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    Australia vs England five match ODI series (2018) Discussion Thread

    GLENN Maxwell has sensationally been axed from Australia’s one-day squad for the upcoming series with England, with Australian captain Steve Smith saying he needs to be “smarter” in a huge wake-up call for the big-hitting all-rounder.

    Maxwell’s omission was one of several shocks in the 14-man squad announced on Wednesday, with wicketkeeper Matthew Wade also overlooked in favour of recalled Test keeper Tim Paine.

    Big Bash sensation Chris Lynn has also been included, despite being just three matches into his return from a serious shoulder injury.

    Maxwell has been a mainstay of the Australian team but endured a troubled tour of India this year and his place in the team has come under pressure from rising star Travis Head in recent times — with the South Australian skipper usurping the Victorian star’s role as the team’s off-spinning all-rounder.

    “No-one is in any doubt about Glenn’s ability or his potential to produce match-winning contributions with the bat,” said National Selector Trevor Hohns.

    “What we have wanted from him is more consistency but in his past 20 matches in this format he has averaged 22 and we need more than that from a player in the side’s batting engine room.

    “Glenn is still absolutely in our thoughts but for this series we have decided to look again at Chris Lynn, who is now back playing once more after the shoulder injury that hampered him when we picked him against Pakistan in this format 12 months ago.

    “He has been one of the most feared players at domestic level in limited-overs cricket in the past couple of years and we want to see if he can convert that domestic form to the international stage.”

    Smith said Maxwell could consider himself “unlucky” but urged the 29-year-old to take the axing as a wake-up call and change his training habits to get his way back into the national team.

    “Just looking at the way he trains ... I think he could train a little bit smarter,” Smith said.

    “We’ve all seen the way he can come out and play and do all his funky stuff and be pretty cool with that.

    “But when he puts his head down he’s actually a really good batsman as we’ve seen in Shield cricket. He’s got some big runs there.

    “If he keeps his head switched on and trains really well and focuses on basic things, probably more than the expansive things, then I think that’ll help him have his consistency and if he’s having those consistent performances he’s certainly a person you want in your team.”

    Paine’s inclusion - making him the Australian wicketkeeper in all three formats, following a brilliant return to the Test team during the Ashes - is a further blow to Wade’s standing in Australian cricket.

    But Hohns explained that it was simply just reward for Paine after a stirring comeback this summer.

    “Tim forced his way into the Twenty20 International squad last summer, and after coming back into the Test squad at the beginning of the Ashes series he has made a terrific contribution with bat and gloves.

    “He deserves his opportunity in this form of the game and the challenge for Matthew is to return to the type of form that saw him score a One-Day International hundred against Pakistan last summer.”

    Uncapped Western Australian duo Andrew Tye and Jhye Richardson have also been included, having made their international Twenty20 debuts in the past 12 months.

    Australia will play England in five one-day fixtures, starting on January 14.

    Australia squad for Gillette ODI series against England: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/cr...35f8e495348c03
    Last edited by giri26; 3rd January 2018 at 02:37.

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    Strange that Maxwell has been left out. He has been in great form and tops the domestic run charts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giri26 View Post
    Strange that Maxwell has been left out. He has been in great form and tops the domestic run charts.
    He has averaged 22 from his last 22 ODIs.


    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
    He has averaged 22 from his last 22 ODIs.
    I know that but again when picking a squad, you need to also consider their current form. Maxwell has worked incredibly hard on his batting which showed in the Shield season this year.

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    Good to see Chris Lynn and jhye Richardson there.Strong squad by Australia, don't see england winning this series.

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    Jhye Richardson is a quality pacer but I’m afraid the OD call up has come to soon, he currently lacks the variations required in the modern game. Stanlake would’ve been a better pick.

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    Glenn Maxwell has always been Australia's Umar Akmal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deewana Mastana View Post
    Glenn Maxwell has always been Australia's Umar Akmal.
    Correction: Maxwell is very much like Afridi, hit or miss. That's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giri26 View Post
    I know that but again when picking a squad, you need to also consider their current form. Maxwell has worked incredibly hard on his batting which showed in the Shield season this year.
    Current Form: He has averaged 22 from his last 22 ODIs.

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    Scathing comments by Smith on Maxwell there.

    Hope he doesn't go the Raina way.

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    He's clearly not in the good books of the higher ups for some reason, he most certainly merits a spot.

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    The National Selection Panel has named the following 14-player squad for the five-match Gillette One-Day International series against England, starting in Melbourne on 14 January.

    Steve Smith (c) New South Wales
    David Warner (vc) New South Wales
    Patrick Cummins New South Wales
    Aaron Finch Victoria
    Josh Hazlewood New South Wales
    Travis Head South Australia
    Chris Lynn Queensland
    Mitchell Marsh Western Australia
    Tim Paine Tasmania
    Jhye Richardson Western Australia
    Mitchell Starc New South Wales
    Marcus Stoinis Western Australia
    Andrew Tye Western Australia
    Adam Zampa South Australia

    Commenting on the squad, National Selector Trevor Hohns said: “With our defence of the ICC Cricket World Cup just 17 months away, we are seeking to get a squad in place that can form the basis of the line-up for that campaign and at the same time regain ground in the ODI Rankings, given we have slipped from the number one position over the past 12 months.

