>Look People are gonna call me Mad for this line-up but I think Safrica
>can actually pull it off!
>1.Lance Klusener (let him pound the ball to take the shine off)
Not so far fetched. Early on his career he opened the batting for
Natal and in his first full season topped the Castle Cup averages.
The position in which he made his debut. He seemed happier - or at
least more prolific - there.
>11.Alan Donald (or Hayward if he's injured)
So, poor old Hudson gets the chop again.
Not a bad selection - plenty of batting and a balanced bowling attack.
But not many specialist fielders - no Rhodes or Gibbs at point, no
Cullinan, MacMillan or Hudson in the slips. Not that fielding is the
be all and end all of selection, but SA have always been notable for
their fielding strength.
Kepler Wessels has been suggesting the kind of batting order
reshuffling that your selection shows. He feels it's wrong to have a
string of relatively inexperienced players at 2, 3, 4 & 5. In that
respect the moving of Cronje up the order might be a good idea.
Perhaps the current thinking is that Cronje should be kept away from
the new ball and be deployed against the spinners. Given the amount of
time the batsmen ahead of him in the order are spending at the crease,
the ball must still be in pretty good shape and the fast bowlers
nicely warmed up when he walks in.
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