Posts Tagged ‘Peter Siddle’


The Aussies are going down as fast as they can, it almost seems like MSD may have paid them a ‘bit’ to all fly home.

I can understand Lee, Siddle and Paine, but Henriques? Come on, the season’s just started for them and he just came off a 2 week T20CL and he already goes down! Hmmph!

It does bring that extremely funny question to my mind, Are you New Zealand in disguise? I saw it first used to describe Australia’s loss against Bangladesh in 2005 @ Cardiff. The crowd was said to have chanted, “Are you England in disguise?”.

New Zealand, too, have a big probs with injuries. I’m not sure if most of you know it, but, during the 1st test here @ Galle, during the last day, when they were fielding, they were down to less than 11 fit men that the reserve keeper, Reece Young, who wasn’t in the first XII, was given permission by Sanga to come on as keeper after Baz was out with the bug. There was a situation where Andy Moles and the physio were prepared to come and field (no jokes, ppl, I ain’t shitting you), but Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder, obviously knowing the possible psychological scars that could come about by seeing Moles field, decided to stay on.

It even prompted a local Sunday newspaper to say that they all had the ‘air’ bug! 😀

Meanwhile, there’s a particular player in the Aussie dressing (or injury) room who’s showing the finger to all those wusses….

Regular readers of my blog would’ve noticed that I tended to have a hardline stance against Australia. All that was for a reason.

Now, I can do nothing but sit back and admire the Aussies!

I mean, this is the same team that we thought was disintegrating, and would have an extensive rebuilding period.

But, the rebuilding seems to be over!

Siddle sizzled, Johnson rocked, and McD and Hilfy supported the two extremely well.

Kato comes in with his lollipops and snares the lower order completely.

Truly amazing, I have to say. Kudos to Punter for a good job done. Looks like he’s enjoying having some youngsters out with him rather than a dad’s army, which he had for most of his captaincy career.

Let’s not forget Hughes, who first became the youngest Aussie test centurion in 43 years and then the youngest man to make twin hundreds in a match. The lad looks good, and he might be a long – term fixture. Perhaps it would be a good idea to slot him in the limited overs side with Haddin.

Meanwhile, the Saffers have rung in some changes with McKenzie and Morkel being given the boot. This could possibly be the end of McKenzie’s career @ 33, but not so for Morne, who’s just about 23. I feel it’s a bit too harsh on him considering that he had just 2 bad test. Anyhowz, that’s life.

In his place, the explosive centurion in the tour game, Imraan Khan, comes in, while Prince makes a return as captain in place of Smith. Wayne Parnell has also been brought in, so it will be a tussle between Albie Morkel and Parnell for Morne’s spot.

Quite funny for Prince, isn’t it? Couldn’t get a spot in the side, and now he’s the skipper!