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But Shaun Marsh is not a match winner like Maxwell or Warner. He can only play a supporting role i feel, and thats why all his recent hundreds ended up on losing causes. Finch was criticized for not making big hundreds in the past (in the 2017 away series against India and 2018 home series against England). The problem with Marsh some times is he takes too much time to get going, same case with Stoinis. and this is the main reason why i would have picked Handscomb or Turner ahead of Shaun Marsh.

Selectors can’t rid themselves of the Marsh habit

5 WA players in the World Cup squad 😉 none from Tasmania this time when they had 3 in 2015.

Selectors can’t rid themselves of the Marsh habit

Like other comments clearly pointed out, 5th bowler is a genuine cause for concern i reckon, especially when playing against stronger teams. I dont trust Stoinis as a 5th bowler. He clicks only in bowler friendly pitches (like the Adeliade ODI against SA last year). In flat pitches, his bowling is a liability. In last world cup, they had Watson, Mitch Marsh and Faulkner – but no such luxury this time.

Analysis of Australia's ODI performances and World Cup history

the 2013 and 2017 Champions Trophy tournaments were after the IPL tournaments in those years, India won the 2013 version and reached the final in 2017. You cant say for sure that it will impact the performance of Indian players in the World Cup. Like Paul mentioned only time will tell whether Indian players are exhausted while playing in the WC.

The marathon IPL will hurt India's World Cup chances

Stoinis is no Symonds. He plays lot of dot balls and doesnt rotate strike much. Compared to him, Handscomb is way better in that front. and his bowling is just average. And On flat wickets, it is not going to help much to the team cause i feel.

Is Stoinis still in Australia’s best one day XI?

Yes offcourse it is 1 bowler too many, in the 2015 WC squad, they had 5 quicks, 1 spinner, 3 all rounders, 5 batsmen and 1 wk. this time, it is 5 pacers, 2 spinners, 2 all rounders, 5 batsmen and 1 wk. I am not sure what is different in England this time.

Australia's 2019 Cricket World Cup squad: Expert reaction

Looks Ashton Turner might miss out of the squad, otherwise they would have played him more against Pakistan.

My XI + squad.


Squad players:-
J Richardson
Coulter Nile
Ashton Turner / extra bowler

Based on the pitch play 2 pacers + 2 spinners or 3 pacers + 1 spinner

VOTE: Pick your Australian squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup

Pattinson ahead of J Richardson provided he stays injury free.

Peter Siddle puts his hand up for Ashes selection

Warner and Finch has to open. Khawaja at 3, they should not force Warner to bat in middle order i feel. Shaun Marsh should make way for Smith. hopefully they dont drop Handscomb from the squad.

Warner 2.0 is a new man

It is unfair to compare Turner to Stoinis i feel, Turner just played 2 ODIs. Stoinis is a choker from what i have seen so far, plays a lot of dot balls, then build pressure and get out at a crucial stage. Even if he is playing well, gets out at a wrong stage. First match @ Perth stadium – got out at crucial stage, same thing in Sydney in that series. Same vs South Africa last year @ Hobart. And choked again against India in this series – at Nagpur.

Is Ashton Turner another Marcus Stoinis?

But all those tons were on losing causes , i am not saying it is his fault though. He is 35 now and not getting any younger. The problem i have with S Marsh is his inconsistency. His scores in other matches (apart from those 4 tons) are 24,8,22,54,39,16,7 and 6.

Ashton Turner stuns India

Drop Shaun Marsh & Carey and make Handscomb keep wickets so that you can accomodate both Turner and Stoinis in the XI. But making Handscomb keep wicket is a risky option , what if he drop a crucial catch or misses a stumping in a knockout match.

I think the WC XI should be

1. David Warner
2. Usman Khawaja
3. Steve Smith
4. Peter Handscomb (w/k)
5. Maxwell (c)
6. Marcus Stoinis
7. Ashton Turner
8. Mitchel Starc
9. Pat Cummins
10.Jhye Richardson
11. Adam Zampa

squad players – Shaun Marsh, Lyon, Coulter-Nile, Finch / Carey

Ashton Turner stuns India

Bryant is still raw, as you said Brayan has still a long way to go, same like Philippe

Australia needs a radically different World Cup squad

i would say 4-1 or 5-0 to India, any thing other than these 2 score lines will be a bonus for Australia. The big problem with Australian ODI team these days is their effectiveness against spin bowling and also the lack of finishing touch – the recent Adelaide ODI was a perfect example. People like Warne & Waughan are saying pick Phillippe – that too just after 2 good knocks in Big Bash 🙂

Australia face a nightmare tour of India

yes i agree it was a boring run fest. Austrlia almost threatened to pull off the unbelievable in the last ODI with a 100 from Faulkner, i am not sure if Faulkner has any other hundred in List A Cricket 😉 I prefer to watch a low scoring match instead with some help for the bowlers, but those days are long gone.

Australia face a nightmare tour of India

Paine should not be the Keeper for one day team, even Carey is average. On current form, Wade deserves another go. I think Josh Phillippee might get a chance soon (within the next 2 years)

A golden opportunity: Don't pick Smith and Warner

They should have selected Pucovski ahead Labuschagne, i dont understand why Labuschagne is still in the team. They should not have recalled Labuschagne for the Sydney test in the first place.

Selection bungles cost Will Pucovski his Test debut

Ashton Turner should be given a chance in the one day team i think, he was in good form in Big Bash last year. and yesterday another good score when WA was struggling in the chase against Blues.

The four players who'll be using the JLT Cup as a World Cup audition

I dont know what is Selector’s aversion towards Lyon, he should be given more chances in LOIs. Fawad and Boyce are definitely not the answers according to me. Tom O’Connell looks promising , his action looks similar to Rashid Khan

Who are Australia's best spinners?