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4th Australian Bowler for 1st Test

Who should be the 4th bowler

  • Staurt MacGill

    Votes: 12 31.6%
  • Nathan Bracken

    Votes: 3 7.9%
  • Staurt Clark

    Votes: 3 7.9%
  • Mitchell Johnson

    Votes: 12 31.6%
  • Jason Gillespe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Shaun Tait

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Shane Watson

    Votes: 2 5.3%
  • Mike Lewis

    Votes: 6 15.8%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
I voted for Mitchell Johnson, but for the other tests I would have Stuart MacGill. Also, I think Shane Watson will be the 5th bowling option and bat at #6.


Hall of Fame Member
Yeah Watson doesn't really apply to this poll, as he won't be picked as a bowler.

I'd go for Johnson at Brisbane and the MCG, with MacGill at Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.


International Captain
Despite how good Johnson is proving to be, I think Australia would want to go with two spinner in their attack so I voted for MacGill.


International Regular
I think they should give Johnson a go at the Gabba but definately go with MacGill in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.


Global Moderator
I voted for Johnson because I'd like to see him get a go. I think in reality it will come down to Bracken or Clark, both of whom won't do as good a job as MacGill.


International Regular
I'd go with Johnson, but I'd give MacGill a go in at least Sydney, if not also other venues.

Part of the reason is because I wouldn't pick Watson because I think he's rubbish. :p


International Coach
Id pick Macgill with Watson to be honest. Macgill IMO is a better bowler than Bracken and Clark combined and Johnson still needs to prove himself a little bit more. Id have Watson because he deserves a run in the test side for his batting, and while his bowling isnt great, he would certainly be a decent option if Brisbane or on of the other pitches ends up being a seamer's paradise. Well better than not having a third seamer at all.


Global Moderator
Damn, I'd change my vote to Tait after today's display. 3-12 at one point, and should have been 4-12 (Giles was SO plumb). Admittedly the Poms were having their first hit out of the tour, but in conditions that didn't assist swing at all, he made their openers and captain look like gooses. For the psych factor alone has to be seriously considered - nothing like comprehensively beating the opposition captain to knock out his middle stump!