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oh no wait i misread Starcy. sorry.
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Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
SA are so so heavily dependent on the two quickies. an injury to either rules out any chance of them bowling out a decent opposition for an acceptable score. Australia have a more balanced attack in terms of pace at least + Lyon/Hauritz are bit more of a proven quantity than Tahir though his subcontinental skills could play a role.
Beer must not tour ahead of Hauritz. To do so would be clinging to the mistakes of the past and not learning from them.
Bollinger is a better bowler than Siddle and should be higher in the pecking order than he is. In fact the only quick who should get a guaranteed spot is Harris at the moment.
Before Copeland was picked people would be saying that he could never run through test sides because he's too slow. Truth be told he never did run through Sri Lanka but instead had quite a number of edges run through the slips for four. Which means that the real difference between first class and test matches is that in tests, they nick 'em harder.
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#408. Sixty three not out forever.
You pick your best bowlers. Siddle has had a lot of chances to be consistent, and he hasn't done so. It's not he can't bowl well, it's that he doesn't do it often enough (like Johnson).
Copeland played his opening series in fairly unresponsive conditions (first test aside) and not only bowled relatively well, he kept things tight, which is important too. He derserves to keep his place imho.
If Siddle, or even better Dougeh, was to come in for anyone, it ought to be Johnson, who has frankly bowled like a busted arse, Perth aside, for bloody ages. Again, it isn't that Johnson can't bowl - fmd, when he gets it right he's a force of nature.
It's just that he gets it right about once a year these days. Sad, but true. He's averaging mid-50s with the ball, I think, in his last half dozen tests or so.
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