Discussion in 'Cricket' started by 1910, Oct 17, 2018.
It's an issue when we're carrying the Marshes and questionable bats like Head in the top 6.
The problem is that the quicks are basically also the best batsmen. How about this for EXTREMELY left field...play Pattinson at 6.
Been a few but not immediate success- Waugh 11 games for Blues, he had 605 runs at 43. Healy had 7 games for Queensland.
Renshaw was similar numbers to Waugh- 11 games at 41.
Paine hasn't scored a 100 in 10 years? You left out he was injured for 9 of those years.
To put his injuries in perspective Australia played 78 Tests from his debut to his recall last summer. Smith made his debut the same game and played 53 of them. 2596 days between Tests.
But he hasn't scored a 100.
Paine has been sensational behind the stumps and his leadership has been tremendous. Loved him getting at the guys for celebrating a draw. Great leader.
Philippe he will get a 100 tomorrow. Something about him, organised in his batting.
Mr Sheffield Shield
100* for Handscomb, that's my guy, get him in there.
Harris now has 341 runs at 170 average this season.
26, 250* and 65 from three games. He's batted 13.5 hours for two dismissals.
Good call. Played it on from Neser.
Mitch Marsh with 100, rofl.
I swear him and his brother only score runs when their spot is on the line, then do nothing when they actually get in the team. That'll be enough for him to retain his spot for the Summer.
Beat me to it. So why isn’t there place always in doubt then
I'm beginning to think the first test side will look something like:
7. Paine (c)
That batting line up, yuck.
If we're going to go young I think it should be like..
S.Marsh shouldn't be anywhere near the team, Head hasn't done enough to retain his spot. I don't dislike Harris over Finch, he's more of a specialist opener in the longer format and is obviously younger & in better form. If we wanted to keep Finch in the team we could secure the middle order a little more and put him at 5 instead of Lehmann. That mightn't be a bad option.
I mostly agree with you to be honest, just putting up the side I think the selectors will go with.
My side based on the current performances and gut feel:
1. Khawaja (Maxwell if Khawaja is injured)
The batting is going to be terrible no matter who you put out there.
Another 50 for Patterson today, that's 3x 50's in a row.
He seems to have a big issue converting them for whatever reason.. 26x 50's and 5x 100's in FC
Hence the poor man's Joe Root comparison. That said, that sort of consistency is being screamed out from the Australian side that just cannot avoid collapses.
Harris, Handscomb & Lehmann all failed 2nd innings of their games, just to keep things interesting.
Sanggha looks a prospect, hope he kicks on.
Big day for Sangha and Edwards today.
Both first 50's yesterday, Edwards was sensational during the One Day comp and now is starting to back it up- could have his first 100 in game three- Sangha already has a FC 100 against England last summer.
Sangha showed plenty of courage, coming off a pair and they promoted him NSW were in trouble too. Very calm batting.
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