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Anybody suggesting Richardson needs to shut up because he hasn't played a FC game in nearly 2 years. Neser is a maybe ahead of Patto depending on the deck and conditions but Pattinson is the most likely if they ever drop Starc. Carey and McDermott ahead of Head because he averages 31 if you take out the two tests against a Sri Lankan attack that was about as dangerous as South Australia's in Aussie conditions.
Playing this weekend against tassie .....which is good to see
 

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No Starc for mine. I know they won't pick Ussie but he is out 2nd best opening option in the country IMO.

This is what baffles me....is why Khawaja when he got dropped from the test side instead of going back to QLD to open he moves himself down to 4 ...I reckon Burns is best suited down the order and Ussie should open for QLD
 

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This is what baffles me....is why Khawaja when he got dropped from the test side instead of going back to QLD to open he moves himself down to 4 ...I reckon Burns is best suited down the order and Ussie should open for QLD
Yep same, he clearly is the best opener besides Warner...
 

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This is what baffles me....is why Khawaja when he got dropped from the test side instead of going back to QLD to open he moves himself down to 4 ...I reckon Burns is best suited down the order and Ussie should open for QLD
Reality is we have moved on from Khawaja anyway, so I'm not fussed where he bats for QLD.
 

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No where near Khawaja. Has potential and is exciting for the future but Khawaja record as an opener is very impressive.
Have a feeling Khawaja wouldn't be the best player to be around, and his style of batting would be annoying. Seems to run half paced when the other bloke hits the ball and his fielding whilst it isn't as awful it still is pretty average.
 

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No where near Khawaja. Has potential and is exciting for the future but Khawaja record as an opener is very impressive.

and thats my argument....record at test level is good as an opener so why not give himself the best opportunity and open in the shield ??

but as Luke has said I think the opportunity has past him and the selectors have moved on

but I also like Will in the team and would love to see him as a long term opener barring injuries
 

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Interesting when you break down the English team:

Burns
Hameed
Crawley
Malan
Root
Lawrence

Butler
Bairstow
Pope

Bess
Leach

Woakes
Overton
Robinson
Broad
Wood
Anderson
 

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Have a feeling Khawaja wouldn't be the best player to be around, and his style of batting would be annoying. Seems to run half paced when the other bloke hits the ball and his fielding whilst it isn't as awful it still is pretty average.
Are some here really talking about gong back to Khawaja - FMD!, I rather pick Matty Hayden if he announced a comeback..?
 

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Are some here really talking about gong back to Khawaja - FMD!, I rather pick Matty Hayden if he announced a comeback..?
goes to show the lack of genuine batsmen around the country.

we have smith, warner, labuschagne and daylight.

i think green and puckovski can be elite players over time, so there's 2 that i think we've found.

we have to stop picking wicketkeepers who think they can bat or these bits and pieces allrounders in the test arena.

the likes of kwahaja are our next best bats. not sure we will revisit this though.
hopefully 1 or 2 can emerge this summer and the next in the shield.
 
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That’s a shame. He’ll be 35 when the tests starts. He’ll never be in a leadership role in the team ever again. He’s become a bit of a listclogger in the opening batsman role now it seems.
Guess the issue is if we do drop him who comes in if Burns is the alternative I’m still picking Warner least he’s good in the field
 

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Bit harsh ....still averages 48 in test cricket and has very good test record in Australia

If he has shocking series maybe but deserves a spot atm
His record against Broad is flipping trash! Don’t tell me they won’t just bowl Broad at him and he won’t last long…he’s also coming off a pathetic IPL. Yeah I know it’s only IPL but he failed coming off a good IPL last time…it’s worse! Watch him not play a shield match too! This is gunna go swell
 

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His record against Broad is flipping trash! Don’t tell me they won’t just bowl Broad at him and he won’t last long…he’s also coming off a pathetic IPL. Yeah I know it’s only IPL but he failed coming off a good IPL last time…it’s worse! Watch him not play a shield match too! This is gunna go swell
Yeah in England it is....and who knows if Broad will play in the first test. He did not play in England's last test against India
 

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