View Poll Results: Steve Harmison for the first Test?

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    No.

    He has proven time and again that he is not good enough for England. Match figures of 0/20 in this tour game wouldn't change my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    No.

    He has proven time and again that he is not good enough for England. Match figures of 0/20 in this tour game wouldn't change my opinion.
    Not sure why they would, tbh.
    The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    Not sure why they would, tbh.
    Fine, 20/0

    If Saj Mahmood had done what Harmison did in this tour game, there wouldn't be any calls for his inclusion.


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    no way saj mahmood can do what harmison done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Fine, 20/0

    If Saj Mahmood had done what Harmison did in this tour game, there wouldn't be any calls for his inclusion.
    You're way wrong.

    It's just that the posters calling for his inclusion would go by usernames such as Burgey and Son of Coco
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Fine, 20/0

    If Saj Mahmood had done what Harmison did in this tour game, there wouldn't be any calls for his inclusion.
    Because Harmison has shown himself, from time to time, capable of being a Test class bowler and Saj never has and never will.

    But I know it's wrong to think Harmison should be selected, I really do. Bad zaremba.

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    Can't fathom how anyone would rather have him in the team than Broad. Onions, almost maybe. But Broad?

    The arguments against Broad seem to be based around his Test average of 38, and that he hasn't bowled well prior to playing the West Indies. Yet Harmison averages about 38 over a much longer period than Broad (about 4 years I believe) and hasn't bowled well in anything other than a dead rubber in ages.

    Don't get me wrong. I like Harmison, and I'd love to see the guy do well if he was selected as I genuinely believe that, like Brett Lee, he is one of the nice guys of cricket. But he has zero case to play ahead of Broad as far as I can tell.

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    Broad will play, and should play imho. It's the Onions / Monty / Sidebottom position that Harmison would be a contender for.

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    If we were going to pick someone on reputation then it should be Sidebottom. If we were going to pick someone on form, it should be Onions. The only reason, IMO, to pick Harmison, is if there's a gun to the selectors' heads and the assassin wants them to pick either Harmison or Panesar.

    Of course, all this being said, the stupid bastards will go ahead and pick Panesar

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    Broad's playing, honestly no way he'll be left out after he's finally looking like halfway justifying the faith.

    Onions or Harmy a crap shot, tbh. Would play either ahead of Panser or Sid tho. Harmy's shown the way to bowl to Hughes, but Fred & Braod are both 6' 5" bowlers who can bang it in, so it's possible we can do without him.

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    I wouldn't be against Harmison being picked later in the series, if other options have failed. But he has done nothing to jump the queue just yet, IMO.

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    So GIMH and BB and Fred, what XIs would you choose for Cardiff?
    Last edited by zaremba; 03-07-2009 at 02:37 PM.

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    Pretty sure I won't be able to stop the tears if we select Panesar, however.

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    If the Australians think Harmison is bowling well then he's bowling well - getting inside the oppositions minds is going to be crucial in this series - England just about have the psychological advantage now - we need to keep it

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