Now, from that highly unflattering photograph I was thinking, "Oh, god, I'm going to get Shane Warne, aren't I?" The only other likelihood I could see was wine-guzzler extraordinaire, film critic, and once-in-a-blue-moon spinner Stuart MacGill, noted for probably being the least fit bloke on the Squad.
So you can imagine my surprise when...
Now, from a glance at that I'd say that Shaun Tait would be the best candidate, though Ricky actually wouldn't be too bad a match for that and he could also be a near Matthew Hayden. Who do we get...
Damien Leith, apparently. Oh, no, wait, it's Justin Langer. Now... come the fuck on and tell me that that isn't the single worst lookalike you've ever seen. Well... apart from me and Ricky Ponting. Erm.. they both have eyebrows? Is that the link?
I feel obliged to point out that I knew about this whole thing from the start from an ad on the TV where a girl is flirting with a fat-faced, beady-eyed freak with blatantly-dyed hair by giggling and telling him how much he looks like Bollywood star, acrobat, fast bowler and retail king pin Brett "Bing" Lee. He shrugs this off and says that he looks like the much less popular and well known 'all-rounder' Shane Watson (Christ I know a lot of player's names, don't I?) To finish her coquettish flirting she photos him with her phone and sends it off to the Weetabix Look-a-Like-Finderer. The hideous Big Brother evictee, understandably, asks who he got. The response that ends the ad? "You'll never guess"
No charges of false advertising are hence possible, because they're perfectly up front about it. You never ever will guess because the look-alikes are so bullshit it will blow your mind. In the ad, the answer was probably Lasith Malinga. (Hopefully a Google Image Search will explain the meaning of that zinger.)
One last test - I've often said that George Bradley Hogg, a bloke doing fine work to ensure that 'Chinaman' still has one iffy legitimate use left within the bounds of political correctness, is a ringer for Lloyd Braun, George Costanza's lifelong nemesis in Seinfeld.
Unfortunately, the highest quality photo I could get of him looked like it was from Australia's Most Wanted viewed behind a screen door with a vaseline lense. It did teach me a very important lesson, though: skin tone is important.
Well, that picture came out terribly. Hopefully you get the drift.