jon holland in
johnson bowls well on these slow low pitches- this is where his cutters will come in handy.
dunno how finn will bowl down here, a lack of variation on a slow pitch may be an issue. bring in shahzad- pace goes well in melbourne, especially in the second innings.
swann has to bowl well i'd think if they're to take 20 wickets.
Punter and Hughes to ton up on day 1, Johnson and Siddle to bowl well against the demoralised england top order.
Watch out for pietersen, its just the type of pitch he'd enjoy
Unless they decide to pick Hauritz I'd prefer the same bowling attack honestly. Need to pick our best 4 bowlers
Don't go chasing waterfalls
Same bowling attack or Hauritz in for Siddle/Hilf. Would prefer Hauritz in for Hilf myself.
I think one of Hilfenhaus or Siddle should be replaced (preferably with Bollinger) but it's hard to pick which one. On one hand Hilfenhaus has been keeping things tight, but just doesn't take enough wickets in a spell, whilst Siddle has been a bit erratic but has the potential to have a devastating spell like at the Gabba. I'd probably drop Hilf, because the MCG will likely be pretty damn good for batting and we are going to need proper wicket takers.
Last edited by Ruckus; 18-12-2010 at 11:33 PM.
Most were impressed by hilf's performance but he should still be in a bit of doubt for Melbourne. He was great in tandem with Mitch on day 2 but should the roles need to be reversed he just doesn't have a good enough strike rate to warrant selection. I'm sure with the pressure off a 'bigger picture' look will be made for the G
Last edited by Redbacks; 18-12-2010 at 11:31 PM.
Reckon Hilfenhaus played a perfect role in the match. He's not picking up the wickets, but he keeps it tight and works perfectly in a 4 man pace attack. If, however, they were to consider a spinner (Hauritz hopefully????), I might have to re-evaluate my stance.
drop clarke, if they can drop/rest the leading wicket taker from last year then what has clarke done sinse march to prove himself when the team needs him? Kwhaja has proven he deserves a call up for the g
I know it won't happen tho
Clarke isn't going anywhere until the worst batsman in the team get dropped and the guys coming in perform very well with Clarke still underperforming.
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