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Australia Team Discussion

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

  1. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    It's a little late, but if I were naming my side for the second Test I'd have probably gone for:
    1. :aus: :bat: Aaron Finch
    2. :aus: :bat: Usman Khawaja
    3. :aus: :bat: Matt Renshaw
    4. :aus: :bat: Shaun Marsh
    5. :aus: :ar: Travis Head
    6. :aus: :ar: Mitchell Marsh
    7. :aus: :wk: Tim Paine :c:
    8. :aus: :ar: Marnus Labuschagne
    9. :aus: :ar: Ashton Agar
    10. :aus: :bwl: Peter Siddle
    11. :aus: :bwl: Nathan Lyon
    It's probably a bowler light, but there's no real point bowling Starc into the ground in unhelpful conditions when he's not really bowling well enough to take wickets in spite of them. Meanwhile, Agar replaces Holland (neither is especially going to take wickets, but at least Agar might give you runs) and Lasagne moves into more of an all-rounder's role because as a neutral it seems that he's been picked in the side for the weakest of his three suits (batting) as a sort of reverse Steve Smith.

    That's not to say this is exactly the right side either, but it's the best combination I can come up with from the existing squad without completely disrupting the entire playing XI - this way, only Mitch Marsh and Lasagne really change roles, while Holland and Starc are replaced.
     
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    I feel Shaun Marsh is not worth it. Struggled in Australia and now in UAE. Is a home bully?
    Too many batsmen. Renshaw is in great form so it is worth to give him a chance. I think Starc should be there but Agar should come in place of Holland.

    My lineup (now day 1 is done) would have been:
    Finch
    Renshaw
    Khawaja (back to 3)
    Head
    Marsh
    Paine
    Labuschagne
    Agar
    Starc
    Siddle
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  3. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    You can't have too many batsmen against Mohammad Abbas. The guy's a machine. And it's msking the best of a bad lot anyway - so many of the batsmen have gaping holes in their defence (Marshes, Head, Lasagne and Paine all do and they're all different) that you have to approach the batting lineup like trench warfare

    As for Starc, I see it as a cost/benefit thing. He's not likely to get more than a wicket or two in these conditions as they require a methodical approach not an explosive one. And with Cummins, Hazlewood and Pattinson all in convalescence still, I think it's best not to ask the last one standing to give 100% in 43-degree heat
     
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    Renshaw's technique is watertight.
     
  5. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    Exactly why I didn't list him among the ones with problems
     
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    Shaun failure in Asia bother me even I am indian Fan.you see Mitchell hits 87 at abu dhabi test during last UAE tour, yesterday he says YOGA change my life for better, I wish he returns to forms vs much improved indian bowling in Dec 2018

    Aus 91 for 7
    At lunch vs pakistan's 282
     
  7. sawsibk Mystery Monarch

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    Shaun need some purposeful practice against quality bowling.
     
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    SMG told today in India

    He wants Shaw,Pant and Umesh in Adelaide test.what you think Australian 12 member team in Adelaide test?
     
  9. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    Aaaand now Abbas has five for 30, and Starc has an injury...
     
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    I am really concerned about Australia Cricket now. Their recent performance don't indicate something good. The ball tampering incidence has really tore them apart.
     
  11. DrewBi Club Cricketer

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    Smith and Warner will hopefully be back in March. We have a chance to prove we're not terrible with the upcoming series against Sri Lanka at home. I didn't think we performed to badly against India considering we won the second test and we should have won the first (considering the umpires missed 16 no balls from Ishant alone and we only lost by 31 runs. That also means that we had an extra 16 balls to score off to get the remaining 15 runs. Also Pujara got out on 89 and went on the make 123.
     
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    Still, Smith and Warner will not be immediately able to perform well (as they were out from international cricket for a year) and it will take time. As the world cups coming, I am not really sure australia will be able to defend their title.
     
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    Obviously the contenders are England(likely), India(likely), New Zealand(expecting semi final) or South Africa(semi final).
     
  14. DrewBi Club Cricketer

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    Australia 13 man squad:

    Tim Paine (c/wk)
    Josh Hazlewood (vc)
    Joe Burns
    Pat Cummins
    Marcus Harris
    Travis Head
    Usman Khawaja
    Marnus Labuschagne
    Nathan Lyon
    Will Pucovski
    Matt Renshaw
    Mitchell Starc
    Peter Siddle
     
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    Yes, I think it will be pretty much like it. The Australia team needs major improvements to be a contender of the world cup.
     

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