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I am a huge fan of Cricket and Football (Soccer). I am a huge fan of Manchester United and I love my great state of Victoria in the cricket. I am a bit of a traditionalist and I love my Test cricket much more than my ODI and T20 cricket. If pushed the Stars are the team to go for. Happy reading!

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Just tossing that out there, But you would consider Burns if say Harris or another opens?

Who will bat for Australia in the middle order?

Joe Burns?
Kurtis Patterson?
Edit: I know KP has been injured, but he showed good knick, and as for burns, well? If he aint opening get him in the bloomin team.

Who will bat for Australia in the middle order?

Have ‘Marsh’ as a surname?

Test spots up for grabs in Australia A clash

100% Agree, The selectors have a shocking record of throwing good young players under the bus. Renshaw and co. have all had this, and its time the selectors be sensible.
I know Will Pucovski is an exciting talent and bats 3 at for Vic, but if he gets selected, he has to earn his stripes before going to three, much like Ponting and others did by starting at 5 or 6.
The young man has shown he deserves a chance from good performances in England, especially compared to other fellow batters. Its time they reward him on flat tracks against lesser quality attacks

Test spots up for grabs in Australia A clash

Labuschagne has to be 3. No where else. We need aa good 3 to help out Smith and keep things stable

Test spots up for grabs in Australia A clash

Where would Marnus go?

Warne: Time to give Will Pucovski a baggy green

I have concerns with Head at the moment. I would like to see him succeed, but he has got Pucovski, Patterson and Burns all able to perform there. Not sold on Harris either, so I would like to see Burns given a shot due to his record, but who knows?

Who's knocking on the Test selection door?

We are counting all the Shield games and FC games SINCE his selection for the Sri Lanka matches in the start of the year. So at least 5 games, plus the UK tour and then back home.

Nothing bogus

Who's knocking on the Test selection door?

Very Keen

Celebrating the Sheffield Shield: The greats of Australian domestic cricket

Hopefully he is in the squad well before then, but I would like to see him do the rounds of Shield and County cricket for a few seasons, giving up the BBL and T20 cricket. Which is why CA should use T20 money to reward those who dedicate themselves to long form

Recent woes aside, Matt Renshaw can still become a Test star

Glad to see I’m not the only one who thinks Renshaw should be nurtured. CA should invest in rewarding him for playing only red-ball cricket, much like Alastair Cook

Recent woes aside, Matt Renshaw can still become a Test star

Perfect idea Ronan, if only CA awarded players more for staying away from the T20 Arena of money

David Warner can still dominate Test cricket

Kurtis Patterson was pretty solid in his time, and Renshaw to a certain extent technically, by no means the best, but better than those mentioned also in that sentence

I wouldn’t be a Test selector for quids

Maybe selectors could work out a system to weight test performances when it comes to picking?

Constantly reshuffling the batting order doesn’t work

Great article Stephen, definitely worth a shot, however, I would pick the team from Shield form, and then keep it stable, rather than keep last matches team.

Constantly reshuffling the batting order doesn’t work

Unfortunately England didn’t get another good opener to take off some pressure after 2011

Sir Alastair Cook Part 1: Rise of the chef

Incorrect, He is a MARSH!
A guaranteed selection case

The Australian cricket selectors are back to their ridiculous ways

Can agree with Siddle 1000%, but if we pick Marsh and he makes 30, well, he has gotten himself into the next summer no worries, then we will enter the perilous cycle of poor form, but enough to stay in the team.

How Siddle and Marsh could both play at the Oval

I have pre-ordered his book, hopefully can give it a read soon.

Sir Alastair Cook Part 1: Rise of the chef

Bit of satire with Boris I think?

Dancing in Bradman's shadow

Sometimes there will always be the best that never.
Burns seems to be in that category, though most notable of them all would David Hussey.
14,000 FC runs at 52! The selectors would kill for a middle order shield batsman like him now
EDIT:
Brad Hodge can be included also

The XI Australia must pick at the Oval

Im giving him a chance for the home summer, but not next match, he has huge issues that need addressing ASAP

The XI Australia must pick at the Oval

Main concern is the selectors trend of picking a new quick for the last test then never selecting him again. Chadd Sayers is a recent example

The XI Australia must pick at the Oval

I did mention the bowlers in the third last line, and described the fielding as poor to begin with but a lot better. I do not have examples for you, but my I believed it to have happened in the first half of the decade, but my memory might fail me and it may have been from injury.

The XI Australia must pick at the Oval

Good Article! Lots of valid points for the ECB to stew over

It's time for England to prioritise Test cricket again