    “There will still be further opportunities for players to force their way into the reckoning for the squad to go to England and Wales in 2019 but the sooner we can settle on our best combination and get them playing together and in form on a regular basis then the better our chances will be of retaining the trophy we won at home in 2015.”

    On Glenn Maxwell’s omission, Trevor Hohns said: “No-one is in any doubt about Glenn’s ability or his potential to produce match-winning contributions with the bat. What we have wanted from him is more consistency but in his past 20 matches in this format he has averaged 22 and we need more than that from a player in the side’s batting engine room.

    “Glenn is still absolutely in our thoughts but for this series we have decided to look again at Chris Lynn, who is now back playing once more after the shoulder injury that hampered him when we picked him against Pakistan in this format 12 months ago. He has been one of the most feared players at domestic level in limited-overs cricket in the past couple of years and we want to see if he can convert that domestic form to the international stage.”

    On Tim Paine’s inclusion ahead of Matthew Wade, he said: “Tim forced his way into the Twenty20 International squad last summer, and after coming back into the Test squad at the beginning of the Ashes series he has made a terrific contribution with bat and gloves. He deserves his opportunity in this form of the game and the challenge for Matthew is to return to the type of form that saw him score a One-Day International hundred against Pakistan last summer.

    Commenting on the selection of the fast bowling trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Patrick Cummins, he said: “The three fast bowlers that made key contributions to us regaining The Ashes have all been included as we want to have some firepower with the ball during this Gillette ODI Series. However, at the same time, we are conscious that they have had heavy workloads during the Tests and so on that basis it is likely we will give each of them some deserved time off at different stages during this series.

    “The good thing is we have plenty of depth in the fast bowling department in this squad, with Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye also included.

    “Jhye featured in the Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka last summer, is someone we have had our eyes on for a while and he is the complete package: he bowls with good pace, he has got good variations in short-form cricket, is a good fielder and is a handy batsman too. He was also the joint leading wicket-taker in the JLT One-Day Cup that Western Australia won at the start of the summer and so he fully deserves his spot.

    “Andrew Tye is in outstanding limited-overs form as he is demonstrating in the KFC Big Bash League, is another player who did extremely well in the JLT One-Day Cup for Western Australia and merits his chance to try and cement a spot in the 50-over side after having played in the recent T20 International series in India.”

    The squad will assemble in Melbourne on Wednesday 10 January with the practice schedule and media opportunities ahead of the opening match to be announced in due course.


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    Good decision he needs reality check.
    Chris lynn is one of the most feared batsman in limited overs.
    In bigbash ashton turner,darcy short putting impressive performances with the bat and both can bowl useful spin.

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    Australia batting is not the strongest in the world, can see England beating them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuzaifaE View Post
    He's clearly not in the good books of the higher ups for some reason, he most certainly merits a spot.
    Smith dislikes him so he's not there.

    In reality he's almost as good as Steve Smith in ODIs....so truly a shocker. A bunch of jackals waiting to put the knife in whenever he had a dip in form.

    Aussie selection has always been biased. Thank God we are nearing the T20 takeover era when there is always someone with an incentive to make sure this sort of rubbish doesn't go on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricketAnalyst View Post
    Smith dislikes him so he's not there.

    In reality he's almost as good as Steve Smith in ODIs....so truly a shocker. A bunch of jackals waiting to put the knife in whenever he had a dip in form.

    Aussie selection has always been biased. Thank God we are nearing the T20 takeover era when there is always someone with an incentive to make sure this sort of rubbish doesn't go on.
    Complete utter rubbish. Also Smith isn't a selector.


    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
    Complete utter rubbish. Also Smith isn't a selector.
    Really? Not biased? Why did Klinger not play for so many years then? Wasn't good enough? By what metric?

    Why is Shaun Marsh treated like a golden boy? What about good old Travis Head? His numbers merit repeated selection?

    Even Smith himself kept getting picked in ODIs earlier in his careers when his numbers were utter garbage because he was marked for the golden boy treatment.

    Aussie selection is deeply flawed and utterly biased. On occasion it 'works' because conditions and opposition are such that any team they put would win. But this is the reason they haven't done ANYTHING outside home conditions in years. Even the WC was luckily in home conditions and they got the W... other than that Champions Trophy, World T20, Away ODIs, Away Tests. Total fail at everything that is not home conditions. Even split white-ball 3-3 with us at home.....

    Really think there's no problem with Aussie cricket and it's all fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Smith isn't a selector.
    And Nazmul Hosain Papon has as much as official say in Bangladesh's team selection or strategy as I do.

