Last edited by Burgey; 23-09-2011 at 03:33 AM.
WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
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"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson
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But then Johnson looked a million bucks in SA last time we toured there.
I actually think Johnson's best chance of performing decently over the medium term, is if he's operating in an attack with the likes of Harris and Copeland, who are very disciplined bowlers. Lets him run in and bowl, not worry about being "the leader", or getting caught between trying to bowl accurately and try and be something other than what he is - a fairly enigmatic performer.
Having said that he should go in favour of Dougeh, I should say I thought he bowled better than his figures suggested in SL just gone.
Last edited by Burgey; 23-09-2011 at 03:37 AM.
It also makes me laugh that Brad Haddin kicked up a stink about being dropped from the T20 side at the beginning of this year, only to retire a few months later after getting a recall. A lot of ego about that, for a guy with not much of a T20 record to speak about.
It strikes me as unfair that Tsotsobe is regarded as hopeless based on him being a very good ODI bowler that's played a handful of mediocre Tests; while Tahir is regarded as the answer to SA's spin problems based on him being a very good ODI bowler that's never played a Test.
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Originally Posted by John Singleton
Time to blood in Tim Paine in all 3 formats, Haddin's time has long passed.
Then again Marsh was getting about the same type of treatment....
Last edited by BlazeDragon; 23-09-2011 at 06:55 PM.
Hopefully he does something again in SA, it gets frustrating having to rely on a wing and a prayer with him though.
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I now realise that when Dennis Lillee described Johnson as a 'once in a lifetime bowler' that he was actually talking about how often he'd perform.
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