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    Most inexperienced Australian team since...?

    If this is the lineup for Australia come Boxing Day, can anyone state when Australia have put out such an inexperienced team (in terms of test matches played).

    Warner - 2 tests
    Cowan - 0 tests
    Marsh - 3 tests
    Ponting - 158 tests
    Clarke - 76 tests
    Hussey - 66 tests
    Haddin - 39 tests
    Siddle - 27 tests
    Pattinson - 2 tests
    Starc - 2 tests
    Lyon - 7 tests

    TOTAL: 382 tests
    AVERAGE: roughly 35 tests per player.

    If Hilf plays instead of Starc that's 17 tests instead of 2, which would make:

    TOTAL: 397 tests
    AVERAGE: roughly 36 tests per player

    We'd have to be going back to the 80s wouldn't we? Perhaps earlier?
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    5th test of the ashes

    Watson: 25 or something
    Hughes: 10 or something
    Usman: debut
    Clarke: 70 or
    Hussey: 60 or
    Haddin: 32 or
    Smith: 4
    Johnson: 40 or
    Siddle: 20 or
    Hilf: 16
    Beer: debut
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    Ponting changes everything. Massive outlier.

    Perhaps I'll say, the Boxing day team should be the most inexperienced Australian team in decades. Since Ponting should have been dropped

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    First Test in South Africa in 2009 would be in with a shout as well.

    Hughes - debut
    Katich - 30 odd?
    Ponting - 130 odd?
    Hussey - 50 odd?
    Clarke - 50 odd?
    North - debut
    Haddin - off the top of my head about 12
    Macdonald - 1
    Johnson - 18
    Siddle - 4 IIRC
    Hilf - debut


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Ponting changes everything. Massive outlier.

    Perhaps I'll say, the Boxing day team should be the most inexperienced Australian team in decades. Since Ponting should have been dropped
    Decades being since the new year.
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    I'm pretty sure the Australian line up in this game had less test match experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    I'm pretty sure the Australian line up in this game had less test match experience.
    True.

    More recently, their team for the first test in 1978/79 would have been massively inexperienced. Or perhaps one of the series they played earlier in 1978.

    In less abnormal circumstances, maybe a team from around 1972 when they were starting to rebuild under Ian Chappell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    If this is the lineup for Australia come Boxing Day, can anyone state when Australia have put out such an inexperienced team (in terms of test matches played).

    Warner - 2 tests
    Cowan - 0 tests
    Marsh - 3 tests
    Ponting - 158 tests
    Clarke - 76 tests
    Hussey - 66 tests
    Haddin - 39 tests
    Siddle - 27 tests
    Pattinson - 2 tests
    Starc - 2 tests
    Lyon - 7 tests

    TOTAL: 382 tests
    AVERAGE: roughly 35 tests per player.

    If Hilf plays instead of Starc that's 17 tests instead of 2, which would make:

    TOTAL: 397 tests
    AVERAGE: roughly 36 tests per player

    We'd have to be going back to the 80s wouldn't we? Perhaps earlier?
    Nah, the test when Khawaja made his debut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    5th test of the ashes

    Watson: 25 or something
    Hughes: 10 or something
    Usman: debut
    Clarke: 70 or
    Hussey: 60 or
    Haddin: 32 or
    Smith: 4
    Johnson: 40 or
    Siddle: 20 or
    Hilf: 16
    Beer: debut
    Yeah, this



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