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LukeParkerno1

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I thought Harris had played 14 tests and still think he would have retained his spot after the last 2 tests except Khawaji got the 2 tons.Not sure how you can compare Carey and Harris.Lets sit back and watch the 5th test and see what develops.

We’ve wasted the whole summer there should have played one of the young openers
 

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If we gave marsh 30 tests we can give green time

I did not rate M.Marsh in all forms of cricket until the last 12 months but he has improved a lot in white ball cricket.My reason for seeing how he goes in shield cricket again but the schedule does not allow.Coming up in all February we have T20 and 1 day international games but hopefully some shield games are played as well.
 

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I did not rate M.Marsh in all forms of cricket until the last 12 months but he has improved a lot in white ball cricket.My reason for seeing how he goes in shield cricket again but the schedule does not allow.Coming up in all February we have T20 and 1 day international games but hopefully some shield games are played as well.

He’s in form in slog cricket I agree
 

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You can imagine none of the fast bowlers would want to rest. Especially not after Boland's performance at the MCG and to an extent Sydney. The next rung down of fast bowlers isn't far off Starc, Hazelwood and Cummins, especially in Australian conditions against a struggling side.

I was a bit dirty on the decision to bring in Boland at the MCG, not because I doubted his ability or his record, but more so as a fan of Richardson and to an extent Nesar (as a one eyed Queenslander). I still doubt either was sufficiently injured and the decision to play Boland was made more as a precaution and to expose more players to test cricket, than out of a genuine concern either player (Nesar or Richardson) would be able to handle two tests in a row.

The resting of fast bowlers is complicated and I'm not sure there is a a consistent answer, as the situation changes from game to game. England have taken a more cautious approach and have copped plenty of criticism over their efforts to get the best out of Broad, Anderson and Wood.
 

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So only one change for us Head for Harris

England 5 changes

Burns for Hameed
Pope for Bairstow
Billings for Butler
Robinson for Anderson
Woakes for Stokes
 

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So only one change for us Head for Harris

England 5 changes

Burns for Hameed
Pope for Bairstow
Billings for Butler
Robinson for Anderson
Woakes for Stokes

I think Hameed is crap but considering they let him battle on for 4 Tests surely they could have let him play the 5th.
 

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I think Hameed is crap but considering they let him battle on for 4 Tests surely they could have let him play the 5th.

Nah, it's time to drop Hameed. He had three tests in a row where all you could really say about him is that he's out of his depth.

May as well give Crawley and Burns a shot, especially as the game is all about what can be salvaged.
 

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Nah, it's time to drop Hameed. He had three tests in a row where all you could really say about him is that he's out of his depth.

May as well give Crawley and Burns a shot, especially as the game is all about what can be salvaged.

Wouldn’t it be better to give Pope another go? He’s the future
 

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