I will include Harmisson or Onions over one spinner and Adil Rashid over the other. Broad is a candidate to be dropped in case team is still going with 2 spinners but with Flintoff probably struggling (maybe injured by 3rd day) they will have to drop 2 spinner idea for the match. Use Pietersen and Collingwood for the offspins
Im not sure why england are so obsessed with Flintoff...yes he had one great series etc etc, but he did absolutely nothing with the bat or ball in the last game...and yet they still go for an injured flintoff rather than an in form harmison. Oh well...hope it works out for them!
Johnson very poor with his line here, first bowls short and wide to strauss who reaches for it and gets it to the boundary, then fires one into his legs which strauss also duly clips to the fence for 4, England 33-0 good start for them
Johnson really is bowling a load of tosh here, Nasser Hussain just highlighted fundamental flaws in johnsons action and seam position, straight after that strauss smashes him for two boundaries in a row!
Australia are effectively one bowler short then after all
unlucky for siddle, bowls a good one that straightens into the batsman narrowly misses the offstump and takes haddin by surprise too! 4 byes...big lbw appeal the next ball...siddle bowling well actually at least its a good honest effort, along with hilfenhaus.
The English batted, bowled and fielded completely bellow par in the first test while the Aussies played their best max cricket. England had to improve their game to take the Aussies head on. This should be a competitive series b/w two equally matched teams.