Mitchell Johnson or Ashley Noffke, who is better?
It'll be interesting to see how he comes back after a rest. he bowled reasonably well v SL, and early on v India he did an OK job. By the time the WI rolled around, he looked tired and his action was really ragged. Maybe he didn't cope well with the extra work load of bowling in tests for the first time, as well as ODIs.Seriously i have always rated Johnson as a long term prospect for Australia and i still think he can be an awesome bowler in every form of the game, but as far as as test cricket is concerned he is just not looking good enough at the moment, he would have to learn to move the ball both ways if he wants to survive, he needs variations like slower balls and yorkers too to keep the batsmen guessing, but all he is doing atm is hitting the deck hard and to make it worse his lines have been all over the place, so i would presist with him in Odi's and T20, but for test cricket i would look at likes of Noffke, Bollinger or even Tait (if he shows good form in domestic cricket this summer), and give Johnson time to work on his for the longer format of the game.
Tino Best is quicker than Jerome Taylor. Spot the better bowler.True but to be perfectly honest I don't think that he is the right player for the test squad. Mitchell Johnson is quick and has the edge over Ashley Noffke in my opinion so I doubt that he (Ashley Noffke) is easily better than Mitchell Johnson.
I really don't think he did. His figures looked okay but he was regularly awful and only bowled a couple of good spells in both series combined IMO - both with the old ball. I had a lot of hope for Johnson which was completely contrary to my usual "prove yourself at First Class level" mindset, but after seeing him for an extended period at Test level, I don't really think he should be there.It'll be interesting to see how he comes back after a rest. he bowled reasonably well v SL, and early on v India he did an OK job.