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Joe Burns, come on down.

A few years ago I thought you were a T20 grade player getting to come in and have a free hit after better credentialed players set you up.

You're now the closest thing we have to Bradman.
What odds Joe Burns getting our first test hundred in the 6th test at the beginning of the season?

Maybe not as rough as Richmond winning the '17 flag 6 months out, but in the ballpark.

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What odds Joe Burns getting our first test hundred in the 6th test at the beginning of the season?

Maybe not as rough as Richmond winning the '17 flag 6 months out, but in the ballpark.

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And head about to join him.

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Interesting times leading up to the Ashes. Going to be very interested to see who heads over there. Few questions yet to be answered.

Does Warner come straight back into the side?

Do they continue to play Khawaja despite shit form?

Did Burns secure his spot with his 170 against Sri Lanka?

Does Richardson replace Hazlewood or Starc?

Can Stoinis, S.Marsh, M.Marsh or Handscomb get back into the starting side? Can Pucovski force his way in?

I think the ashes side will be:

Starting 11:

Harris
Burns/Warner
Burns/Warner
Smith
Patterson
Head
Paine
Cummins
Starc
Richardson
Lyon

Reserve 11:
Pucovski
Khawaja
S.Marsh
Labuschagne
Handscomb
Stoinis
Carey/Doran
Hazlewood
Tremain
Siddle
Holland


Others:
Renshaw, Finch, Maxwell, Wade, M.Marsh, Bancroft, Stanlake, Bird
 

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Interesting times leading up to the Ashes. Going to be very interested to see who heads over there. Few questions yet to be answered.

Does Warner come straight back into the side?

Do they continue to play Khawaja despite shit form?

Did Burns secure his spot with his 170 against Sri Lanka?

Does Richardson replace Hazlewood or Starc?

Can Stoinis, S.Marsh, M.Marsh or Handscomb get back into the starting side? Can Pucovski force his way in?

I think the ashes side will be:

Starting 11:

Harris
Burns/Warner
Burns/Warner
Smith
Patterson
Head
Paine
Cummins
Starc
Richardson
Lyon

Reserve 11:
Pucovski
Khawaja
S.Marsh
Labuschagne
Handscomb
Stoinis
Carey/Doran
Hazlewood
Tremain
Siddle
Holland


Others:
Renshaw, Finch, Maxwell, Wade, M.Marsh, Bancroft, Stanlake, Bird
Hazelwood > Starc in England. Also, Matt Wade should get a gig in the squad as a batsman/ backup keeper.
 

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Interesting times leading up to the Ashes. Going to be very interested to see who heads over there. Few questions yet to be answered.

Does Warner come straight back into the side?

Do they continue to play Khawaja despite shit form?

Did Burns secure his spot with his 170 against Sri Lanka?

Does Richardson replace Hazlewood or Starc?

Can Stoinis, S.Marsh, M.Marsh or Handscomb get back into the starting side? Can Pucovski force his way in?

I think the ashes side will be:

Starting 11:

Harris
Burns/Warner
Burns/Warner
Smith
Patterson
Head
Paine
Cummins
Starc
Richardson
Lyon

Reserve 11:
Pucovski
Khawaja
S.Marsh
Labuschagne
Handscomb
Stoinis
Carey/Doran
Hazlewood
Tremain
Siddle
Holland


Others:
Renshaw, Finch, Maxwell, Wade, M.Marsh, Bancroft, Stanlake, Bird
Depending on fitness, I think they'll stick with Starc, Hazelwood and Cummins to start with, then rotate Richardson through the series.
 

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Not often that a player returning from being retired hurt replaces another player that is retiring hurt.

I think most of the Sri Lankans are struggling against the short ball... And the poor buggers head to South Africa after this... Good luck with that!!!

EDIT: Just as I type that, Starc hits another (this time in the shoulder)... It's Bodyline out there!
 

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I didn't mean "huge" in terms of runs... I meant that if he failed, I'm not 100% sure he goes to the Ashes.

Harris should be kicking himself but I take no notice of anything our batsmen do in this match. Worst international attack I've ever seen.
Agreed. If he had put in as much effort this series as he did against India, the runs would have flown.
 

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Harris should be kicking himself but I take no notice of anything our batsmen do in this match. Worst international attack I've ever seen.
I do. Labuschugne can’t even score runs against these guys. I’ll ask again, how the **** is he in this team, let alone batting at 4?
 
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