    Yet, it's he who makes any and all decisions about Bangladesh cricket. If anyone thinks N Srinivasan controlled Indian cricket, they need to look at Papon bhai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricketAnalyst View Post
    Really? Not biased? Why did Klinger not play for so many years then? Wasn't good enough? By what metric?

    Why is Shaun Marsh treated like a golden boy? What about good old Travis Head? His numbers merit repeated selection?

    Even Smith himself kept getting picked in ODIs earlier in his careers when his numbers were utter garbage because he was marked for the golden boy treatment.

    Aussie selection is deeply flawed and utterly biased. On occasion it 'works' because conditions and opposition are such that any team they put would win. But this is the reason they haven't done ANYTHING outside home conditions in years. Even the WC was luckily in home conditions and they got the W... other than that Champions Trophy, World T20, Away ODIs, Away Tests. Total fail at everything that is not home conditions. Even split white-ball 3-3 with us at home.....

    Really think there's no problem with Aussie cricket and it's all fine?
    Sorry, replace Klinger with Katich. Always confused those two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricketAnalyst View Post
    Really? Not biased? Why did Klinger not play for so many years then? Wasn't good enough? By what metric?

    Why is Shaun Marsh treated like a golden boy? What about good old Travis Head? His numbers merit repeated selection?

    Even Smith himself kept getting picked in ODIs earlier in his careers when his numbers were utter garbage because he was marked for the golden boy treatment.

    Aussie selection is deeply flawed and utterly biased. On occasion it 'works' because conditions and opposition are such that any team they put would win. But this is the reason they haven't done ANYTHING outside home conditions in years. Even the WC was luckily in home conditions and they got the W... other than that Champions Trophy, World T20, Away ODIs, Away Tests. Total fail at everything that is not home conditions. Even split white-ball 3-3 with us at home.....

    Really think there's no problem with Aussie cricket and it's all fine?
    Klinger didn't play more because when spots were available he had horrible shield seasons where he averaged in the 20s.
    He's also just not all that good.

    Smith got picked in ODIs earlier because he was recognised as a talented player. Now he is by far the best player in the country - aka the selectors were right in their judgement.

    Shaun Marsh keeps on returning to the side because he is in the top six test batsmen in the country.

    Australian selectors view a lot of these series as opportunities to try out a lot of different players with a view at next years world cup. Given we have won four out of the last five world cups I don't believe this approach is holding us back.

    Head is currently in ahead of Maxwell for the spin bowling allrounder spot because he's performed better than Maxwell at this spot in recent times. They also rate him so want to invest experience into him.

    Maybe they sometimes do make mistakes but its an approach that works and there is no bias involved with it.


    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
    Klinger didn't play more because when spots were available he had horrible shield seasons where he averaged in the 20s.
    He's also just not all that good.

    Smith got picked in ODIs earlier because he was recognised as a talented player. Now he is by far the best player in the country - aka the selectors were right in their judgement.

    Shaun Marsh keeps on returning to the side because he is in the top six test batsmen in the country.

    Australian selectors view a lot of these series as opportunities to try out a lot of different players with a view at next years world cup. Given we have won four out of the last five world cups I don't believe this approach is holding us back.

    Head is currently in ahead of Maxwell for the spin bowling allrounder spot because he's performed better than Maxwell at this spot in recent times. They also rate him so want to invest experience into him.

    Maybe they sometimes do make mistakes but its an approach that works and there is no bias involved with it.
    World Cups is a bad metric because apart from the last one they don't tell you enough. Too far back. No one doubts Aussies were top dogs that far back.

    And in the past, bias or no you would win because even Aus A was good enough to smash most sides. That isn't true anymore.

    Do note I meant Katich and not Klinger apologies for the weird substitution, agreed Klinger isn't good enough.

    Also, I really have to object to this whole counter-factual of 'Smith improved so selectors were right'.

    In the first place, Avg 43 SR 88 is hardly world-beating the way his Test numbers are. In the second, so many others would recover with the benefit of repeated chances. And so many world-class players have been ruined by having their confidence destroyed. Maxwell was axed an year after being the player of the World Cup.

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    Australia ODI team is not the same anymore, it's been proven by Champion trophy failure, they are too reliant on Smith and Warner to succeed.

    Compare other teams like India, England, South Africa batsmen no 4, 5, 6 and 7, the quality of Australia is very inferior. I don't see them as favorites for the next World Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricketAnalyst View Post
    World Cups is a bad metric because apart from the last one they don't tell you enough. Too far back. No one doubts Aussies were top dogs that far back.

    And in the past, bias or no you would win because even Aus A was good enough to smash most sides. That isn't true anymore.

    Do note I meant Katich and not Klinger apologies for the weird substitution, agreed Klinger isn't good enough.

    Also, I really have to object to this whole counter-factual of 'Smith improved so selectors were right'.

    In the first place, Avg 43 SR 88 is hardly world-beating the way his Test numbers are. In the second, so many others would recover with the benefit of repeated chances. And so many world-class players have been ruined by having their confidence destroyed. Maxwell was axed an year after being the player of the World Cup.
    Katich was 36 just had a long term injury and was one of three 36 year olds in the top order of a team that had just lost the Ashes 3-1 at home.
    Hughes was the dominant player in sheffield shield so deserved a chance and the gamble on Warner has paid off.

