Australia v Zimbabwe ODI 2022 Series August-September

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Zimbabwe are currently in an ODI match with India as I write the preview for this one.

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All games to be played in Townsville which will be interesting.

Australia squad:

  • Aaron Finch (c)
  • Sean Abbott
  • Ashton Agar
  • Alex Carey
  • Cameron Green
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Steve Smith
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • David Warner
  • Adam Zampa
 

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Very disappointed that Jhye is not in the squad.... and with Cummins rested thought Jhye would be first picked

Thinking something might be going on behind the scenes ..I believe he is fit
 

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4 of those Aussie players from the Hundred in England in: Stoinis, Zampa, Maxwell and Abbott.
 

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Aaron Finch (c)
David Warner
Steve Smith
Marnus Labuschagne
Glenn Maxwell
Marcus Stoinis
Alex Carey
Sean Abbott
Mitchell Starc
Adam Zampa
Josh Hazlewood
 

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Zimbabwe squad:
Ryan Burl
Regis Chakabva (c & wk)
Brad Evans
Luke Jongwe
Innocent Kaia
Takudzwanashe Kaitano
Clive Madande
Wessly Madhevere
Tadiwanashe Marumani
Tony Munyonga
Blessing Muzarabani
Richard Ngarava
Victor Nyauchi
Sikandar Raza
Sean Williams
 

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Aaron Finch (c)
David Warner
Steve Smith
Marnus Labuschagne
Glenn Maxwell
Marcus Stoinis
Alex Carey
Sean Abbott
Mitchell Starc
Adam Zampa
Josh Hazlewood

Marsh at three provides power and a bowling option

For me with Smith and Labs we can only have one in the team. Both players are very similar and lack the power hitting that is required in the white ball format. I would go Smith at 4

Smith at 4 and the power hitters can bat around him

Also do not discount Green ...perfect opportunity for him to go up the order to the number 4 position
 

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With the World Cup 2023 in ODI in India next year, will Australia give a trial run for possibly playing 2 spinners in one of the games (maybe the 3rd game ) if the series is over?
 

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With the World Cup 2023 in ODI in India next year, will Australia give a trial run for possibly playing 2 spinners in one of the games (maybe the 3rd game ) if the series is over?
They might even start the series with 2 spinners and have marsh green provide the cover

Zamps Agar are locks for India with Maxi providing the backup
 

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They might even start with 2 spinners and have marsh green provide the cover

Zamps Agar are locks for India with Maxi providing the backup
I have no idea what the pitches in Townsville are like, and Cairns in QLD (when they play NZ) straight after.

Should be a chance to give the players a chance either way and we should a fair bit of rotations of players to get an eye on form .
 

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I have no idea what the pitches in Townsville are like, and Cairns in QLD (when they play NZ) straight after.

Should be a chance to give the players a chance either way and we should a fair bit of rotations of players to get an eye on form .
Yeah I would like to see the selectors rotate the players for these series

Its a chance to experiment with an eye on the world cup
 

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the pecking order for Spin in the short format is:

Zampa> Agar> Swepson

Lyon I rate a bit better than Swepson but he doesnt have as good all round ability with bat, bowl and field compared to those other 3.

Wouldnt be surprised they brought 3 specialist spinners to India
 

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the pecking order for Spin in the short format is:

Zampa> Agar> Swepson

Lyon I rate a bit better than Swepson but he doesnt have as good all round ability with bat, bowl and field compared to those other 3.

Wouldnt be surprised they brought 3 specialist spinners to India
Nah they will only play two...Zamps Agar Maxi with the backup

swepson maybe in the squad but not three in the same team
 

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Nah they will only play two...Zamps Agar Maxi with the backup

swepson maybe in the squad but not three in the same team
Personally think in India you need a 3rd specialist spinner in the squad. Agree you cant play more than 2 specialist spinners in a team.
 

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Marsh at three provides power and a bowling option

For me with Smith and Labs we can only have one in the team. Both players are very similar and lack the power hitting that is required in the white ball format. I would go Smith at 4

Smith at 4 and the power hitters can bat around him

Also do not discount Green ...perfect opportunity for him to go up the order to the number 4 position
Marsh at 3 in T20's yes, not in ODIs. Need Smith to face most amount of balls possible, with hitters down the order
 

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Australian XI for first ODI vs Zimbabwe

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

no room for Marnus
 

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This is cool, should play a late winter series up north every couple of years for sure
 

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Good to see Zimbabwe back here for the first time in almost 20 years, hopefully they can be competitive.
 

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Australian XI for first ODI vs Zimbabwe

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

no room for Marnus

Either Smith or marnus not both....good to see

Hopefully the batting order is not like that I would much prefer

Finch
Warner
Marsh
Smith
Maxwell
Stoinis
carey


and yes why green is batting eight is beyond me...scores hundred for WA in odi format batting four

perfect opportunity for him to bat up the order...just a waste

Would rather have Agar batting eight ...and marsh and maxi proving the fifth bowling option
 

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Issue for me with Finch Warner Smith...batting 1 2.3 is the lack of power ...plodders...and then carey at four ..umm nah

Warner is not the same warner he was years ago...still good in the odi format but if he scores a hundred or a 50 its basically a strike rate of 90/100...a 100 off 100 balls....its good but these days you need power....100 off 70/80 is what we should be looking at

Finch the same...gone is the big scores goes at a run a ball

Smith the same ....much prefer him at four to bat through the middle orders and hitters bat around him

if we bat first we should be looking at 330 minimum
 

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9:40am games are way too early for me. Reckon half of Aus population might be sleeping as this game has started
 

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