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You have not named an 11 in batting order...because you want to pick too many top order players, which won't fit.

3 openers can't play in the same 11... as it then completely unbalances the team.
If it will make you happy...
1 Warner
2 Finch
3 Khawaja
4 Smith
5 Handscomb
6 Maxwell
7 Carey
8 Richardson
9 Cummins
10 Starc
11 Zampa

Khawaja can, and has in the past, played in non-opening positions. Besides, there's usually only a few balls difference between batting at #2 and #3 when Finch is opening anyway.
 

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15 works too.

His last 16 scores have been 19, 0, 20, 100, 22, 5, 41, 11, 6, 6, 14, 0, 37, 93, 0, 27. That goes back to The Oval, 13th June 2018. Only 2x 50+ scores in his last 16 innings.
Averaging 23.5 from his last 10 innings. Last 15 is 25.5.

Not as big a drop as I though. The 93 and 100 really prop up the numbers though.
 
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If it will make you happy...
1 Warner
2 Finch
3 Khawaja
4 Smith
5 Handscomb
6 Maxwell
7 Carey
8 Richardson
9 Cummins
10 Starc
11 Zampa

Khawaja can, and has in the past, played in non-opening positions. Besides, there's usually only a few balls difference between batting at #2 and #3 when Finch is opening anyway.
One of your top 5, likely top 3 won't play & will make way for Stoinis imo. Too many openers & top order players & missing an important allrounder for English conditions.

Happy to bookmark Stoinis plays most games. They will likely rest him against a lesser team & play an extra bowler.
 

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Semantics. Someone is getting dropped no matter what order you do things in.

That would have been easy to do up until recently. The last 3 games have changed things a bit.

The unknown is what sort of form Smith & Warner will be in upon return. You can't carry one rusty player in your top six, let alone two.

I'm amazed they're not playing against Pakistan. Thought we'd have given them every opportunity to blow some cobwebs out. How bad were those elbow injuries they each sustained?
The selectors preferred them to play the whole IPL, they’re both fit enough for the Pakistan series.
 

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One of your top 5, likely top 3 won't play & will make way for Stoinis imo. Too many openers & top order players & missing an important allrounder for English conditions.

Happy to bookmark Stoinis plays most games. They will likely rest him against a lesser team & play an extra bowler.
Kristof has probably picked it right, suggesting that Handscomb drops out (not Stoinis).
 
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Kristof has probably picked it right, suggesting that Handscomb drops out (not Stoinis).
That's more likely than Stoinis, but imo tough call given we have finally found someone to play this middle overs well.

Would mean playing either Warner or Finch at #3, with Smith playing Hanscomb's role.

It's not clear cut & I'm sure the selectors will try different options in the early games to work out the best balanced & in form side.
 

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That's more likely than Stoinis, but imo tough call given we have finally found someone to play this middle overs well.

Would mean playing either Warner or Finch at #3, with Smith playing Hanscomb's role.

It's not clear cut & I'm sure the selectors will try different options in the early games to work out the best balanced & in form side.
It doesn't mean that at all. It means Khawaja at #3, with Smith playing the accumulator role at #4.
 

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Khawaja is rubbish st #3, but a decent opener, so that would be giving up the World Cup!
The other option is to drop him even further down the order, because Warner will be the first opener picked - and Finch (as Captain) will be 2nd. If Khawaja plays, and I think he does, it's further down the order.
 
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The other option is to drop him even further down the order, because Warner will be the first opener picked - and Finch (as Captain) will be 2nd. If Khawaja plays, and I think he does, it's further down the order.
Hence I think only 2 will play per game & will be rotated until we settle on the best combo.
 

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You obviously missed Drugs Are Bad Mackay? post on Khawaja's average opening v #3.

It's telling!

He either opens or he doesn't play.

It's that simple.
What dribble.

How many times has he opened?

How many times has he been #3?

You're comparing apples with oranges when it comes to sample sizes.
 

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One of your top 5, likely top 3 won't play & will make way for Stoinis imo. Too many openers & top order players & missing an important allrounder for English conditions.

Happy to bookmark Stoinis plays most games. They will likely rest him against a lesser team & play an extra bowler.
Yep. Either Finch, Khawaja or Handscomb.
 
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What dribble.

How many times has he opened?

How many times has he been #3?

You're comparing apples with oranges when it comes to sample sizes.
Stop posting like a complete prat making statements without checking the facts!

Khawaja has batted at #3 in 40% of his games & been a failure, but has a great record opening.
 
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If it will make you happy...
1 Warner
2 Finch
3 Khawaja
4 Smith
5 Handscomb
6 Maxwell
7 Carey
8 Richardson
9 Cummins
10 Starc
11 Zampa

Khawaja can, and has in the past, played in non-opening positions. Besides, there's usually only a few balls difference between batting at #2 and #3 when Finch is opening anyway.
Who will be the 5th bowler without Stoinis?
 
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Did Finch make a couple of tons the last time we played a one day series in England?
No, as he has only 1 hundred in England & Wales. Averages 36 like his overall average, with a strikerate of 92 slightly above career of 88.

Also, has a ton in Scotland in his only game but a different series.

He scored 2 tons in the home series against the Poms in the series prior.
 
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