Sunday, 22 February 2009

Is six enough for North to get six?

In the place which, of all places with a serious cricket ground, has the name which is the most fun to say, the Australians have made the last day of a warm-up match reasonably exciting. Appearently the quality of the opposition is not that high, and the pitch didn't seem to give much for a couple of leg-spinners, but Marcus North has certainly not disappointed Peter Roebuck's faith in him as an Australian no. 6, either in batting or bowling. Of course, if that doesn't work out, then I still think moving Katich down the opener and choosing a better opener would be better than pursuing the strange allrounder obsession.

3 comments:

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

Pretty hard to see him not getting the nod.. 6 wickets and runs in both innings. Tom Moody will be happy.

Strange that Ricky didn't bowl Bryce at all in the second dig...

Jonathan said...

Australian selection doesn't always make sense though, does it?

Wasn't Bryce on the dunny most of the time?

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

yeah Bryce and Siddle were comforting each other through the runs.

I read that the strength and conditioning coach was on the field to make up the numbers and they were looking for whites that'd fit the physio