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He is our best batsman. Our best batsman should bat at three. If they work him out, good on them. I'm backing Smith to win the war over 5 tests. the odd battle might go their way.


If he doesnt get a ton in the first dig at Cardiff, they can put that down as a win, given his last 12 months form.


If they really want to mentally disintegrate Smith, they should dig up a net bowler from a few years back. Sure fire winner http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/the-ashes/the-ashes-2015-mark-wood-reveals-incident-with-shane-watson-during-2009-series/story-e6frf3gl-1227419565859


First test at Cardiff? Shudder...

Tony Tea

The Test ruined the rest of the series, and cost us the Ashes. I mean, was there any single solitary doubt that blowing the "W" Wales (ales?) blew the series?


Marcus North debut hundred. they were the days - of spinners who couldnt clean up the tail. Hauritz/Clarke/Kattich/North bowled 50 overs in their second dig.

Tony Tea

Did North make a ton is South Africa?

Big Ramifications
But with the ball moving around in England we know how hard it is to bat in that top three.

Excuse this n00b, but I was assuming movement in the air, Terry Alderman being the finest recent example I can think of. Do you think he meant movement off the pitch as well?

Which of England's bowlers have the current form and/or potential to be the Mover and Shaker in Chief?

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