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    So for Australia Warner Bancroft Khawaja Smith Head and what about Carey at six?

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    I rate Carey, but his record for the Redbacks hardly warrants these calls for him to play as a specialist bat.
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    Ok but who is he up against at six? Maybe Travis if you want to play Harris or Burns in the middle order. Or maybe one of the Marsh’s? How long is S Marsh out for? He’d probably the one Carey would have to beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    Ok but who is he up against at six? Maybe Travis if you want to play Harris or Burns in the middle order. Or maybe one of the Marsh’s? How long is S Marsh out for? He’d probably the one Carey would have to beat.
    Patterson, Pucovski, Labuschagne, Wade, M Marsh...all would be a better #6 than Carey


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    Yeah I forgot about Patterson. I'll give you that at least.

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    Warner
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    Pukovski (or Wade if he's not ready)
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    Dropping Head would be properly harsh. Dropping him for a kid with so little first class experience would be the worst selection call possible.

    The media hype is doing Pucovski no favours at all. This whole "next big thing" talk is really just a millstone around his neck as far as I am concerned

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodAreasShane View Post
    Dropping Head would be properly harsh. Dropping him for a kid with so little first class experience would be the worst selection call possible.

    The media hype is doing Pucovski no favours at all. This whole "next big thing" talk is really just a millstone around his neck as far as I am concerned
    Have you seen him (WP) bat? He's got the best technique I've seen come thru Shield in years. I can see the sense in not selecting him until our home summer but it's a matter of when rather that if with him. Will be batting at #3 in our test team in 3 years.

    I feel like Head's technique is too flawed for English conditions but if he plays and I'm wrong I wont be disappointed, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    Have you seen him (WP) bat? He's got the best technique I've seen come thru Shield in years. I can see the sense in not selecting him until our home summer but it's a matter of when rather that if with him. Will be batting at #3 in our test team in 3 years.

    I feel like Head's technique is too flawed for English conditions but if he plays and I'm wrong I wont be disappointed, obviously.
    Yeah I have seen a bit of him, agree that he has the game to succeed at in Tests but the Ashes is the absolute worst place, bar none, to blood somebody at Test level. Post Ashes he will definitely be in the picture but I believe people need to temper their expectations of him in the short term

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodAreasShane View Post
    Yeah I have seen a bit of him, agree that he has the game to succeed at in Tests but the Ashes is the absolute worst place, bar none, to blood somebody at Test level. Post Ashes he will definitely be in the picture but I believe people need to temper their expectations of him in the short term
    Probably reasonable tbh. Home tests against Pakistan would be a much better debut, next summer.

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    Nice that this thread is here to keep our Aussie members occupied.

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    So who still thinks that Roy could open in the Ashes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    Warner
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    Pukovski (or Wade if he's not ready)
    Labuschagne
    Paine +
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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    So who still thinks that Roy could open in the Ashes?
    Better than Jennings or whoever the other alternatives are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gob View Post
    Better than Jennings or whoever the other alternatives are
    Bring back Adam Lyth!
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