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    Bolwer rotation for tests

    Here is the article:

    Test rotation planned

    Cricket Australia cannot be serious, surely? Now, I know I get critisised a lot for doing the old 'Qld v N.S.W.', but I'm sorry, for years Qld fans have had to watch Kasprowicz and Bichel (and bowlers from other states) carry out drinks to bowlers that have either been performing well or even not performing well. I'm sorry Brett Lee, you are going to have to wait your turn like thousands of other players have throughout test history. Ask someone like Kasprowicz if he would like to be 'rested', I don't think you'll find he'll say 'yes'.

    This is purely a reason just to play Brett Lee, last time I checked he wasn't needed, we beat India in India for the first time in 35 years, and thoroughly dismantled the Kiwis in Brisbane without the aid of Brett Lee, and quite frankly Kasprowicz has played a major hand in all the victories. I will only accept bowler rotation in tests if players of the calibre of McGrath & Warne are included, you cannot have one rule for some players and another for others.

    While we're at it why don't we rest the batsman and keepers...

    We don't need Brett Lee, let the state batsman smash him all around the park.
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    They just want Brett in cos hes pretty. I guess problems are arising cos hes sponsored to the sh*thouse, but isnt actually playing Test Cricket.

    I think he deserves another go in the future, but certainly not at the expense of someone whos doing a good job.

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    Pick Lee for the Ashes please. And Hauritz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Pick Lee for the Ashes please. And Hauritz.
    Careful neil that could come back and haunt you.


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    I've said plenty before that has... I'm fairly sure that one won't, and if it does I'll be too depressed to care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    I will only accept bowler rotation in tests if players of the calibre of McGrath & Warne are included, you cannot have one rule for some players and another for others.
    That's pretty much what I was thinking as I read the article. There's a sound argument for resting test bowlers - some fitness experts have been advocating it for years now, to avoid the inevitable burnout and injuries.

    But if we find that it's Kasprowicz that's rested (when he's had the lesser workload compared with say, Gillespie, McGrath and Warne, as well as being less affected by injury in recent times) in order for Lee to gain a place, I'm a little suspicious.
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    cant rest warne, hes had a year off already. but i agree that kaspa shouldn't be rested just to give lee a go, he will get another go soon enough, and NSW certainly need him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Pick Lee for the Ashes please. And Hauritz.
    it wont make any difference, england WONT win the Ashes anyway, they simply arent good enough....

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    If you go in with them two, you only have two bowlers

    If that's the case I find it difficult to believe you'll get 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoman
    it wont make any difference, england WONT win the Ashes anyway, they simply arent good enough....
    Thanks for that insight, very useful and objective.
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    I think if all bowlers are gonna be a part of it, then it is fine. Otherwise, it seems more like a back door way to bring in guys like Lee.


    BTW, do you guys in Australia think this will work out for the long term good? I mean, we saw the second line of Aussie bowling during the BG trophy in Australia (actually, just two of them, I guess) and they didn't look that impressive. I suppose India batted really well, but still, isn't that opening a door for the other sides to get victories over Australia? (even the odd one)
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    You need keep solidarity in the team, keep the same 4 bowlers if they are performing, don't just rest them to get Brett Lee in the side. If they keep swapping players, it could lead to inconsistency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    You need keep solidarity in the team, keep the same 4 bowlers if they are performing, don't just rest them to get Brett Lee in the side. If they keep swapping players, it could lead to inconsistency.
    If there's a chance to rest them, I don't see a problem. What Australia really doesn't need is complete breakdowns happening at once, like last season when we resorted to Williams and Bracken as spearheads of the attack. If they can sense a burnout coming for any particular bowler they should be given a rest. But I agree, doing it for no reason is a bit redundant.

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    Didn't McGrath say somewhere that the more overs he bowled, the better his bowling was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    Didn't McGrath say somewhere that the more overs he bowled, the better his bowling was?

    Yes, he has always said that. I can assure you that McGrath will not be in favour of rotation.

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