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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Jokes aside, how does Shaun Marsh keep getting test selections?

    In all seriousness there is no non joke answer to that question.


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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Jokes aside, how does Shaun Marsh keep getting test selections?
    It's because his best looks pretty good. The selectors aren't interested in consistency as they should be.

    I wonder what other batsman might be considered for that spot?
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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

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    Finch off to hospital. Imagine that hand is broken
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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    It's because his best looks pretty good. The selectors aren't interested in consistency as they should be.

    I wonder what other batsman might be considered for that spot?
    I just checked his numbers. Only 2 centuries in the last 19 test matches. That's the epitome of consistency . If a player wants to show you they're not at the level, it's best to believe him so most Australians (exc. selectors) would say. It's not as if he can bowl handy overs or add a great deal of anything else.

    I'd have anyone else in that spot. The trouble is that if Finch is out now, the selectors won't be brave enough to drop a player badly underperforming.
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    That's the dumbest shot I've seen in a while. Implosion.

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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Travis Head is a concern. He averages 34 pretty much in all formats of the game. He has a horrible conversion rate in 1st class cricket 7 hundreds and 34 fifties. At times he looks like he has all the attributes of a Test cricketer and yet he finds ways to get out, mainly through poor control of the ball on the offside. Out twice to a deep 3rd man in this test, that is very poor.
    Handscomb just has a shocking technique that is always going to see him get tangled up on his crease.
    It is going to be interesting as to what kind of target is enough on this deck. Reckon 250 would be a challenge- but i reckon this Indian team is up for it.

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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Hotel Foxtrot View Post
    Travis Head is a concern. He averages 34 pretty much in all formats of the game. He has a horrible conversion rate in 1st class cricket 7 hundreds and 34 fifties. At times he looks like he has all the attributes of a Test cricketer and yet he finds ways to get out, mainly through poor control of the ball on the offside. Out twice to a deep 3rd man in this test, that is very poor.
    Handscomb just has a shocking technique that is always going to see him get tangled up on his crease.
    It is going to be interesting as to what kind of target is enough on this deck. Reckon 250 would be a challenge- but i reckon this Indian team is up for it.
    It's been a while since I've seen someone overcome leadfeet like Head has against spin and go on to have a good career. Matthew Hayden had his struggles early on with his footwork (or lack of) but went to India to practice against the best spinners in the world and worked hard to overcome them. I don't know that Head has the ability to overcome his problems. A quick eye, quck reflexes and good hand/eye coordination will only take you so far, at some stage you will need a technique.
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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Really impressed with Jasprit Bumrah; India have found a real fast bowling talent. Deceptively quick off an otherwise innocuous run in. He's very accurate for someone who consistently hits mid 140's. Just builds pressure and always invites batsmen to take risks if they want to score off him. And unlike Kohli, seems a very humble and amiable guy, but with a real steely resolve.

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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Hotel Foxtrot View Post
    Really impressed with Jasprit Bumrah; India have found a real fast bowling talent. Deceptively quick off an otherwise innocuous run in. He's very accurate for someone who consistently hits mid 140's. Just builds pressure and always invites batsmen to take risks if they want to score off him. And unlike Kohli, seems a very humble and amiable guy, but with a real steely resolve.
    He's very impressive. A short run up that generates excellent pace and bounce.
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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Hotel Foxtrot View Post
    Really impressed with Jasprit Bumrah; India have found a real fast bowling talent. Deceptively quick off an otherwise innocuous run in. He's very accurate for someone who consistently hits mid 140's. Just builds pressure and always invites batsmen to take risks if they want to score off him. And unlike Kohli, seems a very humble and amiable guy, but with a real steely resolve.
    Yep I like him a lot. That short run up and shoulder heavy action disguises some handy pace and he skips it really quickly off the pitch which gives the batsmen even less time to decide what to do.

    I don't mind this Indian team. There are less hysterics and they play their cricket hard.
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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Handscomb was awful today. For all the criticism of Head and his poor shot selection, he is ahead of Handscomb who just looks all at sea. The ball that got him today was a good nut. Good technique would have seen a straight forward defensive , with bat and pad close together.

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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

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    Handscomb was awful today. For all the criticism of Head and his poor shot selection, he is ahead of Handscomb who just looks all at sea. The ball that got him today was a good nut. Good technique would have seen a straight forward defensive , with bat and pad close together.
    Handscomb, would surely have played himself out of the team. The dismissal was so much like the trouble he had against England.
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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Joe View Post
    Handscomb, would surely have played himself out of the team. The dismissal was so much like the trouble he had against England.
    Yep agree. For all the talk of changing technique and making technical adjustments, it hasn't worked. He hasn't looked comfortable all series and you would say Perth and Adelaide are the 2 benign wickets.

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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    Yep agree. For all the talk of changing technique and making technical adjustments, it hasn't worked. He hasn't looked comfortable all series and you would say Perth and Adelaide are the 2 benign wickets.
    Needs to be put back to the Shield and left alone for a few seasons. That's the issue with having such little batting depth - as soon as someone shows some okay form, they're slung back into the side. It's put him a few steps back again.

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    Re: Second test - Australia v India, Perth

    Quote Originally Posted by lemmon View Post
    Needs to be put back to the Shield and left alone for a few seasons. That's the issue with having such little batting depth - as soon as someone shows some okay form, they're slung back into the side. It's put him a few steps back again.
    I think I disagree.
    It hasn't put him back so much as exposed a serious weakness in his game.
    He needs to change how he bats if he is to be a test player.
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