2018/2019 Indian tour of Australia

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  1. rhugh89

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    India have drawn the warm up game against the Cricket Australia XI

    India made 358 and 2/211 while the CAXI made 544

    No real issues with India's batting but their bowlers struggled to have any impact, Basically the whole team got a bowl

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    Mitch Marsh has been dropped for not being consistent enough.

    Woo hoo!


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    Still not happy with the Finch and S Marsh selections but it is what it is, Hopefully they can perform
     
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    It looks like a very “ify” batting line up to me. There is always a chance they could collapse and be bowled out cheaply.

    I will not be happy until Steve Smith is back in the team.


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    I know Mitch M form is poor but usually OK in Aust, would have liked to include his bowling but actually prefer Stonios but he didn't get picked. I would have included Mitch, reshuffled the batting and leaving out Head who will now likely score big, take a brilliant catch or two and bowl a few overs for a couple of wickets. The batting, Harris, S Marsh, Khawaja, Finch, Hanscombe, M Marsh. Got to bowl them out cheap as can't see us scoring big.
     
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    Agreed 100% mate

    I know India were less than impressive when bowling in the tour match but I have no doubt they will be ready come day 1

    If I'm Kohli I'm looking at that Aussie lineup and I'm thinking ok they have great bowlers, A good Keeper and Skipper but the batting is fragile

    - Finch has a first class average of 36 and has scores of 62, 49, 39 and 31 in his 4 test innings. Needs to kick on

    - Harris is solid at best and is in the team for scoring 250 not out a month ago for Victoria. He has a First Class average of 35.49 and has only managed 9 First Class centuries in 124 innings

    - If I'm Kohli I am a bit worried about Khawaja. His test average is 43.83 but at home it's 59.38 so he is the key wicket, Get him early and Australia is in all sorts

    - Shaun Marsh is a huge weak spot for Australia. Test Average has now dropped to just 35 (Same as his age, There's some irony) and his last 10 test innings have resulted in scores of 4, 3, 0, 7, 7, 16, 0, 26, 1, 24 at an average of 8.8

    - Handscomb is back after showing some good form for Victoria, Has a FC average of 39 and a test average of 43. At 27 he has time to lock down a spot long term.

    - Head like Handscomb has time on his side. Only has an average in First Class cricket of 36 and has made just 7 centuries in 140 FC Innings.
     
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    Shaun Marsh’s form is a worry. If he doesn’t score runs this season, surely he will be dropped.

    Khawaja must be effected by his brother's arrest. I hope he can compartmentise and put his brother's situation out of his mind when he is batting.


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    Most of those batters would of struggled to play state cricket let alone test cricket 20 years ago.

    Only way we win is is Hazlewood, Starc and Cummins put the fear of god into their batsmen.
     
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    First class bowling attack and third class batting attack. How March and Head get selected is a near impossible decision.
     
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    India have won the toss and will bat first, Not a good start for Australia

    Need early wickets or India are getting 500+

    Australia

    Marcus Harris
    Aaron Finch
    Usman Khawaja
    Shaun Marsh
    Peter Handscomb
    Travis Head
    Tim Paine (c) (wk)
    Pat Cummins
    Mitch Starc
    Nathan Lyon
    Josh Hazlewood (vc)

    India

    KL Rahul
    Murali Vijay
    Cheteshwar Pujara
    Virat Kohli (c)
    Ajinkya Rahane
    Rohit Sharma
    Rishabh Pant (wk)
    Ravichandran Ashwin
    Mohammed Shami
    Jasprit Bumrah
    Ishant Sharma
     
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    What a dream start for the Aussies, That 1st session was unbelievable

    India 4/56 and Kohli gone for 3 :)
     
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    India are now 5-86! The dream start continues.


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    Great day for the Aussies with India finishing 9/250

    Anytime you can take 9 wickets on day 1 at the Adelaide Oval after losing the toss is a great effort

    Bowlers worked bloody hard in very hot conditions

    Congratulations to Pujara on his century, It was a real tough and gritty performance

    Typically batting first at the Adelaide Oval you would be looking at 400+ but with Australia's recent batting performances 250-300 may just be a great score

    Highlights of the day, Khawaja's catch to remove Kohli and Cummins run out at the end
     
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    All we have to do is follow Pujara's lead and have someone bat all day. For mine we wasted 50 runs with the second new ball bowling too much way down the leg side. Brilliant work by Cummins to run Pujara out on what became the last ball of the day.
     
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    Wasn't a bad day for Aust, they ended up more than thought they would after lots early wickets, a brilliant catch and run out topped everything. Clean up last wicket early, bat for a long time and establish a good lead, at least I hope, need at least one ton with 2-3 50's, 300+ minimum, dare I dream 400.
     
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    The problem with your thesis as I see it Frank is that batting for a long time. And a lead of at least 150 will be required batting last against India's spin attack.
     
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    Finch's attitude 'That is how I bat. Take it leave it' is completely unsuitable for Test cricket. His irresponsible big airy swing and stumps scattered for a duck puts pressure on all following players.

    He has never been a Test cricketer let alone an opener there to build an innings.
     
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    Finch under massive pressure to keep his spot now you would think, Needs a good score in the second innings
     
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    Finch and Shaun Marsh are just making up the numbers in our team at present.

    They need to be replaced by players who can develop into decent test batsman.


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