Casson confident he can fight back.
Good to see him not losing hope, if i would have been in his place i would have found the recent treatment by the selectors pretty hard to digest.
White or Krejza are very unlikely do a decent job, but its something Ponting is trying more in hope rather than out of any real expectations.
On Indian tracks apart from maybe Mohali, playing four seamers is just not on, we saw Australia use four seamers in the practice game and they were virtually stuffed bowling all those overs.
Last edited by pup11; 05-10-2008 at 11:10 PM.
The 3 seamers will probably need to bowl at least 50 overs per day between them, so that leaves up to 40 from Watson, Clarke White and Katich
Assuming Watson is fit, he needs to bowl up to 15 of those (or else he's a part-timer whose spot cant be guaranteed on batting alone)
That leaves 25 between Clarke, White and Katich or less than 3 overs per session each
Timed right, they might get away with it even in the worst conditions
I'm backing Ponting for a blockbuster Test.
He's like a bubbling volcano at the moment.
Watch the larver go gangbusters from Thursday.
Anyways what's up Haddin, he came off the field yesterday due to some soreness in his fingers, it really is a concern if he has injured the same finger he fractured in West Indies, because it would make both batting and keeping really tough for him with such a injury or possibility of it always lurking over him.
Get Dave Hussey into the side, can never have too many Husseys
Rest In Peace Craigos
It was the perfect hit out for Punter - a nice, crisp half hundred.
Not too few to erode confidence, but not too many so as to use up all his runs.
He will be Ashes 2006 hungry.
Watson needs to step-up as bowler and flush out all the injury concerns out of his mind, good tight overs from Watson would be crucial for Australia' cause and if he has been picked as an all-rounder he would also need to contribute like one.
Although, in Symonds' absence, Watson deserves to be in the team, I have reservations about him starting against spin. It will an absolute pressure cooker when he comes in with vultures around the bat.
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