‘Four bowlers enough’

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

AUS­TRALIA does not need a fifth bowl­ing op­tion and Hil­ton Cartwright’s form has only been mod­est any­way, ac­cord­ing to for­mer Pak­istan coach Ge­off Law­son.

Se­lec­tors on Tues­day added un­capped Zim­babwe-born all­rounder Cartwright, 24, to the squad for the sec­ond Test against Pak­istan in Mel­bourne.

Law­son says four bowlers are plenty.

Hot con­di­tions are set to greet Aus­tralia’s quicks in Mel­bourne on Box­ing Day, with a top of 31C forecast.

“On a wicket that stayed very good to bat on, the Aus­tralian team ended up win­ning the Test match with their four bowlers.

“(But) if that’s their the­ory and they want an­other all­rounder, I’m not sure if Hil­ton is the man who is ready for Test cricket.

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