Finding it hard to multi quote on the iPhone but responding to a few posts..
Henan Khawaja is a great selection and he should bat at 4 to not disrupt the lineup. Hopefully he does well to keep his spot.
No shot that the selectors don't rate Smith as a top 6 option, I've been saying it all along that he isn't good enough yet and is only getting a look in cause he has potential with the ball.
My mistake. Christ, I'm getting so much wrong this morning. I ought to go back to bed.He meant for the second Test.
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Couple of Aussies in there, to be fair.
Mildly surprised at Khawaja's (potential) call up given how badly he muffed his rehersal. Hughes IMHO; made runs, at least as good FC record, etc.
Only thing Khawaja seems to have over him is not being a specialist opener.
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That and Usman's made runs in every other game he's played.
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If Khawaja does well and one of North/Hussey fails, they could conceivably be pushed out which is only a good thing in an otherwise dire situation.
He may have failed in the tour match, but he's succeeded in almost every other shield game.
Don't go chasing waterfalls
A bonus though is that hopefully Khawaja will be be taken along as part of the squad even beyond the Gabba test as a backup for Clarke (because I'm sure Clarke's problem won't resolve completely for the duration of the Ashes). Therefore if Hussey or North fail, he will be right there for selection (as opposed to e.g. Ferguson).
I'm looking forward to nein's new technology. The score is going to be on the bottom of the screen and the batsmans scores up the entire time. Also bowling speeds from a bowlers last 5 overs.
Looks good tbh I could get used to it.
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