Australian Team line up discussion for 1st Test vs India

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Australian Team line up discussion for 1st Test vs India

Post by rahikumar » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:34 pm

i find the best way to get over a disappointing loss is to look forward, crucify a few players and determine a better line up than that which has recently failed

lets look at the definites first:
1. Warner
5. Clarke
8. Siddle
9. Pattinson
11. Lyon

probables:
Watson
Ponting
M. Hussey
Haddin
S. Marsh, will return if fit probably to open
Khawaja, under a bit of pressure but should be persisted with at #3 for a couple more matches if Marsh doesnt come up fit

possibles
R.Harris, could well be fit for Melbourne but longterm chronic injuries may rule him a risk not worth taking
Wade, possible replacement to Haddin
Paine, possible replacement to Haddin
Starc, too wayward and has not really shown enough in 2 tests in my opinion
D. Bollinger, experienced capable bowler. couldnt be any worse than Starc.

unlikely:
Hughes, needs to go back to first class cricket and sort out his game without the pressure of national team spotlight on him
Cummins, current injury will see him out for most of the summer
Johnson, long term injury and will struggle to play test cricket again
Cutting, next seamer in line but injury will rule him out until mid January

my line up:
1. Warner
2. S. Marsh
3. Watson
4. Ponting (on notice)
5. Clarke
6. M. Hussey (on notice)
7. Haddin
8. Siddle
9. Pattinson
10. Bollinger/Harris/Copeland (i cant decide yet)
11. Lyon

12th Khawaja

also could consider dropping Lyon and playing an extra seam bowler since Aussie spinners tend to get whipped by Indian batsmen...but experience for Lyon to bowl against these sort of batsmen will be good for his career development

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Re: Australian Team line up discussion for 1st Test vs India

Post by Major Wedgie » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:22 am

Watson is still out with injury. 10/. Bollinger and It's all well to put Ponting and Hussey on Notice but who are you going to put it?
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Re: Australian Team line up discussion for 1st Test vs India

Post by Major Wedgie » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:54 pm

How do you think we're gonna do against India? For the first time in ages I find myself feeling pessimistic before a series.
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