The ashes squad with Gideon Haigh and Ryan harris’ latest injury (NOW ON VIDEO)

Ryan Harris is injured.

Mitch could be back.

Someone needs to get Fawad Ahmed a passport.

Phil Hughes, really?

Players like Brad Haddin.

James Faulkner is an impressive angry talented young man.

It’s literally me and Gideon Haigh talking shit about the Ashes, but this time on video.

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3 thoughts on “The ashes squad with Gideon Haigh and Ryan harris’ latest injury (NOW ON VIDEO)

  1. thera7en says:

    While Faulkner’s record is good, I don’t think he is in the best 4 bowlers and I would have thought we needed to learn from the debacle in India about picking all-rounders and batting our keeper at 6.

  2. The important thing is that the Poms have something to get cocky about. Although, they might be ever so slightly justified in feeling confident…

  3. Mick says:

    JRod, Gideon, love your work but there is an expression “a good head for radio” ;-)

    Agree with all the talk on Haddin, he’s been one of the form batsmen in the past summer and he will provide the leadership qualities that are lacking. Wade’s time will come again. Tim Paine is the teenage lovechild of Nasser Hussain: discuss…

    Agree also with Gideon that an opening pair of Cowan/ Rogers has a lot more stability than Cowan/ Warner. We need to take an old-fashioned “take the shine off the ball” approach. I’d have Warner directly behind Pup wherever he bats in the order.

    Think you were way too soft on Hughes’s inclusion. If I were English I would be equally happy with his selection as if Johnson was in the squad. That you managed to avoid saying “walking wicket” in the same sentence as his name amazes me. Piggy Smith (and Henriques) matured in India but it’s as if CA is in self-denial that the tour ever took place; talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

    You managed to do a 27-minute interview without directly mentioning Shane Watson, incredible. He’s started bowling again in the IPL and is going round the park. I really hope this leads to him going harder through the crease and ending up injuring himself so that Faulkner will get his chance without having to compete for the “X-factor” spot.

    The pace bowling unit is our strength, even without Harris. As you say none of the quicks, not even Siddle, will play 10 tests back-to-back. Harris will be back at some stage but how far away is Pat Cummins? Are Hazelwood and Trent Copeland playing County cricket or in the A-squad? Can we get Dirk Nannes to lead one of Merv’s tours so that he’s at least at the ground at the start of every Test?

    We need to have a pre-series coin-tossing competition to determine the best captain to send out as I think it will be crucial in at least three of the England Tests.

    How long will it take Nathan Lyon to teach Fawad Ahmed the team song?

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