Benchy - It depends on how the selectors go. I would pick Doolan but I guess it depends if they feel others would benefit more from an A game than players like Khawaja, Hughes, Johnson.
Flibberty - Yeah I agree completely.
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ftr Bailey averaged 58 in the 11/12 shield season, he then debuted in the ODI team not long after that so if you exclude his last shield season which was rubbish, he's been scoring runs across a few formats for a while now
And tbf to his last season, IIRC he played on some truly awful pitches.
His OD form shows he has the temperament for the level, but is his technique good?
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Simply choose the guys that have been mentioned in dispatches but shouldn't be anywhere near the test team
Set 'em up to fail and **** them off out of contention before the series starts
'A' team? Well it depends a little on early SS form but...
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Silk could be subbed in for one of the openers depending on his form. Hughes could potentially take any position in the team depending on how other batsmen have gone in the shield (and depending on where they bat in the shield E.G. Maddinson will potentially be playing at 3-4 in the SS due to NSW's other options). Hilfy will probably be replaced with a younger bowler (thinking Sandu, McDermott etc). A teams have pretty much always had at least some sort of all rounder in recent times and Henriques will probably be doing just enough without being great to take that spot. Spinner is probably the hardest slot to pick since none of the options (excluding O'Keefe, Hauritz since they're blacklisted) have significant careers/stats behind them but if he's done semi OK in the lead up Agar will likely get the gig IMO (even if it's only so that Beer or Turner can trade for some game time elsewhere for WA).
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