S.Clark has had his fair share of tonkings in one dayers on placid pitches and Gillespie is bowling pies in domestic cricket. Got to take the punt with Johnson IMO.dontcloseyoureyes said:He also has the potential (as he's shown on the international stage before) to be straight up and down at ~139kmph and get belted to all corners of the ground.
Just part of Chappelli's media blitz to get Clarke back in the team. Honestly, the guy was a good captain but he's the worst pundit.howardj said:Chappelli on Watson:
"Shane Watson has a long way to go with his bowling before he is in the allrounder class for Test cricket,"
"Every time Watson claims a victim, Australian players converge from all parts of the ground and the congratulatory ceremony leads you to assume he's performed a minor miracle and dismissed Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara with the same delivery.
"It is almost as though the team are willing Watson to perform well in order to be the bowling allrounder to answer their prayers.
"He is quite capable of performing that role in one-day cricket but I'm not convinced about his ability to achieve that level in a game where batsmen aren't so prone to throwing away their wicket."
Maybe so. However, Watson is the biggest confidence player I have seen. If he's doing well then he's all smiles and niggling batsman jumping for joy around the field. When he's not his head is down, his bowling is poor and it affects all parts of his game.Matt79 said:Just part of Chappelli's media blitz to get Clarke back in the team. Honestly, the guy was a good captain but he's the worst pundit.
One of the commentators at the Malaysian tour said Watson had undertaken some positive body language classesMister Wright said:Maybe so. However, Watson is the biggest confidence player I have seen. If he's doing well then he's all smiles and niggling batsman jumping for joy around the field. When he's not his head is down, his bowling is poor and it affects all parts of his game.
Didn't show when he was bowled by Anderson. It looked like Watson had been put under pressure by Sipowicz & Clarke to give up his best friend in some kind of armed robbery sting.archie mac said:One of the commentators at the Malaysian tour said Watson had undertaken some positive body language classes
He was a great bowler and decent bat, but was never able to score a Test ton. I would think our last genuine AR was Miller in the 50sBurgey said:Yeah, but imo the same thing applies.
I think they're both good prospects tbh. From an Australian point of view, I'd love to see Watson kick on. Our last really good (great?) all rounder was probably Davo.
If you believe everything said in the papers.Burgey said:True, but the same might be said for Monty, who's having pre-emptive therapy before coming over for the Ashes.....
Steve Waugh began his career as a bowling AR. And for the most part of his OD career he was a genuine AR.Matt79 said:Paul Reiffel might have been close to AR status for the last couple of years of his career?
Otherwise, either of the Waugh boys, although they were definately batting allrounders, rather than genuine AR?
And Jason Gillespie does have a 200 to his name, need I remind you!