The Langer era: ODI 0-5, T20 3-3, Tests 0-0

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  1. AlwaysGreen

    AlwaysGreen Immortal

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    The world according to Langer begins:

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricke...alia-s-test-vice-captain-20180530-p4ziee.html



    Mitchell Marsh is in the box seat to become Australia's next Test vice-captain after his leadership qualities were given another strong endorsement by national selectors on Wednesday.

    The one-time whipping boy of Australian cricket now looms as the favourite to become captain Tim Paine's deputy after being named skipper of the Australia A four-day side for the tour of India.

    While Aaron Finch, Alex Carey and Travis Head are all being viewed as potential future leaders at Jolimont, none have played at Test level.

    Pat Cummins, another with claims to the vice-captaincy after being drafted onto Rick McCosker's panel for the player-led review into the national team, played down suggestions he was a contender, saying he wanted to focus on his own game.

    Newly appointed national coach Justin Langer Langer has spoken glowingly of Marsh's leadership skills, after installing the all-rounder as Western Australia captain, while former international Simon Katich said before the ball tampering episode he would be eventually succeed Smith as Test skipper.

    The vice-captaincy will be discussed by CA directors at the board meeting next week.

    "It's there, it's not something I'm focused on solely," Marsh said. "I want to become the best cricketer and best person I can be. If that means I become Test vice-captain then so be it."

    Head, the South Australia skipper, will lead Australia A for the one-day matches with Carey the vice-captain for both formats.

    "We're looking for leaders for future Australian teams, and Travis, Mitch and Alex are all very impressive young men," Hohns said. "Travis and Mitch both have captaincy experience at state level, and this is an exciting opportunity for them to lead a new group of players in different conditions.

    "Alex, as our Twenty20 vice-captain in the UK and Zimbabwe, is also someone we rate very highly as a leader, and this is another opportunity for him to develop those skills."

    Incumbent trio Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb face challenges for their Test berths from uncapped pair Head and Kurtis Patterson in the two four-day games.

    Selectors had initially planned for Maxwell to play in India but given his extensive experience on the subcontinent they decided to use the series as a chance to assess others in the foreign spin-friendly conditions.

    It is shaping as a crucial few months for Maxwell, who can cement his position in both the Test and one-day international sides after being dropped from both teams last summer.

    Shaun Marsh, another absentee for the "A" tour, can now join Paine as a lock for the Tests, so too Mitchell Marsh, pending fitness after ankle surgery.

    The younger Marsh brother is aiming to bowl in India before stepping up his workload in preparation for the UAE.


    AUSTRALIA A ONE-DAY SQUAD: Travis Head (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Matt Renshaw, Jhye Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Mitch Swepson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth.

    AUSTRALIA A FOUR-DAY SQUAD:Mitch Marsh (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Matt Renshaw, Mitch Swepson, Chris Tremain.
     
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  2. mozza91

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    Our new look 11 looks promising

    1- Geoff Marsh
    2- Shaun Marsh
    3- Mitch Marsh
    4- Rod Marsh
    5- Dan Marsh
    6- PJ Marsh
    7- Randy Marsh
    8- Stan Marsh
    9- Shelley Marsh
    10- Sharon Marsh
    11- Grandpa Marsh
     
  3. Cherry_poppins

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    My heart
     
  4. gUt

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    Bacchus Marsh carrying the drinks hur hur
     
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  5. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    who is vice captain?
     
  6. Cherry_poppins

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    Lorde
     
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  7. JJ

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    Stealing another Kiwi

    Rusty needs to be there for the team talks... revenge in this life or the next
     
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  8. Cherry_poppins

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    A new chapter in the book of fueds?
     
  9. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    0-5 for his first outing

    I might keep a running score line in the title
     
  10. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    I hear the solution is to move Ashton Agar up the order to #3 in all formats. And to get Ashton Turner in at #4.

    In fact, all players should be sandgropers named Ashton, by Gnomian decree.
     
  11. roofromoz

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    Langer's ultimate wish is that Western Australia withdraws from the Shield to become the Test team.
     
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  12. Twizzle

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    give him time
     
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  13. AlwaysGreen

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    Have to say, the poms have got some decent batsmen in the shorter formats.

    Theres no disgrace getting hammered by Bairstow and Buttler.

    Although constantly getting rodgered by Moen Ali with the ball is a bit hard to take.
     
  14. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    Poms are peaking too soon, they will be badly out of form come world cup

    Us?

    Well, we cant get worse , some to a lot of improvement in us

    surely?
     
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  15. ANTiLAG

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    I'm far from convinced - but I like your reasoning.
     
  16. Pommy

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    Peaking to early? Scotland beat us a few weeks ago.
     
  17. TheParraboy

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    they would have beat us 5-0 as well...
     
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  18. AlwaysGreen

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    England v India coming up after their tests should be a helluva series.
     
  19. Pommy

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    Tests are after the T20 and ODIs, but it should be a good series.
     
  20. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    Jeez that’s late in the year to be playing tests. Two of them are in September.

    It’ll be freezing, there will likely be a stack of rain and the coverage will be drowned out by the EPL starting up again.
     

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