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I can almost guarantee we're going to be getting this for the first test, nobody has done enough to displace them, unless Pucovski or Burns score massive for Aus A -

1. Warner
2. Harris
3. Labuschagne
4. Smith
5. Head
6. Wade
7. Paine (c)
8. Cummins
9. Starc
10. Lyon
11. Hazlewood
Yeah I know but I can still put out the team I’d like.

Why do you think ahead will get the gig though? He hasn’t set the world on fire despite his century and given a weak looking Pakistan is here, now would seem the perfect time to blood a young un in Pucovski. That said, I do realise Head is still pretty young himself BUT he is also another lefty in a middle order exposed badly in England.

That’s why I wouldn’t be surprised to see:

1. Burns (rhb) (I’m aware Harris has the Shield runs on the board but he is a lefty and exposes badly in England)
2. Warner (lhb)
3. Laboosh (rhb)
4. Smith (rhb/lhb/Bradmany)
5. Wade (lhb)
6. Pucovski (rhb) / Head (lhb)
 

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Yeah I know but I can still put out the team I’d like.

Why do you think ahead will get the gig though? He hasn’t set the world on fire despite his century and given a weak looking Pakistan is here, now would seem the perfect time to blood a young un in Pucovski. That said, I do realise Head is still pretty young himself BUT he is also another lefty in a middle order exposed badly in England.

That’s why I wouldn’t be surprised to see:

1. Burns (rhb) (I’m aware Harris has the Shield runs on the board but he is a lefty and exposes badly in England)
2. Warner (lhb)
3. Laboosh (rhb)
4. Smith (rhb/lhb/Bradmany)
5. Wade (lhb)
6. Pucovski (rhb) / Head (lhb)
I don't understand why you'd drop Head but still have Wade in the middle order, you said it yourself, we're against Pakistan, we may as well go with the younger guys in Head & Pucovski.
 

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I don't understand why you'd drop Head but still have Wade in the middle order, you said it yourself, we're against Pakistan, we may as well go with the younger guys in Head & Pucovski.
Because Wade is coming off two hundreds in the Ashes and literally just won a game for Tassie off his own bat. Plus he actually looks competent.
 

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Because Wade is coming off two hundreds in the Ashes and literally just won a game for Tassie off his own bat. Plus he actually looks competent.
Don't forget the 6 failures in between the two 100's, those are equally as important.

I think I'd personally prefer the 25 year old with a Test average of 43 over the 31 year old with a Test average of 30, regardless of those 2 innings.

205 runs in 5 innings for Head this FC season
226 runs in 5 innings for Wade this FC season

They're in pretty similar form overall, it just makes more sense to go with the guy who's 6 years younger.
 

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I’d have Head and Wade. I can see Wade dominating this summer.

The Aust A game should be good. The batsmen are obviously competing but I want to watch Richardson and Merideth.
 

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Yeah I know but I can still put out the team I’d like.

Why do you think ahead will get the gig though? He hasn’t set the world on fire despite his century and given a weak looking Pakistan is here, now would seem the perfect time to blood a young un in Pucovski. That said, I do realise Head is still pretty young himself BUT he is also another lefty in a middle order exposed badly in England.

That’s why I wouldn’t be surprised to see:

1. Burns (rhb) (I’m aware Harris has the Shield runs on the board but he is a lefty and exposes badly in England)
2. Warner (lhb)
3. Laboosh (rhb)
4. Smith (rhb/lhb/Bradmany)
5. Wade (lhb)
6. Pucovski (rhb) / Head (lhb)
Head is underrated, since South Africa no one has made more Test runs for Australia. 854 runs is better than everyone else- with seven 50's. I think he needs to up his conversion to 100's but he certainly isn't dragging the chain with batting. Seven 50's from 12 Tests is certainly not drop worthy.

He played a lot of false shots in England and that has made it look like he is struggling. He got 100 last week and is vice captain I can't see any reason to move him on.
 

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Head is underrated, since South Africa no one has made more Test runs for Australia. 854 runs is better than everyone else- with seven 50's. I think he needs to up his conversion to 100's but he certainly isn't dragging the chain with batting. Seven 50's from 12 Tests is certainly not drop worthy.

He played a lot of false shots in England and that has made it look like he is struggling. He got 100 last week and is vice captain I can't see any reason to move him on.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against it he gets recalled. He should never have been dropped for Marsh in the first place. My pick would have been Maddinson but that won’t happen now and while I really rate Pucovski, he hasn’t really done enough of late to earn a call up anyway.

So if Head is picked, I won’t be complaining.
 

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I tell you what, Solway is pretty impressive (watch the stream on mute though, the commentator is irritating). The number 2 commentator also just said Khawaja is in good form for Qld, so yeah, says a lot there.
 
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Jeez they are putting Richardson through some serious work for the A's.

He's such a good prospect, I really hope it's just a tester and he's feeling fresh/fit and we don't burn him out in the process.
 

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I’d imagine a dinner declaration tomorrow they’re at around 500-550. Our batting will need to be halfway decent if anyone wants to push their case

Surely giving Burns a bowl is better than persisting with Head who’s getting knocked around a bit.
 

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Sixteen-year-old quick Naseem Shah did not bat and will take no further part in Tuesday’s play following the death of his mother overnight.

The tourists opted not to replace Naseem, preferring to retain the tour match’s first-class status.
 

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Sixteen-year-old quick Naseem Shah did not bat and will take no further part in Tuesday’s play following the death of his mother overnight.

The tourists opted not to replace Naseem, preferring to retain the tour match’s first-class status.
Wow that’s hard for any kid but to be away and on top of the world chasing your dream when it happens must be crushing.
 

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He's been terrible, his last three dismissals have all been really soft and just mentally not applying himself at all.

First innings v Tas- short ball from Meredith and he backs away and just pads it to short leg.
First innings v WA- Richardson around the wicket and he edges down the leg side just before stumps.
Second Innings v WA- edging outside off- short bowling again.

He's been terrible at leaving and playing short ball.
Pucovski worked over by Khan, can’t leave, can’t play it and out.

He has a definite problem now.
 
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So once again, aside from Smith and Wade, no one in contention batting well...except Bancroft doing his usual pre-test come from the clouds effort.

...Might be S.Marsh playing the first test after all.
 

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How did Ashton Agar exactly manage to headbutt the ball when going for a regulation catch? It looks like he really got hurt but it was pretty funny. I hope he is ok of course.
 

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How did Ashton Agar exactly manage to headbutt the ball when going for a regulation catch? It looks like he really got hurt but it was pretty funny. I hope he is ok of course.
he half slipped and lost his balance

off his brother too, who had already bowled him out in the first innings. Wes Agar confirmed bully
 

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