Brad McNamara @bbuzzmc
Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
Tsotsobe seems to be their chosen one (failed in county cricket, sent home with bad attitude allegedly) but then there appears to be Theron and young bucks like Alexander. Even Donald admitted though if they lost one of their best two they'd been in trouble. Their other interesting selection poser would be Alviro Petersen/Prince and Duminy fighting it out for two spots.
The Steyn and Morkel (and perhaps the classy leg spinner) test would be challenging for the batsmen, but there are guys in there who've been there and done that before.
Provided they are available the bowling line-up, IMO, should be: Copeland, Harris, Bollinger and Lyon.
Prince will keep his spot, hasn't done anything wrong and has scored runs against Australia when chips are down before.
The interesting selections will be Petersen or Rudolph to open and Tahir or Harris as the spinner probably.
LILLEE c WILLEY b DILLEY
if hauritz kills it at the champions league and lyon doesn't does hauritz get the test spot
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what's the sa team looking like nowadays? Prince & Boucher still there? Random draw for the 3rd seamer?
Last edited by Spikey; 20-09-2011 at 08:37 AM.
I thought Lyon looked ok in Sri Lanka but I was always one to say that Hauritz got a raw deal.
With Hauritz it will be a matter of whether or not the selectors are prepared to eat humble pie but he's the best all-round cricketer/spinner in the country.
Look folks, I am not against Hauritz's selection. But the issue is that by dumping Lyon at this stage, the Aussie selectors will be making the same mistake that they've been making since Warne's retirement.
What a young spinner needs is a conducive environment for his art to blossom. The knowledge that your skipper and selectors believe in your ability and are looking to groom you overtime is an immense confidence-booster. True, Hauritz was given a raw deal and must figure in the scheme of things for future. But, let's not be intent on ruining another young off-spinner's confidence.
Last edited by iamdavid; 20-09-2011 at 09:19 AM.
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