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Yeah I get what your

Yeah I get what your saying!
Not that surprsing in a world obsessed with T20 and shorter stuff that that should be criteria for Test selection too.
We just have a difference of opinion on how to select Test sides...I don't see if you are only good at bowling 4 overs, and swinging your bat wildly how it can make you a good Test cricketer but could be wrong!

He is just as likely to hammer SL attack than India's though.
Usual way when Australian batsmen or bowlers need to find form as history will show you. India and SL will do that for you. SL started the Johnson resurgence last time!

India have an attack to succeed in both England and Australia this year. Getting them fit and on the park is first challenge as we currently see. However as luck would have it (esp for Indian batsmen)'s been a very hot and dry English summer thus far! So might be able to get away with injuries to 1st choice quicks and utilise spinners

All you need is a little movement with new Kookaburra pitched in right area and his lack of feet movement will have him him trouble!
Lesser bowlers have lured and trapped him on the domestic circuit here not just Aussie Test bowlers who often don't play much domestic stuff bar early in season because of scheduling!

As for spinners in Australia, fingers spinners have generally struggled but someone like Kumble shown how to switch and succeed. Bowl too fast and flat...which more and more do today cos of T20 and you will fail.
Need to give it some air, use the larger ground size/boundaries, also the bounce in the pitch can help spinners. You don't need to turn it heaps.
Last time India toured too many flatter tracks. Not surprised if BCCI tries to CA push for similar.And CA themselves were trying to get games lasting 4-5 days for commercial aspect.

Some of the batsmen Australia should focus on have tasted a bit of Test cricket already and just need to take their game to next level. Matt Renshaw for example is not a bad opener. He got dropped cos of domestic form slump last summer. But since he has scored heavily for Somerset. Injury again may push him back again but there is a number better opener than Finch! He is only 22 yrs old. And tried to correct technical aspects.

Middle order there was obsession for long time to try find allrounder. They they are around great if not have to go with proper batsmen. That's why the likes of Mitchell Marsh, Maxwell ect favoured. Cos they can bowl if needed.

One batsmen that could be invaluable but currently in doldrums is Peter Handscomb. Seems to have got into some sort of mental issue. Technique always bit different but lately perhaps over exaggerated. Now it's prob all in his mind.
If they can get him right he is not a bad batsmen. Watched him locally for last few years along with other Victorians like Finch, White, Maxwell etc. He did a lot of 1 on 1 work during BBL with a certain teammate (as did Maxwell) and became better. Even imitating the stance of his colleague. and was equally good against pace and spin. The push for the all-rounder meant he spent long periods as 12th man without playing domestic cricket, then went into this slump. Not sure how he is going to get out of it esp when in denial about technical issues like Finch. But there are younger better longterm options in middle order for Australia personally would go with someone like Handsomb over Finch but thats just me.

Finch will probably became ODI captain too. And must remain opener in limited overs not bat down the order.

The Aussie side has a different look to it when all the first choice bowlers are fit and playing in both Tests and limited overs. Expect Smith to walk straight back into the side. Warner i'm not sure (nothing to do with his ability).


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