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Australian intra-squad warm up game 23-26 August, The rose Bowl, Southampton


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i mean, it's probably the same as before too. put them in a boxing ring and he picks the last one standing


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I wouldn't mind a medium pacer in the Australian attack. You've already got the 2 Pat's. Come on Neser.

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International Vice-Captain
If this wasn't so sad it would be funny.

Pace bowling is the one area that Australia has pretty much locked in with Cummins, Starc, Hazlewood and Pattinson, so let's get the English to prepare a green top to suit the pacers to throw it open to random selection, never mind screw the batsmen lol

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So highlights of the first round:

Labuschagne 41 (when next highest score in top 7 was 6)

Neser 10-2-18-4
Bird 11-3-28-3
Pattinson 10-2-16-1
Tremain 5-3-15-1
Marsh 3.5-0-13-1
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Bird may not make it into SA's team and maybe even England's. Pakistan and India will take him with both hands though. As will the rest.

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This is really becoming a joke now

Labuschagne 41
Marsh 29
Burns 18
Bancroft 17
Wade 10
Smith 9
Harris 6
Carey 6
Warner 4
Pucovski 4
Patterson 2
Handscomb 2
Paine 2
Head 1
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Why don't they arrange short term contracts for the blokes who don't make the squad, so they can simply get them in if required? In any event, the absence of Bertus and Dermo Sabba Abbott is being keenly felt.

Looks like Labushagne's run of form in England isn't just a reflection of potentially poor bowling. Maybe his game is well suited to the conditions. He does play quite late from what I remember of him. He'd have to be favourite to make the squad now. The good news here is Handscomb did nothing to press his claims, so that's a positive.


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What a pointless exercise. Are they going to have centre wicket practice otherwise indistinguishable from the match to fill up the wasted one-and-a-half days that seems likely to eventuate?