Lou (is back): Bowlers coming off? Don’t they like taking wickets?

I don’t ever remember any bowler walking off the Gabba on a hot day in times past.

 

A hot humid day and a greenish wicket were always the perfect conditions for late swing. LBWs, caught behinds and catches to short leg would have all been on the menu. You wouldn’t go off because there was always a wicket just round the corner

 

I think of blokes like Lindwall, Lillee, Gilmour, Colley and Dymock who could move the ball late and had control over their line and length. You could not get the ball out of their hands in such conditions.

 

Like Clarke, M Marsh is a serial hammy puller. So, is there now a selection problem? If he can’t bowl does he get selected for his batting only? Remember when I talked about Clarke’s hammies and my conversations with my physio. Remember when I predicted one would go again shortly? (actually it’s happened twice since then) Well my physio now says that an operation on a tendon will not heal successfully within three months. It could be more like six months and then, if he gets back on the field, one or both hammies are likely to go again.

 

All of this also brings into question the suitability of the fitness staff and physios. A lot of players are spending a lot of time off the field.

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