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Maxwell Charlesworth

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Pretty close, but just pitching outside the line for me. Should be enough for a spot in the 1st test though

Was Travis Head robbed of a Shield century by a dodgy LBW decision?

Hilarious read yet again Dan!

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs South Africa, third ODI

Gold.

Who should not make the Test XI against India?

I reckon Ferguson is one step above Head, in skill and test match temperament, he’s a much more refined cricketer, so if anyone is going to make the successful switch from the baggy red to green it’ll be him (if he gets the chance).

I think it’s important to remember Heads recent form, in the last 3 Shield Seasons he’s averaged around 43 and been in top 7 run scorers each time. I believe it took him 3 seasons to score his first ton (he had already been made SA captain by then), so he’s scored his 7 tones in roughly 3 seasons, which isn’t terrible. I think he needs time to improve and a bit of solidity in his ODI spot (he’s batted everywhere from 1 to 7 in his 40 odd game career).

Who should not make the Test XI against India?

Again, wouldn’t bin Head, but happy to see Marsh go, prefer Burns over Handscomb. Bonus points for Radelaide.

Who should not make the Test XI against India?

I think it’d be unfair to drop head at this point, 3 test innings ago he scored a crucial 70 against Pakistan to put on a 130+ run stand with Khawaja. After that he had the 3rd highest Australian score for the match in the next test (albeit only 36). He’s scored 120 runs in his last 3 digs, which isn’t amaxing, but its more than Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Labuschange and Paine. I’d give him the first test and see if he can atleast score a 40 odd.

Who should not make the Test XI against India?

Yep exactly, experienced campaigner bowlers. I’d have Sayers, Siddle and maybe Neser in there too. The big 3 and Lyon are a world apart from the rest of the Aussie bowlers, but we have 5-6 almost international standard bowlers (with the exemption of Siddle of course) who can do the job when required.

Chances are they’ll pick an Ambidextrous leg spinner out of Darwin 3rd grade though.

Who should not make the Test XI against India?

I wouldn’t have Head on that list yet, but as I said on another comment, no score above 40 in the 1st test and I’d leave him out. Scored a ton and a 97* in the lead up to the Pakistan tests and scored a crucial 70 to help draw that test against Pakistan with a 130+ run stand with Khawaja. He’s only had one test since that really good innings, granted he didn’t do great, but the highest Aussie score for that game was 43 and he was 3rd highest with a 36.

I know everyones thoughts on the Marsh brothers so it seemed a bit redundant to include them on this list, as well as the fact both have scored tons in the shield since being back in Aussie soil so Langer will have them in the side anyway, this was more my thoughts on the outsiders that people have been suggesting join the side.

Who should not make the Test XI against India?

I’ve heard of a couple of mentions of Sangha and Edwards on some platforms. They kind of changed busses when Pukowski pulled out of the shield.

Lehmanns had some mentions now that his dad is gone, but he’s barely even the 4th best player in the Redbacks batting line up behind Ferguson, head and Weatherald.

I’d have Ferguson line up for Labuschagnes spot, with Handscomb in the wings incase Head fails (no score above around a 40) in the first test

Who should not make the Test XI against India?

Exactly, not only is it bad for the team, but the players aswell. Great point.

Who should not make the Test XI against India?

Sorry* Shaun Marsh for Head.

Who can add the needed steel to Australia's fragile ODI batting?

Id have;

1. Finch (c)
2. Carey (wk)
3. Khawaja
4. Head
5. Ferguson
6. Lynn
7. Stoinis
8. Starc
9. Hazlewood
10. Behrendorff
11. Lyon/Agar (Agar would move to 8 and the rest shift up)

Batting till, 7, (8 With Agar in the side), 4 frontline bowlers, and Head and Stoinis to make up the other 10 overs. Big hitters in Lynn and Stoinis, With Carey, Finch and Head able to score runs quick when needed. Cummins left out due to his injury prone-ness, Id keep him just for the long form.

Who can add the needed steel to Australia's fragile ODI batting?

Absolutely great read, Born well after this test but could feel the excitement and nervousness as I was reading through.

The spirit of cricket - celebrating the noble failure

Thats a wierd way to spell Mitchell Marsh 😉

The new breed of cricketers with the world at their feet

I believe Ive been quite resonable with my comments, this is by no means a smear piece on Glenn Maxwell, simply that I think his time has come and gone and Australia should look to playing their other players who are in form and can complete a similar role. If you’ve read my other comments, you will see I either respond to other points made by fellow Roarers, supported with statistics to support my claims and pointing out the facts when they claim I am uninformed. At no point have I said I want Head instead of Maxwell, infact I stated that Ferguson, Heazlett and Harris would come into the side for me, I simply corrected the statement that a commenter said on Head’s (and Finch’s) strike rate. Counting up the commenters there are 8 people that agree with me and 5 that don’t, obviously the argument has more than some relevance. Thanks for the input though mate, although may I suggest checking your facts before making such a blatantly ignorant remark.

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door

Sure, Eng Vs Aus 1st ODI in Aus. Finch 107, next 3 batsmen made 30 runs between them (10 runs per wicket). 2nd ODI, Finch 106, rest of the top 7 (ending at Cam White) made 108 (15 runs per wicket). Aus vs Ind 3rd ODI, Finch made 124, rest of the top 5 made 104 (20 runs per wicket). He also scored a ton against England in England, but that doesnt seem to matter to you because some one else scored runs too, making Finch’s invalid. In that game batsmen 4-7 only managed 29 runs between them (7.25 runs per wicket).

Who can add the needed steel to Australia's fragile ODI batting?

Dont know how he wouldn’t, seems a ripper bloke. Didn’t cause a fuss when he was dropped after one test, and has a very very good work ethic.

Who can add the needed steel to Australia's fragile ODI batting?

If you read my comment I say in the year of 2018. All the figures are correct for either the 2018 JLT or 2018 ODIs. I am simply listing players that you said were hard to come by and have those attributes.

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door

Yep, one of the best in the short formats

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door

All good except the vast majority of what you said is incorrect. 3 out of the last 5 times Head batted he passed 50. All in England. Perth was 7 games ago, not 5 and If you go 8 games back Head scored a 96. Since we are going back to the end of ashes ODIs, Finch made 2 hundreds back to back, and followed it up immediately with a 50. 4 games later, in the series you are saying Maxwell did more than Finch, Finch scored another 100. Fine, you are technically correct that Maxwells (albeit minimal amount of) runs were scored at a faster rate, the strike rate difference is less 3 between Glenn And Finch. And get this, Travis Heads strike rate in the series you are referring to is actually faster than that of Maxwells.

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door

Stoinis hasnt played 85 ODIs for one. And two, I’m not saying he is the only one to blame, others are also failing, but Maxwells time is up, too many chances not enough success.

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door

First choice would be Callum Ferguson, Heazlett and Harris are both options too and Bailey if you want proper experience.

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door

I wasnt saying we should emulate England’s style, this is from another comment where I listed the players with similar stats and abilities to Maxwell around the world, of which, England have 4.

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door

I have watched England play. Im not saying less Maxwell style players. Im saying less Maxwell. Im advocating for the inclusion of players who can do both accumulate and accelerate.

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door

Yep, consideration for what the team requires is certainly not one of his strong points.

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door