Ponting says Australia have turned the corner
Interesting assessment this from Ponting, from where I look at it, we got bowled out pretty cheaply in the 1st innings,and then allowed England once again to post a 1st innings score of 350+ despite having them 168/5.
The batting effort in the 2nd innings showed a lot of resolve and determination, and probably Ponting thinks that it would lift the morale of the side and help them perform better in the next game, Ponting's words also indicate that they might go with an unchanged side into the next test.
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Clark for Siddle the most likely change. I don't think there will be any other change apart from that.
I think there'll sooner be another Bradman than another Warne. - Gidgeon Haigh
[Warne is] the greatest bowler ever produced in this entire world - Muttiah Muralidaran
[Warne is] the greatest bowler of all time - Glenn McGrath
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There's no way, aussie, that they'll even think of dropping Johnson now, after he made significant improvements in this Test.
Siddle out is probably the only likely change (outside of Haddin, of course).
EDIT: Sure enough, Ponting on record saying the same;
Lee defiantely wont be 100% match it, his situation is just like McGrath in 05. But if he has no injury woes he has to play for me.
Plus if the pitches do get flat reverse swing will be a factor. Thus Lee & Hilfy will come into play, which will be more dangerous than Haurtiz.
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