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    Who would you select at #3 for Australia at home this summer?

    Doolan

    Hughes

    Maxwell

    S.Marsh

    Watson

    TPC

    Someone else?

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    I'd go with Maxwell for sure.
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    As an Indian fan, Maxwell.

    We'll lose anyway so who gives a crap if he flukes a 200(145) along the way

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    Probably Smarsh actually. May as well take the oppertunity to be ambitious and go for who you think has the highest ceiling.
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    I'd like to see maxwell get a chance at number 3 on Australian pitches. He probably might not have the temperament for test matches but he might be able to play a few good innings against not so good quality bowling attacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Probably Smarsh actually. May as well take the oppertunity to be ambitious and go for who you think has the highest ceiling.
    Worked last time we played India at home.

    Also while Mitch was scoring 87, Shaun made a duck in his innings for WA this season.Im voting for Watto.
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    Is Khawaja off the radar?

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    Shane Watson, they're missing him as much with the ball and as a safe pair of hands in the cordon as they are with the bat.
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    Watson unless he opens in place of Rogers.

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    Watson probably. Only question is, what would that do to Mitch Marsh? I'd take the risk of playing him largely as a specialist bat as he's been the only one who's really come out of this tour with much credit, but his actual FC career hasn't inspired that much confidence (yes yes I know a lot of those games were played when he was very young, but still....) and it's still somewhat risky to think he can handle being a specialist bat against the best attacks. Granted though, that probably isn't relevant for India
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Probably Smarsh actually. May as well take the oppertunity to be ambitious and go for who you think has the highest ceiling.
    Tend to agree if he's fit. Looks amazing against quality bowling when others struggle.

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    Watson if he's fully fit and has some cricket behind him. Hughes if he isn't.

    While Hughes has his flaws a home Test series against India is close to the perfect scenario to once and for all confirm whether he is able to cement a spot in the Test team or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Watson probably. Only question is, what would that do to Mitch Marsh? I'd take the risk of playing him largely as a specialist bat as he's been the only one who's really come out of this tour with much credit, but his actual FC career hasn't inspired that much confidence (yes yes I know a lot of those games were played when he was very young, but still....) and it's still somewhat risky to think he can handle being a specialist bat against the best attacks. Granted though, that probably isn't relevant for India
    MMarsh strikes me as the kind of guy who relishes on a bigger stage -- he's been given a taste of Test cricket and has proven that he can score runs there in spite of his domestic record, so we may as well stick with him for a home series against India and see how he goes. Plus it eases the strain on Watson in terms of bowling -- they can split those 5th bowler overs.

    I'd probably look to be easing Haddin out of the side post-WC, and tell Rogers that he's got credit up until the end of the next Ashes.
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    Hughes or Smith. Shane "Cancer" Watson should only open.

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