Originally Posted by social
It's about focusing on test cricket. He needs overs, and lots of them, in a variety of conditions if he is to improve. Bowling with a new white ball has got him this far, he now needs to learn how to bowl with an old red one.
Btw, I dont expect it to happen.
But it would be insane to do! ODI cricket isn't as important as tests, but you don't drop your second best bowler and arguably your biggest attacking weapon with the ball just because you want them to focus on tests. It's not like Lee's 34 and might not make it if he has to keep bowling in ODIs. Australia want to win the next World Cup, obviously, and Lee is a key part of them doing that.
Anyway, an ODI team for the VB
Sub - Hodge
This seems like a solid team to me. Gillespie has a bit of a question mark, but it's hard to know who else to pick there. Tait is a big wicket taker in OD games, while Gillespie can keep it tight and might be a better choice if its wasn't for the fact that he doesn't actually keep it that tight of late. Hodge can be subbed in for a bowler in the case of batting collapse when batting first, or a bowler who has completed their 10 overs when batting second. His fielding and batting will add to the team.