    Smith's ODI numbers can only be compared against everyone else in the Australian team. I'll note that while he returned to the test team in 2013 he wasn't in Australia's full strength ODI side until a home ODI series against South Africa in November 2014. Since the start of 2014 his ODI batting average is 49 at a strike rate of 87 which sets him up as Australia's second best ODI batsman behind Warner.


    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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    @CricketAnalyst I should apologise for going so strong here. I do disagree with you but I had assumed you were talking about the alleged anti Victorian bias in selection which I believe is nonsense but is always widely raised in Victorian media and on Australian forums whenever a Victorian like Maxwell misses out.

    You have your views and they're different to mine but your views on this aren't baseless.


    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
    @CricketAnalyst I should apologise for going so strong here. I do disagree with you but I had assumed you were talking about the alleged anti Victorian bias in selection which I believe is nonsense but is always widely raised in Victorian media and on Australian forums whenever a Victorian like Maxwell misses out.

    You have your views and they're different to mine but your views on this aren't baseless.
    Fair enough. I have no idea if there is or isn't anti-Victorian bias. All I know is that the selectors seem to have a very laid back 'gut-feel' approach that inevitably and repeatedly favours some players and disfavours others, irrespective of whether it seems to work or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Australia ODI team is not the same anymore, it's been proven by Champion trophy failure, they are too reliant on Smith and Warner to succeed.

    Compare other teams like India, England, South Africa batsmen no 4, 5, 6 and 7, the quality of Australia is very inferior. I don't see them as favorites for the next World Cup.
    Champions Trophy failure? 2 of their matches were rained off. They were cruising to victory over Bangladesh and they could have won the NZ game as well, NZ were slightly ahead when they went off but game definitely wasn't over. The thing about Australia is they rarely pick a full strength squad for white ball cricket apart from tournaments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadi123 View Post
    Champions Trophy failure? 2 of their matches were rained off. They were cruising to victory over Bangladesh and they could have won the NZ game as well, NZ were slightly ahead when they went off but game definitely wasn't over. The thing about Australia is they rarely pick a full strength squad for white ball cricket apart from tournaments.
    They lost quite easily against England.

    They are not so invincible in ODI, full strength or not. There are better ODI teams than Australia these days,

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    They lost quite easily against England.

    They are not so invincible in ODI, full strength or not. There are better ODI teams than Australia these days,
    Yes I agree they aren't amazing even when full strength but not a bad ODI team. Hard to win an ODI series in Australia, they're very beatable outside Australia though, which is the case for most teams ie not so great away from home.

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    Paine is 33.Is he in Australia’s plans for the 2019 WC?Should have gone with someone younger,like Alex Carey.

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    Cricket Australia XI squad named for England tour match

    Cricket Australia (CA) has today announced the 12-player Cricket Australia XI (CA XI) squad to play England in a one-day tour match at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney on 11 January.

    The CA XI, picked by the Youth Selection Panel, features five players from South Australia, two from Victoria and Tasmania, and one each from New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

    Queensland’s Matt Renshaw, who has played 10 Tests for Australia, will captain the side, which also features South Australia quick Chadd Sayers and teenage Victorian batsman Mackenzie Harvey.

    Cricket Australia XI squad

    Matt Renshaw (C) - Queensland
    Gabe Bell - Tasmania
    Jake Carder - Western Australia
    John Dalton - South Australia
    Travis Dean - Victoria
    Jake Doran - Tasmania
    Daniel Fallins - New South Wales
    David Grant - South Australia
    Mackenzie Harvey - Victoria
    Harry Nielsen - South Australia
    Ben Pengelley - South Australia
    Chadd Sayers - South Australia


    Coach: Brad Haddin
    Assistant Coach: Glenn McGrath


    The average age of the squad is just under 22 years old, with Harvey (17) and South Australia all-rounder Ben Pengelley (19) the two youngest members.

    Seven members of the squad have played JLT Sheffield Shield cricket for their states this summer, while nine have represented a CA XI at either JLT One-Day Cup level, tour matches against England or the CA Under 19 National Championships.

    Travis Dean and Jake Carder have both scored centuries for the CA XI this summer - Dean in the tour match against England in Perth, and Carder in a JLT Cup clash against South Australia.

    National Selector and National Talent Manager, Greg Chappell, said:

    “We’ve tried to get the most competitive team possible, bearing in mind Australian and BBL commitments,” Chappell said.

    “It’s great to have the quality and experience of Matt Renshaw and Chadd Sayers in the side, and also five others who have played Sheffield Shield cricket this season, including Travis Dean, Jake Doran and John Dalton.

    “Five members of this squad represented the CA XI in the JLT One-Day Cup, including Jake Carder and Harry Nielsen who both performed well, and it’s pleasing to be able to give them all another opportunity.

