Roar – Fresh from belting the Poms in a 4-0 Ashes rout it doesn’t make a lot of sense to change the winning formula that is Australia’s fast bowling attack.
- However, with a four Test series coming up against South Africa I feel that there is a huge role that could be played by South Australian swing bowler Chadd Sayers.
- The reason I feel Sayers should play some time in this series is to do with the work load of these bowlers, as in the last four months they have played five test matches (Starc four) and a five-match one-day series where all three were given rest games throughout.
- The bowler I would liken Sayers to on the world cricket scene at the moment would ironically have to be South African Vernon Philander.
- With 188 wickets from 50 tests, Philander has shown the effectiveness a slower seam bowler can have at test level and why Sayers should have at least had a shot in the Australian side.
- Two Tests into the series is the perfect juncture to inject some life into the team, and with the heavy workload Cummins and company are likely to receive the inclusion of Sayers could revitalise the attack.