> It was interesting to read Dalmiya's comment that "Australia don't have
> quality spinner that we have." Any opinions on this? I have been quite
> impressed by Hogg's bowling thus far, and less than impressed by Harbhy's
> showing in this world cup. I am not so sure this match up is a knockout in
> favour of Harbhy. What do others think?
Btw, here is the relevant excerpt from Peter Roebuck's world XI selection.
Notice that he does not even mention Harbhajan. Hogg is chosen. My personal
choice would have been the same. Hogg also is an outstanding fielder, while
Harbhy's fielding is below par in my opinion.
"A spinner is needed as we want to have some fun, beside which variety has
had a part to play late in most innings in this World Cup. John Davison has
been the leading Australian in the tournament and merits consideration
though in which capacity it is hard to say. Murali has bowled gamely without
taking many wickets, and Collins Otieno has bowled skilfully when given a
reasonable field. Risking complaints of bias from the international brigade,
my nomination falls upon Brad Hogg, who has beaten the bat regularly and has
hardly bowled a short ball. These wrist spinners have been a delight in a
tournament dominated by pace."