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It’s interesting, there’s a few players with international experience who haven’t made their states shield team.

SA: Ferguson
WA: Cartwright, Short and Tye.
Tas: Sandhu and Faulkner
Qld: Swepson

It’s open season as the scramble for top-order runs begins

Yea his test selection was ridiculous.

I’m surprised he hasn’t played more white ball cricket for Australia, he did really well opening the batting for nsw in the one dayers during his last 3 years there.

An overview of Australian Cricket in the 2010s

Maddison wasn’t blacklisted, he broke his hand near the end of the shield season.

Besides he got 3 tests, not 1.

An overview of Australian Cricket in the 2010s

Do we know if all the Socceroos/Aleague games will be shown live outside of the east coast, I checked some online TV guides and apparently Thursday’s Socceroos match will be shown on delay in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth surely the ABC needs to sort this out.

ABC viewers must see attacking football when they watch the A-League

If Warner doesn’t perform in this test, I wouldn’t be surprised if he decides to retire from test cricket at the end of the series and spends the next 5 or so years playing twenty20.

Marcus Harris deserves this chance at Usman Khawaja's expense

Go watch his test century in India, didn’t hit a 4 till he was on 40

Made it to 50 off 95 balls, made the 100 off 180 balls.

You can have a look at the highlights if you want

Mitch Marsh Ashes recall would be farcical

They’ve already got Labuchagne in the side, if they want another allrounder in the team what’s wrong with Maxwell?

He averages more than 40 in first class cricket cricket, and according to the Cricket Australia website, espn cricinfo and Wikipedia he is an allrounder.

He’s right handed and currently in England, they could call him into the squad if they wanted.

Mitch Marsh Ashes recall would be farcical

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?