just thank **** at least smittehh has kicked on
Don't reckon they'll pick Hughes
Say they drop George and take Doolan with the expectation that he gets the 6 slot. Hughes is a strong shout for reserve bat unless they take Faulkner as cover for multiple spots. Half expecting Faulkner to get it given Rads golden summer.
Me and everyone else who watches shield could tell you long before the first test that Bailey would continue to be dismissed like that. He's made a career out of it, why would he now change?
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Probably in order I'd replace Bailey with Wade (has test centuries at least) Doolan (picked as cover at Sydney) Hughes, Voges and White (yes I know..I know - but he's made some runs) Reserve opener to come from Cowan and Usman.
could you and everyone else who watches shield tell us that rogers would perform to a reasonable standard in test cricket?
Yeah Chris Rogers really having a golden time of it...
You are crazy if you think the selectors picked him on anything other than his recent ODI efforts. It was a **** selection then and it's a **** selection now.
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Rogers has like 20k runs at 49 so yes that suggests he was going to do better than George.
Who would you have picked at the time Benchy. Gone with Doolan straight up?
At the time I was thinking Doolan as the #1 selection, with Bailey behind him. There wasn't that much else unless they threw a debut to the likes of Lynn or Burns, and if the selectors have Doolan pigeonholed as a top 4 option, then there weren't many other experienced batsmen vying for #6. North, Wade and White are the only 3 I can think of who would considered as number 6 options. Maybe Smarsh as well.
I of course would have selected Doolan. He has a test standard game.
But over Bailey I think I would have had about half a dozen ahead of him at least.
NB: I think Bailey is a stand up guy. Great bloke, so this isn't personal or anything. Also admired his short form work, has seriously transformed himself into a world class player there.
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Rogers gone on to prove me wrong with a muscular test average of 37.
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