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A cricket fan! Barely workable English comes from listening and watching cricket lol, My all-format, all-star, all time cricket xi among those players whom I have seen playing: Adam Gilchrist Saeed anwar Virat kohli Sachin tendullker Mohd yousuf Andrew Flintoff Wasim Akram Mutthaiya muralitharane Shane warne Allan Donald Glenn McGrath. FROM KASHMIR (Kashmir is a huge tourist destination, it has also been given the name "the paradise on earth", although unfortunately half of our land is occupied by pakistan and the remaining half by india. In fact this whole rivalry you see between India and pakistan is on Kashmir, the real bone of contention between the two.

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Surprised with selection of Carey if he is not a hitter then he must be a top wicketkeeper which he hasnt proved yet and instead had dropped catches or spinners and many a times fumbles with the ball

Australia's 2019 Cricket World Cup squad: Expert reaction

I would make two changes to that squad that bbl wicketkeeper Phillpe for Carey and handscomb for marsh. And maybe hazlewood or tye in place of behrendoff

Australia's 2019 Cricket World Cup squad: Expert reaction

I reiterate again there is no place for Khawaja in the limited over format unless of course he is opening slot. Again today he was at his best inside 10 overs and there is always a huge difference in his strike rate before and after field restrictions. If I was cricket Australia I would make sure not to disturb his rythm by changing his batting order with the mega event so close. Hence my best xi for world cup would be (in batting order)
Warner
Khawaja
Finch or (handscomb in case of a quick wk)
Smith
Stoinis
Maxwell
Handscomb (wk)
Cummins
Starc
J Richardson
Lyon
For 15 I would add phillipe (wk), Christian, Coulter nile and zampa, as batting is already strong in playing xi.

Won't somebody please think of the children?

Yeah I guess they are still searching for 1 or 2 spots to make a well balanced squad of 15

Australia set to face an understrength Pakistan

After this Pakistan are scheduled to play 5 0dis against England in England just before the world cup

Australia set to face an understrength Pakistan

Haha

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

Was anyone among bumrah shami or bhuvi bowling 10 kmph slower than their usual speeds??? How can you prove there was lack of full effort. As far as quicks are bowling at their best possible speeds team cannot be deemed to have under-tried.

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

Exactly, Langer or any of Finch’s fan have a strong argument in favour of Finch that’s his successful captaincy in recent times. Even BBL title is helping his case. And finally it could well be the “butterfly effect” of little decisions Finch is making while on the field or talking to his boys off the field that go unnoticed but actually producing significantly desirable results. So it is simple as long as he keeps winning he ain’t gonna be dropped.

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

I will credit Adam Zampa’s recent success to the change he has recently made. I think he has realized that in modern ODI cricket a leg spinner must not attack too much which means he has to bowl shortish length to keep the runs down while the flighted deliveries become a variation. Maintaining good economy gives him rewards even on shorter deliveries.

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

Incoming time period is crucial for Khawaja, this kind of sudden huge success can easily work against you. He must stand grounded and shouldnt look too much into these two hundreds. He should learn from Warner, Smith or kohli because when those guys hit ton after ton it is not a big deal, it’s almost like a run of the mill production and hardly anybody cares, so his hunger must not decrease. These two hundreds should be viewed as a start towards the journey of becoming a great.

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

Fair enough but looking at the whole series India never seemed to underestimate Australian team in terms of selection and when I say best choice I mean none of their big performers i.e kohli Rohit dhawan bumrah and Kuldeep were rested in this series which was surprising to me given the deflated Aussies side. Nobody doubted Australia would struggle before the series begun and Mr Ronan said Australia to face a nightmare tour of India. So from there to now has been a significant turn around of things. And yeah yesterday’s xi can easily be the combination in one or more matches at the world cup, not much between their perfect xi and yesterday’s xi.

Australia are back in a big way

Australian didn’t have three of their best choice players plus India played with all their first choice players

Australia are back in a big way

Why everyone here (comment section) seem to have landed in a great dilemma regarding who to open with in world cup, don’t forget you have 9 matches to play so you will always have chance to come back if one starts badly and then you can always chop and change if initial strategy fails. I say everyone needs to be ready marsh, Finch, khawaja, Smith, Warner and prepared to give their best in whatever roles they are given. There are 9 league games and all of them need to be in good form and fitness.

