Australia vs India Discussion

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Unbreakable, Nov 14, 2018.

    T20 Series -

    November 21 @ The Gabba
    November 23 @ The MCG
    November 25 @ The SCG

    Test Series -

    December 6 @ Adelaide Oval
    December 14 @ Perth Stadium
    December 26 @ The MCG
    January 3 @ The SCG

    ODI Series -

    January 12 @ The SCG
    January 15 @ Adelaide Oval
    January 18 @ The MCG
     
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  1. Simon Katich has named who his XI would be for the first test -

    1. Khawaja
    2. Renshaw
    3. Handscomb
    4. S.Marsh
    5. Finch
    6. Stoinis
    7. Paine
    8. Starc
    9. Cummins
    10. Lyon
    11. Hazlewood

    Not too bad, I don't think that's far off our best line-up right now.
     
  2. 1910

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    Why isn't Burns in the conversation more? Been terrific for Queensland for 12 months.

    49, 80*, 64, 7, 0, 16, 49, 41, 97, 24, 202, 4, 81, 103. 817 runs at 62.

    Club this year: 106*, 65*, 216, 19 and 100. 506 runs at 253.
     
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  3. Sproj

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    He should be second batsman chosen after Khawaja.
     
  4. 1910

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    Renshaw 21
    Burns 6
    Labuschagne 52
    Cartwright 42
    Marsh 21
    M.Marsh 1
    Head 87
    Lehmann 8
    Handscomb 4

    Not a great round, big score could have seen you get a Test spot.
     
  5. Sproj

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    Such a shame about Pucovski’s issues.
     
  6. Sproj

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    Such a shame about Pucovski’s issues.
     
  7. Allo

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    At this rate, Neser is a better player than most of the contenders. When bowlers are out-scoring and out-consistent-ing your top/middle order, things aren’t good
     
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    Renshaw can't be picked in the Test side, that dismissal yesterday was awful, why does he start seasons so slowly?
     
  9. 1910

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    Doolan now has 115, 10, 76, 6, 53, 90, 0 and 94.

    Been a few years since he played a Test but he's doing his best to get back there.
     


  10. Gotta give it to him, even if he fails overseas, he's still performing better than everyone in Australia. Gotta be picked.
     
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  11. Sproj

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    It's true, he is the only one (outside possibly Wade and Boo-urns) who are looking remotely like being in form (Doolan has a good innings and then fails).

    My revised side (and it will be revised again multiple times before the first test cos who doesn't love a good cricket XI??):

    1. Khawaja
    2. Burns
    3. Patterson
    4. S.Marsh
    5. Finch
    6. Wade (wk)
    7. Pattinson
    8. Cummins
    9. Starc
    10. Lyon
    11. Hazlewood

    12. J.Richardson
    13. Sangha
     
  12. They won't be dropping Paine, at least until Smith can re-claim the captaincy. But I agree that there's a very strong argument to pick Wade as a specialist batsman at this point, he's 88* again today, his 5th 50+ of the season.
     
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    Khawaja back in the nets against throw downs and a chance to play for Bulls next week.
     
  14. 1910

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    Do you mean Kurtis?

    He hasn't made a 100 since 2016. His 100 on debut for NSW in 2011 is 1/4 of his 100's in seven years! Two more starts against the Bulls and nothing.
     
  15. Sproj

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    Yep I know but the batting is going to be the same no matter who you pick, they all suck. At least with Patterson you are likely to get some runs and hopefully avoid the usual collapse. He’s good for 30-60 most innings, just once he gets there, you tell the next guy to get ready. Most other batsmen are 0 or 80 types.
     
  16. Battler

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    There's no chance we can win in England with the Marsh brothers. I'd drop Mitch until he has a shield season averaging something ridiculous, and make this Shaun's fair well home summer. If he doesn't want to retire drop him for England. At the moment I'd go with:

    Renshaw
    Finch (would prefer him at 5, but that can happen for the English Ashes)
    Khawaja
    Smarsh
    Maxwell (50+ average last season, didn't deserve to get dropped after his last stint. Best fielder in the world etc)
    Wade (form middle/ lower order batsman in the country playing at Hobart which is a tough wicket)
    Paine (needs to perform, shouldn't have been recalled to begin with and shouldn't have unlimited chances)
    bowlers

    Other options for batting: Burns, Short, Lehmann

    EDIT: Harris as an option as well.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2018
  17. Sproj

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    I just feel you can't drop M.Marsh for non-performing and pick Renshaw for non-performing. Don't mind your side @Battler@Battler but I do feel Burns should be in Renshaw's spot. The res is hard to argue with.

    Pretty pathetic when the second best available batsman behind Khawaja is S.Marsh, a guy who averages 35 in test cricket.
     
  18. 1910

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    Highest batting av in Shield since start of last season (500 runs min): 60.55 SMarsh 53.30 MWade 51.95 MHarris 50.50 GMaxwell 49.25 JBurns 46.69 CWhite 44.58 THead 44.29 MMarsh 42.70 DHughes No-one else above 40.

    800 Shield runs since start of last season: 1143 MHarris 1066 MWade 999 ADoolan 985 JBurns 982 DHughes 944 MRenshaw 913 JWeatherald 905 KPatterson 903 MLabuschagne 862 JDoran 850 CFerguson 847 THead 842 JLehmann 826 JSilk 823 HCartwright
     
  19. 1910

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    Renshaw can't be there, he's been terrible this year. Paine is vital to this team, you can't change the captain now and his keeping has been unreal- not too sure what else you want from your keeper?

    I don't like the Wade idea- where does he field? Is his fielding Test match standard?

    Short as in Darcy? The guy that can't make the WA side? You're looking to reward his 23 average season from last year?

    Or Matt?
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2018

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