"This is a clash of strategy. And of methods, culture and politics. This is a new-era rivalry. Not as ancient as the Ashes, or as passionate as India-Pakistan. Two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism, high self-opinion and a belief that being born in their country is superior to other births. This brings together a belligerent bunch of brats, bullies and braggers."
I wonder who these two countries are
Who was the second?
marc71178 - President and founding member of AAAS - we don't only appreciate when he does well, but also when he's not quite so good!
Anyone want to join the Society?
Beware the evils of Kit-Kats - they're immoral apparently.
Originally Posted by Peter Mooresforever 63*
Not so sure, if it weren't for the strength in depth (and Tremlett proving himself at Perth) I sus[ect he'd have played considering Broad was out.
Looking at purely the stats to judge Stuart Broad's bowling is not fair at all. He bowled very, very well last year. If you based his Ashes this time round purely on stats you'd imagine he'd had an awful tour, but I thought he was the pick of the bowlers in the first Test, and bowled very well without reward in the 2nd. His bowling has definitely come on a long way, and he should still be a part of the bowling attack. Anderson, Tremlett and Broad is easily our best attack for me.
Originally Posted by CricinfoOriginally Posted by Cricinfo
Some people on here believe in bowling partnerships more than others, so I'm not really prepared to get bogged down in a lengthy discussion about what I'm about to say. I feel, though, that Broad's role in 2010 was to support Anderson and I think he's done so brilliantly. It's no coincidence that Anderson has had by far and away his best ever seasons.
Originally Posted by John King
RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.
Wickets against Pakistan is not a lot to write home about really.
I think Finn's omission was partly form, leaking runs from uncharacteristic pie bowling yet taking wickets, and soreness. lets not forget Finn is still young and Australia is a long and arduous tour. Leaving him out was the right thing to do in the short and long term.
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