Despite having a FC record that says otherwise, he is considered a LO specialist. Also there is the small matter of the Queensland-bias, most of the current Aussie side are either from New South Wales or play for them. And aside from the odd player or two from Western Austrayah, Oz seem to select exclusively from NSW and Victoria.
He may do alright against Pakistan, but it would have to be a short term move. Moeen Ali opening against Steyn, Philander and Morkel? Not sure how successful that would be. I rather see Hales given a go. Not convinced about him either, but there's a chance he could be our version of Warner.
He could work in that position in the short term before they decide on the next opener. Definitely don't think he'll be there in the South Africa tour though. It was good to see Bayliss confirm that they'll be thinking about playing at least two spinners against Pakistan though, so moving Moe up there would make room.
But the thing is, you don't need a three-man pace attack in the UAE, especially if you have Stokes as the fourth seamer, who can bowl 90+ mph. So you can stick with two pacers and two spinners, and still go with seven batters(including keeper)
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
Dec 31, 2020 8:55:05 GMT
Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
Dec 29, 2020 20:14:16 GMT
nemouk: Merry Boxing Day Test Eve!
Dec 25, 2020 12:59:41 GMT
waughandpeace: Merry Christmas all, and a happy new year - fingers crossed we'll all be back watching more cricket in 21
Dec 25, 2020 2:01:50 GMT
pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
Dec 1, 2020 14:52:55 GMT
Balladeer: Definitely needed to be a thread. I came up with one of the same answers as you because I can't see the chatbox on mobile.
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