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by Tom Moore
Monday, July 9, 2012
Former Australia bowler Dirk Nannes has hailed his fast bowling team-mates in Chris Tremlett, Jade Dernbach and Stuart Meaker.
The English trio have all played their part with the ball this season and have been in and around the England team in the past 12 months.
And Nannes, who claimed 14 wickets for Australia in the 2010 World Twenty20, believes they all have different qualities that make them so dangerous
“I think they’re all outstanding,” the Australian told London24. “I really like Tremlett. He’s been bowling amazingly well.
“I just find him so awkward, he’s so bloody tall!
“They’re all very different bowlers and that’s what I really like about them.
“They bring something different to the table.
“Meaker has raw pace, Trems has awkward bounce and Dernbach has all his varieties.
“It’s an exciting team of bowlers here and good spinners [Gareth Batty and Murali Kartik].
“It’s a good team, we just can’t take a trick. It’s as simple as that.”
Tremlett, 30, has made 11 Test appearances for England, claiming 49 wickets at under 27 and has best figures of 6/48, which he took against Sri Lanka in 2011.
Dernbach, 26, has been in the Test squad bit missed out on a debut against Sri Lanka. But he has played 15 One Day Internationals, taking 20 wickets with best figures of 4/45 – claimed against Pakistan in 2012.
Meaker, 23, has not yet been called into the Test squad but has been on the fringes of the one day side, playing two games and picking up a wicket in each.
And Nannes can see Tremlett picking up an England recall this summer as they look to defend their number one status in Test cricket against South Africa.
However, the 36-year-old believes that Meaker and Dernbach need to bide their time with Steven Finn, Graham Onions and Tim Bresnan also in the hunt for the third seamer alongside Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
“I can see Tremlett making the Test side this summer,” the Australian added.
“I could see Meaker doing it, maybe not right now.
“He’s a young cricketer. All young cricketers make simple errors at times and he’s no different.
“He’s just got to learn his game. He’s certainly got the skill and he’s starting to play well in four day cricket now.
“As to whether he’s at Test level yet, with the quality of England’s bowling attack he won’t get a game straight away.”