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  1. LukeParkerno1

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    Has had a woeful start to the Shield season. He's still working out his game. Eventually he will replace Finch, with Finch if he makes runs moving to the middle order.
     
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    This summer 3, 0, 89, 21, 21, 6, 2, 16 - average: 19.75
     
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    Hasn’t been a buzz about an Australian junior cricketer like that since. May never ever be
     
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    Each test nation may well have one or two better bowlers, but as a whole our bowling attack is as good as any in the world.

    There isn't a lot of difference between our best bowler and our worst and their is a very good mix among them.
     
  5. Roadto2018

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    Pucovski will average 55 in test cricket and be the most likeable player we've ever had, absolute ripper of a bloke that would have played test cricket by now if he didn't get an unfortunate knee to the head in footy in 2014.
     
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  6. LukeParkerno1

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    It is very rare for anyone to average 55+, safe to say that I doubt this will happen with him. Think of how few average 55+ in test cricket right now. Smith does, and Kholi is close, that's it.
     
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    Yep and that’s the call I’m making, played with the guy for a while and he’s got the temperament, the technique and the hunger for runs to seriously be a force in test cricket.
     
  8. Hunglikemajak

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    A lot of people jumped down my throat for being a big advocate of Mathew Wade but he’s made yet another 50 in extremely bowler friendly conditions in Hobart.

    Came in at 4/21 and top scored with a very respectable 63. Given our test sides batting woes it is absolutely criminal for the selectors to leave a bloke with this type of form out.

    #Wade4boxingdaytest
     
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    Then bat at 4. It gives him more opportunities to get big runs. Hundreds are what will get selections not 50’s.
     
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    Wade has 7 50’s and 4 100’s in the last 12 months of shield cricket. You’re reading too much into the position he comes in at, and not enough into his performances.
     
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    Has played 22 tests, 38 innings.

    First 19 innings - 592 runs at 39.47.

    Second 19 innings - 294 runs at 18.38.

    Lost his way and was deservedly dropped (plus was an average keeper) but he showed that he could be a decent batsman in the first part of his test career. Wouldn't be the first player to lose their way and come back a better player later on once they mature. Hasn't been happening enough lately frankly.
     
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  12. LukeParkerno1

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    Then bat in the top 4. You are pushing you know what up the hill getting picked batting 6.
     
  13. Hunglikemajak

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    He could score what he has in the last 12 months at number 11 ffs and they’d still count. Runs are runs.
     
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    He is quite obviously a hell
    of a better batsman than when he was in his first stint with the test side. Just needs another opportunity to flaunt it.
     
  15. LukeParkerno1

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    The selectors don’t see it like that. They want players in the top 4. It’s why Maxwell bats 4 for Victoria basically. He’d probably “like” to bat 6 too
     
  16. Hunglikemajak

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    Finch bats at 5 for Victoria yet opens for the test side? Why does it matter if he bats 6 when he consistently comes out to bat in amidst a collapse inside the first 20 overs of an innings?
     
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    No he prefers batting up the order.
     
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    If he’s not batting ahead of Bailey...

    Come on he should be batting 5 at least.

    Finch shouldn’t be in the side anyway
     
  19. Hunglikemajak

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    Regardless of where you think he should bat, runs are on the board.

    And agree with finch. Unfortunately he will get at least one more test.
     
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    Marsh has the worst run of form in the history of Australian Test Cricket; why the **** is he in the side?
     
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    Token West Australian and JL couldn’t drop both his favourite players, baby steps.
     
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    In before he brings the other spud back
     
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    I know his shield form was terrific but Smarsh will be right under the pump again now. Hopefully he has a big second innings.

    I'd like to know the stats of batsmen that have scores under ten. I think his percentage would be right near the top.
     
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    Shield form.

    The selectors should have taken note of his Test form though, plus Ashwin's record against him.
     
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    He's made runs though. If he was in poor nick, he wouldn't have made runs. He did what was asked. Now he need to do what's asked during the Test Series.

    I had Wade over Handscomb tbqh, so I don't get where the hate for Wade is from.
     
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