With reference to Macgill pushing his own boat, a quick serach of cricinfo provided this. I wonder what Bracken was feeling reading this?
The MCG drop-in wicket is expected to suit the fast bowlers but MacGill is determined and pleaded his case in the Sydney Morning Herald. "Personally, I would expect to play here, particularly seeing as we failed to bowl them out in Perth," MacGill said. "Conditions may have conspired against the bowlers there but you always wonder whether it would have been the same if I were there.
"Whilst it's a slow transition, I think the public and cricket in general is starting to come around to the fact that you need to bowl your most potent wicket-taking team to win Test matches against sides that are prepared to stick around. Providing your team with wicket-taking opportunities is what I'm about."
MacGill is battling for a place with the left-arm swing of Nathan Bracken and Trevor Hohns, the chairman of selectors, was pleased with his performance at the WACA, where he dismissed Graeme Smith twice. "Regardless of the surface here I'm confident and satisfied in making a claim for a position in this 11," MacGill said. "I think I can provide Ricky Ponting with extra wicket-taking opportunities, even on a green-top."