Funny you saying that as I was just saying the same thing. Wade hasn't really justified his position as a batsman in this series, so one thought was replace Ussie with Marsh, Smith at 4 and Lambshanks at 5.Unless they’d already decided to drop Wade, I don’t see why Marsh is batting at three.
this, we got the double ashes in one year because it would be unreasonable to have a team come out for the ashes and stay for the World Cup. be nice if they didn’t forget about itWould have done so again in 2015, but the ECB knew their mob couldn't hack a 4 month tour down under so pressed for the 14/15 ashes to move a year earlier and got their way.
Could have sworn Labuschagne played. I dunno but I’d give serious consideration into bringing the bloke Smith inThe only players coming into the side are Labuschagne and perhaps Starc. There’s no way they’re going to bring marsh in as well after we’ve basically beaten England twice already.
Probably a good thing for England that Anderson has been ruled out, would have been a big risk to take him into a test so soon after a calf injury.Jimmy Anderson ruled out of the series, what a surprise.
Jimmy Anderson has been ruled out of the rest of the Ashes series against Australia after the England bowler felt pain in his right calf playing for Lancashire second XI on Thursdaywww.theguardian.com
Pretty sure the glut of Ashes was to do with catching up after holding them off for the 2012 Olympics. Don’t think it had anything to do with the World Cup.this, we got the double ashes in one year because it would be unreasonable to have a team come out for the ashes and stay for the World Cup. be nice if they didn’t forget about it
I doubt it; their bowlers have still shown very little ability to get him out. Even when they injured him, he was on his way to another ton.After injuring him in the 2nd test and him getting out cheaply in the tour match I think some of that fear will be gone for now.
If I was an English bowler I'd take a lot of confidence him struggling in the tour match. Potentially still not back to his best or struggling mentallyI doubt it; their bowlers have still shown very little ability to get him out. Even when they injured him, he was on his way to another ton.