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    Champions Trophy 2017 - Australia announce squad

    The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel have named the following 15 player squad for the ICC Champions Trophy being held in England and Wales next month.

    Steve Smith (C) NSW
    David Warner (vc) NSW
    Pat Cummins NSW
    Aaron Finch VIC
    John Hastings VIC
    Josh Hazlewood NSW
    Travis Head SA
    Moises Henriques NSW
    Chris Lynn QLD
    Glenn Maxwell VIC
    James Pattinson VIC
    Mitchell Starc NSW
    Marcus Stoinis WA
    Matthew Wade TAS
    Adam Zampa SA

    Speaking on the make-up of the squad National Selector Trevor Hohns said: “We have selected a very exciting well balanced squad that will give us plenty of options with both batting and bowling, depending on the conditions.

    “We are in a very fortunate position at the moment with a large number of quality players available for selection, as such this was a very difficult team to choose and there have been some unlucky players on this occasion.”

    Returning to the one-day international squad following a lay-off with injury are Victorian fast-bowlers James Pattinson and John Hastings.

    “Both James and John have made very good returns from injury and are bowling well for their respective teams in the English County competition as well as both contributing well with the bat.

    “When you also add Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins to the fast bowling artillery it becomes a very exciting proposition for Australian cricket.”

    Both Starc and Queensland batsman Chris Lynn have been named in the squad as they make their return from injury.

    “Our medical staff will continue to monitor Mitchell and Chris’ recovery from their respective injuries but we are hopeful they will be fit in time for the team’s departure on May 18.”

    New South Wales batting all-rounder Moises Henriques has been re-called to the side having last played for the national one-day squad against Sri Lanka in August last year.

    “Moises finished off the domestic season very well and has had a great start in the Indian Premier League. We believe Moises’ batting has improved significantly in the past six months and he will provide us with a strong option should he be selected.”

    Tasmanian all-rounder James Faulkner has been omitted from the side.

    “James has been a consistent performer for the one-day squad for several years, however with players such as Pattinson, Cummins and Hastings coming back to full fitness and the emergence of Marcus Stoinis, James was squeezed out of the squad and an unlucky omission,” said Hohns.

    Those players that are in Australia will depart for England on 18 May with the remaining players in the IPL to join as their teams finish in the tournament.

    Finch, Pattinson, Stoinis and Henriques pretty lucky in my view.
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 20th April 2017 at 05:37.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Very good squad.

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    They have some serious pace attack consisting of Starc, Hazlewood, Cummins and Pattinson, would love to see all 4 play together.
    Last edited by Arsalan Pro; 20th April 2017 at 04:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsalan Pro View Post
    They have some serious pace attack consisting of Starc, Hazlewood, Cummins and Pattinson, would love to all 4 play together.
    Pattinson is pretty average in limited overs matches. Hastings should definitely play ahead of him.

    My team from this would be

    1. Warner
    2. Head
    3. Smith*
    4. Lynn
    5. Maxwell
    6. Henriques
    7. Wade+
    8. Hastings/Cummins
    9. Starc
    10. Zampa
    11. Hazlewood


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Steve Smith (C) NSW
    David Warner (vc) NSW
    Pat Cummins NSW
    Aaron Finch VIC
    John Hastings VIC
    Josh Hazlewood NSW
    Travis Head SA
    Moises Henriques NSW
    Chris Lynn QLD
    Glenn Maxwell VIC
    James Pattinson VIC
    Mitchell Starc NSW
    Marcus Stoinis WA
    Matthew Wade TAS
    Adam Zampa SA

    Finch, Pattinson, Stoinis and Henriques pretty lucky in my view.
    John Hastings?


    Pakistan is that kid who never studies for his exams but is surprised when he fails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belawal2014 View Post
    John Hastings?
    Yeah.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    They have dropped Handscomb too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Yeah.
    Is he any good in your opinion? Last I saw of him, he looked quite average.


    Pakistan is that kid who never studies for his exams but is surprised when he fails.

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    Great Squad by AUS and SA. I wish Pakistan could produce a team like this

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    Hastings?

    I thought CA moved on from him.

    And on what basis has Henriques been selected? He's been a consistent failure at the international level, yet somehow Trevor Holmes manages to place him into the ODI squad and that to at the expense of Faulkner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Steve Smith (C) NSW
    David Warner (vc) NSW
    Pat Cummins NSW
    Aaron Finch VIC
    John Hastings VIC
    Josh Hazlewood NSW
    Travis Head SA
    Moises Henriques NSW
    Chris Lynn QLD
    Glenn Maxwell VIC
    James Pattinson VIC
    Mitchell Starc NSW
    Marcus Stoinis WA
    Matthew Wade TAS
    Adam Zampa SA

    Finch, Pattinson, Stoinis and Henriques pretty lucky in my view.
    No Billy stanlake?


