1 – 0 lead but a long way to go!


What a great victory! But its only a third of the job done! The Aussies still need to get to 3 wins before I will start really cheering. This point hasn’t been lost on Punter!

AUSTRALIAN captain Ricky Ponting will use the spectre of Edgbaston as a motivational tool for the second Ashes Test this week, and seek to banish those bitter 2005 memories forever. Less than an hour after recording a thunderous 277-run victory over England at the Gabba yesterday, Ponting called for perspective from teammates and supporters ahead of the Adelaide Test, which starts on Friday.

Source: Ponting: this is our second coming – News – Ashes Tour 06-07 – theage.com.au

So we move to Adelaide and what could be a Turning iwicket. This brings selection problems for the Aussies. Shane Watson is still injured and won’t play. This means that the selectors have to decide if to take in McGill to partner with Warne. Do they drop Clark, rest McGrath or drop a batsman and play 5 bowlers?

I don’t like the idea of 5 bowlers especially with McGill coming in. If it was a better batter coming in (like say Brad Hogg), then maybe but not with McGill. Perhaps if McGrath doesn’t come up (he has a sore heel) they could bring in Jason Gillespe to play the allrounder spot! He has a test 200 to his name, why not?

Time will tell.

Molly

 
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