Originally posted by Crowley
Weird, I've never rated the bloke as a threat. I see he's almost in the top 10 test batsmen at the moment.
Maybe the other batsmen always steal the limelight while he's a Mark Boucher who knuckles down and does the job that the team needs him for?
What I meant was we probably have a slightly more settled team at the moment.
Is that kook Symonds playing? How about that new spinner Krejza [sic?]?
Yeah Clarke is just starting to fullfill his potential and he will be the next Australian captain.He is by far a much better batsman than Boucher could ever imagine.
Both Hayden and Ponting have been a bit down in their form so expect them to score heavily also.
The bowling attack is the worry though , Le and Johnson will trouble the SA batters but we are lacking a front line spinner.
Im not sure who will get chosen in the 1st test but Symonds and Krejza are both in the squad.
I really want to see if Steyn can go as good as he has been going against far less talented teams, it will be interesting.Monkel is the dangerman in my eyes.
The batting of the South Africans is very strong but whether Smith and co can handle the more bouncier pitches is yet too be seen. Prince will be the standout batsmen.
I also think you guys are missing Pollock like we are missing McGrath, he was an important cog in the SA team.