Skip to main content

Mitchell Johnson Still In Ashes Mix

Mitchell Johnson Still In Ashes Mix - AUSTRALIAN coach Tim Nielsen said Mitchell Johnson could retain his tenuous position in the team if he impressed during a five-man pace shootout for the second Test.

Doug Bollinger and Ryan Harris have both rocketed into contention to play in Adelaide.

Nielsen fell short of guaranteeing Johnson's selection shortly after Harris hit town yesterday afternoon.

Bollinger, who took 3-32 on Monday for New South Wales in Perth, also rolled into the City of Churches yesterday, having pulled out of the Shield match against Western Australia.

Nielsen reacted sarcastically to talk of England's moral victory at the Gabba.

"We're going terribly. We're going awfully," he said.

"I can't believe they said that and I'm not sure we're even going to turn up on Friday."

Asked if he was gutted when he looked at the Gabba scoreboard and saw England's second innings total of 1-517, Nielsen replied: "I look up at the scoreboard and see a draw. In the end, nobody won."

Nielsen declined to make a call on his likely pace attack in Adelaide..

"We've got five fast bowlers here and I'm not going to commit to Mitch playing or not playing," Nielsen said.

"The next couple of days of bowling from all five fast bowlers will play a part in which three get the nod. That will be how they perform in the nets and how they come up physically. By Friday we'll be pretty clear.

"Mitch didn't have his best game in Brisbane but I don't think he was on his Pat Malone there.

"That's our job in the next couple of days, to get him back up and going. There have been players who haven't been able to perform in one Test match and they've come out and upped the ante in their next Test.

Mitchell Johnson Still In Ashes Mix


Popular posts from this blog

Work-Related Personal Development Plans

Work-Related Personal Development Plans - Personal development refers to activities that improve self-knowledge and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. The concept is not limited to self-development but includes formal and informal activities for developing others, in roles such as teacher, guide, counselor, manager, coach, or mentor. Finally, as personal development takes place in the context of institutions, it refers to the methods, programs, tools, techniques, and assessment systems that support human development at the individual level in organizations.

At the level of the individual, personal development includes the following activities:

* improving self-awareness
* improving self-knowledge
* building or renewing identity
* developing strengths or talents
* identifying or improving potential
* building employability or human ca…

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

Urban Meyer Stepping Down - Well, it appears as if it’s deja vu all over again.

Less than 12 months after retiring and then un-retiring, Urban Meyer is apparently stepping down as Florida’s head coach. There’s no word on if he will be stepping back up tomorrow.

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

According to Todd Wright of Sporting News radio, and AOL Fanhouse‘s Brett McMurphy Meyer will announce at a 5 p.m. ET press conference Wednesday that he is resigning/retiring as the Gators’ head coach. There are no further details available at this time, other than GatorUpdates reporting over the weekend that Meyer checked into a hospital the week of the UGA game and has been undergoing tests since.

Obviously, we’ll have more on this story throughout the day and well into the night…

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy - The mystery of Matt Cassel missing practice Wednesday coupled with the Kansas City Chiefs promoting quarterback Tyler Palko has been solved.

The team has announced that Cassel underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday morning. The Chiefs say they expect Cassel to return to work this week. Returning to work and being ready to perform well in the team’s biggest game of the season on Sunday against San Diego are two different things. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the Chiefs are viewing Cassel as being questionable to play in the game.

Clearly, this is terrible timing. The Chiefs are 8-4 and would take a major step toward the playoffs with a win over the Chargers. Cassel has played very well for the past two months. If he can’t play, the brittle Brodie Croyle would face the Chiefs in his first action of the season. Croyle last played in Week 13 of the 2009 season.

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy

Cassel’s availability will come down to whether he…