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Maxwell Charlesworth

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I was thinking this aswell. He isnt vital to our WC campaign. His last 2 series he averaged 20 with the bat.

After demolishing Sri Lanka at home, here's how Australia's Ashes squad is shaping up

The bloke punched another player in a bar, tried to get into a punchup with the opposition after they sledged him for the fact his wife was caught having sex in a public place, known to be frequently racist with his sledges, has hurled abuse at crowds. Etcetera Etcetera. Smith deserves a second chance. Warner has had too many already.

After demolishing Sri Lanka at home, here's how Australia's Ashes squad is shaping up

In Heads 12 test innings he has batted Australia to a draw on debut in the UAE, scored more than double any other Australian batsman in the first innings of the Adelaide test and was the only reason we were even in that game, brought Australia back from the ropes at 4-140 to 6-250 (when his wicket fell) in Perth which game, and now he has not only top-scored for Australia but combined with Labuschagne he set up the game to be win by the Australians.

The fact of the matter is, since Cape Town no Australian batsman has done more for Australia than Travis Head, whether that be in performance to win, draw or keep Australia in games or whether it be statistically as since April 1st 2018 Travis Head is the leading run scorer for Australia.

Australian rookies run Sri Lanka ragged

Yep, all this does is cause unstability in the side. We literally just bowled a team out for under 150 twice in a game we dont need any more bowling. If we did however, How about using the ones we already have in the side? Labuschagne and Head are handy bowlers and can give 10-15 overs together in an innings without worry.

Stoinis set for Test debut

If Smith and Warner were in the side then not only would he be Australias 3rd highest run scorer (which is still good), but he would be able to play his natural style of cricket, and not have to resurrect the innings from the failings of Finch, Harris, Handscomb, S Marsh and M Marsh.

What would Australia XI vs Australia A look like?

Im simply criticising your obvious double standards when it comes to sub-par victorian openers compared to decent SA middle order batsmen. You say that your reason for selecting Harris in the combined team is he has had a good few years recently, and his stats arent reflective of his entire career. The exact same can be said for Travis Head, the only difference being Head’s career statistics and recent form statistics are better than Harris’. You say Heads FC average is only 36, then dont pick a player whos average is 35.

What would Australia XI vs Australia A look like?

Same reasoning for Harris’ selection in the best Australian side can be used for Travis Head, He averages 42 in his last 50 FC innings. On a similar note, you’ve picked Tremain ahead of Hazlewood even though Hazlewoods statistical average is better and is a proven performer at test level?

What would Australia XI vs Australia A look like?

And a lower test match average than all of the top 7. And the same batting average as Mitch Marsh.

The misconception of Glenn Maxwell

Blaming the leading run scorer for Australia this series who still managed more runs than Marsh and Handscomb for what you thought would be test loss. Even after scoring 58 in the first innings, the second highest Australian score that innings. Give him a break. Yes it was a silly shot, but he scores a large amount of runs in that region, its the same and someone who scores mostly in the V nicking off twice in the match. He is an attacking batsmen but by no means in a T20 mindset. For example his 72 off 175 balls to help save that UAE test, or, simply look to last test match where he scored another 72 off 167 balls (with only 4 boundaries). How he chose to combat the tricky pitch was to go the attacking route.

Travis Head's inexcusable error could cost Australia victory

And would you look at that. When you give the batsmen more than 1 test to form an opening partnership they go on to a 100+ opening stand. We Australian cricket fans cry foul when the selectors drop our favourite player when they are in a rut because they need more opportunities, yet when a guy who scored scores of 62, 49, 36 and 32 in his last 2 tests has 1 bad test its time to show him the door. The same can be said about Head. He played a crucial role in saving that UAE draw and then he followed it up with 2 30+ scores in the next test, but no he should be dropped because he doesnt have the goods. Guess what? The selectors showed faith in him and he single handedly dragged Australia back into the Adelaide test with a 72 that if he didnt score would see us facing a possible 100 run deficit. Faith needs to be shown. It doesnt matter if the person chosen isnt your favourite batsmen and you would rather have a person who hasn’t scored a shield ton all year in the side instead, he has been picked and needs the backing of the fans and the media alike.

