Combined Ashes XI

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  1. AlwaysGreen

    AlwaysGreen Immortal

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    Another pasting almost done and dusted. Who would make a combined XI? I say:

    Warner
    Cook
    Khawaja
    Smith
    SMarsh
    Malan
    Paine
    Cummins
    Starc
    Hazelwood
    Lyon

    Malan just over MMarsh.
    Paine just over Bairstow, a better keeping performance although I'm not convinced about Paine's batting.

    Pretty slim pickings for the poms.
     
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    When MMarsh gets 8/0 in the poms 2nd dig the discussion changes imo.
     
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  3. Blade23

    Blade23 Juniors

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    I would mostly agree with that. Bancroft has been a disappointment. Cook over him.
    Malan has done well to score against our bowlers where MMarsh has face some inferior bowling at times and cashed in.Malan is probably the only pom that can hold his head up high.
    I would go Bairstow over Paine. His keeping hasn't been too bad and he did played well to score his century. He might have had a few fifties in the series if he was batting higher earlier.
     
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  4. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    Cook in the Aussie team for Bancroft
     
  5. Pedge1971

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    Agree. Maybe Bairstow is the only other smelly worth considering besides Cook
     
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    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    yeh, not much between Bairstow and Payne but Payne hasn't really had to do too much

    he is pretty capable with the bat but hasn't been needed too much
     
  7. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    Id go Bairstow over Paine, other than that about right
    8 aussie players, 3 Poms
    MMarsh 12th man
     
  8. Pedge1971

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    I would take M Marsh over Malan. Breakout series.
     
  9. JJ

    JJ Referee

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    Bairstow > Paine

    I guess Anderson could be 12th man, he's had an honest series, think he averaged about 27 similar to Hazelwood and Cummins? Could mount an argument for a spot for him in the 11, but he's not popular around these parts...

    Not sure Khawaja and Cook deserve spots either - but reflective of how poor the Poms have been... Maybe Root in for one of them, and MMarsh for the other - I thought Aust would win but not that the Marsh's would be next best behind Smith LOL

    Bit creative

    Warner
    S Marsh
    Root (while pretty dire, more consistent than Khawaja and Cook, perhaps - or Khawaja)
    Smith
    Malan
    M Marsh
    Bairstow
    Cummins
    Starc
    Hazelwood
    Lyon

    Anderson 12th
     

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