Cricket Part II


#3344

Or they may pick Maxwell.


#3345

WHat an astonishment surprise


#3346

Apart from being in rubbish form, Handscomb is (unusually for an Aus batsman) renowned more as a player of spin than pace. I’m sure England will stick with their 4 prong pace attack for Perth and (if anything) the pitch will be a little quicker and take a little less spin.
Bottom line, if we’re going to drop him for any game in an australian home series, it would be Perth. And if we’re going to drop anyone on form it’d be him, now.

There’s an argument not to mess with a winning side, but Maxwell was stiff to get dropped and he’■■■■■ almost 600 at about 80 so far this season. I don’t think he’s ever had a chance to play at home.


#3347

Fark off England. All talk and can’t back any of that up.


#3348

Let’s go with that.


#3349

On form he’s the 3rd best of the 4 WA all-rounders.


#3350

The selectors want another pace bowler for Perth. The ideal attack for the WACA is 3 quicks, a medium who can move it both ways but can also hit the deck hard and a spinner. For me that means Mitch is right in the equation. If they choose just to replace Handscomb with a batter then Maxwell is probably it


#3351

The selectors rate him highly. It wouldn’t surprise me if he was picked. Missed a couple of Shield games because of family reasons and his first game back he didn’t set the world on fire, but was solid enough for them to maybe pick him.


#3352

And we know how much they seem to hate Cartwright and MMarsh, who are both in reasonably good form!


#3353

Cartwright is in crap form with the bat. Hardly gets a bowl.


#3354

Didn’t he get runs last game?


#3355

42 & 9 agains QLD


#3356

Much ado about nothing.


#3357

And mitch marsh is just back from injury IIRC and not been bowling much.

Surely there is someone out there aside from him.

Where’s James Faulkner got to these days?

Otherwise could pick another specialist bowler given Cummins batting of late could push him up order.

Jackson Bird is in squad yes?


#3358

Handscomb averages 50 and batted through the toughest session of the series when others failed. He protected the tail.

He has only had 3 bats. Surely they don’t drop him.


#3359

We made some obvious tactical errors and still got the win. Probably a reflection of the opposition but all you can do is beat them.
I’d bring Maxwell in for Perth.


#3360

Lol, … Anyone else noticed how much Joe Root looks and sounds like James Blunt!

Uncanny.


#3361

What errors? The non follow on?

We won and protected our bowlers. What more do people want?


#3362

Mitch Marsh added to Ashes squad. For reals…


#3363

Yeah there shouldn’t be too much carry on about the non-follow on. However the DRS stuff was diabolical.