So hopes pinned on a 35 year old who hasn't played for 5 years. If we did that you'd all be laughing at us and saying how bad a decision it is. Not picking Johnson has improved your chances though. With so many left handers in the top squad Swann will have a field day if he gets a chance to bowl.
Always done well against Australia, has Swann.
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Yeah look if you're talking up Swann as your kingpin I'm feeling a bit better about our chances. He won't be the one to win the series for you, Anderson and Broad will.
do you think people will be allowed to make violins?
who's going to make the violins?
More worried about a fit Tremlett than Broad.
Is he back playing yet?
I doubt he'll play either way. Down the pecking order IMO. Assuming no one gets injured, it'll be Anderson-Broad-Finn.
Can't see anything but a comfortable England series win. 3-0 or 3-1.
Finn is red ball trash, would welcome that, however I wouldn't be surprised to see Tremlett included if fit in time.
Yeah Anderson is the biggest hurdle. For sure. I think overall our 5 quicks are better than Englands 5 quicks. Unfortunately we are weaker in most other areas.
The left hand thing is overstated, our 11 will have 5 RHB and 6 LHB or visa versa.
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Australia potentially has a pace attack to rival almost any in history
Unfortunately our batting, Clarke aside, rivals Bangladesh
Can see us winning one test WACA style but our batting will almost definitely ensure that we wont win the series
If Harris stays fit and spearheads your attack with Pattinson we might get a 3 day test somewhere as both attacks look the strength of each side. England have more reliable bats in the top 7 though, would say Cook, KP, Trott and Prior v Clarke is a mismatch. Australia need Warner and Haddin to have brilliant series and one of the other bats to stand up which hasn't happened before.
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