I think your method is the only way anyone will see Clarke holding the little urn next year, or the year after.
Good to see the tourists start at Taunton on the road to dishearten the bowlers then off to Floodville. Can see them turning up well undercooked for Trent Bridge.
Two games doesn't seem enough preparation, but I guess most of the team will be over there already with the Champions Trophy.
If they were serious, they'd have the non-ODI playing guys over in England for a good two to three weeks before the tour started.
so 16/9/13 is the last game on this tour
followed by champions league t20
7 odi's in india in oct
next ashes starting in nov 2013
worst scheduling, srsly
think you'd get him out with a cantelope at present
I think he was speaking in past tense about 2009
that said, if he wasn't, Michael Hussey could probably give bowling left handed a shot and be better than MJ at it
nathan lyon 'round the wicket obv
assuming he hasn't been dropped for doherty, anyway
Won't help him if he stinks out his domestic season tho, obvz.
Meanwhile Mike Selvey in The Guardian thinks Strauss is still the best man for the job, but how things go in India will determine whether he'll be in charge come the Ashes double.
Starc is absolutely smashing the door down. I expect him to overtake a couple of the incumbents within the next 6-12 months. Discussion for a different thread though.