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Am I right in saying this is the first time since 1997 that England have gone into the 2nd Test 1-0 up?
Hughes has to come up the order IMO. Criminally wasted at 6, he was almost stranded on about 25* in the 1st innings.
Am I the only one who would genuinely not have Agar as clear-cut in the team for the second test? I'm 90% I'd include him, but his bowling is why he's in the team, and I wouldn't say he impressed. Wasn't horrible by any means.but certainly didn't make his mark with the ball.
Putting him in as a top 6 bat is another argument altogether; possibly a better one tbh
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I think Lyon's bowling is better, because it's more polished, but not enough so to trump the advantages with the bat Agar provides imo.
Yeah, as I say I'd stick with Agar. But it's certainly not something that should just be assumed.
I'd pick Agar's 1-2 ordinary balls an over against Lyon's darts
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reckon Agar will bowl better on quicker pitches with more bounce given how tall he is and the over spin he puts on the ball
To be fair to Agar, the word is he had a big cut on his spinning finger so couldn't grip the seam properly, hence the lack of side spin and the scrambled seams.
Had it before the test too, so if a nineteen YO on debut with a crook spinning finger is preferred it might be inferred that Bouf doesn't much like the cut of Lyon's jib.
Warner/Kahawaja for Cowan the only personnel change for Oz, IMHO.
England could make two; Compo might come back to open with Root sliding back down and any one of Bres, Onions or Tremmers (my pick) for Finn, who Cook patently didn't fancy at all with the screws on.
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