i find it ****ed. nine are indeed muppets. put all sport on ppv
Think Channel Nine have it, and will show it on one of their extra channels.
The bowling attack will lack penetration, as others have mentioned Starc really hasn't delivered with the red ball much like Finn. This is much of the attack that was completely toothless for large periods of time in India and vs the Proteas (obviously Pattinson didn't play). Obviously **** fast bowling conditions vs India but but I would back a team with the above bowlers to look mediocre for periods of time in England too.
As for the batting...
Have you seen Watson's running and you're putting him with the tail? I don't like the top order for the same reasons for many of the same reasons as I don't like the Rogers selection... Too many openers.
My team contains 2 changes. First up Usman at 6 but replacing Cowan. Watson opens with Warner. Then you'd have a batting line of Watson, Warner, Rogers, Hughes, Clarke, Usman, Haddin. Not concerned at all about Rogers at 3. I think the concern over 3 openers is a bit precious. Putting Rogers btwn Hughes and an early wicket with the ball swinging seems reasonable to me.
Of the bowlers I was thinking of playing Harris first up but I don't think we cant afford him breaking down and losing the 1st test. I think we should try and hold Eng as best we can then play him later in the series as a weapon over 2 tests. Hopefully that can decide the matter. Would actually consider Bird and Lyon for the 1st test. So my side (as opposed to the one I think they'll pick) would be: Watson, Warner, Rogers, Hughes, Clarke, Usman, Haddin, Pattinson, Siddle, Lyon, Bird
Khawaja must play. It has to be at the expense of either Hughes or Watson.
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