He can be wayward, and his injury record does not make for pretty reading but when he gets it on the money he is a fearsome prospect. Should he and Tremlett ever take the field together it would make a formidable opening pair, extreme pace from a slingy action from one end and awkward bounce from the other. Even if they don't, Dernbach is a fine bowler, Jordan is finally coming back from injury and if Meaker can kick on that gives us plenty of options in the pace department.
Adams' record in overseas signings isn't great, none of Rao Iftikhar, Grant Elliott, Younus Khan or Andrew Symonds performed anywhere near their best and while Ryan Harris was good his stay was all too brief. That's not to say any of that is Adams' fault, the logic behind Younus and Symonds was simple, and at the time I thought both Rao and Elliott might prove canny signings, but neither did. Shaun Tait at the Oval has all the ingredients for success, with the single injury question mark hanging over him.
Signing big name players for the sake of it is daft, signing Shaun Tait is not. I don't doubt there will be a couple of games where a batsman gets a hold of him, but I am sure he'll take plenty of wickets.
The limited overs side is looking potent if still a touch on the raw side, Davies (when available), Hamilton-Brown, Roy and De Bruyn carry plenty of firepower and now the bowling looks stronger. We are still missing a spinner and that should be sought as the second overseas option, throw a quality spinner into that mix and we'll be right on the money.