Now this one really does suprise me. He's always done quite well, especially against Australia, yet has been excluded. Go figure.
Rik - Zondeki has impressed for the A side so far.. and besides, what else is there by way of back-up quicks? Hayward's past it and Terbrugge has not impressed. Langeveldt still baffles.marc71178 said:Seems very harsh on Smith, I would've thought he was a shooin'
Yes but which other nations would take a player who has played 12 FC games and 2 ODIs? Now you could compare this with England maybe choosing Anderson, but Anderson has taken more than one Wicket per game...Neil Pickup said:Rik - Zondeki has impressed for the A side so far.. and besides, what else is there by way of back-up quicks? Hayward's past it and Terbrugge has not impressed. Langeveldt still baffles.
If they were hell-bent on quotas then Ashwell Prince would have got picked.
Peterson is a useful spinner and can bat, in my book he merits the place, with a lack of top-class slow bowlers Boje and Peterson's a reasonable choice.
Tom, here's a hint: before you respond to a thread, check the "date of last post". This is from December 2002, before those double centuries you mentioned. Smith ended up playing the WC anyway when Jonty Rhodes broke.open365 said:every time i look,south african cricket(at least the ineternational side) seems to be going crazy.
i'm the first to admit i don't know much about south african cricket but no graeme Smith is downright crazy,my first memories of test cricket(yes,i know ODIs are a different game) was him blasting 2 double hundreds in 2 tests along with a lightning 87*.
for the talent south sfrica have,they should acheive a hell of a lot more IMO.
pollock,ntini,nel-all great bowlers.
smith,gibbs,kirsten,kallis,kemp,boucher are all terrific players.
I reckon south africa has some big problems for not winning anything major.
Oh really?honestbharani said:RP is the same bloke that Lara smashed for 28 in an over. And it was the penulitmate over of the day too. That is why u don't play left arm toffee bowlers to Lara.
Cricinfo commentary from Lords 2004 said:45.2 Giles to Lara, OUT: down the pitch, flighted up, looks to drive,
through the gap into the middle stump, and Giles takes his 100th
Test wicket, what a wicket to get it with