>Good point about the batting, Nasser Hussain recently admitted that the top
>6/7 batsmen could not complain too much about the tail until they started
>get runs themselves.........
>If by "The young fast bowling all - rounder" you mean Lancashire's Andy
>Flintoff, i would not want to see him in the England team this tour, if his
>performance would be anything like that against SA!
>His bowling is not tight enough for test cricket, and his batting is more
>suited to the one day game,(if you caught any of last seasons AXA league
>you'll know what i mean!).
>I presume the England selectors think the same about Adam Hollioake, as his
>contribution seems to be entirely with one day internationals these days.
>Regarding new players, i would like to see Mal Loye in the team, as his
>domestic form over the last few seasons has been outstanding.
>He could be just what the England batting line up need to get the runs they
>need to be competitive.
>Neil Fairbrother, who should be in the England squad for the one day games,
>is another batsman that could make the grade lower down the order for
>probably at 5 or 6. The new addittions could help the top 6 become more
>competitive, although this would, in my opinion, require Stewart to move
>down the order, as his batting form is suffering.
Why MUST England play Stewart as keeper? He never seems to bat as well as he
does when he keeps so I say throw in Hegg for the last couple of tests and
see what he can do. Even if he can only average 15-odd (Hegg that is) it
wouldn't make much difference as batsmen like Crawley don't contribute much
anyway. If anything England can use the last 2 tests to their advantage by
playing some of their other players like Tudor who was very impressive in
Perth. Why he didn't play in Adelaide is still a mystery to me, but I'm sure
england had there reasons (which someone in rsc will reply too).
As for the aussies, well 4-0 would look impressive.
My Two Cents