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Why should bowlers bat too?

In Australia we never debate a bowlers place according to their batting ability. Sure a lower order fightback is wonderful, but why would you pick your number 8 or 9 based on a few theoretical runs?

Broad might be out, but what will be missed most is his wicket taking powers. Finn can, on a good day, take early wickets. So where is the debate? Broad out, Finn in and the top 6 will just have to do the job that they are bl@&£dy well paid to do!

posted on 1/4/12

Tell this story to Johnson, Siddle, Lee and Hifenhuis, they'd laugh themselves silly.

comment by (U3445)

posted on 1/4/12

All those bowlers have been dropped or ommitted: for bowling reasons. I can't remember a single time one of them was left out for another bowler who batted better?

posted on 1/4/12

When you are batting down the order of the England team you soon learn they rely on you to get the runs the bone-heads 1-5 couldn't get.....

posted on 1/4/12

When two bowlers are considered equal, the one who can bat will always get the nod, what's strange about that. Just because a few posters would take Bresnan because he can bat, doesn't mean Flower thinks that way. If he did Bresnan would have played more often.

posted on 1/4/12

Oh rabbit you've finally found a friend.

posted on 1/4/12

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posted on 1/4/12

Good point by OP.I would like to add that Aussies never preferred batting or bowling allrounder before Flintoff 's man of the series performance in 2005 and later they developed Watson for that kind of a role.But in 90's when South Africa had several like McMillan,Klusener and Pakistan had Abdur Razzaq and Azhar and Nzl had Chris Cairns in tests Aussies never resorted to such options in test match cricket.

posted on 1/4/12

If batting well was a demand to bowl for England, Panesar would never have been brought back.

posted on 2/4/12

....thin skinned Mod's I tell ya....

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