Australian 1st Test Team v Pakistan

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Hamingja

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Warner
Harris
Labuschagne
Smith
Pucovski
Wade
+Paine
Cummins
Starc
Lyon
Hazelwood

They are going to pick Warner no matter what. Renshaw/Burns/Khawaja have all been gash so Harris will keep his spot. Wade would probably want to make a good score or two to shore up his position, starts only so far this summer. #5 is wide open but since Head is not scoring runs it would appear the perfect time to blood Pucovski and see what he has for the long term.
 
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RedTinMania

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Warner
Burns
Labuschagne
Smith
Head
Wade
Paine
Cummins
Starc
Hazlewood
Lyon

If Kurtis Patterson was fit I would have probably pick him. Considered Harris too but some of his play in the Ashes puts me off to quite a degree
 

Carbine Chaos

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Joe Burns
David Warner
Marnus Labuschagne
Steve Smith
Matthew Wade
Will Pucovski
Tim Paine (c) (+)
Pat Cummins
Jhye Richardson
Nathan Lyon
Josh Hazlewood
12th: James Pattinson
 

Hamingja

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Nah they can't possibly justify recalling Shaun Marsh for a summer against Pakistan and NZ. Especially when they are already out on the limb with Warner. Perfect chance to get a look at some long term options this summer when we only really care about England and India and SA every now and then.
 

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Aussie_boy

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Hazlewood
Pattinson/Neser 12th
 

cricketnut14

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Jan 13, 2015
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Harris
Marsh
Bancroft
Smith
Labuschagne
Wade
Paine
Pattinson
Cummins
Starc
Lyon
Hazelwood - 12th man
ain't happening thankfully.

between harris and bancroft they have played 19 tests averaging 30ish with no tons. (30 tests if you include renshaw for 1 ton) - khawaja may still be a better option for this summer, although it looks like he is now out of favour

not sure why we'd go back to s.marsh at his age etc. i'd rather select a pucovski.

burns and patterson (inj) have done no wrong and were unlucky not to be on the ashes tour.

head was supposedly 'rested' for the last test for horses for courses and has done little wrong , yet not many are pushing for him.

end of the day it looks as if 8 spots are locked in with a dozen or so fighting for the last 3 spots.

3rd quick: starc/patto/j richo/neser
2 batting spots
 

The Passenger

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On a flat Australian wicket we might just get away with Neser at 7. Slightly risky with our obviously dodgy batting but I'd be surprised if we didn't pick a fifth bowling option, and he's just as likely as any of the other options to score score runs, and would be a much better #5 bowler than anyone else (If got picked in that role would instantly compete with Ben Stokes as the best #5 bowler in the world).
 

MCG of the EFL

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Melt 11:

Warner
S.Marsh
Kwajaja
Smith
Labuschagne
Maxwell
Wade
Stonis
M.Marsh
Siddle
Lyon
Maxwell is a interesting and not as silly as it seems.One of the best fieldsman in the world,handy part time spin bowler and potentially one of the best batsman in the world but lets himself down by rash shots.Perhaps give him a try on Australian wickets and a opposition that we question will be competitive against the Australians.
 

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