It's time for a new Test opener

Im surprised no mention of Neser for the all rounder option. 4 fifties this season (Same as Joe burns in 1 less game) with an average of 52 with the bat and 13 wickets at around 32. Not too shabby.

Australia vs India: Five first-Test takeaways

Only maybe for Head? You joking? Played 3 tests, saved one, 2nd highest Australian scorer in the second and now the highest Australian score in the 3rd. The most consistent player bar Khawaja.

Australia vs India: Five first-Test takeaways

IF they do drop him then I expect Langer to fly Jhye Richardson in from WA for a ‘like for like replacement’.

Mitchell Starc must be dropped for the second Test against India

Hope everyone who was saying he should be dropped after the ODI’s and that Labuschagne, Handscomb or Maxwell should be in his place, takes note. Head is a long-term player for Australia and he has proven that at FC level for the last 3 years.

Composed Head upstages impatient teammates

So do I, finally some sense by the selectors, though I sense this is Paines doing, so good on him

Two bowlers and the Aussie No.5 will be crucial against India

Reffering to Head as a poor player is a jump of the gun, the bloke has played 2 tests and saved one of them.

Two bowlers and the Aussie No.5 will be crucial against India

I do think it would be a bit tough to pick FC players during the middle of a shield round. That could be scheduling issue but with the short gap between the T20’s and the 1st test, this is the only reasonable time. I doubt many Shield players would be happy to be dropped from their Shield side where they are pushing for test selection to play a 14 a side game.

The Cricket Australia XI was a missed opportunity

Wow!!! Constructive discussions!!!!!

The Cricket Australia XI was a missed opportunity

We fielded a similar side against England last year, CAXI didnt do too bad then either. We bowled England out for 293, 207, and 310, while our batsmen made scores of 269/8, 364/4, and 258/9, not terrible, especially for players who struggle to make the first class side. We all know that the final test score line was 4-0. Maybe it’s not punching above the weight class and they are actually performing against struggling bowling attacks and batsmen who are unfamiliar with the conditions? Did you watch any of the CAXI innings? The Indian bowling was all over the shot, meanwhile the Indian batting looked very out of place at times.

The Cricket Australia XI was a missed opportunity

Im not saying keep the Marshes, Id have Shaun but not Mitch. I just find it ironic that you stated you want batsmen who dont fail yet pick 2 out of form players and Maxwell who has scored 1 century in his last 19 FC games. Where’s Head in your squad? In good touch with the red ball, bowls a bit and saved half of the test matches he’s ever played.

My thoughts on Australia's Test selections to play India

You dont want both Marsh boys to fail, yet you pick some one (maxwell) who is notorious for failing? Add Labuschagne and Renshaw who cant buy a run this season and that top order looks worse than ours currently.

My thoughts on Australia's Test selections to play India

He’s the captain. He gets asked about players and their performances, he has to respond. Good on him for being honest about Maxwell’s performances, he had just made scores of 19,11 and 15. And considering you are talking about Finch’s comments against Maxwell in the ODI arena, Finch averages 44.8 in ODI’s for 2018 (11 innings.

Dot ball D'Arcy has to go

Does M Marsh (1 hundred and 0 x 50) deserve to be there over the likes of Wade 1 hundred and 4 50s, Doolan who has the same, Tom Cooper with 2 hundreds and Jake Lehmann with 1 hundred and 2 50s. The stats say no.

CONFIRMED: Harris and Tremain added to Australian Test squad

Harris. Finch. Khawaja. SoS. Head. Handscomb. Paine. Cummins. Starc. Lyon. Hazlewood.

CONFIRMED: Harris and Tremain added to Australian Test squad

Arent* not and

Is Australian cricket really in bad shape?