Test Australian squad for The Subcontinent

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Pippen94

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Nathan Lyon 643 at 33.70

Ashton Agar 154 at 41.28
Mitchell Swepson 153 at 33.76
Adam Zampa 105 at 48.26
Matthew Kuhnenmann 29 at 30.72
Lloyd Pope 28 at 61.75
Jarrod Freeman 18 at 42.05

Sangha & Holland?!
 

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The kiwis have a test series against South Africa at home. So they will be sending a B similar to ours.

So would I be correct in saying that when NZ tour Australia early February all the Australian players will still be in Australia and most likely the squad would ber heading to Pakistan mid to late Feb.Perhaps the selectors might suggest to the current test squad to rest up or even play some shield cricket.Eg.Warner,Smith,M.Marsh and even Maxwell but not sure about NZ and Australia fielding B grade sides.
 

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Nathan Lyon 643 at 33.70
Jon Holland 264 at 32.45
Ashton Agar 154 at 41.28
Mitchell Swepson 153 at 33.76
Adam Zampa 105 at 48.
Matthew Kuhnenmann 29 at 30.72
Lloyd Pope 28 at 61.75
Jarrod Freeman 18 at 42.05

Only Lyon, Holland and Agar have been capped on this list. These are there test bowling stats.

Lyon: 415 at 31.79
Agar: 9 at 45.55
Holland: 9 at 63.77
 

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Without looking at Sheffield shield stats is there a reason agar's name always comes up for tours?!
He's in "the system". Regular member of Australian teams/squads. He's a known quantity, and is always doing well enough at domestic level to be in the conversation.
 

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Nathan Lyon 643 at 33.70

Ashton Agar 154 at 41.28
Mitchell Swepson 153 at 33.76
Adam Zampa 105 at 48.26
Matthew Kuhnenmann 29 at 30.72
Lloyd Pope 28 at 61.75
Jarrod Freeman 18 at 42.05

Nivethan Radhakrishnan
 

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Overall & recent form is pretty poor actually
Player of the match in his most recent ODI and probably our best player in his last T20I.

They know what he can do at international level so doesn't have to shoot the lights out at domestic level, just do "enough".

An example - his batting in the shield last year wasn't great, but that one century makes selectors, who already like him, get all giddy about his batting. That's what I'm talking about.
 

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Interesting article on recent tests in Pakistan suggesting pacers take more wickets than spinners there. Possibly inflated due to touring teams that have more test quality pacers than spinners.


Who are our best reverse swingers?

Should be a fascinating and very competitive series.
 

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So would I be correct in saying that when NZ tour Australia early February all the Australian players will still be in Australia and most likely the squad would ber heading to Pakistan mid to late Feb.Perhaps the selectors might suggest to the current test squad to rest up or even play some shield cricket.Eg.Warner,,M.Marsh and even Maxwell but not sure about NZ and Australia fielding B grade sides.

I honestly think it’s a good way of getting some of the younger players some games.

1. Josh Phillipe
2. Matthew Short
3. Ben McDermott
4. Jason Sangha
5. Glenn Maxwell
6. Hilton Cartwright
7. Matthew Wade
8. Kane Richardson
9. Nathan Ellis
10. Tanveer Sangha
11. Riley Meredith
Bench/Covid
12. Marcus Stoinis
13. Adam Zampa
14. Matthew Gilkes
15. Mackenzie Harvey
16. Sean Abbott
17. Ben Dwarhius
18. Moises Henriques
19. Gurindu Sandu
20. Wes Agar
 

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I honestly think it’s a good way of getting some of the younger players some games.

1. Josh Phillipe
2. Matthew Short
3. Ben McDermott
4. Jason Sangha
5. Glenn Maxwell
6. Hilton Cartwright
7. Matthew Wade
8. Kane Richardson
9. Nathan Ellis
10. Tanveer Sangha
11. Riley Meredith
Bench/Covid
12. Marcus Stoinis
13. Adam Zampa
14. Matthew Gilkes
15. Mackenzie Harvey
16. Sean Abbott
17. Ben Dwarhius
18. Moises Henriques
19. Gurindu Sandu
20. Wes Agar
So Wade/Maxwell to captain
 

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Good to hear pacers getting wickets too, Australia might not need to play 2 spinners.
Ad add to that they will play whatever spinner we pick more easily as it's what they're better at playing anyway. If pace bowlers are our best that's what he pick.
 

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I honestly think it’s a good way of getting some of the younger players some games.

1. Josh Phillipe
2. Matthew Short
3. Ben McDermott
4. Jason Sangha
5. Glenn Maxwell
6. Hilton Cartwright
7. Matthew Wade
8. Kane Richardson
9. Nathan Ellis
10. Tanveer Sangha
11. Riley Meredith
Bench/Covid
12. Marcus Stoinis
13. Adam Zampa
14. Matthew Gilkes
15. Mackenzie Harvey
16. Sean Abbott
17. Ben Dwarhius
18. Moises Henriques
19. Gurindu Sandu
20. Wes Agar

Zampa is close to best player on that list. Aussies will play two leg spinners before they rest him
 

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Renshaw
Maddinson
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Richardson
Swepson
Maxwell
 

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This should be a really good series, Pakistan are a decent side, pitches should cater to the fast bowlers rather than the spinners. Just hope this tour actually goes ahead, apparently Khawaja was telling the side how important it would be for Pakistan if they did tour, so true, looking forward to it.
 

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Reserves (COVID/Concussion Subs)
Will Pucovski (Warner, Khawaja, Labuschagne, Smith, Head)
Mitch Marsh (Green)
Josh Inglis (Carey)
Scott Boland (Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood)
Jhye Richardson (Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood)
Mitch Swepson (Lyon)
Ashton Agar (Lyon)

Happy to play 2 spinners, with Swepson as the second spinner at the expense of Hazlewood or Starc, hence the inclusion of Agar as additional cover. Happy if we take a few extras as well such as Renshaw or Maddinson, but feel the players I've listed above should be first in line as replacements.
 

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