Pick your 15 man 2019 World cup squad + OFFICIAL SQUAD ANNOUNCED 15/4

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  1. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    Neither does Smith.
     
  2. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    Smith has at least been playing IPL
     
  3. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

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    You just know they’re going to move Khawaja to no.3 despite his huge success as an opener, just like they moved Handscomb out of the squad despite his success in the middle order.
     
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  4. AlwaysGreen

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    Lol, Finch has decided that he won't be going anywhere

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/crick...t/news-story/fcb185a9e3c0e3ec827e7450f84031d7

    From the above article:

    'But with Warner’s return, one of Khawaja, Warner or captain Aaron Finch is expected to drop to three in the batting order, with the skipper revealing it’s unlikely to be him.

    “Davey’s record at the top is unbelievable and Uzzie’s been in great nick recently. Whichever way we go, there’s scope to mix and match that as we go through the tournament. We’ll work that out, there’s nothing set in stone right now.

    “I think all three of us could (bat at No.3). I’ve probably got the least experience out of all three of us in that position in limited-overs cricket. It’s something we’ll juggle and tinker with. I think a left-right combination is probably the way we’ll go, it just depends on which left-hander (opens).”'
     
  5. lockyno1

    lockyno1 Immortal

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    Rightfully so. Warner is a better opener and we need to make the most of the powerplay
     
  6. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

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    Of course Warner is better, i'm talking about Finch. He should drop down the order.
     
  7. lockyno1

    lockyno1 Immortal

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    Finch is a much better opener. Scores big hundreds and makes the most of powerplays.
     
  8. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    Two scores above 30 in nine games.

    Absolutely hammering the door down.
     
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  9. mave

    mave First Grade

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    Fkn Warner.
    Sigh.
     
  10. Twizzle

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    would you leave Smith out ?
     
  11. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    Finch
    Khawaja
    Warner
    Smith
    Marsh
    Maxwell
     
  12. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    No. Wouldn't leave Haze out either.
     
  13. Bazal

    Bazal Post Whore

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    Of the ODI side right now?

    Yes. I honestly would. Best Test bat in the world, but not the best ODI bat by any stretch
     
  14. jargan83

    jargan83 First Grade

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    Thats ok.

    Finchy will probably be back in the sheds early so Khawaja will pretty much be opening the batting still.
     
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  15. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

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    Not sure anyone considers him the best ODI batsmen, or ever did.

    But he’s got a good average with a decent strike rate, automatic inclusion for mine.
     
  16. Bazal

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    Not sure I suggested anyone did. Just pointing out that he's not close to the same batsman in ODI cricket he is in tests.

    I'd leave him out of the world cup for a bloke in form, because he has no form. Different story of its just an ODI series in the UAE or whatever but I don't think a year out of the game is ideal preparation for the biggest tournament we have.
     
  17. Wizardman

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    Totally disagree....if Aust are 2 for nothing, there is not a batsman in Australia I'd want coming in more than Smith. He needs every go in those round robin matches.

    Finch, Warner, Usman, Smith, Marsh, Maxwell
     
  18. Wizardman

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    Plus, I think his non-selection would be quite damaging to his career and the direction of Aust cricket
     
  19. Fangs

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    Smith and Warner just walk in. They are our best two batsman.
     
  20. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    Id leave him out, but never was gonna happen. Have watched him in the IPL and he cant get going, S/R is 107, piss poor in that format for someone in the top 4

    Khawaja, SMarsh and Smith isnt what we need in the top 5 batting in ODI, not all 3 of them. Both Khawaja and / or SMarsh can rebuild an innings,if early wickets fall, proven a few times this year

    He is in the squad now, so up to him to shine up and not be a passenger
     

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