    “Mackenzie Harvey is just 17 years old, but is a very exciting prospect. He underlined his class and potential with a century at Under 19 level against Pakistan last month, and will be eligible for the 2020 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup.

    “This is a quality opportunity for all players involved, and hopefully this side will give England a good test ahead of the series against Australia.”

    The tour game will lead into the five-match Gillette ODI Series between Australia and England, with matches on 14 January (Melbourne), 19 January (Brisbane), 21 January (Sydney), 26 January (Adelaide) and 28 January (Perth).

    Cricket Australia XI v England
    When: 11 January 2018
    Where: Drummoyne Oval, NSW
    Time: 2.20pm start local time

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    http://www.cricket.com.au/news/steve...mpression=true

    Former Australian skipper does not agree with the ODI omission of Glenn Maxwell, and responds to queries about Steve Smith's statements on the Victorian

    Former Australia captain Steve Waugh says he was surprised by Steve Smith’s public comments about Glenn Maxwell’s training attitude and that those strong messages could create a divide between skipper and player. Following Maxwell’s omission from Australia’s squad for the five-match Gillette ODI Series against England later this month, Smith said Maxwell could train “smarter” and advised focusing on the basics and ditching the “funky” shots.

    But Waugh says that type of feedback should remain private and could have a negative impact on the relationship between the two players.

    “I found it all a bit strange,” Waugh told cricket.com.au at the Sydney Cricket Ground today. “There must have been a reason why Steve Smith said that but I’m not sure it needs to be a public comment. “I was a big believer in praise in public and criticise in private and I think that’s a good way to go. “As soon as you make a statement like that it does put a split between you and the player and it’s a pretty personal sort of comment that he’s not training hard which suggests he’s not professional.

    “I think that tough comment is better off (being said) one-on-one rather than out there in the public environment, which it is now. “I was a little bit surprised he made such a strong statement in public.” When asked what Waugh wanted out of his players at practice, he just wanted his charges training smartly. “It didn’t have to be for a long time but players were getting something out of the session,” Waugh said. “Looking to improve their game was always quality over quantity, so it didn’t matter how long you trained as long as you trained with some purpose, some intent and looking to improve your game.”

    Yesterday was not the first time Maxwell has come under fire from Smith publicly. In December 2016, Smith and Australia’s leadership group fined Maxwell for his “disrespectful” comments aimed at his former state skipper Matthew Wade about how he felt batting below the ex-Test gloveman in the JLT Sheffield Shield hurt his selection chances. “Everyone was disappointed in his comments,” Smith said at the time. “I’ve expressed that to him myself and spoke to the team. “One of our values is respect and having respect for your teammates, opposition, the fans, the media. “I thought what he said was very disrespectful to a teammate and his Victorian captain. “The leadership group got together and we decided to fine Glenn. “We thought that was a sufficient punishment.”

    According to national selector Trevor Hohns, Maxwell was not selected in Australia’s 14-man ODI squad due to his poor form in the 50-over format, which has seen him average just 22 in his past 20 matches. But Maxwell has been in career-best touch this summer having scored 590 runs in the JLT Sheffield Shield, including a whopping 278 against NSW Blues at North Sydney Oval. It’s that form why Waugh would have chosen the dynamic allrounder to face England in five matches, starting in Melbourne on January 14. “I thought Maxwell would have been one of the first picked in our one-day side,” he said. “He’s a match-winner and he’s had pretty good form this year.”


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    Head and stoinis with their faithful mature performances made it tough for immature erratic Maxwell to come back in the team.and there is darcy short,ashton turner waiting for there chances both are attacking batsman who can bowl more than useful spin.

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    Chris Lynn ruled out of Gillette ODI Series
    Batsman Chris Lynn has been ruled out of the Gillette One-Day International Series against England with a calf injury.

    Lynn suffered the injury to his right calf fielding in the Brisbane Heat’s KFC Big Bash League match against the Perth Scorchers at The Gabba on 5 January.

    It is expected the injury will sideline him for three to four weeks, with the earliest return to play likely to be the Heat’s KFC BBL match against The Melbourne Renegades at The Gabba on 27 January.

    The Australia selectors will announce a replacement for Lynn in the ODI squad in due course. The opening match of the five-game series takes place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground Sunday 14 January.

    Commenting on Chris Lynn’s injury, Cricket Australia’s Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris said: “Chris initially left the field against the Scorchers complaining of tightness in his calf.

    “He reported increasing discomfort over the 24 hours that followed and the Heat’s medical staff made the decision to send him for a scan.

    “That scan confirmed the injury, which is expected to prevent him from playing for three to four weeks.

    “When Chris recovers, the expectation is that he will need to prove his fitness in match action before being considered again for international selection.”


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    Ashton turner should replace lynn

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    Cameroon White replaces injured Chris Lynn in the Australia ODI squad

    The National Selection Panel has chosen Victoria and Melbourne Renegades batsman Cameron White as Chris Lynn’s replacement for the Gillette One-Day International Series against England.

