Bresnan's record looks reasonable for a n00b, until you realise he's only faced West Indies and Bangladesh.
What's the Shahzad like? I take it he is a promising and real quick? I saw a bit of Bresnan when England toured Bangladesh (I was in SL at the time) and wasn't all that impressed. He seems just an honest trier and that only gets you so far for so long.
Reverses the old ball and shapes his deliveries nicely back into left handers before the ball leaves them; with Hussey proved a massive pain in the aris this could be crucial.
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I don't dispute that Shazhad is the better long term prospect, I just think Bresnan is a more reliable pick for a match starting this week.
Doesn't seem to lack confidence either, and good for a few runs - I think he's a great prospect, his county of origin notwithstanding
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Just wondering if Greg Chappell is going to rest or rotate Harris or Johnson for this Test, considering his explanation for Johnson's Adelaide ommission. lol
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None. And I felt this way before the 5th Test in 2009 as well.
I remember when Bresnan played against us in the ODIs in our winter. He got carted by, well, basically everyone. And our batting lineup was misfiring so badly Clarke was our best bat ffs.
If Bresnan comes in for Finn I wouldn't mind one bit.
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