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    So frustrating! When they pick on form it works, i.e. Renshaw and Handscombe. When they don't pick on form it doesn't, ala Maddinson and Marsh. What is so hard to grasp?

    I'm really frustrated for Henriques and with the selectors. They are undermining the integrity of the Shield by taking decisions like this. Grrr.
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    So the numbers for this season are

    Batting
    Stoinis 172 @15
    Henriques 659 @ 66

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    Stoinis 8 @ 40
    Henriques 3 @ 57

    Can only assume Henriques has had his card marked.

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    Yeah, but that one day ton...

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    While Stoinis may play for Victoria he was born in Perth. Gotta keep the WA quota up somehow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    I just find it odd that many guys lose form and are suddenly injured. In India at least I recall Dhawan and Rahul and now Vijay seemingly injured out of nowhere. Too lazy to recollect and list all instances but its way too many times now I read that so and so is injured without anyone knowing and I go "wow, that's convenient, as we all thought he will get dropped"... Might just be me building sand castles here but its been curious.
    Sat out weeks with a shoulder injury recently so no conspiracy, just another reason why he should never have been picked in the first place
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    Also in the India Thread

    The career numbers

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    Stoinis 32@48
    Henriques 101@32

    Perhaps he should have said Stoinis is a long term prospect that we want to have around the setup.
    (like Swepson and Agar)
    Because on his record and on form the selectors are making themselves look foolish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I don't actually know that he is tbh. Henriques is a better bat than both.
    Henriques seams to be a more likely choice, however the bowling seams the reason Stoinis was given the nod. I can't believe that but he's taken a few poles lately.
    To me Henriques and Faulkner are better choices as both have significant experience playing in India and the subcontinent, albeit mostly T20 for Forkers

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    Dunno if Forkers form with the bat is good enough at six but then Moises aside neither is that of the others. I'd rate his cutters on these decks though. Even more so if we had a keeper who could stand up to the stumps to them.

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    I'd have been less miffed if they chose Milenko as the the gaping hole's replacement.

    But Henriques has been absolutely shafted here, there's no way in hell Stoinis should be playing any test cricket.
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    If our spinners are doing enough, we won't need a huge amount of overs from our third seamer anyway. Gah.

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    To replace Starc

    It should be Sayers

    But Tremain has had a good season, Pattinson and Behrendorff have had a couple of games each and are looking good

    A left field suggestion is to pick someone who has played all their tests in India. Peter George has had a consistent if not outstanding season.

    But expect Cummins to be picked

    Given that they will probably be just the net bowler, I say give to Sayers

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    Will they replace him? Probably will seeing as Bird is the only spare quick over there.

    TBH wouldn't mind them sending Forkers over to strengthen the batting. Don't think many of our quicks other than Starc or Haze are gonna do much damage.
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    Actually, Cummins might go ok over there if he can get thru. But you dont want an injury probe bloke in India without some serious cricket behind him.

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