A winning partnership

A winning partnership

Justin Langer is right to be nervous about the 'Andy Flower-Andrew Strauss' alliance, says Bob Willis.

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Will Eden says...

hi bob what has happened to australian cricket?! over the last 20 years we have been used to an influx of aussie batsmen that would come into county cricket and flog our bowling all over the park and then still not be good enough to get in the aussie side! players like: law, cox, bevan, lehman barely got a look in. now they are reduced to the hussey brothers and north ( in their 30's) and watson an all rounder opening the batting! their also seems like no back up in the pace bowling . johnson looks gone to me. hilfenhaus is just fast medium and siddle is no world beater. who else is their? spin bowling? hauritz, smith, doherty?! i reckon north is their best spinner and he is part time! i hate to say it, (even as an englishman) is this good for world cricket? india are no 1 by flogging bowling in flat pitches in their own back yard, pakistan are almost banned, west indies look gone for ever, now aussies going same way!! things look bleak.

Posted 20:59 4th November 2010

Sean Mccarthy says...

I agree with Bob the aussies are in disarray with Marcus North (whos form mirrors Alastair Cook's) as the proposed next captain. England need to hit them hard in the First Test before they can regroup but their display against Sri Lanka would seem to show the Austrailians have lost the superb fightback abilities that they had; too many great players have retired with out sufficient youth replacements

Posted 11:26 4th November 2010

Geoff Single says...

England seem too be a happy and confident side.The exact opposite of the aussies who seem too be lost and scared at the moment player for player we have better players and with the best fans in the world backing them their can only be one outcome england victorious.Role on the 25 of November on sky sports

Posted 16:02 31st October 2010

Subramani Aiyar says...

England should feel reassured in the knowledge they have had a decent run of wins in Tests leading upto the Ashes series. Though they have won only against Bangladesh and Pakistan in probably the most bowler friendly conditions in England for a long time, I feel they will do well in Australia. Their batting will finally come good and their bowling will be effective enough to counter the Australians. The crucial element I feel will be Strauss' luck. He seems pretty lucky even if loses the odd Test match. It should be 2-1 in favour of England.

Posted 06:22 30th October 2010

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