope if he does play at any point he'll get blocked so efficiently that he won't take a single wicket, and the nonsense notion of picking bowlers in Test cricket purely as defensive options, without the ability to take wickets off their own back, will be exposed as the nonsense it is.

    And I hope North is completely ineffective whenever he bowls too, of course, 'cos he seems a little overrated over here, especially by Lancastrians.
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    He'll definiely play at Cardiff.

    Ponting has said he'll be the defensive option at 1 end with the seamers attacking at the other.

    I don't know why Krejza isn't in the squad. Sure, his average is high but he takes wickets at a SR of below 58.

    Hauritz makes Ashley Giles look like Muralidaran!

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    Hauritz is a specialist One Day spinner on bunsen burners against teams who play spin bowling extremely poorly.

    Otherwise we might as well just use Ponting or Haddin as specialist spinners in tests.
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    Well, he's the only spinner picked on a 5-test dream tour, so if a spinner's to be played he's it. Reckon he'll surprise and take a few wickets.

    Not that I'd have picked him myself, but there you go.
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    In all seriousness, I'd use Michael Clarke ahead of Hauritz but apparently his back isn't too good (?).

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    Yeah, stops him from regular bowling. They probably both turn it the same.

    Hauritz reckons he's been working on a doosra for a while int he nets. May as well see if he can turn that.

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    Or if it even gets approval from the ICC.

    I haven't seen Botha's doosra at all, but considering they let Murali bowl it must be shocking.

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    Murali's a wristspinner, Botha's a fingerspinner. Completely and totally different deliveries, and really rather misleading to refer to both as "Doosra".

    Botha's delivery is comparable to the likes of Prasanna, Saqlain and Harbhajan Singh.

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    I think Hauritz is criminally underrated and that he'll do well in England.
    The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.

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    His never taken a 5fer before.

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    If I thought he had statistical backing, I would have said. I'm merely putting a punt out there, if he flops, then I'll happily admit that I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    I think Hauritz is criminally underrated and that he'll do well in England.
    What's so good about him? He's an utterly nothing bowler, barely spins it even by a fingerspinner's standards, and has nothing to recommend him other than a relatively flat trajectory and decent (though far from outstanding) accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    What's so good about him? He's an utterly nothing bowler, barely spins it even by a fingerspinner's standards, and has nothing to recommend him other than a relatively flat trajectory and decent (though far from outstanding) accuracy.
    I don't know. This is a wild punt, but I think that he could frustrate England and that he could pick up enough turn to exploit this in what is predicted to be a dry summer. The ball does spin a bit in England when it is dry for a prolonged period of time.

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    I think he will play. However, I reckon he will be a fiar old failure. Maybe pick up 10 wickets IMO.

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