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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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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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