It’ll be one of the most interesting selection trials in recent memory for our Australian men’s cricket team, with Australia and Australia A set to face off next week.
With neither side actually named for the match just yet, we sent it back to the schoolyard and got Roar cricket expert David Schout and Roar editor Daniel Jeffrey to pick their Australian XI’s recess style.
Listen to the discussion:
The 25-man squad was lined up like hopeful schoolkids, and it was up to our experts to pick their players, one-by-one, to create the best possible line-up.
Who got it right?
|David Schout’s XI||No.||Daniel Jeffrey’s XI|
|Marcus Harris||1||David Warner|
|Joe Burns||2||Cameron Bancroft|
|Marnus Labuschagne||3||Usman Khawaja|
|Steve Smith||4||Travis Head|
|Peter Handscomb||5||Kurtis Patterson|
|Matthew Wade||6||Will Pucovski|
|Alex Carey||7||Tim Paine (c)|
|Pat Cummins||8||James Pattinson|
|Mitchell Starc||9||Nathan Lyon|
|Peter Siddle||10||Jackson Bird|
|Jon Holland||11||Josh Hazlewood|
|Not picked: Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Chris Tremain|
You can vote on whose side you like better in the form below and we’ll reveal the results on the show next week!