2018 Test Series: Australia vs South Africa - 1st Test

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  1. rhugh89

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    Australia vs South Africa

    Dates: 1/3/2018 - 5/3/2018
    Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
    Umpires: TBA
    3rd Umpire: TBA
    Match Referee: TBA
    Toss: TBD

    Australia Squad

    Steve Smith (c)
    David Warner (vc)
    Cameron Bancroft
    Usman Khawaja
    Peter Handscomb
    Shaun Marsh
    Mitchell Marsh
    Tim Paine
    Mitchell Starc
    Josh Hazlewood
    Pat Cummins
    Nathan Lyon
    Jackson Bird
    Jon Holland
    Jhye Richardson

    South Africa Squad

    TBA

    ICC Test Rankings (Teams)


    1. India
    2. South Africa
    3. Australia
    4. New Zealand
    5. England
    6. Sri Lanka
    7. Pakistan
    8. West Indies
    9. Bangladesh
    10. Zimbabwe

    ICC Test Rankings (Batsmen)

    1. Steve Smith (AUS)
    2. Virat Kohli (IND)
    3. Joe Root (ENG)
    4. Kane Williamson (NZ)
    5. David Warner (AUS)
    6. Cheteshwar Pujara (IND)
    7. Azhar Ali (PAK)
    8. Hashim Amla (SAF)
    9. Dinesh Chandimal (SL)
    10. Alastair Cook (ENG)

    ICC Test Rankings (Bowlers)

    1. James Anderson (ENG)
    2. Kagiso Rabada (SAF)
    3. Ravindra Jadeja (IND)
    4. Josh Hazlewood (AUS)
    5. Ravi Ashwin (IND)
    6. Rangana Herath (SL)
    7. Vernon Philander (SAF)
    8. Neil Wagner (NZ)
    9. Mitchell Starc (AUS)
    10. Nathan Lyon (AUS)

    ICC Test Rankings (All-Rounders)

    1. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)
    2. Ravindra Jadeja (IND)
    3. Ravi Ashwin (IND)
    4. Ben Stokes (ENG)
    5. Vernon Philander (SAF)
    6. Moeen Ali (ENG)
    7. Mitchell Starc (AUS)
    8. Rangana Herath (SL)
    9. Jason Holder (WI)
    10. Dilruwan Perera (SL)


    ** Rankings correct as of 19/1/2018 and are subject to change**
     
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    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The new team rankings came out after our win over England

    We have gone from 5th to 3rd and England have gone from 3rd to 5th

    Not sure when the players rankings will be updated but should be soon
     
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    New Test rankings are out, First Post updated

    - Kagiso Rabada has become the number-one ranked bowler overtaking James Anderson

    - Vernon Philander has jumped from 12th to 6th after taking match figures of 9/75 against India in the first test

    - Bhuvneshwar Kumar (22nd) from India and Pat Cummins (28th) have achieved career-high rankings

    - Joe Root has gone from 4th to 2nd in the batting rankings

    - AB de Villiers has risen five places to 13th in the batting rankings

    - Virat Kohli has dropped from 2nd to 3rd

    - South Africa opener Aiden Markram has moved up six places to 48th

    - Hardik Pandya from India has jumped a whopping 24 places to be 49th in the batting rankings

    - India’s Murali Vijay (Down 5 places to 30th) Shikhar Dhawan (Down 3 places to 33rd) and Rohit Sharma (Down 3 places to 44th) all dropped down in the batting rankings

    - Usman Khawaja (Up 8 places to 19th) Shaun Marsh (Up 11 spots to 20th) and Mitchell Marsh (Up 8 spots to 57th) have all achieved career-best rankings

    - The next update will be at the conclusion of the South Africa v India Test series
     
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    New Test rankings are out, First Post updated

    - Virat Kohli moves up to second in the rankings, He is only the second Indian Player to reach 900 points with the other being Sunil Gavaskar

    - Joe Root drops to 3rd spot

    - James Anderson has re-taken the top spot in the bowlers rankings

    - Josh Hazlewood has moved up to 4th
     
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    Kohli has become just the 31st player to reach 900 points, Below is a list of batsmen to reach this milestone and their best ratings

    Don Bradman - 961
    Steve Smith - 947
    Len Hutton - 945
    Ricky Ponting - 942
    Jack Hobbs - 942
    Peter May - 941
    Garfield Sobers - 938
    Kumar Sangakkara - 938
    Viv Richards - 938
    Clyde Walcott - 938
    Jacques Kallis - 935
    Matthew Hayden - 935
    AB de Villers - 935
    Mohammad Yousuf - 933
    Graeme Pollock - 927
    Everton Weekes - 927
    Doug Walters - 922
    Dudley Norse - 922
    Mike Hussey - 921
    Neil Harvey - 921
    Joe Root - 917
    Denis Compton - 917
    Sunil Gavaskar - 916
    George Headley - 915
    Ken Barrington - 914
    Brian Lara - 911
    Kevin Pietersen - 909
    Hashim Amla - 907
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul - 901
    Michael Clarke - 900
    Virat Kohli - 900
     
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    I still think Matty renshaw deserves another go.
     
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    Sayers ‘disappointed’ and in search of ‘clarity’ after missing Australia’s squad for South Africa


    January 22, 2018 8:53pm



    CHADD Sayers has expressed his disappointment at missing out on Australia’s squad to tour South Africa and revealed he’d tried to contact chief selector Trevor Hohns over his omission.

