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.