Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series

mitch222

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Lynn could have been selected. Of course he didn't deserve to be on pure numbers, but we pick plenty of players who don't deserve to be there. More so in tests than anything, but Mitch Marsh is basically in the team on potential. I don't see why Lynn couldn't have been, particularly when Sandhu has been given a run this series and is not WC bound.
Sandhu is a bowler not a batsmen. We needed another bowler to replace Johnson for the series so Sandhu got a run. Your argument would have more plausibility if they needed another batsmen for the ODIs. A batting lineup of Warner, Finch, Watson, Smith, Marsh/Maxwell, Bailey & Haddin was always going to make it harder for him to get into the team. All are well ahead on the pecking order for the Australia ODI side. Not sure why Maxwell is but it has been made quite clear he is from the selectors.
 

Bucking Beads

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Watson now in doubt after pulling up with a tight hamstring. Wouldn't be a bad time to give Burns or Lynn a game. I'd expect Callum Ferguson to get the call though.
 

Ari Gold

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Sandhu is a bowler not a batsmen. We needed another bowler to replace Johnson for the series so Sandhu got a run. Your argument would have more plausibility if they needed another batsmen for the ODIs. A batting lineup of Warner, Finch, Watson, Smith, Marsh/Maxwell, Bailey & Haddin was always going to make it harder for him to get into the team. All are well ahead on the pecking order for the Australia ODI side. Not sure why Maxwell is but it has been made quite clear he is from the selectors.
I don't understand. My argument is Lynn could have been the replacement instead of White or Shaun Marsh. How's that different to Midge being out?
 

Mister Wright

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Lynn could have been selected. Of course he didn't deserve to be on pure numbers, but we pick plenty of players who don't deserve to be there. More so in tests than anything, but Mitch Marsh is basically in the team on potential. I don't see why Lynn couldn't have been, particularly when Sandhu has been given a run this series and is not WC bound.
Except that, although there are a few bowlers with niggling injuries at this stage there is none in grave doubt for the WC unlike Clarke who has been given a deadline. Marsh & White have been in better OD form and have been in and around the group for a few years now (or in White's case earlier) so it makes sense that they were selected. I can't understand the Sandhu selection myself (unless you take the NSW selection conspiracy into account) would have made more sense to have Pattinson play as you'd think he'd be a good chance of a call up if there is a serious injury to one of the bowlers.
 

Broncoman

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Difference is Sandhu plays for NSW and that is all Broncoman cares about
We all have a soft spot for players from our own states no doubt but I really don't care whatsoever where the players are from. The Australian team could be filled with 11 Queenslanders but if they were the best players available I wouldn't have any issues whatsoever.
 

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