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Australia Team Discussion

Discussion in 'Cricket Discussion' started by MattW, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. baggygreenman County Cricketer

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    1. Joe Burns
    2. Matthew Renshaw
    3. Usman Khawaja
    4. Shaun Marsh
    5. Marnus Labuschagne
    6. Mitchell Marsh
    7. Tim Paine
    8. Ashton Agar
    9. Mitchell Starc
    10. Chris Tremain
    11. Nathan Lyon

    I will go along with that 11. I can see the reasoning behind Siddle's selection. He can plug away on a docile wicket all day while our spinners work at the other end. Is Doggett's selection political.. being indigenous. (will prob be called a racist now) What has Jyhe Richardson done wrong? Some of these bizarre selections.. such as Aaron Finch sends a wrong message to a promising young cricketer imho.
     
  2. Iodide International Cricketer

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    A bit odd to be honest, but he has been performing, so it's not so surprising. I feel like he plays spin pretty well so that might as well be why he's picked. He can attack the Pakistani bowlers and put pressure in them. Looks like he could play a role similar to Jos Buttler in England's test team. He plays an attacking game at #7, Finch could do that at a place higher than that at 6.
     
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    Aaron Finch's selection is a huge punch in the face for people who work their asses off in shield to even get noticed for selection.
    That being said, i'll have the biggest smile on my face when his selection pays off.
     
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    Perhaps, this might be the first XI, according to me:
    Matt Renshaw
    Shaun Marsh
    Usman Khawaja
    Aaron Finch/Marnus Labuschagne
    Travis Head/Michael Neser(Marsh will play at 5 if Neser is selected)
    Mitchell Marsh
    Tim Paine
    Ashton Agar
    Mitchell Starc
    Nathan Lyon
    Peter Siddle/Brendan Doggett
     
  5. baggygreenman County Cricketer

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    My X1:

    Renshaw
    S Marsh
    Khawaja
    Finch
    Head
    M Marsh
    Paine
    Agar
    Starc
    Siddle
    Lyon

    Labuchagne/Neser (12th)
    I have reservations about the top three being lefties. Hoping the selectors put a right hander in there.
     
  6. baggygreenman County Cricketer

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    If they are going down the "old man" trail why then hasnt George Bailey or Callum Ferguson been considered over Finch? Beggars belief!!!
     
  7. sawsibk Mystery Monarch

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    Bailey and Ferguson are not good batsman of red ball cricket. Also they have aweful batting technique. Finch is much more suitable.
     
  8. baggygreenman County Cricketer

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    Cannot agree with that. I expect I have watched far more of the three of them in red ball cricket than have you.
     
  9. sawsibk Mystery Monarch

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    Agree. But right now Australian team is looking for a hard-hitting opener. Finch is a good choice for overseas tour, until the return of Warner.

    Conditions in UAE will be flat and spin oriented. Finch likes to destroy wrist spinners. Finch will attack Shadab Khan and Yasir Shah, that's the plan of Justin Langer.

    I think this series will be last for Usman Khawaja, he need to score some runs. If he fail this overseas tour, Smith will replace him. Smith is a perfect candidate for no.3 spot.


    My team prediction for 1st test.

    Renshaw
    Finch
    Khawaja
    S.Marsh
    M Marsh
    Head
    Paine
    Agar
    Starc
    Siddle
    Lyon
     
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  10. baggygreenman County Cricketer

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    Oh I hope you have this spot on about Finch. If his pinch hitting against the wristies pays off that will hit Pak morale hard.

    Smith will walk strait back into the side even if Ussie fails or not.

    Ussie could be the surprise packet. He has been working his bum off to improve his spin play. A century for Oz A tells me it has been time well spent.
     
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  11. sawsibk Mystery Monarch

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    I want Australian to win this series. The way Finch played Shadab in the Zimbabwe tri series, Finch will be key. If he play well, I think the selectors will chose Finch for the Ashes tour. His contribution for team Surrey is outstanding.

    Ussie always have that insecurity factor against spinners. I think he need to attack more and play spinners with freedom.
     
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  12. baggygreenman County Cricketer

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    Re Ussie take a look at footage from his England off season stint. He hit a sublime century on a turning track in a red ball game. That should prove to you, me and the selectors that he is now a much improved player of spin.
     
  13. baggygreenman County Cricketer

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    I just took a look at Team Surrey. Finch only played T20. So he has been selected on the basis of his returns from the 20 over format. Everyone knows that the decks for limited overs are flat belters. Pitches in the UAE definitely favor spin..ala the Sub Continent. Has Trevor Hohns and his panel made a major boo boo?
     
  14. sawsibk Mystery Monarch

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    Absolutely wrong. Finch will not disappoint yo my dear. He is mature enough for this role.
     
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  15. baggygreenman County Cricketer

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    Wishing you are on the money.
     
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