England to win by an innings.
I will be there and I hope to witness the following:
- Twatto golden duck
- Clarke golden duck
- KP ton
- Hussey ton
- Another epic Johnson spell
Not much to ask.
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You can have the first three but no deal on the last two.
Bell has to bat 5 at Melbourne, his form is being wasted at 6.
I'd take the same team into Melbourne....something about pick your best 4 bowlers rather than 3 + token spinner...Watto, Smith and Clarke can cover if the 4 quicks need a break...
If Ponting is injured, Khawaja has to get the call....so team would be
I wonder if England are going to stick or twist with the team, I think Flower will probably put this down to that usual once a series poor batting performance and a good bowling performance by Johnson and keep the same team. Colly is a really worry now , but I doubt he would get replaced by morgan. The other would be Finn who has been expensive, I wish Broad was still here and injury free because Temlett, Broad and Anderson would be a good seam attack, who don't give too many runs and take wickets.
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Shahzad in for Finn, IMHO. With Tremmers in the team Finn's skillset is covered and Ajmal brings in pace, reverse and (potentially) runs down the order.
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Never seen Shahzad bowl but he surely can't be worse than Finn who bowls so much tripe so often.
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I think if Ponting is fit to play, Khawaja should be brought in for Smith as I don't recall the MCG assisting spinners that much.. it's more a pace-friendly wicket IIRC. Batting order will have to be reshuffled, but Australia should go in with their 6 best batsmen and 4 best bowlers IMO. Relying too heavily on Watson, Hussey and Haddin to score runs at the moment.
I think Shahzad is a tremendous prospect, even if he is French - agree with Brumbers
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