Can anyone write out a probable starting XI for both sides please, I have no idea who will start let alone which order these days.
I like to bet on the leading run scorer on each side, but i'm not too sure at the moment, will Clarke bat at 4?
Thanks in advance
With Broad rested England are likely to be something like
Cunningly managing to look short in batting and bowling.
- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
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I'm gonna go for Root, its a strange one as if you only saw his performance in the test series with his S/R you wouldn't put him anywhere near a limited overs game.
I like the idea another poster put about moving Stokes up to 4, what do you (BoyBrumby) think about that?
Can't see it myself, but a lot of our selections and tactics have been beyond my ken on the tour so far, so who knows? Clean striker and all that.
Yeh I think i'm just expecting too much of him too soon.
Is this a 5 match ODI series? Reckon Pakistan's record 9 international losses in Australia circa 2010 could be in danger if so.
Kumar Sangakkara : Most overrated batsman ever.
Avg outside the subcontinent : 40. Number of hundreds outside the subcontinent : 5
Averages in the 30s in 4/7 countries excluding Bangladesh and Zimbabwe
Something really important going forward is that we're flexible with our batting line up, pretty much like every other team in the world is now. We've been fairly stringent with the two openers and Trott at three but with the latter potentially out of the setup we'll need some situational awareness to capitalise on strong platforms/shore up collapses. Luckily there's noone who's a complete goon at the death any more so we can afford to promote a Buttler/Stokes.
I remember Bumble saying last year that were incapable of getting the big 300+ scores, do you guys agree with that? If we batted first in all the 5 matches how many times do you think we would pass 300 against this Aussie attack?
Yeh I agree about our flexibility but I just cant get behind Ravi, I can never trust him as a solid middle order batsman who bowls a bit.
Ravi works in ODI cricket and has improved massively over the last few years wins you the match who cares? The aussie attack will rotate obviously.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.
The lineup Brumby posted has proven finishers from three to six. They could easily get 300, and if they don't, it won't be because they don't have people who can score quickly.
So compatriots, who's pulling an all nighter for the big one?
Yup I'll be up for the duration. Do we want to be chasing or setting a target?
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