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But, I know deep down why Khawaja was not even given one chance to prove himself in India..........his last name is not Marsh.

Unfortunately it is as simple as that.

The selection of those 2, without doubt, was one of the key reasons we will lose this series. Yes, Warner's poor form is a conttributing factor....we were essentially playing 8 vs 11!
Your deluded, move on and open your eyes
 

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I don't think any of this is black and white, i fully understand them going for marsh pre series based on his past record but at the same time his past record doesn't get used to judge how he actually did in this series and reality is he just didn't do enough, khawaja is labeled useless in asia based on just 4 tests and an average of 19 so no it's not a pass mark for marsh to average 18 from his 4 games here.
spot on - the selection was sound but the results underwhelmed.
he and Handscomb were seen as the spin specialists, blokes that had solid techniques against spin - Marsh even had a record to back it up, somewhat.
both ultimately failed in light of a combined three innings of substance between them.
 

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The overreaction is predictable; Marsh just seems to polarise people. But his Test average over the last two years is closer to 45 than his overall average, his Shield average over the same time is closer to 60 and he tonned up in the warm-up game. His selection was sound and he provided two valuable innings.

That said, his name is always first mentioned for the chop and it seems like he is always playing for his career regardless of form. He had an undeniably poor series (not the lone ranger there), is inconsistent and 34. He's probably played his last Test unless as an injury replacement.

Good news, he will probably make a lot of runs for WA.
 
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spot on - the selection was sound but the results underwhelmed.
he and Handscomb were seen as the spin specialists, blokes that had solid techniques against spin - Marsh even had a record to back it up, somewhat.
both ultimately failed in light of a combined three innings of substance between them.
I concur. Due to Marshs age and khawaja being a better option outside of Asia at least he's probably played his last test.
 

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We go to UAE to play Pakistan probably next year if it's similar to the last cycle.
Perhaps his next real chance
 

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We go to UAE to play Pakistan probably next year if it's similar to the last cycle.
Perhaps his next real chance
As he has averaged less than 20 this series being a specialist of the conditions I don't think he will be playing any test cricket again.

May as well give his spot to someone else with potential upside.
 

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What a shite test. He should have stepped up and staked a claim to #4 or #6 for the Ashes series, yet he serves up a gigantic shit salad when he was needed the most. It wasn't a mine field, it wasn't an unplayable track, it was bordering on a batsmans' paradise.

He should have been able to score 50 without breaking a sweat.
 

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Ian Chappell was on the money a few months ago – should’ve moved on from Marsh by now as not only is he so erratic formwise, but his body always fails him. Somewhat forgotten that one of the reasons Australia was bowled out for 47 v South Africa back in 2011 was because Marsh was incapacitated due to a back injury. And here we are 6 years later and history keeps repeating.
 

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A bloke who can get a 50+ score every other test is a good player. Not elite, not shit, but good. Can you get that through your tiny brain?

Because he was fit for the middle two. Comprende?
50, 5, 55 , 10.

What would that good player, a specialist batsman, be averaging?

No where near enough.
 

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Marsh made 4 in the first innings - if he'd made a decent knock, we wouldn't have needed to save it.

And Smith did more of the grunt work against the new ball in that innings.
So it's his fault India made 600? Do you realize how stupid that statement is?
50, 5, 55 , 10.

What would that good player, a specialist batsman, be averaging?

No where near enough.
A good player gets a 50+ score every other game. It's not as if he's a superstar.
 

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Just a shame that Maxwell threw it away. He and Wade could have scored centuries each and truly saved the test, put it almost beyond doubt.

Now there's absolutely no doubt about the result, unless it pours for the next 2 days.
 

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So it's his fault India made 600? Do you realize how stupid that statement is?

A good player gets a 50+ score every other game. It's not as if he's a superstar.
You're very good at cherry picking arguments.

Not his fault they made 600; is his fault he made 2 in the first innings.

It's disingenuous to give him credit for saving the Test, when his shit contribution was one of the reasons it required saving. Like starting a fire and then wanting praise for putting it out.

A good player doesn't get under 10 every other game.
 

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You're very good at cherry picking arguments.

Not his fault they made 600; is his fault he made 2 in the first innings.

It's disingenuous to give him credit for saving the Test, when his shit contribution was one of the reasons it required saving. Like starting a fire and then wanting praise for putting it out.

A good player doesn't get under 10 every other game.
Handscomb failed in the first innings, must be his fault as well.
 
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