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    So is Harris definitely fit?
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    Serious point, who takes the new ball with Harris?

    In the past Siddle has been seen as an older ball operator and Johnson is too wayward to trust with it. Be interesting to see who gets it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Serious point, who takes the new ball with Harris?

    In the past Siddle has been seen as an older ball operator and Johnson is too wayward to trust with it. Be interesting to see who gets it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    So is Harris definitely fit?
    Yeah he is completely fit. Harris bowled 44 overs in the Shield match which finished about 5 days ago.

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    Serious point, who takes the new ball with Harris?

    In the past Siddle has been seen as an older ball operator and Johnson is too wayward to trust with it. Be interesting to see who gets it.
    I would be very surprised if Johnson isn't taking the new ball. I think he will operate in shortish bursts and will be taken off quite quickly if/when leaking lots of runs. I am quite interested in the Johnson vs Carberry battle and I think that is someone who I think MJ might be able to exploit a bit. I can't see him troubling Cook much though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Yeah he is completely fit. Harris bowled 44 overs in the Shield match which finished about 5 days ago.



    I would be very surprised if Johnson isn't taking the new ball. I think he will operate in shortish bursts and will be taken off quite quickly if/when leaking lots of runs. I am quite interested in the Johnson vs Carberry battle and I think that is someone who I think MJ might be able to exploit a bit. I can't see him troubling Cook much though.
    As much as I think Johnson is a terrible selection, if he bowls some way decently then I think he'll trouble Bell too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    As much as I think Johnson is a terrible selection, if he bowls some way decently then I think he'll trouble Bell too.
    I hope so but what exactly are you expecting Johnson to do to Bell, get him gloving a rising ball? That's what I expect against Carberry, maybe a catch to Haddin or bat pad.

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    How long into Johnson's opening spell of scrambled seam balls spearing into Alastair Cook's pads or being happily left well outside off-stump before Michael Clarke realises this may not be a great idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    I hope so but what exactly are you expecting Johnson to do to Bell, get him gloving a rising ball? That's what I expect against Carberry, maybe a catch to Haddin or bat pad.
    Well Johnson could get Carberry with a rising ball without bowling particularly well at all, but where I think he might have Bell in trouble is his iffy off stump judgement if he does bowl decently. Wagner (a very similar bowler to Johnson) really troubled Bell across the back-to-back series - he bowled to him in seven innings and managed to get him in three, including a caught behind and a slips catch, and there were numerous plays and misses throughout.

    As I said before in the Bell thread, he's very much a player you want to bowl corridor to, but fractionally shorter than to most blokes. He's excellent on the drive, even to balls many would nick having a drive at, but his awareness of when to defend and when to leave is suspect, and unlike most batsmen he will follow the ball if it does a bit from a length. Wagner really zoned in on this by bowling back of a length and angling the ball across Bell from left arm over, and I think Bell adjusted his shot selection a bit for the Ashes to be more attacking against balls bowled in that area to avoid having to make a defend/leave decision.

    Johnson at his best - and by this I do not mean near-mythical Johnson who rocks up with a match-winning spell once every 4 or 5 years amongst crap, but the Johnson who was actually a reasonably consistent and valuable member of a bowling unit for a while - really revelled in that sort of stuff. The amount of high calibre batsmen he'd get out where he just looked "lucky" as the batsman drove or defended at a wide ball because of the angle, the trajectory and the weird under-cut he put on the ball was amazing. That Johnson, one who's probably long gone now in search of the spearheaded match-winner or whatever he wants to be, was the perfect bowler to bowl to Ian Bell. No surprises that Johnson has actually dismissed Bell more times in Test cricket than any other bowler in the history of the game.

    I'd love to think this was a main reason for selecting Johnson, but it's more than likely just a dice roll, which will more than likely come up snake eyes.
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    Nah, it's cause he bowled a few fast deliveries in ODI's.

    Johnson's action means he's a massive liability to left handers if he's not getting swing. Siddle on the other hand, may cause Cook problems by pitching it up and hitting the corridor. Siddle should open for that reason.
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    I figured we were looking at a narrow loss without MJ in the team. Now I'm just going to hope that he gets such a pasting at the Gabba that he's dropped. He needs to be bowling at his worst so he gets the boot as soon as one of the injured crowd is fit again.

    Problem is if he has a shocker it going to put a lot of pressure on Harris. Lyon and Siddle can cope with bowling a lot but I don't want our best bowler getting crocked because MJ is spraying 4 balls. Wonder if Harris will rethink the scary Johnson quote after he sees the condition of the new ball?



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