July 25, 2010

Australian cricket

Serious questions before Ashes

George Binoy

"It has been a disappointing month or so in England for the Australian cricket team, in all forms of the game. Australia will be asking themselves: “Where did we go wrong?" writes Shane Warne in the Sunday Telegraph.

So, Australia return with plenty of questions about the make-up of their side. They have to ask how can they improve the team. Is there anyone outside the squad who can come in and make it better? They have to look at their combination of bowlers and ask how they are going to take 20 wickets.

They will be asking if Doug Bollinger and Ben Hilfenhaus is the best new-ball pairing, should Mitchell Johnson be first change, is Nathan Hauritz or Steven Smith our best spinner, or even do we play two spinners?

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