    The South Australian swing bowler was overlooked for a spot in the 16-man squad in favour of Jhye Richardson despite the West Australian quick having played just five first class games.

    Richardson and Jackson Bird were included for the four-Test tour of South Africa, along with the Ashes trio Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Patrick Cummins.

    The omission of Sayers was a harsh call with the swing bowler being the dominant bowler in the Sheffield Shield in recent years, taking 246 first class wickets at an average of 23.56.

    Plus, he was also included in an extended squad for the first two Tests of the Ashes this season and came close to making his debut in the day-night Test in Adelaide.

    So Sayers wasn’t too happy when interviewed by South Australian radio station 5AA.

    “I guess that’s one of the disappointing things, that I haven’t had a phone call to actually find out why I was left out,” he told 5AA. “It would be nice to know.

    “I found out on social media so I guess that’s one of the disappointing things.

    “Not being in the touring party and being dropped from the squad, I was involved in The Ashes, was also disappointing but not to have had a chance to find out why is hard to take.

    “I have tried to call him (Hohns).

    “Hopefully he gets back to me tonight and I can have a chat to him and can get some clarity on how Jhye Richardson, who has only played five Shield games, was picked ahead of me.

    “I’d like to know where I stand in Cricket Australia’s eyes and where I can get in their side. It’s quite hard to take at the moment.

    “I’m just disappointed and just want some clarity.”

    Hohns offered an insight into the thinking of selectors when he suggested that Richardson’s “extra pace” may have played a crucial role in getting the nod ahead of Sayers.

    “He’s bowled very well, he’s got good pace and pretty good control we think,” Hohns said.

    “He’s certainly a player of the future. He offers a pretty good package too, by the way.

    “He’s a good fielder and he’s pretty handy with the bat. We see a good future for him particularly given that he just seems to have that little bit of extra pace which may well be required in South Africa.

    “Chadd is performing well, as he always does,” Hohns added. “But with Jackson Bird there he has the jump on Chadd at the moment, there’s no doubt about that.

    “We have him, Josh Hazlewood is a well-renowned seam bowler then we have the good pace of Starc, Cummins and Jhye Richardson.”

    Sayers acknowledged that he is behind Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins in the pecking order but believes his attributes would be well suited to South African conditions.

    “I thought South Africa would have been perfect for my bowling with the conditions over there,” he said. “You watch Vernon Philander go about his business as he does, he takes a lot of wickets in South African conditions.

    “Being a realist, the big three are always going to play if they’re fit.

    “Every time Jackson Bird has been picked in the squad I think he’d done reasonably well and that’s why they keep going back to him. And I guess it’s exciting for Jhye Richardson to get his shot.

    “To not be touring with that squad and for a young kid to come in, I’m back in the pecking order now.

    “I’ve just got to go back to South Australia again and hopefully we can turn around our form in the back half of the year, win a few games and get ourselves back in the Shield final.

    “You can be disappointed, but you can’t whinge. It’s not Jhye Richardson’s fault for getting picked, it’s exciting for him to be involved in the Australian system and he’ll love his first tour.

    “I’ll be going back to training, trying to get better every day and keep performing.”


    https://www.foxsports.com.au/cricke...a/news-story/195faf03dd58b4bc20353f8be4ea3d67
     
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    Must say I would have gone with Chadd Sayers, Him being put behind Richardson baffles me

    Richardson is an up and coming talent but he isn't at the level Chadd is at this stage of his career and he doesn't have the experience

    Sayers overall record is really good as well and he is only 30 so it's not like he is over the hill

    He has been brilliant for SA especially over the last few seasons including an unbelievable season in 2016/2017 in which he he took the 2nd most wickets in a shield season by a South Australian bowler and the 3rd highest amount of wickets taken in a shield season overall

    Chadd has taken 111 wickets in 2 and a half seasons at an average of 23.44, What more do you want the guy to do Trevor ??

    Chadd Sayers Career

    Games - 59
    Wickets - 246
    Average - 23.56
    BBI - 7/46
    BBM - 11/76
    SR - 53.00
    Economy Rate - 2.66
    5WI - 13
    10WM - 2

    Chadd Sayers 2015 / 2016

    Games - 8
    Wickets - 32
    Average - 27.78
    BBI - 7/46
    BBM - 10/77
    SR - 57.4
    Economy Rate - 2.90
    5WI - 1
    10WM - 1

    Chadd Sayers 2016/2017

    Games - 11
    Wickets - 62
    Average - 19.00
    BBI - 7/84
    BBM - 11/76
    SR - 43.1
    Economy Rate - 2.63
    5WI - 5
    10WM - 1

    Chadd Sayers 2017/2018 (Season resumes 8/2/2018)

    Games - 4
    Wickets - 17
    Average - 24.88
    BBI - 4/82
    BBM - 6/104
    SR - 52.8
    Economy Rate - 2.82
    5WI - 0
    10WM - 0
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'm with you Dan he got the rough end of the pineapple.

    And I am shocked roughie, shocked I say, that you think form has anything to do with our selection panel picking players! Otherwise what was Cameron White doing in the ODI side?
     
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    2 words mate....Trevor Hohns :lol:
     
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    In the interest of brevity roughie one word ~ Hohns!
     
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