Posts Tagged ‘Shane Watson’


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….

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Man, it’s been a long time coming, but SA have finally won their first test since re-admission, in what must be the most defining moment in Graeme Smith’s career!

And what better way to get the victory than by debutant JP Duminy,who was fairly nervous during the start of the innings but kept his cool and hit the winning runs and got his first test fifty!

Kudos to AB and Graeme Smith for great half – centuries!

Hard luck for Mitchell Johnson, who came up with 11 wickets but nothing to show in terms of team performance!

Perhaps where it went wrong for Ponting was the selection of Peter Siddle. Now I’m not trying to say that he bowled bad, but when you have a better bowler in Shane Watson, who bowled his heart out during the tour to India, why settle for second – best?

Man of the Match verdict: AB deVilliers