Shaun Tait is a match-winning paceman, and they are a very rare breed, so the Australian's fragile body makes for an intriguing debate as to how he should be employed.
It is a common misconception that Tait has slammed the door shut on playing Test cricket and, as he said after the final ODI at Lord's, he has not announced any form of retirement.
The paceman hit 100.1mph at the home of cricket, and his four-for proved yet again that he can be the difference, with a quick flurry of top-order wickets ripping out the heart of the opposition.
Of course Australia can get by without Tait for some matches, but the prospect of him bowling 100mph at the WACA or in Brisbane is frankly irresistible.
The clamour for the fast bowler to play in the Ashes will increase steadily and, if Australia are brave enough to persuade him to play in the series against Pakistan, he could even be fit enough to do so.
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