I agree they should, but I doubt they will. Well, Siddle will barring injury, but I think Marnus Labius Africanus will play for two reasons:
1. He is a part time leggy that may work in SL
2. Ponting and others seemed quite impressed by him.
I suspect the batman to miss will be either Burns or Renshaw.
If it was up to me, I would drop Head. Burns, Renshaw and Pucovski are capable of scoring centuries. Head is not. And his bowling is very, very ordinary.
Kind of agree with this. I would make a radical change in the batting order.
Kawaja to 5
Burns at 6
Renshaw and Harris to open
Pucovski at 3 or four
Take your pick for the other spot.
As I said a radical change but I feel as though that combination could provide the basis for a complete rebuild. Young and very inexperienced. We need to start somewhere. See what these players can provide before the return of Smith Warner and maybe Bancroft.
Last season I thought Patterson might be someone to keep an eye on. Seems he is getting back into some serious form. Good innings against the tourists and looking good again in the second dig. Pity about Renshaw and Burns burning their chances. Labius needs a big score tomorrow.