The artist formerly known as Monk
As much a master of using so many words to say nothing as Scomo.
You can drive a mini truck through Finch's front foot defense on the best of days, so to ask such a guy to open in test cricket was clueless of him.Finch was told by Langer that he had to open or be dropped. Which didn't really make sense because Khawaja could have opened, Labuschagne to 3, Head to 4 and Finch at 5 would have been much better. But instead he was forced into a position that he didn't even play in domestic cricket because he was no good at it.
Langer really doesn't have a clue as a coach. Fine player, yes, but terrible coach. Way too biased in his assessment of everything. Dislikes anyone in his side having their own thoughts and really doesn't know how to coach batsmen at all. We had huge numbers of batting collapses when he was batting coach and now he's head coach they're still happening, albeit a little slower.
I've never seen an Australian side more inept at putting an opponent to the sword at home when they're on top than this one.
Nah he's always been renowned for failing to convert; it's why everyone thought the twin tons for the CA XI prior to the SL Test series could be a bit of a turning point.Patterson's FC return of 8 tons in 74 games is a lot lower than you'd think given his reputation
Lyon was basically a groundskeeper and literally had very little to no FC xp to his credit before making his test debut.Wut? Hatzoglou hasn't even played first class cricket. While I could see his style succeeding in Asia, he's very inaccurate. Needs to play a couple of shield matches first (hard to believe he'd be any worse than Pope). Mightn't even have the endurance.
I mean if there going to call a random spinner with little fc experience to a test squad at the moment it'll be tanveer Sangha if anyone arm.Lyon was basically a groundskeeper and literally had very little to no FC xp to his credit before making his test debut.
Got to develop players based on their basic skills, no point waiting for a finished article show up in the current Shield environment.
That won't be a bad call either, but at 18 he probably still is a bit young for grinds of test cricket.I mean if there going to call a random spinner with little fc experience to a test squad at the moment it'll be tanveer Sangha if anyone arm.
That's why I used the word develop, Jon Holland is Victoria's favored FC spinner. He at best is a serviceable option at first class level, but he hardly brings anything to national equation so scouting for more options is the only way to improve depth.But as others have noted, he’s literally a grade player. Would be a 21st century Peter a Taylor selection, without the batting