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i’d have wade opening the batting IN INDIA over Stoinis any day of the week. Same with Phillipe, given how good he is at playing spin

When does Aaron Finch’s form become a World Cup worry?

On second thought Mitchell Marsh would be a quality option. I wouldn’t mind if he got the nod over Stoinis. Even Alex Carey would be a shout if we just decided on a pure batsmen for that spot.

I agree with your point on the batting friendly pitches for entertainment purposes, but I still expect the wicket to turn a fair bit. If Finch can return to form this series vs New Zealand I don’t mind if he plays, but I honestly don’t think he would be successful in India.

How Australia should line up for the 2021 T20 World Cup

I urge you to look up his record in the sub continent, particularly his record against spin in the subcontinent. its dreadful. His strike rate against spin has always been lower than his strike rate against pace, and almost all of his dismissals in the sub continent have been by spinners.

How Australia should line up for the 2021 T20 World Cup

Yes I expect it may even be 22, which would allow for a lot of chopping and changing throughout the tournament.

How Australia should line up for the 2021 T20 World Cup

stoinis has a pretty bad record for Australia, and Warner is a great player of spin with a lot of experience in India.

How Australia should line up for the 2021 T20 World Cup

who would you replace who with?

How Australia should line up for the 2021 T20 World Cup

While I get your point, Finch is an incredibly bad player of spin, and has consistently failed to bat in India. Carey too has consistently been average for Australia. I’ve personally watched Finch and the Australian team play in Sri Lanka before, and Finch cannot handle the subcontinent turn. His record in India is even worse apart from one century in ODI. That combined with his poor domestic form is why I left him out.
Stoinis is a ‘locked in,’ because of his ability to bowl as well. Otherwise, i’d lean towards replacing him as I feel there are better players of spin.

How Australia should line up for the 2021 T20 World Cup

I think the fact that his base price was so high meant teams were hesitant to buy

A full breakdown of every Australian in the 2021 IPL

I mean for perspective Virat Kohli has the exact same strike rate as Smith in the IPL and an average of just 3 runs more.

A full breakdown of every Australian in the 2021 IPL

He’s gonna have a hard time getting consistent game time.

A full breakdown of every Australian in the 2021 IPL

Hi John and thank you. The start date is estimated for the 11th of April, but players would probably have to arrive at least 6 days prior due to quarantine restrictions. So yes unfortunately, this will affect shield cricket

A full breakdown of every Australian in the 2021 IPL

A common trend you will see in these IPL auctions is the value of all rounders. The three most expensive players from the auction yesterday were Chris Morris, Kyle Jamieson, and Glenn Maxwell, all all rounders. Coulter-Nile is therefore pretty valuable. In addition to that, many of the teams batting top orders were already full, so Dehli only needed one bid to get Smith.

A full breakdown of every Australian in the 2021 IPL

i’d say thats pretty harsh on Smith to be honest. He has a pretty decent IPL average of 35 for his career, so is certainty valuable.

A full breakdown of every Australian in the 2021 IPL

he is definitely another option. I expect him to anchor the Portuguese Defense very soon

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I think Garland on the Cavs is a shout for Most Improved.

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Agree fully. I laugh when people say Lillard is better. He never was never will be

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Thanks! While Cade may not be as hyped up as Zion, i’d argue he is actually better at his age than Zion was when he was in college. And definitely better than Edwards and LaMelo too. Not Doncic though.

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with how he started the season he probably will be a top 5 talent if he continues this

A way-too-early 2021 NBA mock draft

he’s just not good enough

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