Any news on Haddin?
Weather quite nice here today. Quite warm and sunny spells with cloudy intervals.
I think if weather is good, Australia will win in Headingley.
For Oz: Stuart C in for Hauritz.All seam attack
If Oz don't win at H'dingley,they will lose the Ashes.
5th Test will probably be a draw.
Just checked the scorecard at The Oval...scores of 593-5 vs 600 for 4.
Ramps 274.(46 FC centuries since 2002)
Clark in for Siddle IMO.
Anyone in with a shout of replacing Ravi?
....Right its time AUS play 4-seamers. Hauritz has not disgracred himself in this series, but he hasn't improved the bowling attack. The only way i'd keep Haurtiz is IF Watson can bowl, which he ATM it really looks like he's becoming a batsman who can bowl a bit, since those 3 overs he bowled where disgraceful.
AUS need 4 STRONG bowling options, since lets be straight up with Bopara/Bell 3&4, AUS really should not be allowing ENG to score 350+ so often.
Haddin/Manou - injury precaution of course ATS
Johnson/Siddle - Who plays depends on if Haddin is fit. If Haddin is fit, drop Johnson because we can do without his lower order batting. If Haddin aint fit, i'd be willing to keep him since i like his heat in the 3rd test.
PS - Looking forward to the ODI set-up & T20, Watson's lack of bowling really affects the balance of those teams as well. Damn yo
ENG are pretty safe dont expect any chances, until the 5th test when Harmo or Sibebottom will finally come in to replace Broad, sheesh..
Hauritz bowled beautifully at Edgbaston, though he might just have one wicket to show for it, but his control and his variations of pace were excellent, and he is a must in for the rest of the series, as he provides Ponting with both variation and control.
We've finally got a spin bowler bowling well after TWO years and you want to drop him? I wouldn't have selected him before the series and am on record being pretty harsh in relation to him but there's no logic in dropping Haurrie after the past three Tests. Should be given an AO if anything.