I'm all about us wining over Mitch failing. Im just massively concerned that MJs normal output isn't good enough to help us do that. Plus his being wayward makes it harder for Harris and Siddle. Not hitting the seam and messing up shine is a contributing factor also. He doesn't fit what we need so let's hope we survive his inclusion.
Yeah, bowling beautifully, but I believe he lives there permanently now, which is why he stopped playing here, and CA has said in the past that unless you play in the SS you ca't be picked for tests - at least that was their attitude when Warne suddenly stuck his hand up again
True enough. If we do lose it's far more likely because we lose 7/28 in a session than one bowler having an off day - it's been the way we've rolled for so long now. It's just that there is so little upside benefit to Johnson's selection. The **** takes 4/125 for the match (which is about his average) and we've gained what exactly? We either drop him as soon as Patto/Bird/Starc/Cumins are fit or we look to replace him two years time when he's retiring anyway. Forkers takes 4/125 for the match (which would be a below average return for him) and a young guy who could be an important part of our set up for a decade gets a bit more experience. His selection makes no sense if he's there to pick up a couple of wickets @ 30 each innings supporting Harris and Siddle. His selection only makes sense if he's there to win games as a main strike weapon. Maybe he will do that for us, but my money's on the shorter odds bet.
it has to be said ad00bie has really accelerated here after reaching his golden summer landmark
He's a sad joke imo.
Such is the demise of Australian Cricket the past 10 years he wouldn't even have made a Sheffield Shield team here 10 yrs ago.
There's a few Aussie Test bstsman I'd say that about too :)