Ian Chappell ‘Clubs’ Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle
What he said:
“The problem is they also bowl plenty that could be hit to the boundary by a proficient club batsman.”
Ian Chappell diagnoses the ills plaguing Australia’s pace bowlers.
Both Johnson and Siddle bowl deliveries good enough to dismiss any Test batsman.The problem is they also bowl plenty that could be hit to the boundary by a proficient club batsman. Johnson’s problem is one of confidence. Consequently, he’s often running up to bowl half expecting something to go wrong and is fighting a battle with himself as much as the batsman down the other end.
What he really meant:
“Siddle and Johnson are quite capable of bowling balls of this century—to club players.”
What he definitely didn’t: