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chinaman
December 22, 2003, 05:05 PM
By resisting a purge in the fast-bowling department, the Australian national selectors have stuck to a principle that has served them well: reward comes from faith. They have resisted the temptation of drafting in Matthew Nicholson, or even Shaun Tait, sticking with Andy Bichel, Nathan Bracken and Brad Williams instead. While it is not yet clear which one of them will make way for Brett Lee, who is sure to return for the Boxing Day Test, the team selection sends out one message: Cricket Australia isn't panicking yet.

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James90
December 22, 2003, 10:35 PM
I thought it was pretty obvious that that's what they would do

Personally i would have played Lee in the Aus "A" match. If they were trying to get 2 from each state and one from Tasmania then i would have played Lee instead of Nicholson...good to see him back