    'There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    No Billy stanlake?
    Isn't ready.

    Drafted in Pattinson ahead of him and rightly so.

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    Good team but not the best of bests.


    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

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    They lack anchors. Get Warner and Smith and they'll crumble.


    A skilled hawk conceals its talons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    Hastings?

    I thought CA moved on from him.

    And on what basis has Henriques been selected? He's been a consistent failure at the international level, yet somehow Trevor Holmes manages to place him into the ODI squad and that to at the expense of Faulkner.
    Henriques is in on the basis that Mitch Marsh is best XI and isn't available.

    Faulkner will never be considered for a top 6 batting position so was never in contention for that spot.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Easily the favourites

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Henriques is in on the basis that Mitch Marsh is best XI and isn't available.

    Faulkner will never be considered for a top 6 batting position so was never in contention for that spot.
    And what has Marsh done to suggest that he can bat in the top six against quality attacks?

    Cartwright was a better option considering Smith isn't going to bowl too much of Marsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    And what has Marsh done to suggest that he can bat in the top six against quality attacks?

    Cartwright was a better option considering Smith isn't going to bowl too much of Marsh.
    Well Mitch Marsh did average over 40 in ODI cricket in 2016 and performed well against South Africa and made the ICC ODI team of the year.

    And he regularly bowls over 5 overs a game in ODI cricket.

    People too often mistake Mitch Marsh the limited overs player for Mitch Marsh the test player.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Well Mitch Marsh did average over 40 in ODI cricket in 2016 and performed well against South Africa and made the ICC ODI team of the year.

    And he regularly bowls over 5 overs a game in ODI cricket.

    People too often mistake Mitch Marsh the limited overs player for Mitch Marsh the test player.
    I meant Henriques.

    Mixed up the two in the previous post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    I meant Henriques.

    Mixed up the two in the previous post.
    Yeah I wouldn't have gone for Henriques either but just saying that it wasn't a Henriques v Faulkner decision.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Daayuummm thats a strong squad.
    The team to beat.

    Whattaa pace attack!

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    Why no World Cup hero James Faulkner?


    #MPGA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    Why no World Cup hero James Faulkner?
    dropped for mediocrity


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Good bowling squad but lite on batting. Too many t 20 specialists in batting other than warner and smith.
    It all depends on pitches and weather. If the weather is cloudy then aus batsman will struggle. Uf they r flat expect aus to score massive runs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Pattinson is pretty average in limited overs matches. Hastings should definitely play ahead of him.

    My team from this would be

    1. Warner
    2. Head
    3. Smith*
    4. Lynn
    5. Maxwell
    6. Henriques
    7. Wade+
    8. Hastings/Cummins
    9. Starc
    10. Zampa
    11. Hazlewood
    What's up with no Marsh in the team? Is he injured?

    One of the most valuable limited overs players in the world.

    When players like Bailey, Finch, Faulkner struggle to make the squad, that's when you know you got ridiculous amounts of talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haz95 View Post
    What's up with no Marsh in the team? Is he injured?

    One of the most valuable limited overs players in the world.

    When players like Bailey, Finch, Faulkner struggle to make the squad, that's when you know you got ridiculous amounts of talent.
    Marsh is injured.

    Bailey had been out due to his age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haz95 View Post
    What's up with no Marsh in the team? Is he injured?

    One of the most valuable limited overs players in the world.

    When players like Bailey, Finch, Faulkner struggle to make the squad, that's when you know you got ridiculous amounts of talent.
    Marsh is injured.

    Bailey is best XI but he's old and won't make the 2019 world cup.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Marsh is injured.

    Bailey is best XI but he's old and won't make the 2019 world cup.
    Haha, Bailey is only 3 years older than Pakistans youngster Asad Shafiq tho? I can see Australia actually retaining the World Cup while becoming a genuine top 3 test side...probably 1st.

    What do you think of Ashes this year? I reckon it's gonna be one of the best series' we will witness since Ashes 2013. We've got Root, Bairstow, Cook, Haseeb vs Smith, Warner, Renshaw and Handscomb. Honourable mentions to the beard vs Maxwell. Bowling line up however Australia wins.

    I see Australia taking back the Ashes sadly lol.

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    Very strong squad, lots of batting firepower that should be able to post 300+ scores consistently and if Starc stays fit they've a bowling attack that can compete with any team.

    One of the favourites.

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    Legend makes the line up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donal Cozzie View Post
    Legend makes the line up
    Has to start, he is at his best. Big game player.

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    Good squad,especially the pace attack.

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    Not selecting Faulkner is a travesty.

    Had them as favourites but now not sure.

    India and SA look very strong.

