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Damien Fleming AKA 'The bowlologist' was one of Australia's greatest swing bowlers - perfecting the fine art of getting a cricket ball to hoop. In a highly competitive era of Australian cricket, Fleming played 20 Test matches between 1994 and 2001 and 88 ODIs. He was part of Australia's 1999 World Cup-winning team and he held his nerve against South Africa's swashbuckling Lance Klusener. His bowling and a bit of ten-pin bowling helping Australia to the final in dramatic circumstances. Fleming is part of Channel Seven's commentary team for The Ashes this summer. You can also find him on The Bowlology Report podcast.

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DAMIEN FLEMING'S First Ashes Test XI: 'In an ideal world he doesn't play', 'the one we've waited years for'

Agree re Travis that’s the shot I want him to tighten.
I loved Hooksy, Flipper and Boof as players. Boof was unlucky as he was in a very competitive era in the middle order ( Wouldn’t we love that dilemma now !) but he missed out in Ashes Tests and smashed a Bangladesh attack everywhere . His 100’s in Sri Lanka were pure class thou.

DAMIEN FLEMING'S First Ashes Test XI: 'In an ideal world he doesn't play', 'the one we've waited years for'

if for some reason Painey doesn’t recover from his surgery in time for 1st Test Alex Carey would be straight in for me. His first class record has been short due to missing games with Aussie white ball cricket

DAMIEN FLEMING'S First Ashes Test XI: 'In an ideal world he doesn't play', 'the one we've waited years for'

In lockdown haven’t had a haircut for months so can’t really work on my hair!! Re read article I didn’t pick Wadey with much confidence. I admire your faith in Head but 2 Test tons in 19 Test doesn’t make him an automatic selection. But as I wrote I hope his next opportunity is the one that settles him in the team he really can’t do much more at State level but overall The Number 5 positions worries me

DAMIEN FLEMING'S First Ashes Test XI: 'In an ideal world he doesn't play', 'the one we've waited years for'

I rate Neser big time but our Fast bowling depth is very strong I can’t see him getting a Test unless there are injuries or sudden loss of form of the big 4. Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc and Pattinson . But our back ups are strong Neser, Richardson, Bird, and co.
Our back up batters are not as strong

DAMIEN FLEMING'S First Ashes Test XI: 'In an ideal world he doesn't play', 'the one we've waited years for'

Correct Frank . I hope Kurtis Patterson has an injury free season. I thought he looked a bit like Alistair Cook in his couple Tests very composed

DAMIEN FLEMING'S First Ashes Test XI: 'In an ideal world he doesn't play', 'the one we've waited years for'

I classify Wadey as a Tasmanian Micko ???? I think the number 5 position is a lottery at the moment Shield form might just dictate it Head, Wade, Pattinson, Handscomb, Khawaja ????

DAMIEN FLEMING'S First Ashes Test XI: 'In an ideal world he doesn't play', 'the one we've waited years for'

Good explanation Paul. Anderson wil play the day night Tests he bowled beautifully last time in Adelaide but less effective besides that. England will be wanting Wood to tour his pace and reverse swing could work well here around their Talls Broad, Robinson and Overton

DAMIEN FLEMING'S First Ashes Test XI: 'In an ideal world he doesn't play', 'the one we've waited years for'

Number 5 worries me throw a ring around Wade, Head, Pattinson, Handscomb or even Khawaja at number 5 he is batting number 4 for Queensland averages over 50 in Australia is nearly 35 yo but for an Ashes series ? I’m opening with Pucovski as i want a right handed with Warner . Broad and co were all over our left handlers in 2019 series. Less movement in oz but around the wicket angle with bounce will still pose problems

DAMIEN FLEMING'S First Ashes Test XI: 'In an ideal world he doesn't play', 'the one we've waited years for'

Paul, If you watch highlights on Maysy 1993 Ashes highlights see a very good off spinner. Really gave his stock ball a rip so got plenty of spin and a great arm ball from around the wicket.
I’d encourage you to listen to the podcast as Maysy talks about his movements these days living in Austin, Texas

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