Tbh unless you're an absolute demon with your offstump judgement the only other way I've seen Philander put under pressure is to smash him out of the attack. We definitely need to get him off his line and length because it's simply too good.
If we get out trying to hit him though there will be hell to pay from the media, but provided the ball isn't seaming everywhere attacking him is an option. Mark Gillespie and Trent Boult must have annoyed him a lot in the series down here with their cameo slogging.
agree with phlegm. His thoroughly mortal (mediocre, in fact) One Day record is solid evidence for that theory.
Missing the second test due to being in the wops. I hope it's not a good thing. Good luck kiwis.
Batsman I tolerate: V. Richards, S. Tendulkar, E. Morgan, N. Hussain. KEVIN O F******* BRIEN
How many batsmen are willing to risk the ****-storm which would come their way for trying to charge an opening bowler with an average of 17 in the first five overs of a test? yeah. It's not going to happen.
"We were just up against the best bowling attack of all time. Nothing we could do. Honest. I'm a great captain. Mike's a great coach. Honest. It was their bowling attack, you see. The best of all time."
Last edited by Neil Young; 07-01-2013 at 06:24 AM.
This article makes it sound like Wagner's "aggressive net performance" has moved him into contention for the playing XI...
New Zealand in South Africa 2012-13 : Neil Wagner targets his own in bid for return | Cricket News | South Africa v New Zealand | ESPN Cricinfo
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