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The case for Wade

When Tim Paine was unexpectedly thrust into Australia’s XI for the ultimately successful Ashes series almost 12 months ago, many felt it may have all but closed future Test ambitions for Tasmanian teammate Matthew Wade.

Well put – the relentless desire for a seam bowling number six may strike again. He has begun the new domestic season well, but does not have a batting record close to worthy of the test top six.

I’d be surprised if enough overs can’t be found between Labuschagne/Head/Wade

Marsh injury could bring Stoinis into Test frame

Unless Renshaw produces mass runs in the next two rounds, and Harris, Burns and even Khawaja utterly fail, he won’t be anywhere near the conversation.

Should Khawaja and Renshaw open against Pakistan?

Common sense prevails after the fact

ICC announces super over modifications

Yep and while the condensed BBL 09 will go some way to addressing this – as the inclusion of ABDV, Steyn, Banton etc would suggest – there will always be fierce competition from overseas leagues that are potentially more lucrative.

Why BBL08 wasn't a hit

Many others ahead in that queue I would’ve thought. Can’t see the urge either when he will likely slot in that XI with the gloves before too long.

David Warner and Joe Burns should be the openers for the First Test

My worry too matth with Burns is that even if he does earn a recall, he has always seemed so easy dispensable, often the first dumped at an opportunity.

David Warner and Joe Burns should be the openers for the First Test

Burns has looked more comfortable at the highest level than other candidates, and would be a wise selection, particularly given his pairing with Warner has been fruitful before. I agree; afford him the summer of six tests with the first on his home deck, and three against NZ who he has flourished against previously.

If Harris posts significant numbers again for the next two rounds though, I reckon that’s the way they might go.

David Warner and Joe Burns should be the openers for the First Test

Think though it’s well known Wade is an average keeper, far below the standard of Paine/Carey/Nevill anyway. Further to that, he all but relinquished the gloves to revive his career as a batsman, which he is doing now.

Tim Paine finally breaks 13-year drought with his second FC century

I get that the wicket is the main issue, but a bit strange from Handscomb after how long Victoria batted for…

Vic-SA Shield match descends into farce

Pattinson bowling offies, Handscomb nine expensive overs and Harris doing some bowling too…just playing out time there now!

Warner and Pucovski ton up in Sheffield Shield

Pure beauty. The only thing left to round out an unbelievable comeback is for him to score one in a test match.

Warner and Pucovski ton up in Sheffield Shield

Head got his fifty, after fighting through good bowling, but has sort of thrown away a big score in perfect batting conditions where teammates are cashing in.

Warner and Pucovski ton up in Sheffield Shield

That would be most ideal. Being all of 21 y.o, there is no urgency when you have Head and Patterson still relatively untried at test level.
With the issues he’s had too, what if a few immediate failures at the top level damage him? There’s just no point rushing him in.

Warner and Pucovski ton up in Sheffield Shield

Does anyone know if Brendan Doggett is injured? Noticed he is out of this XI, and this is a guy who was unexpectedly thrown into the national touring squad 12 months ago following some terrific Shield performances.

Maddinson and Harris push Test claims with Shield tons

Likewise Bancroft, absorbed deliveries and time which he does well. Not campaigning for him necessarily though, as we know of the technical deficiencies and the risks of exposure against test attacks.

Maddinson and Harris push Test claims with Shield tons

At least if Maddinson is selected again it might be with some FC form behind him.

Plenty to play out however as teams play other venues, against different attacks etc. We will probably have a clear idea after three rounds, perhaps

Maddinson and Harris push Test claims with Shield tons

I queried SA twitter about this, and no injury to Ferguson, just left out

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

28 presuming there is only one for SA – Head?

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

Interestingly Jeff quite a few with test caps simply not selected either – Ferguson, Siddle, O’Keefe, Cartwright

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

Spot on

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

Probably, if someone can get them. Renshaw batted time but would have loved to kick on.

This Redbacks attack is missing all of Sayers, Mennie and Worrall.
Nick Winter probably the only quick you’d consider in their best XI

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

Dean finds himself out of Victoria’s XI to start the season off. Perhaps Maddinson could be in the frame with big runs, but I reckon both Whiteman and D.Hughes along with Pucovski are genuine dark horse candidates that could bolt into contention.

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

Agree Jeff, we’ve seen it more times that we’d like, I’m sure.

I dearly hope a Pucovski or Heazlett type is not thrust in prematurely following one or two big innings. If they’re the only ones putting their hand up, sure, but we know the confidence damage this can do to young batsmen when rushed in, sometimes.

Who needs a big domestic season to secure a Test spot?

You’ve almost got all eyes on two ends of the spectrum in these first four rounds.

The older, experienced test staples fighting for their places at home for the first time in a long time in Warner and UK.

And then the fringe test bats with some exposure to the level, but haven’t yet nailed a place. Some have received perhaps excessive chances, others not enough – Burns, Harris, Head, Patterson, M.Marsh, Handscomb, Bancroft, Renshaw and even Maddinson.

Or will an untried player bolt to contention, making a case too strong to ignore?

Who needs a big domestic season to secure a Test spot?

How’s the intimidation factor in the Heat batting? Serious power!

Brisbane Heat add exciting English star to BBL team