Probably because he thinks Australia are more likely to win if we don't have KP, and therefore it's a safer bet?
If Pietersen did happen to be out, I'd probably put $100 or so on for (my estimate would be about) $20 or so profit.
Again, Jakester, telling me how to bet is like me telling your mother how to....- hmm, I better not go there.
This is in no way suggesting that Prior's a better batsman than Pietersen - because he isn't - I just don't particularly like watching Pietersen bat. It's a stylistic thing that you can't really argue against.. sure you can be surprised, but how it is is how it is.
Last edited by Prince EWS; 11-06-2009 at 10:24 PM.
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Originally Posted by John Singleton
Am assuming since he played in to T20 against the windies he's fit?
Avatar now by choice. 5-0 in the Ashes and all.
Some people may not be aware of the startling regularity with which top-level cricketers use painkillers, cortisone injections and the like.
Whether Pietersen requires this op before the end of the Ashes series remains to be seen.
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He'll play... its the Ashes ffs
Whether it's The Ashes doesn't make an injury any better or worse. An injury is an injury, and it is unaffected by the magnitude of an upcoming series.
If the injury is bad enough, Pietersen will either a) not play or b) play and be of little use (a la Michael Atherton in 1998/99 for example). Hopefully, it will be sufficiently not-too-bad to be manageable and allow Pietersen to play at somewhere near his best, but that remains to be seen.
If you're gonna sign up to troll you could at least make a thread or something, ffs
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