    English bowling is weak.

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    Basically if Smith and Warner both fail they will struggle.

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    Khawaja should have been selected, there aren't any accumulators aside from Steve Smith. Can't have all power hitters

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    Aussie pace attack looks weak infront of our Shofiul Islam

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    A strong pace bowling attack and they have a leg spinner in Zampa who is capeble of getting wickets in the middle overs. Bowling they have have good options.

    Batting is relient on Smith and Warner. Maxwell and Lynn are inconsistent but if they come off and one of Warner or Smith anchors the innings Australia will post big scores.

    Australia and South Africa are the favourites for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WC-Passion View Post
    Has to start, he is at his best. Big game player.
    Pakpassion influence wearing off on @Convict. Displaying enough regional bias against Finch to make a PCB selector proud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donal Cozzie View Post
    Pakpassion influence wearing off on @Convict. Displaying enough regional bias against Finch to make a PCB selector proud
    Exactly, can't think of a reason why he would be against Finch starting for Australia in the CT other than regional bias, it's disappointing how backwards some people can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WC-Passion View Post
    Exactly, can't think of a reason why he would be against Finch starting for Australia in the CT other than regional bias, it's disappointing how backwards some people can be.
    Mate. Even the Vics are jumping off the Finch bandwagon.

    Head is the future.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Mate. Even the Vics are jumping off the Finch bandwagon.

    Head is the future.
    Export Finch to Pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamza_ View Post
    Export Finch to Pakistan.
    Gladly. He's a useless hack.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Bowling looks great and a very formidable batting line up. This team will go all the way to the finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ph_11 View Post
    Bowling looks great and a very formidable batting line up. This team will go all the way to the finals.
    Formidable batting lineup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    Formidable batting lineup?
    Smith and Warner are the best right now. They can take the game away from opposition in a very short time. They are the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ph_11 View Post
    Smith and Warner are the best right now. They can take the game away from opposition in a very short time. They are the best.
    And apart from those two?

    This batting lineup is carried by the aforementioned pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    And apart from those two?

    This batting lineup is carried by the aforementioned pair.
    Maxwell
    Henriques

    Three solid. That is three more than Inida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ph_11 View Post
    Maxwell
    Henriques

    Three solid. That is three more than Inida.
    Lol.

    Henriques has been a consistent failure at the international level and that isn't going to change.

    Maxwell a solid batsman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Mate. Even the Vics are jumping off the Finch bandwagon.

    Head is the future.
    Head is a quite good I agree, but Finch has a good temperament and he can succeed if he is given enough chances.

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    Aaron Finch is such a nice player, it would be great to watch him.

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    Faulkner should have been a shoo-in for mine. Other than that a solid squad.

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    Stoinis cleared for Champions Trophy

    Allrounder fit to fly with squad to UK after recovering from IPL shoulder injury
    Victorian allrounder Marcus Stoinis has been declared fit for the ICC Champions Trophy and will travel with several members of the Australia squad from Brisbane to London on Thursday night. Stoinis, who was forced to leave his stint with Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League early due to a shoulder injury, bowled today at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and was passed fit by team support staff. The allrounder injured the shoulder diving for a ball while warming-up for Punjab's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 5 and, after undergoing scans in India, headed to the NCC for rehab in a bid to prove his fitness for the upcoming ODI tournament. It was confirmed today that the 27-year-old has done exactly that, with a Cricket Australia spokesperson saying "he bowled today and medical staff were happy with his progress". Australia's first warm-up game for the Champions Trophy is in London on May 26 against Sri Lanka, before a second fixture against Pakistan on May 29 in Birmingham. Their first match in the tournament proper is against the Black Caps on June 3, also in Birmingham. With James Faulkner having been overlooked for a spot in the 15-man squad, Stoinis looms as a likely inclusion in Australia's best XI, having played in Australia's two most recent ODIs, against New Zealand on the tour across the Tasman in January-February.

    In the first of those matches he took three wickets and blazed a record-breaking 146 not out to take Australia to within a whisker of a remarkable come-from-behind win. He followed it up with a mature 42 in the final ODI of that series, prompting coach Darren Lehmann to suggest big things may await the powerful right-hander. "Now he's got that belief, the world's his oyster," Lehmann said at the time. "It's up to him to keep kicking goals and away he goes." Stoinis had a disappointing time of things in the recent IPL, playing five matches and contributing just 17 runs with the bat from three innings, while also taking two wickets. He will now head to London alongside Lehmann and the remainder of the squad's Australia-based players, while those currently in India will arrive after their respective IPL campaigns end. AUSTRALIA SQUAD: Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa

    http://www.cricket.com.au/news/marcu...der/2017-05-17

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    Actually hurts our chances. Stoinis is the definition of bog average.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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