Ongoing Test match XI speculation thread.

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Never fear, once QLD get 300 in front, Starc will knock over the last 4 wickets and the media will run stories how Starc is back and singlehandedly got NSW back in the game!!!
 

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Cricket Australia dropping Wade from their contract list ends an embarrassing selection blunder. I didn't have a problem with Head losing his spot but to back in Wade driven by Langer and Paine was really poor judgement.
 

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Who is in the 17?

Warner
Labuschagne
S.Smith
C.Green
Paine
Cummins
Starc
Hazelwood
Lyon
Finch
Maxwell
M.Marsh
Stoinis
Carey
A.Agar
Zampa
J.Richardson?
Something like that I presume, while I get the reduction down to 17 it seems a bit pointless to have only four test Batsman (including Green) with a contract.
 

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Something like that I presume, while I get the reduction down to 17 it seems a bit pointless to have only four test Batsman (including Green) with a contract.
I think given they’re not certain who will be in the lineup come the Ashes they’ve left a few out who may be the front runners now, but don’t make it to the Ashes. Anyone who plays 3 tests will get upgraded to a full contract anyway.
 

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Cricket Australia dropping Wade from their contract list ends an embarrassing selection blunder. I didn't have a problem with Head losing his spot but to back in Wade driven by Langer and Paine was really poor judgement.
Disagree. His away Ashes hundreds were enough to give him a fair run. It's clear this was his last chance before his cards were marked and we have our answer. He's not good enough at Test level.

Keep Head and you probably get a rough run of scores that shatter his confidence further. Instead he belted runs in the Shield and it ensures he's a realistic option next time around.
 

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Who is in the 17?

Warner
Labuschagne
S.Smith
C.Green
Paine
Cummins
Starc
Hazelwood
Lyon
Finch
Maxwell
M.Marsh
Stoinis
Carey
A.Agar
Zampa
J.Richardson?
It's just been announced and from your list replace Marsh and Stoinis with Pattinson and K. Richardson.
 

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I think given they’re not certain who will be in the lineup come the Ashes they’ve left a few out who may be the front runners now, but don’t make it to the Ashes. Anyone who plays 3 tests will get upgraded to a full contract anyway.
I get it, it just seems heavily waited towards the shorter forms which to he honest are no more settled than the test side.
 

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I get it, it just seems heavily waited towards the shorter forms which to he honest are no more settled than the test side.
The way the shorter form is picked, it's laudable if you come out and say sorry about the lack of runs, i just couldn't see the ball. We'll only ever be the 3rd or 4th best team from now on with the selectors we have.
 

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Wait wait wait... how does Pattinson keep his contract? He's played 1 game for Australia in the last 16 months and 4 in the past 5 years. I mean he's a good bowler, but does he deserve the extra money just for being injured all the time?
 

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Wait wait wait... how does Pattinson keep his contract? He's played 1 game for Australia in the last 16 months and 4 in the past 5 years. I mean he's a good bowler, but does he deserve the extra money just for being injured all the time?
They like keeping the bowlers around because it means they get to manage their workloads and recovery
 

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I love Patto but Neser is far ahead of him, infact should be 3rd picked behind Cummins and Hazelwood.

Head , Burns and Wade should never play for Australia again. Great calls on cutting the contracts.
 

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