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Short will miss WAs first game because he was bitten by his dog.

Stoinis and Faulkner will miss part of the tournament afte picking up injuries in the uk while playing county cricket.

Nevill broke his thumb batting in the nets and is out for the tournament.

Whiteman is back, although he is playing as a batsman.

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

Fawad was the leading wicket taker in CPL.

On current form he’s Australia’s best white ball spinner, therefore he should be picked in the Australian ODI and Twenty20 teams.

The only other player who should be in the discussion is Nathan Lyon.

If Victoria doesn’t pick Fawad so be it, look what England’s done with Adil Rashid.

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

I think the wicket keepers position could be determined by this tournament.

It’s intresting to note Handscomb didn’t keep yesterday.

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

I wonder how different the XI that plays against Pakistan will be to the one that plays India.

I’d be predicting this lineup for the first test against India:

Renshaw
Finch
Khawaja
Ferguson
Maxwell
Burns
Paine
Starc
Cummins (if not fit Tremain)
Lyon
Hazlewood (if not fit Sayers)

I’m a fan of Finch but I’m pretty sure he’ll just be a placeholder until Bancrofts allow to play.

Siddle should have been saved for the Ashes

This series could determine who keeps during the World Cup.

It’ll probably be between Handscomb, Wade and Carey or possibly McDermott.

But Ahmed not getting picked for Victoria is ludicrous, he’s good enough for the odi team

Nic Maddinson named in Victoria's JLT Cup squad, Chris Lynn to captain Queensland

Both Boyce and Fawad both lost their state contracts during the off-season and haven’t been selected to play in the one day cup this season.

Fawad’s been in outstanding form in the CPL and is probably Australia’s best option for the World Cup.

Who are Australia's best spinners?

In the 2015/16 shield season Maxwell averaged 56 from his 6 shield games. Yet for the 2016 tour of Sri Lanka they went with Moises Henriques had only averaged 15 from his 4 shield games that season.

It is time for some honest-to-God transparency from Cricket Australia

If he’s worried about 100’s why was Mitch Marsh picked?

M.Marsh: 147 fc innings 8 100’s = 1 100 every 18 innings
Maxwell: 100 fc innings 7 100’s = 1 100 every 14 innings

Maxwell, Burns and Tremain were robbed by Aussie selectors

Surely Maxwell has to be injured, that’s the only logical explanation.

Bolters aplenty as Australia names weakest Test squad in recent memory for tour of UAE vs Pakistan

Tremain’s no mug with the bat either, he scored a shield century a couple seasons ago.

Would a tail end of Starc, Tremain, Lyon and Holland be any weaker than Cummins, Starc, Lyon and Hazlewood.

I wonder if Sayers is in contention, given he’s an incumbent in the test XI.

Head has one foot in the Aussie Test team

Apparently Carey will miss the second game against India A to be home for the birth of his first child.

So Handscomb will be keeping, I can’t see that helping his chances.

Head, Patterson and Labuschagne vying to steal Handscomb's Test spot

Why is Mitch Marsh a lock? He averaged 22 in South Africa and made a duck yesterday and he isn’t bowling either.

If Head, Patterson, M.Marsh and Handscomb fail to perform in their next 3 innings they shouldn’t be picked.

I’d be looking to bring in Finch and Ferguson if those players don’t perform.

If Shaun Marsh isn’t fit I’d look to bring in Cam White (he averaged 52 last season).

I’d have a top 7 of:

Renshaw
Khawaja
Finch
Ferguson
Maxwell
S.Marsh/White
Paine

Lock it in, Uzzie: Khawaja cements his spot in next month's Test team

With Maxwell you need to remember that in his first 3 tests he batted all over the place.

In his first test he batted at 8 behind both Wade and Henriques who are inferior batsman.

In his second test he opened the batting because Shane Watson was captain.

In his third test he batted at 3 because Michael Clarke didn’t want to face the new ball.

He averaged 13 in those 3 games.

He averaged 37 in the 4 tests he played last year.

Maxwell averages 54 when he bats at 5 and 42 when he bats at 6.

Selection trials loom for Test and ODI hopefuls

Assuming agar and the Marsh brothers are in the test side they’d probably have

Short
Whiteman
Stoinis
Turner
Cartwright
Wells
Bosisto
Richardson/Paris
NCN
Behrendorf
Tye

Labuschagne, Swepson and Renshaw star for Australia A

They could go with the extra bowler, but which batsman get left out?

This would be WA first choice line up, assuming Bancroft is still suspended.

Short
S.Marsh
Stoinis
M.Marsh
Turner
Cartwright
Whiteman
Agar
Behrendorf
NCN
Tye

Labuschagne, Swepson and Renshaw star for Australia A

Is Ahmed’s fielding really that bad, I recall Zampa missing a few chances when he was in the Australian ODI team.

Labuschagne, Swepson and Renshaw star for Australia A

Ahmed just took 2/13 of 4 overs in the CPL, I’d consider him to be Australia’s best white ball spinner.

Labuschagne, Swepson and Renshaw star for Australia A

Would Joel Paris and Jhye Richardson make the West Australian one day team if all their bowlers were fit?

I imagine WA would go in with Tye, Behrendorf and NCN with Agar bowling spin. Meaning Mackin, Moody, Paris, Richardson and Kelly would all miss out.

Labuschagne, Swepson and Renshaw star for Australia A

What do we do if Renshaw, Khawaja, Head, Handscomb, M.Marsh and Patterson all fail during the A series?

Do we back them for the test series or pick someone else?

Pakistan and India will trouble Australia – but not their spinners

Do we know if there’ll be any live stream/tv coverage of the series.

Matt Renshaw is an ODI middle order option

Apparently the first game has been called off because of rain

Matt Renshaw is an ODI middle order option

This series could determine who keeps at the World Cup.

Matt Renshaw is an ODI middle order option

Acording to cricket.com.au Mitch Marsh will play the A tour as a specialist batsman

A possible Australian Test team to take on Pakistan

What about picking James Faulkner as the 2nd quick, he’s got experience in Asia and would extend the tail. You’d have Faulkner at 8, Agar at 9, Starc at 10 and Lyon at 11.

He’s playing T20s in England at the moment, but I’m not sure if he’s fit enough to play test cricket.

A possible Australian Test team to take on Pakistan

Bailey would be an interesting choice, here are his first class numbers post the 2015 World Cup:

2015/16: 761 runs at 47
2016 (county): 284 runs at 71
2016/17: 839 runs at 59
2017 (county): 610 runs at 38
2017/18: 602 runs at 33

A possible Australian Test team to take on Pakistan