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    Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Cricket Australia has confirmed the third Vodafone Test will be played in Sydney as scheduled, with the final match to follow in Brisbane.


    Surely Burns gets dropped and maybe even Head. Warner and Pucovski to come in? I would probably prefer Harris to open with Warner and Wade dropped down the order.
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    BAD, it does looks like Burns and Head for Warner and Pucovski with Wade sliding down the order
    Given our batting performances we do need to find a stronger number 5 so I don't mind the suggestion of Harris to the top of the order

    I know its a very small sample size but if there were a couple of in form batsman I'd even consider dropping Green for this test bringing him back for the 4th Test. His innings yesterday wasn't bad though
    It's not like our front line bowlers have been worked into the ground with the two tests finishing early
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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    18 new local cases in NSW. CA is kidding itself by going ahead with the test.

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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogsthru&thru View Post
    18 new local cases in NSW. CA is kidding itself by going ahead with the test.
    Also, how do the players get to Brisbane if Borders are shut?
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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Also, how do the players get to Brisbane if Borders are shut?
    They needed to make the 3rd test at the Gabba and the 4th in Sydney if not again at the MCG
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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    BAD, it does looks like Burns and Head for Warner and Pucovski with Wade sliding down the order
    Given our batting performances we do need to find a stronger number 5 so I don't mind the suggestion of Harris to the top of the order

    I know its a very small sample size but if there were a couple of in form batsman I'd even consider dropping Green for this test bringing him back for the 4th Test. His innings yesterday wasn't bad though
    It's not like our front line bowlers have been worked into the ground with the two tests finishing early

    Official Squad:

    Australia Test squad:

    Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner

    Head still there at this stage, but whether he is picked we will see.
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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Official Squad:

    Australia Test squad:

    Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner

    Head still there at this stage, but whether he is picked we will see.
    I have some questions
    I wonder if Henriques is an outside chance to replace either Head or Green?
    Is 6 quick bowlers necessary? I don't think Abbott is of a test cricket standard
    Will we stick with our preferred left and right hand batsman at the top of the order?
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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Will Pucovski has been presented with his Baggy Green by Andrew McDonald
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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Australia have won the toss and will bat first
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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Australia XI: David Warner, Will Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood


    India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini
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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Great opportunity for Pukovski to open with the experience of Warner and aside from Bumrah, against not the most threatening fast ball attack going around. Hopefully he can get a few runs and most importantly not cop any hits to the helmet.

    Really need to make +300 in the first innings.

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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Warner gone for 5
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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Puc already looks more at home than Burns did.
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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Puc already looks more at home than Burns did.
    Absolutely. Looking very comfortable. He already looks like the opener we have been crying out for.

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    Re: Third Test Australia v India - January 7th to 11th - SCG (at this stage)

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Puc already looks more at home than Burns did.
    Montgomery would have looked more at home than Joe has at the crease this summer.

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