Originally Posted by Fatslogger
It's asking a lot of any of them, although Anderson as the closest and a guy with a beautiful, economical bowling action, a good injury record and quite a lot of protection from non test cricket clearly has the best chance. Steyn could, of course, have a nice run of fitness and form over 30 but his recent record on injuries and form has been poor.
Anderson would be better playing ODIs so that he gets enough bowling. Less overs will result in injuries as he is used to bowling 500-600+ overs a year not 330/350 overs. Even county bowlers bowl about 500 overs in a season. Broad is fine however many overs he bowls.
He especially needs overs before a 1st Test.
Before NZ 0 overs for 3 weeks - 6 at 43.00
Ashes 0 overs for 5 weeks - first 2 Tests 3 wickets at 71.00
UAE 85 overs with Lancs - 13 at 15.61
SA 0 overs for 8 weeks - 7 at 43.00
SL 115.5 with Lancs - 18 at 7.72