Australia v Sri Lanka

Mister Wright

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Will Burns get another chance? You'd think Australia could win by an innings here, and he failed again.
He should in the 2nd test, but I wouldn't count on it. If he doesn't get a dig in the 2nd innings he could be left out of the the 2nd test for Pukovski. It will be unfortunate if he doesn't play again because it will mean his last 3 tests were one test before being dropped. Hobart test v SA, Post sandpaper gate test v SA and D/N test v Sri Lanka. Pretty rough considering how many stretches someone like Marsh x 2 and others have had to cement their places.
 

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Good stuff from these 2, glad to see Marnus finally make some runs. I like him as a player, very controlled when he wants to be, just needs to buckle down and make a big one here.
 

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He should in the 2nd test, but I wouldn't count on it. If he doesn't get a dig in the 2nd innings he could be left out of the the 2nd test for Pukovski. It will be unfortunate if he doesn't play again because it will mean his last 3 tests were one test before being dropped. Hobart test v SA, Post sandpaper gate test v SA and D/N test v Sri Lanka. Pretty rough considering how many stretches someone like Marsh x 2 and others have had to cement their places.
In defence of the Marsh's (there pretty much is minimal by the way), Mitch is an all rounder of the team and Shaun bats at 3-4 in the team. Joe is an opener so really had to contend with Harris and Finch post sandpaper gate and before that Warner and Renshaw. And its easy to sacrifice a rookie than someone who has been there for a long time and has scored runs in the past.
 

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‘Classic’ Labuschagne dismissal. He locks that front leg down and is caught at mid wicket. India had two there waiting for him and in Shield they do it too. It’s his strength playing straight but he has to get that leg sorted. Alf and Sec work a lot on it. I watched Alf the other day using bottles to show where his leg should be.
 

Mister Wright

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In defence of the Marsh's (there pretty much is minimal by the way), Mitch is an all rounder of the team and Shaun bats at 3-4 in the team. Joe is an opener so really had to contend with Harris and Finch post sandpaper gate and before that Warner and Renshaw. And its easy to sacrifice a rookie than someone who has been there for a long time and has scored runs in the past.
You’ll actually find that SMarsh replaces Burns as opener in Sri Lanka 2 tests after Burns had got MOtM and made 177 agains5 NZ in NZ. Marsh did get a hundred, but you’d think they’d stick with a guy who got 2 hundreds at home and one recently in an away test.
 

Mister Wright

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Heading in today with my $70 ticket, so expecting Sri lanka to get rolled just before the end of the first session to ensure I don’t get my money’s worth. At least it’s Australia Day and I’ll have plenty of things to do if it does finish early.
 
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Alec

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Heading in today with my $70 ticket, so expecting Sri lanka to get rolled just before the end of the first session to ensure I don’t get my money’s worth. At least it’s Australia Day and I’ll have plenty of things to do if it does finish early.
Well, at least it went longer than 1 session, haha.
Cummings absolutely tore them apart. I wonder how good his career will end up being...fingers crossed as one of our top 3 fast bowlers of all time alongside Lillee and McGrath.
 

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I was listening this morning on the radio how the pitch is pretty much a road. They are really desperate for an Australian century this summer. Just one will do!
 
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I think there's a legitimate argument to have Cummins, Hazlewood & Richardson as our head pace attack for the Ashes. Starc has not been good recently.
Hazlewood has also been a bit dodgy as well. I hope Pattinson's fit, he tore up in county cricket and is up there with Cummins as our best bowler when fit.

EDIT: I wouldn't rule out Faulkner either. I reckon he'd be fantastic over there with the ball, his batting would be a bonus too. He needs to obviously play some shield and do well first, but it's unfortunate that he seems to be out of vogue due to time out with injuries.
 
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Socnorb

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Hazlewood has also been a bit dodgy as well. I hope Pattinson's fit, he tore up in county cricket and is up there with Cummins as our best bowler when fit.

EDIT: I wouldn't rule out Faulkner either. I reckon he'd be fantastic over there with the ball, his batting would be a bonus too. He needs to obviously play some shield and do well first, but it's unfortunate that he seems to be out of vogue due to time out with injuries.
I'm a massive Faulkner fan, such a great competitor, handy with the bat as well. I think Hazelwood is all class.
 

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Well this is pathetic. 3/28. Clearly they have rocked up thinking that’s all they had to do to win.
 

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