Why no Read in the test side?tooextracool said:jones/prior
because last i saw him, his technique wasnt upto test match standard. one good year in domestic cricket wont change that for me, he may have improved but i really doubt that we can afford to go in with 6 batsmen for the ashes, especially if we have pieterson and flintoff batting at 5 and 6, who are prone to throwing their wickets away.FaaipDeOiad said:Why no Read in the test side?
steds said:I think it'll be 3-1 to Australia
In a perfect world it would be 5-0 to England, with Flintoff and Vaughan scoring centuries out of their a***s and Anderson, Sajid Mahmood and Flintoff (in between bowling Lancashire to the quadruple of the championship Div 2, C&G, National League div 1 and Twenty20 ) spearheading the England attack which tames Hayden, Ponting, Langer, Martyn, Gilchrist and Clarke, who only score the one century between them whilst Glenn McGrath shows them how to do it with 2. The Aussies go home dejected and a long period of England dominance. In the end, Australia get so desperate they get the scummy Chris "I think I'm bigger than Lancashire so when they sack me I take them to court" Schofield to go over there and play for New South Wales whilst waiting for him to qualify for residency so he can play for them. However, he gets sent to prison after it being found out he was an illegal immigrant and lives torturously ever after.
After that little bit to show mr Schofield that NOBODY is bigger than Lancashire, the Ashes would be contested competitively and fairly forever and ever. The End
Personally I find it easier bowling to left handers then right handers.tooextracool said:he has a point, to an extent. harmison has always been considered to be a better bowler against right handers than against left handers and hoggard has always been better at bowling the ball that leaves the right hander than the one that leaves the left hander.
I think they rate Kabir Ali more than Jones/Hoggard in ODIs, because they tend to leak runs all over the place and never really take wickets, and there's no one to really keep it tight. Though apparently Simon Jones bowled well in a league game against Glamorgan last week - got quite a bit of swing under the lights.FaaipDeOiad said:Good to see an English fan who actually thinks England should pick their best bowlers in the ODIs. Playing rubbishy bowlers like Kabir Ali and Wharf just because they can bat a bit is not a good move at all. There's a reason Australia picks four genuine bowlers in their ODI side, including those who are there primarily to take wickets and not just to keep the runs down.
Not really, because he moved over there with his parents at a young age. If he left for Yorkshire at an age when he should have known better, I'd consider him a traitor thenCraig said:In reference to Vaughan, do you consider him to be a traitor because he was born in Manchester but plays for Yorkshire (I guess he could justify supporting Man Ure if he wanted to or Man Citeh?).