    The right-hander has been in outstanding limited-overs form with 285 runs at an average of 142.5 and a strike-rate of 115.85 for the Renegades in this summer’s KFC Big Bash League.

    It follows on from equally fine form in last summer’s domestic one-day competition when he was the tournament top-scorer with 457 runs at 76.16, including two hundreds and two fifties. This summer his output in four JLT One-Day Cup matches included 165 from 154 balls against Tasmania in Perth.

    White is no stranger to international action, having debuted for Australia in 2005 and played four Tests, 88 ODIs and 47 Twenty20 Internationals. Those caps including appearances in the victorious ICC Champions Trophy side of 2009, plus the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 and three separate ICC World Twenty20 tournaments in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

    Commenting on White’s selection, National Selector Trevor Hohns said: “Cameron’s in very good form, as his figures demonstrate. He’s playing very well.

    “He’s one of the leading run-scorers in this season’s KFC BBL, he’s experienced, he’s a very smart cricketer and he’s a good fielder. He ticks all the boxes for what we need at this stage.”

    White will link up with his Australia team-mates in Melbourne this afternoon (Thursday) ahead of Sunday’s series opener at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and so will be unavailable for Friday’s KFC BBL match between the Renegades and the Melbourne Stars.

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    Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns had already flagged that Cummins, Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc won't play all matches in the one-day series as they look ahead of March's Test series against the Proteas.
    Having played all five Tests in the Ashes win over England, Hazlewood and Cummins are the first to be given a break, with Starc set to sit out later in the series.

    Cummins bowled 197.1 overs in the Ashes, while Hazlewood bowled 190.5. Starc, who missed the fourth Test in Melbourne due to injury, bowled 162.3 overs in four Tests.

    Starc and Cummins will lead the attack at the MCG on Sunday and, depending on conditions, both Tye and Richardson could join them in a four-man pace attack ahead of spinner Adam Zampa.

    Speaking last week, Cummins said he was expecting to be rested from some cricket in the coming weeks.
    "They're going to reassess after this game (the fifth Test in Sydney). There was a bit of chat we might rest from one or two," Cummins told reporters.

    "We've got a bit of a break before the ODIs start.

    "I don't know yet. It takes a little bit to get over each Test but once you're over a Test, you're ready to start bowling and 10 overs in an ODI is a bit easier than a Test."

    The issue of workload management is divisive but selectors will be keen to ensure Cummins is cherry ripe for the South African series.

    Cummins earlier told ABC Radio he'd been surprised by both his durability and the docile nature of pitches during his maiden home Test series.

    Cummins, who endured almost six years of injury hell before returning to the Test XI last year, admitted pre-series he wasn't sure if he could get through the summer without being rested from a Test.

    He is now the most resilient member of the attack, having played nine straight Tests.
    "At the start of the summer, being pretty realistic I thought five games would have been a long stretch," Cummins said.
    "I've been really surprised with how well I've pulled up after each game.

    "If we'd had a few heavier games and I had a few aches and pains then it probably would have been spoken about."

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    England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

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    Steve Smith addresses Glenn Maxwell non-selection

    Australian cricket captain Steve Smith has let questions about Glenn Maxwell's non-selection go through to the keeper, saying that the selectors simply picked on form.

    A popular figure among the crowds, Maxwell was omitted from Australia's one day side when the 14-man squad was announced nine days ago. Many thought Maxwell would earn his recall when Chris Lynn was ruled out with injury in the days following, but Australian selectors elected to recall former Australia T20 captain Cameron White.

    The 34-year-old will play his first game since 2015, while Maxwell will continue to have to pile on runs in domestic cricket to earn a spot.

    Smith again cited big-hitting Maxwell's recent one dayers as the predominant reason for his omission from the side.

    "It's disappointing for Glenn. The selectors have some out and said that he probably hasn't done enough in the last 20 games.

    "He's probably averaged around 20."

    Smith went on to say that Maxwell's loss was a well-deserved opportunity for Cameron White.

    "He's probably been the best player in state one day cricket for the last three years or so, and they're rewarding him on performance.

    "I think that's great."

    For his part, Maxwell said that there was no feud between himself and the Australian captain.

    "I'll sit down with Steve when he gets to Melbourne and have a chat with him.

    "We get along really well, we've got a good friendship.

    "He's only trying to get the best out of me as the Australian skipper - there's not much you can say to the guy who's second-best to the Don.

    "I'll listen to him and do my best to get on his right side and do everything I can to play for Australia."

    Smith addressed the non-selection of Maxwell at the time by criticising his training, saying he could be 'smarter' in his work off the field.

    "He could train a little bit smarter," Smith said.

    "We've all seen the way he can come out and play and do all his funky stuff and be pretty cool with that.

    "But when he puts his head down he's actually a really good batsman, as we've seen in Shield cricket.

    "If he keeps his head switched on and trains really well and focuses on basic things, probably more than the expansive things, then I think that will help him have his consistency."

    The critique comes a year after Smith publicly had a crack at Maxwell for "very disrespectful" comments he made about batting below Matthew Wade at Victoria.

