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Australia's tour of the UAE October 2018

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  1. Kyptastic

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    https://www.cricket.com.au/news/jos...rab-emirates-uae-cricket-australia/2018-08-09

    Neither Hazlewood or Cummins will be available for Australia's tests against Pakistan in the UAE coming up in OCtober. Given it's Tim Paine's first full tour as Test captain and with the spots vacated by Warner, Smith and Bancroft it's going to be a very interesting side picked. Luckily, both of the Marsh brothers look like they'll be fit for the tour.

    My predicted XI for the first test:

    M. Renshaw
    S. Marsh
    U. Khawaja
    P. Handscomb
    G. Maxwell
    M.Marsh (vc)
    T. Paine (c, +)
    A.Agar
    M.Starc
    C.Tremain
    N. Lyon
     
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  2. Kram

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    Away from home against quality spin, Khawaja to average single figures.
     
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    I thought it was a bit early to be ruling Hazlewood and Cummins out. Not that pace is likely to play a massive role?
     
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    I'd take the Zimbabwe bowling lineup over Australia's at the moment.
     
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    Burns over Khawaja please.
     
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    I've heard Finch is already in the squad

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    That squad will get murdered
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing us go in with an extremely long batting line-up because lets face it, Lyon is going to bowl continuously from one end and we could use as much batting as possible.

    Renshaw
    Burns
    Khawaja
    Handscomb
    S.Marsh
    Maxwell
    M.Marsh
    Paine
    Agar (SOK plz)
    Starc
    Lyon

    Starc and Marsh will probably break down but oh well.
     
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    This Pakistan side though is beatable even in the UAE (just probably not by this Australian side). They'll likely go in something like:

    Azhar Ali
    Imam Ul-Haq
    Haris Sohail
    Asad Shafiq
    Babar Azam
    Sarfraz Ahmed
    Shadab Khan
    Mohammad Amir
    Yasir Shah
    Hasan Ali
    Mohammad Abbas

    Lyon could have a field day with that batting line-up although unlikely we will ever get enough runs even if he does. They'll probably pick an off spinner to bowl at our left handers however I don't know who that would be.
     
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    I just don't see them picking Burns after how much he struggled in Sri Lanka last time he was in the team. I know Khawaja didn't do any better, but he's the incumbent and is the most experienced Test batsman available in Australia, they'll have to pick him.
     
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    Get Usman Koala to open instead of Marsh so we might be able to at least hide him from the spinners for a few more overs.
     

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    Without Smith, it probably won't matter which spin bowlers they pick. They've always got more than useful part-timers who can pick off our batsmen.
     
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    God the batting is thin for an overseas tour.
     
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    I don't see hazlewood and cummins being out meaning anything though, one frontline quick and marsh is enough pace as three spinners or two spinners and Maxwell will do all the work.

    Series will yet again be lost by the awful batting line up, bowlers gave us a shout in India but even with Smith we couldn't do the job so even a better bowling effort than the last UAE tour won't change the end result.
     
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    Maybe we can pick the ball that doesn't turn in this tour.
     
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    Yes please. But my hopes are not high.
     
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    Our batsmen still wont be able to pick the straight one.
     
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    Is it just me or are we having a tour of the UAE every couple years now?
     
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    Just you I think. Pakistan have been playing in the UAE since 2009 and we've been on a test tour there once and it was only 2 test 4 years ago. We've had a couple of short ODI-only series there as well but they were before that 2014 series.
     
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    Last 10 years we have only played 10 matches in Asia that weren't in india.(16 in India during that time)
     
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    Based on media reports Finch is definitely in the frame for selection
     
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    Could've sworn we had a series in 2016 as well, oh well
     
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    That was sl in 16, it's been quickly forgotten but we actually got to number one in tests after winning in nz in 16 then the sl tour happened.
     
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    You could assemble the best Australian squad of the last 10 or so years, and they'd struggle over there.

    Only way things could go differently is if two or three bats have their best ever series, and get right on top of the bowling for both innings of one test. I wouldn't bank on it happening, though.
     
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    This is gonna look bad. It was probably going to be bad anyway, but losing four of our five/six best players makes it a near certainty.
     
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