Well England dont have a hope in hell, regarding winning the ashes series, but they are trying to fight fire with fire in Simon Jones. The whole nation is pinning their hopes that young Jonesy can clean bowl Matthew Hayden or Ricky Ponting.
I dont really think thats going to happen.
I mean this guy averages 37 in county cricket! That is huuuuuuuge! And you englishmen were talking about how Zaheer Khan averages 36 in Tests, let alone Jonesy averaging 37 in FC.
Now i know you will all come back to me and say, "Averages dont mean nothing", they probably dont, but then why cant you accept that for Zaheer Khan?
Anyway, the point is that I dont think Jones is as good as Lee or Akhtar or Bond or Ntini. I think that the media has blown it all out of proportion just because he is a little fast.
Now i know that he took 5 wickets against the Warriors, but still, I dont think he is as good to face the might of Australia or any other country in fact.
How about Martin Saggers of Kent? Was one of the best bowlers in the County circuit, but doesnt get a look in.