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If they want reserve batsman, there are a few guys playing county cricket.

In the latest round of county cricket that started on Sunday:

Maxwell made 31

Finch made 90 batting at 6

Carey 56 & 69* playing as a specialist batsman batting at 5

I think any of the 3 would be better than Mitch Marsh.

I did hear the Siddle pulled up sore, if he’s unavailable do you go back to Starc or Pattinson or play Neser.

Australia should not fight Jofra Archer with fire

In his last game of first class cricket, Maxwell took 4 wickets and made a 50, if that doesn’t count as an allrounder I don’t know what does.

Bancroft, Labuschagne and Siddle in my Ashes XI

So Mitch Marsh gets picked for his worst format (tests), but he doesn’t get picked for his best format (ODIs).

Should’ve just let him play Twenty20 for Glamorgan so he can push for a spot in the Australian Twenty20 team.

Bancroft, Labuschagne and Siddle in my Ashes XI

Even if you’re going off Shield stats Labuchagne is a better option

Career shield averages:
Labuchagne 33
Mitch Marsh

I’d definitely pick Labuchagne over Marsh if given the option, however if they want an allrounder surely Maxwell is a better option.

Five Ashes spots up for grabs tomorrow

My concern with Labuchagne is that it’s difficult to see a player with such a poor shield being able to perform at test level, look at Mitch Marsh.

Five Ashes spots up for grabs tomorrow

Glenn Maxwell has scored more test centuries in India than Justin Langer and Darren Lehmann combined.

Glenn Maxwell's Test career cruelled by World Cup flop

I think the test match in 2017 was shown on the Cricket Australia website/app.

New faces and experienced hands as Aussie Ashes defence goes red ball

Is this the first time a woman’s test match has been shown on Australian tv?

New faces and experienced hands as Aussie Ashes defence goes red ball

Maxwell is currently playing for Lancashire:

Saturday he took 4/41
Sunday he made 59

Wade and Head make tons to press Ashes cases

I’m not sure if Siddle will play the ashes, he couldn’t get a game during the home summer, even when Starc and Hazlewood where struggling. Then Richardson leapfrogged him for the Sri Lanka series.

Neser and Tremain are both decent bats, while Holland has done fairly well.

Hazlewood is bowling himself out of the Ashes

I’m not quite sure where people are getting this stat that Maxwell only performs in 1 out of 10 games.

He’s played 99 ODI innings for 19 50’s and 1 century.

That means he passes 50 in 1 out of 5 innings, even then you’re not accounting for not outs, quickfire 30’s and 40’s when the team needs it or the times he gets run out by his teammates.

Dropping Glenn Maxwell against England would be a huge mistake

I can’t see the logic in picking either Patterson or Pucovski for the 50 over. Pucovski didn’t even make the Victorian one day team last year and Patterson was pretty mediocre for NSW.

McDermott was man of the tournament in the jlt Cup last year.
Weatherald averages 46 in list a cricket with a strike rate of 102
Philippe averages 39 with a strike rate of 120

Forgotten Aussie quicks ready to press for World Cup contention

He was in the original squad, but pulled out because he had surgery on his shoulder, hopefully he’ll be fit for the home summer.

Forgotten Aussie quicks ready to press for World Cup contention

I’m not suggesting Sams should bat top 6 for the World Cup, I’m saying that he would’ve been worth having a look at during the home summer as a number 8.

Particularly when Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood were rested and they picked Siddle.

Five reasons Australia shouldn't play five bowlers

Maybe not Valente, but Sams numbers look pretty good in 50 over cricket

Batting: 4 innings, 152 runs at 38, sr 116
Bowling: 5 innings, 9 wickets at 22.44 economy: 5.13

I know it’s a small sample size, but remember Cummins made his test debut after just 3 Shield games

Five reasons Australia shouldn't play five bowlers

They should’ve picked Marsh for the November ODIs vs South Africa but I suspect he was left out because they wanted him to focus on the Sheffield Shield.

I think the constant push to make Marsh a test player has hurt his ODI chances.

Five reasons Australia shouldn't play five bowlers

There were a few other players worth considering in addition to Faulkner, Daniel Sams made to 50’s for nsw last season in the jlt Cup and Cam Valente has 2 50 over 100’s.

Five reasons Australia shouldn't play five bowlers

The only other allrounder worth picking would be Dan Christian.

So, which Marsh should replace the injured Marcus Stoinis?

The selectors clearly like him, he was in the squad for the Sri Lanka test series

So, which Marsh should replace the injured Marcus Stoinis?

Assuming Stoinis is out for the World Cup, it might actually help his ashes chances.
The 4 Day games of the Australia A tour don’t start until July 7, more than 3 weeks from now.
If he’s fit for those games I assume he’ll play, meaning that he’ll get 3 first class matches in English conditions prior to the first test, a couple of decent knocks there could see him make the Ashes team. He’ll be able to bat slowly.

So, which Marsh should replace the injured Marcus Stoinis?

I see that the selectors have finally ended their obsession with Billy Stanlake

Joe Burns and Kurtis Patterson snubbed as Cricket Australia unveil 2019-20 contract list

Best XI for both teams:

1 Day team:

Short
Wade (wk)
Head (c)
Handscomb
MMarsh
Turner
Agar
Neser
Abbott
Hazlewood
Richardson

4 day team:

Harris
Handscomb
Patterson
Head
Pucovski
Wade
Paine (c/wk)
Neser
Pattinson
Hazlewood
Holland

Australia A squads headlined by Test regulars and Ashes hopefuls

If they’ve left Burns out because he’s playing country cricket, why did they pick Pattinson? He’s signed up to play for Nottinghamshire.

Pucovski and Patterson shouldn’t be in the one day squad, Pucovski averages 7.5 in list a cricket and couldn’t get a game for Victoria last season, while Patterson averaged 23 last season. Should’ve taken Philippe and McDermott.

Nesers one day record isn’t great either.

As for M.Marsh he’s a good one day player but I can’t see the logic in picking him in the 4 day squad, Wade’s a better allrounder anyway.

Holland will probably be the backup spinner for the ashes

Australia A squads headlined by Test regulars and Ashes hopefuls

I went and had a look at the stats:

Fc bowling average:

Ashton Agar: 39.11
Mitch Swepson: 36.38
Adam Zampa: 47.09
D’Arcy Short: 35

Ashes squad will be decided by Australia 'A' games

Marnus made a century for Glamorgan overnight, interesting to see how he does over the rest of the season.

Ashes squad will be decided by Australia 'A' games