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    Australian Squad Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by ESPNCricinfo
    Champions Trophy squad: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey (vice-capt), David Warner, Shane Watson, Phillip Hughes, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Xavier Doherty, Clint McKay, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
    Cricinfo reporting that as the squad.

    Not quite sure what to think of this, TBH. Feels a batsman short, but I suppose with only 15 going the squad and the need for a fifth bowler, 6 specialists isn't too bad. Still unsold on Maxwell being there, and NCN's selection is interesting.

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    It's a good squad.

    I would imagine Voges, Maxwell, Marsh and Coulter-Nile will be the reserves at the start.
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    Dunno if I'd want to be risking Clarke's hammy in this. Make Bailey captain and pick Doolan.

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    Doolan? He doesn't deserve an ODI callup and would be better served playing on the A tour. I'd rather call up Marsh or Ferguson for ODIs or even Finch.

    Thinking a little more about the side I picked earlier, I think we might be better served having a big hitter coming in at 7 like Marsh or Maxwell especially if Watson can bowl a bit.

    I'm little pessimistic that our bowling squad isn't really suited to English conditions. I don't think they suit McKay, Doherty, Johnson so much - so the big hitter at 7 could be needed.

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    Yep fair enough Ferguson etc better choices. I didn't think too hard about that one and Doolan is on my mind. I also have concerns over the bowling. Johnson as a lead bowler suggests we are pretty thin there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    Dunno if I'd want to be risking Clarke's hammy in this. Make Bailey captain and pick Doolan.
    I doubt that he'd be resting if he wasn't playing this, though. It's a choice of formats, really.
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    Oh and good to see the domestic champions represented throughout the squad.

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    I really don't get what the selectors see in NCN's bowling

    From what I have seen, his 2 qualities are being tall and quickish which is a description that could apply to quite a few bowlers in Oz atm

    On the downside, he does not have great accuracy, variations or ability to move the new ball and doesn't make up for it by being a big wicket-taker

    IMO, he is just another bits and pieces cricketer thrown in at the deep end by these selectors

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    I think they see a young quick bowler who hits hard and far and is athletic in the field.

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    Providing Robot can bowl close to ten overs in the first, and Maxwell can make up the rest after he is injured I'm guessing...

    Warner
    Watson
    Hughes
    Clarke
    Bailey
    Wade +
    Maxwell
    Faulkner/Johnson
    Starc
    McKay
    Doherty

    ...for the first game?

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