2nd Test Blog

After a week of varied traumas in the cricket world, the Aussies saddle up to try and make amends for the (not so) magic number 47.

How do we rate their chances?

Comments

  1. Selection-wise, all the talk is that Siddle will be dropped for Cummins.
    Granted, Siddel did not have a great game with the ball, but I reckon his
    batting in both innings typified the type of big-hearted player he is. And
    the type that Australia need.

    M Johnson is bullet-proof.

    Another ton to Wade in the one-day game yesterday increases the
    pressure on B Haddin. The latter is playing for his career in this Test.

  2. John Butler says:

    Just as a reminder, figures from the last test.

    Siddle – 16.2 overs, 1 for 65 & 32 runs for once out.
    Johnson – 16 overs, 1 for 87 & 23 runs for twice out.

  3. JB

    there was no mention of comparative heart sizes !!!!

    Meow !!

  4. Damo Balassone says:

    I am amazed at how Cummins can even be considered.

    He is 18 years old & has played 3 first class games & taken 9 wickets at 46. WTF is going on? How did he leapfrog Copeland who showed such promise in Sri Lanka? How many wickets does Butterworth have to take at Shield level to be considered? Peter Siddle is becoming the Tyson Goldsack of the Australian cricket team.

  5. summer clouds
    tearing themselves apart
    watto pops a hammy

  6. Solid day’s play, another South African collapse. Cummins acquitted himself well by all accounts. Huge day tomorrow for the Aussie bats. The door is open for a big lead.

    Damo, agreed wholeheartedly on Butterworth. Who else would the selectors be watching?

    Off the top of my head:
    Tasmania –
    Butterworth
    Faulkner
    Cowan
    Hilfenhaus
    Paine

    Victoria
    Wade
    Herrick

    Queensland
    Swan
    Lynn
    Cutting

    NSW
    O’Keefe
    Starc
    Copeland
    Henriques

    SA
    Klinger
    George

    WA
    Marsh
    Robinson
    Davis
    Beer

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