With the absence of ready made replacements for Ponting and Hussey I'd be good with giving youth a chance but I have the feeling that the public will want immediate results. So if the replacements don't impress quickly we could get a chop and change period with the batting. Maybe Watson not bowling will help stability.
Burgey using his legal prowess to dodge the swear filter here
Originally Posted by Burgey
First Ashes test...
1. Ed Cowan
2. Dave Warner
3. Phil Hughes
5. Michael Clarke
6. Shane Watson (bowling capable model robot)
7. Matthew Wade
8. Mitchell Johnson
9. Peter Siddle
10. James Pattinson
11. Nathan Lyon
I've said it before, but I'm not sure what I find disappointing...the fact that our selectors won't consider Cosgrove because (presumably) he is fat, or the fact that Cosgrove is not willing to drop a few kilos and be a very real chance of getting a Baggy Green.
Have to lose more than few kilos tbf. What's his story? Has he genuinely put in effort but given up quickly?
From what I have heard from people in the know he is quite a solid, stocky sort of guy. No doubt some fat on there, but he can supposedly bench press ridiculous amounts.
Originally Posted by Daemon
Yea absoulutely, was always the strongest guy in the redbacks squads by an absolute mile. Refusal to even try and drop the kilos tho.
Not the worst combination bro, though I'd love to see Harris' name there instead of Johnson
Originally Posted by Monk
After the Sydney Test there is a pretty good chance that our top 6 will have/or currently plays for NSW..
1) Cowan 2) Warner 3) Hughes 4) Watson 5) Clarke 6) Khawaja.
just need to bring back haddin, starc, cummins, dougeh and haurtiz
Lyon is a new south welshman anyway so whatevs.
I know which one I'd pick.
Interesting stat supporting Johnson for the Ashes ;).
Watson when Johnson playing: 54 wkts @ 26.85
Watson when Johnson not playing: 8 wkts @ 51.62
Lyon averages 1 more than Swann and 2 less than Panesar.
Originally Posted by chaminda_00