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If I was Marsh, I would be counting my lucky stars for all the money I get for having a less than 50% winning ratio across all formats which surely no other Aussie player has ever achieved.

Labuschagne fires but Australia lose again in South Africa

Blewett played 46 tests and averaged sub 35. Hopeless against spin.

Symonds played 26 tests and averaged sub 41. Pretty good but he was not among Oz’s best six batsmen when selected.

Hodge played six tests and averaged plus 55.

Blewett was, far too late really, dumped for the return of Hayden in 2000 (NZ) and Damien Martyn came back as well which soon after saw Slater gone for Langer at the top of the order.

That process which yielded Hayden, Langer, Ponting, the Waughs and Martyn then Gilchrist was when Aussie selectors had best six batsmen as the focus. And we were virtually unbeatable.

The arrival of Symonds in 2004 ahead of Hodge marks the beginning of the era of the allrounder which has produced periods of hopelsessness.

Glenn Maxwell sorely missed as Australia lose in South Africa

I cannot remember when Marsh last walked to the crease in an ODI innings and turned a struggle into triumph like Klassen did last night.

Glenn Maxwell sorely missed as Australia lose in South Africa

So long as Langer’s plan to play a disproportionate amount of under qualified WA players is allowed to flourish, the team will be compromised.

Glenn Maxwell sorely missed as Australia lose in South Africa

Alan Davidson was the last great Australian all rounder.

No factor has impeded Australian cricket success in the last 10-20 years than the vain pursuit of an allrounder.

Young gun Cameron Green stars for Western Australia with unbeaten ton

Green 158 not out. A Langer KPI is selecting WA players so no need to wait.

Marsh, Wade and Carey must be given time

I believe this is the reason Marsh is a lock for number 5 in the WC. He may fail 3 times out of 4 but he is likely to score 20-25 off 12 on the other occasion.

Sounds like a recipe for defeat which, history shows, is a better than even bet with Marsh in the team.

Marsh, Wade and Carey must be given time

The least cared about one day matches in Australian cricket history are happening in mid-march.

This fellow should be given a go.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/cricket/green-ton-gives-wa-upper-hand-in-shield/ar-BB10jySj?ocid=spartanntp

Australia choke against South Africa

Mitch Marsh’s critics are clueless

How many MOM’s has Marsh won once since this puff piece was written?

Australia choke against South Africa

30 plus matches is extended

Australia choke against South Africa

What is Mitch Marsh’s win rate across all formats for Australia?

He is worse than 50% across his extended test career which must be as low as it gets for Australian test cricketers save those who played in the 19th century or when WSC was on?

Australia choke against South Africa

With the restoration of Australian dominance on the back of NSW and QLD player,, albeit over teams which have collectively won one test here since 1995, it is natural for Langer and MacDonald to think about what can be done for the under performing WA and Victorians.

Siddle shock option as Hazlewood cover for Boxing Day Test

The allrounder requirement is the great myth of Australian cricket.

No one has filled the role adequately, ie without weakening the team, since Alan Davidson

Marsh injury could bring Stoinis into Test frame

This summer we confront one opponent who has won one test match here in the last 34 years (New Zealand) and another who has not won a test here since December 1995 (Pakistan). What team do we want to put up against that quality of opposition given their past performance here?

Do the selectors, who have given us more changes to the top 6 than can be easily remembered (and it is still a mess), keep pushing Wade whose batting performances have a little bit of the Marcus North about them (centuries here and there and not much else in between) or should we be doing everything to identify the best young batsmen in this country (who will be able to play against the top teams) and present them with their opportunity ie Patterson and Pucovski?

Aussies should be disappointed with underwhelming Ashes

Worried that Wade will be the new Marcus North. Just when he is out the door a hundred etc.

Also need to be vigilant against WA allrounders given we have tried Agar, Cartwright, Marsh, Stoinis and Turner at international level in the last few years.

Who should the Test selectors look at for the summer?