Ashton Turner stuns India

Khawaja makes most of it while the field restrictions are on with a huge variation in number of boundaries he scores before and after 10 overs. Don’t you think he is not a number 3 in the modern ODI format athough he would have been a perfect no 3 or middle order in the format some 10 -15 years ago.

Ashton Turner stuns India

Khawaja has no place in any team in LO format unless he is opening. His strength is scoring boundaries while field restrictions are on as he has showed in past bbls as well. Yesterday he scored only 11 fours in his hundred, remarkably he had already hit 7 of them when he was on 29 that means only 1 run and rest of them in fours, it also points at his difficulty to score boundaries in middle overs so he clearly is a big no as a middle order. Given he played his last odi series at number 4 and probably is first time tried at opening slot I don’t think it is fair to compare his strike rate when he hasn’t batted at his preffered position in most of his one day international games.

Finch stars as Australia beat India

My 15 for world cup
Warner
Finch
Smith
Maxwell
Stoinis
Christian
Phillips (wk)
Handscomb(as reserve wk)
Khawaja
Zampa
Lyon
Starc
Cummins
Jha Richardson
Coulternile

Finch stars as Australia beat India

Australia should select Phillips in UAE series and make him ready for worldcup. He is the next best batsman wicketkeeper since once-in-a-millenium, irreplaceable and incomparable Gilly retired.

Australia need a bowling all-rounder in ODIs

I like shane warne commentary except in one incidence recently where I perceived him surprisingly silly when India was 500 runs ahead and Australia battling in their second innings with 2 days left and warne was suggesting Australia should try and score 1 more than follow on and declare

Sloppy Australia hand India 2-1 series win

Would like to say kudos to australia for the way they are raising the bar each year in terms of presenting all kinds of sports!

Djokovic domination: Novak knocks over Nadal in straight sets

That was a walkover over great nadal! I ll still give nadal benefit of doubt for his recent injuries going by which he has done good enough to still get the runner up trophy. A note on untouchable djokovic, don’t think federer or even nadal have been that ahead of the rest ever in their primes.

Djokovic domination: Novak knocks over Nadal in straight sets

What has been really annoying in last two games is the number of tight 2s by dhoni and co and equally Finch’s field placements and strategy have been awful but I will relate them to his personal performance, having someone else captaining this series could have helped australia and even finch may be. Frustratingly India never has had to throw caution in these 2 games owing to their running between the wickets

Sloppy Australia hand India 2-1 series win

His shot selection on the ball he got out yesterday was shocking particularly it was the last ball of that over and australia were looking so good with the start they got. Terrible shot to get out , really heartbreaking and can make you really angry. In his support, he has been very unlucky with his ill- timed injury at the time when he had gained some momentum, with 100 for aus A in India, 3 back to back centuries in county followed by 85 and 141 in UAE before he went to surgery and after that 70 has been his highest in 7 innings which is so so disappointing.

Khawaja has failed Australia when they needed him most

I would choose one of these two strategies but both strategies have to be of extreme nature so as to avoid a draw.

1. Stick to the natural character of the pitch i.e spin friendly, even make it more spin friendly than usual, a pitch that will definetly crumble on last two days. Bring in Marnus for mitch marsh, and Maxwell for finch and hope to win the toss and bat first.

2. Change the character completelety, make it as pacer friendly and result oriented as possible, then again bat first and put a total on the board. Open with khawaja, put finch at no 6, again bring Maxwell for mitch marsh

If the Perth pitch was ‘average’, the MCG is diabolical

Most annoying thing in this match was when jadeja only on day 3 was trying to hit that patch like he was bowling in Nagpur. I mean come-on you cannot make them feel at home. In australia I expect jadeja gettin smacked in all directions. Utter failure on part of mcg curator.

If the Perth pitch was ‘average’, the MCG is diabolical

I would choose one of these two strategies but both strategies have to be of extreme nature so as to avoid a draw.
1. Stick to the natural character of the pitch i.e spin friendly, even make it more spin friendly than usual, a pitch that will definetly crumble on last two days. Bring in Marnus for mitch marsh, and Maxwell for finch and hope to win the toss and bat first.
2. Change the character completelety, make it as pacer friendly and result oriented as possible, then again bat first and put a total on the board. Open with khawaja, put finch at no 6, again bring Maxwell for mitch marsh

Wade cannot fix Australia's batting woes