Starc has to go surely?
Starc has to go surely?
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Give Root more than one test opening, otherwise you've just been wasting your time.
edit: just remembered the whole warner => plane thing. guess its twatto for six.
Surely after 42 tests of mostly opening, they'll be giving up on Twatto in that position pretty soon? There's only so many quickfire 30's followed by soft dismissals you can tolerate from an opener.
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Has Katich actually retired from Test Cricket?
I know he had a (justified) sook after getting droppded from the contract list post Ashes but I can't remember if he actually called it quits.
Has number 6 suddenly been considered a non-position or summat, wish people would send me the memo. There's been a few decent ones in the past.
Anyway, Compo for JB and Tremmers for Finn, for me.
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Katich has retired from FC cricket in Australia, but I don't know about test cricket. I assume the answer is yes.
I don't know why Compton doesn't get more seriously considered for 4-5. If they feel Root is the best person to open then they can leave him with Trott and have Compton fit into the middle order (preferably higher than lower, since he's a bit stodgier than others). No reason why Pietersesn and Bell can't work at 5 and 6, that's where they used to be.
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Why would you reshuffle the order like that though, Cabi? What point does it serve fitting Compton in at 4?
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Compton possibly being dropped for just one game is pretty lol as well. Getting NZesque with the batting selections.
if they wanna backtrack and just pick warner now that's cool too
Root can open in a few years, if they really don't fancy Compo, pick someone else, Carberry, Chopra, Moeen, take your pick.
Yes Finn needs to be dropped from the squad completely as a message to him and everybody around. Middlesex have a game starting Wednesday. Let him play that. He needs to decide what he is going to do with his runup and action and stick to it. Too many people have being giving him advise over the last 12 months
Half the problem is that Bresnan is half the bowler he once was. And Onions is meh and going the wrong way as well. They knew Finn hadn't been bowling well and yet Bresnan nor Onions could surpass him for this test
I'd bring in Monty (or maybe Kerrigan) into the squad instead of Finn and might add Rankin or Tremlett to the squad with maybe one of Bres or Onions dropping out.
Can't see there being any chance of Bairstow being dropped for Compton, especially after winning this test. They've made the decision with Compton and they're not going to change it after one test, nor should they
Sadly I think they'll recall Bresnan to the team to stregthen the batting and because his bowling is fairly consistent. Probably makes sense given the alternatives, just can stand him lumbering into bowl at 80mph. I'd go with Onions.
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