    Smith says he's looking forward to 'keeping the foot on the throat' in the upcoming ODI series against England.

    "It's a great opportunity for us to play some really good one day cricket.

    "We've probably been a little bit disappointing in the last 12-18 months so it's a great opportunity to keep the foo on England's throat."

    The Aussie skipper also backed England to bounce back from their Ashes woes and compete hard in the shorter forms of the game.

    "They're a very good one day outfit. It makes for a great series.

    "We've got a few new players in and they're going to come in nice and fresh and create some good energy around the group."

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    Maxwell is a good slogger, he's not batting in top order so I don't know why he isn't being considered. Not everybody is ABD, Maxwell's SR is definitely an asset to any team in this T20 flat pitch era

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricketAnalyst View Post
    Smith dislikes him so he's not there.

    In reality he's almost as good as Steve Smith in ODIs....so truly a shocker. A bunch of jackals waiting to put the knife in whenever he had a dip in form.

    Aussie selection has always been biased. Thank God we are nearing the T20 takeover era when there is always someone with an incentive to make sure this sort of rubbish doesn't go on.
    This post makes sense after Camroon White getting selected ahead of Maxwell.

    Camroon White is a failure in international cricket so why pick a 34 year old ahead of Maxwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    This post makes sense after Camroon White getting selected ahead of Maxwell.

    Camroon White is a failure in international cricket so why pick a 34 year old ahead of Maxwell.
    Because Maxwell is unreliable and throws away his wicket constantly.


    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
    Because Maxwell is unreliable and throws away his wicket constantly.
    Both are averaging quite similar but a difference of 40 in SR.

    I have been watching Darcy Short in BBL, he looks a special talent. Surely better than White

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Both are averaging quite similar but a difference of 40 in SR.

    I have been watching Darcy Short in BBL, he looks a special talent. Surely better than White
    Maxwell has averaged low 20s over the last two years while Cameron White has averaged over 60 on domestic list A in that time.


    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
    Because Maxwell is unreliable and throws away his wicket constantly.
    I doubt this is the reason, why not heard smiths reason for not including Maxwell? doesn't train smartly, you absolutely cannot defend smith or the selectors bias and hate towards Maxwell, injustice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    He has averaged 22 from his last 22 ODIs.
    Is Khawaja still the third choice opener or is he done in this format?

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    Smith is turning into a villain. Someone needs to bring him back down to earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Smith is turning into a villain. Someone needs to bring him back down to earth.
    He is the captain not the selector. His job is to captain the team and score runs, which i assume he is doing well

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    Quote Originally Posted by CricFan2012 View Post
    I doubt this is the reason, why not heard smiths reason for not including Maxwell? doesn't train smartly, you absolutely cannot defend smith or the selectors bias and hate towards Maxwell, injustice.
    Mate Michael Clarke used to compare Shane Watson to cancer and Watson kept on getting picked and you think selectors care about that stuff?

    Why would Smith hate Maxwell?

    What's more logical, the guy who kept on throwing away his wicket and averaged 20 got dropped or that there is some conspiracy


    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 Michael Clarke used to compare Shane Watson to cancer and Watson kept on getting picked and you think selectors care about that stuff?

    Why would Smith hate Maxwell?

    What's more logical, the guy who kept on throwing away his wicket and averaged 20 got dropped or that there is some conspiracy
    but he was doing so well in first class before the ashes yet they choose marsh brothers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CricFan2012 View Post
    but he was doing so well in first class before the ashes yet they choose marsh brothers.
    Maxwell only scored his 200 after the first test had already started. Both Marsh brothers did well.

    Tough luck for Maxwell. Not the first time a player has missed out.


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    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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    No surprise that Maxwell scored his t20 hundreds in Sri Lanka when Warner was captain and smith was not around

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    Joe Root is set to play for England in Sunday's opening one-day international in Melbourne after recovering from a viral illness but Australia opener David Warner is troubled by a stomach bug. Root was hospitalised on the final morning of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney with gastroenteritis but England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan said he would play in the series opener in Melbourne. "Joe is good and should be fit to play tomorrow," Morgan told reporters on Saturday.

    "He's extremely important. He's been a fantastic leader within the group and, on top of that, there's the weight of runs he's scored and the manner that he's scored them.

    "He's obviously a key part. He's a very versatile player and can score in any strike-rate that needs to be required, given the situation."

    But while Root was in better health, Australia vice-captain Warner missed the team's final training session on Saturday and instead walked laps of the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

    "I think he's okay, he was having a bit of a gastro issue yesterday," skipper Steve Smith told reporters.

    "He turned up here today and walked the oval a few times. He said he'll be fine so I don't think there'll be any trouble there."

    Warner, the No.3-ranked ODI batsman, has been one of the game's most dominant 50-over players, especially playing at home.

    Since Australia's World Cup final win at the MCG in 2015, the left-hander has averaged more than 80 from 11 games in Australia, including five centuries.

