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  1. eth-dog

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    Last year he missed the entire second half due to SA, this year he missed the first 3 due to UAE/injury
    Pope is nowhere near it. Way too inaccurate.
    That's the public reason for him missing this game or something similar. I'll dig around to find out what's really going on.
     

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    Marsh the first top 5 batsman to make 6 single figure scores in a row since 1888 apparently
     
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    Didn't Mark Waugh get a heap of ducks in a row in Sri Lanka or somewhere.

    Edit: 4 ducks in a row, a 5 and another duck but it was split by a 50.
     
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    250 against us with a decent bowling attack is very competitive score at the minute .

    Thought Head was great , for the most part batted within himself which is what you need to do on this deck .
    Harris looked at home at test cricket first up and was suprised when he got out

    There is a reason Victoria bat Finch middle order, and we saw why yesterday against the moving new ball.

    I actually thought although Handscomb looked ok he was quite streaky at times . Very poor shot to get out with with he had done some pretty tough yards.

    Entertaining game so far , I just think India have more scope to play better then us with the personal they have.
     
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    Spin he looked fine, pace massive ?s still.
     
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    It seems like his best chance at making money in cricket is in the short form of the game. Maybe he recognizes he is a bit off a test call up and therefore choosing to freshen up for the upcoming bbl comp.
     
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    I talked to his brother in September. I can guarantee that wasn't the case then, so something major would have had to change since then.
     
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    yep. poor footwork to pace.
     
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    Mitch only making 20 for WA against Victoria.

    Great to see Maddinson back in the runs after having to force his way into the state side. He had some very honest things to say after his knock which was great to see.
    Basically admitting he had been gifted games in the past and him having to work just to earn a spot is the best thing for him. I was a huge knocker of his test selection but I do love that honesty. Hopefully he can start to show his full potential.
     
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    Matty Wade off to a good start again. If he can go on to make runs here he has to be putting pressure on.
     
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    Out: Finch, Marsh
    In: Hughes, Maddinson
     

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    Wade's been having a run that deserves selection.

    Mitch failed with the bat.
     
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    I can't get my head over/around/under the fact that we've got Finch AND Harris opening for Aus. It all just feels wrong. But every time I look at the team apart from the bowlers, it all feels wrong and did in the UAE too.

    Having said that, I wanted Finch to do well in the UAE and I want him to do well this series.
     
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    Only Finch out of those two feels wrong to me. Mostly because he's not an opener. But Harris 100% deserves his spot at the top of the order right now.
     
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    That is one of many issues. Finch, not an opener. Bring in Burns, not an opener and also not putting on big scores. Renshaw, opener but not scoring runs.
     
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    Joe Burns is an interesting player

    14 tests, made three tons, averages 36. First class average of 40.

    Just never been a favoured son. Always seen as a bits and pieces player who plugs a gap until someone we like better is fit or in form.
     
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    He’s on a similar level to the other options in that he has a weak technique. Anything on a length around off stump he always looked like edging.

    I reckon we could replace Marsh/Finch with Burns/anyone and it’d just be shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.
     
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    I really like Burns, but he is a middle order (5 or 6) for mine. Plays too far outside off, and a long way from his pad (as is so often the modern way), and does so with angled bat. Even in the middle order he has to fix that or he will never be reliable except on the flattest surface.
     
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    1. Harris
    2. Khawaja
    3. Finch
    4. Handscomb
    5. Head
    6. Wade
    7. Paine
    8. Cummins
    9. Starc
    10. Lyon
    11. Hazlewood
     
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    1. Harris
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    3. Finch
    4. Handscomb
    5. Head
    6. Wade
    7. Paine
    8. Cummins
    9. Starc
    10. Lyon
    11. Hazlewood
     
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    Finch obviously should have reviewed that decision but the jungle drums will start no doubt. Not getting a lot of support in the media.

    Those first three balls were hard to watch.
     
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    Finch just has to go. He's shown enough to indicate he'll never be a Test cricketer.
     
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    Problem is, this team has been picked for two Tests. Dropping Finch means recalling Mitch and he hadn’t done enough. Perhaps open with Harris and Khawaja, move SMarsh up to three (risky) and bat Finch at five for the next Test.
     
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    I wouldn't bat Finch at 11. He's not up to it.
     
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    Great to see young Pukovski 50 not out in his come back game. It's a real shame he had to take some time off, we could have done with an exciting young batsman being selected for a glimmer of hope in these tough times.

    Hopefully he can keep his head right.
     
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    Since we most likely will be going into a 5th day and weren't comprehensively flogged, I wouldn't change the team for the second test.
    Would be happy with mixing up the order a bit however.
    Ussie and Harris to open.
    Marsh at 3
    Handscomb
    Head
    Finch
    Paine etc etc

    If that goes poorly i'd be looking to bringing Renshaw straight in to open with Harris (who deserves a go for the entire series based off his promising yet albeit underwhelming start). Replace Finch or Marsh or both and bring Matty Wade back in tear strips off the Indians verbally and hopefully get back to his early test career form.
     
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    I wouldn't bat Finch at 11. He's not up to it.
     
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    Big fan of Renshaw but he has been putrid in shield cricket this season averaging 19. He’s played every game for QLD this season and has had every opportunity to win his spot back. Unfortunately he hasn’t been up to it.
     
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    interesting to see the WA curator talking up how he's under no direction to make the pitch last 5 days, and is expecting a green pitch with the ball to swing, seam and bounce like a WACA pitch of old. troubling for our batsmen, if true.
     
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    But good for our bowlers. India’s batsmen haven’t put us to the sword, Pujara aside, it’s our batting that hasn’t been up to it.
     
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