View Poll Results: Steve Harmison for the first Test?

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  • Yes, in for Onions

    10 19.23%
  • Yes, in for Broad

    12 23.08%
  • No

    24 46.15%
  • Undecided

    6 11.54%
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    Steve Harmison

    First Test, yes or no. I'm going to go with a very tough no. He has looked in good nick, but given Flintoff's batting form, I don't think you can drop Broad, nor can you drop Onions as Harmison may have outperformed him in this game but Onions has outperformed him for the majority of the rest of the season for Durham.

    However, he has the wool over Hughes and is gettin some pretty dangerous swing when he pitches it up. His lack of stamina noted, he seems to be more dangerous when he's tired and pitches it up, as shown by beating Lee and Hussey for lack of pace, as well as swing.

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    In for Broad.
    Sidebottom in for Onions aswell.

    Hughes is a quality player of inswing bowling, as was proven in South Africa where Dale Steyn's inswinger didn't seem to cause him any problems. Broad won't trouble Hughes, so you're better off trying to bounce him out Hughes with Harmison.

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    Wouldn't pick him, but definitely not in place of Broad

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    Freddie will sort Hughes out no worries anyway


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    Well my opinion hasn't changed. No bad idea.
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    I can't believe I voted yes, but I did.

    I feel like a man who's just had sexual thoughts about his own sister

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    Nah, not for the match at Glamorgan, pitch won't suit him. Would consider it later in the summer though.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfdu_ben91 View Post
    In for Broad.
    Sidebottom in for Onions aswell.

    Hughes is a quality player of inswing bowling, as was proven in South Africa where Dale Steyn's inswinger didn't seem to cause him any problems. Broad won't trouble Hughes, so you're better off trying to bounce him out Hughes with Harmison.
    We are better off in trying Jimmy & Sidebottom (new-ball bowlers) to get rid of Hughes.

    We want to get rid of Hughes before Broad comes on to bowl.

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    harmis bowling brilliantly and got a number on hughes who was scoring centurys before he met harmison.
    broad is a very good batsmen also but he hasn't been astronimical at bowling this year. harmi also has vital experience, unleash him! the aussies are scared of him.

    darren gough said it himself.

    why can't we get rid of the spinners? allegedly 2 spinners? that way we can keep most of our quality bowlers. you didn't give us a poll option to replace him over a spinner?

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    Darren Gough works for Talksport now. So he has a quota of stupid things to say each day to fit in with the rest of the brain-dead presenters and he's doing wonderfully well so far.

    It's going to turn at Sophia Gardens, so not picking any spinner would be close to madness, unless your spinner is Hauritz that is
    Last edited by grecian; 03-07-2009 at 11:24 AM.

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    Expecting him to play later in the series & replicate what he did vs SA, @ the Oval last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Darren Gough works for Talksport now. So he has a quota of stupid things to say each day to fit in with the rest of the brain-dead presenters and he's doing wonderfully well so far.

    It's going to turn at Sophia Gardens, so not picking any spinner would be close to madness, unless your spinner is Hauritz that is
    darren gough speaks his own mind. he has no written script that he has to keep to. he's free to say whatever he wants.

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    After all the hype about him anyone who has the Indian sign on Hughes should be in - definite yes for me and I don't even have a sister

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    He'll probably be selected for the 4th Test after Australia's leading 3-0 and Hughes has 3 centuries under his belt and then the series will end up finishing as a 3-2 result.

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    I voted yes they should, on the grounds that I placed a bet on Australia to win the series yesterday.
    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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