    Warner has scored 156, 144, 16, 103 and 86 in his past five innings at the ground in all formats.

    He is the latest player to be struck down by illness in recent weeks, joining teammates Steve Smith and Patrick Cummins as well as Root, who have all been affected by stomach problems since Christmas.

    England were thrashed 4-0 in the five-Test Ashes series by Australia but have had better results in the 50-over format.

    They have a better record than any other team since the last World Cup winning 34 of 53 matches.

    England are the only team since the World Cup with a strike rate above a run a ball (6.3 per over), have scored the most totals in excess of 300 (24) and two of more than 400 while their batsmen have hit more fours and sixes than any other team.

    Squads:

    Australia - Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Cameron White, Adam Zampa.

    England - Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

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    Hales will play tomorrow so both Root and Morgan slot down one to 4 and 5.

    Roy
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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Australia batting is not the strongest in the world, can see England beating them.
    Head averaged nearly 47 last year, Smith 45, Finch 50, and Warner 57.

    They're playing at home.

    England has the best looking batting lineup in the world, but how they can take on the pressure of AUS pacemen would [hopefully] make for a good contest.

    If England play like they've been playing for a while, it should be a good ODI series.

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    Maxwell is the Fawad Alam of Australia. Some people need to just move on from whatever perceived slight he may have caused them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    Hales will play tomorrow so both Root and Morgan slot down one to 4 and 5.

    Roy
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    Root
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    Why would Hales bat anywhere other than the opening slot?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Why would Hales bat anywhere other than the opening slot?
    He batted at 3 in the practice game and did well. I guess because Bairstow has been a solid opener so far they don't want to disturb that.

    This will be 10x more entertaining than that ashes trashes nonsense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Why would Hales bat anywhere other than the opening slot?
    Bairstow took his chances in the summer and then Roy took his chances at the end of the WI series. Gotta slot all 3 in somehow.

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    Roy is woefully out of form though

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    Quote Originally Posted by volcyz View Post
    Roy is woefully out of form though
    Not anymore.

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    There is no stopping to this England ODI team,

    Most dynamic and destructive right now, if England can change then there is hope for other countries.

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    Wait till smith and warner fire

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    What a great way of getting in form. Roy batters a hundred and some. The partnership between him and root was really good. It was important specially after the wickets of Hales and Bairstow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Australia ODI team is not the same anymore, it's been proven by Champion trophy failure, they are too reliant on Smith and Warner to succeed.
    Proof? 2 out of 3 games were washed out, 3rd was rain and Ben Stokes affected. Before the rain England were in serious trouble at 35/3.

    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    They lost quite easily against England.

    They are not so invincible in ODI, full strength or not. There are better ODI teams than Australia these days,
    If playing one ODI to slag off Australia as below all other top ODI sides is your proof, where do you rank Pakistan as an ODI side in the last 5-8 years?

    Here's actual proof that the three teams are close together and no one is really better.

    England in India 2017. India won 4-1.
    India in Australia 2016. Australia won 4-1. And India only won the 5th match.
    Australia in India 2017. India won 4-1. And Australia won after the series was 3-0.
    Australia in England 2015. [This is after the WC and with the new look side]. Australia won 3-2, and were much more convincing than the scoreline suggests.

    Looks to me that whoever plays at home wins and this England team that may change but very little separates the three.

    Writing off AUS as an ODI is silly considering they've managed to win more WC than anyone else with different sets of players.

    I'm an England fan, and want them to win unless they're playing India or Pakistan.

    * not counting SA because they've never winning CT or WC. No point being among the top 2 sides if you can't handle any pressure at the global level.
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    England only won the first ODI because Australian selectors picked the wrong team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    England only won the first ODI because Australian selectors picked the wrong team.
    Well, I say Australia only won the Ashes because England picked the wrong team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Well, I say Australia only won the Ashes because England picked the wrong team
    I agree, they needed more South Africans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    I agree, they needed more South Africans.
    More Kiwis actually.

    I wouldn't have picked Roy. I would have had:

    Stoneman
    Hales
    Cook
    Malan
    Root
    Bairstow (w)
    Rashid
    Plunkett
    Broad
    Anderson
    Wood

    It would not have won the series, but it would not have got rolled so easily. The top six batting is more robust. It's a long tail but Moeen downwards did nothing anyway. Rashid keeps getting Smith out in ODIs and might have limited his scoring.

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    ODIs seem to be England's stronger suit at the moment.

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    Australia will be without seamer Josh Hazlewood for Friday's second one-day international against England, with wicketkeeper Tim Paine also doubtful.

    Hazlewood, who took 21 wickets in Australia's Ashes victory and is the side's highest-ranked ODI bowler, was due to return to action at the Gabba after being rested for the series opener in Melbourne, which England won by five wickets.

    But he has been suffering from a virus and has flown home to Sydney to recuperate.

    The temptation to recall Pat Cummins, who has been given a game off after his own starring role in the Test series, has been resisted meaning a debut for 21-year-old quick Jhye Richardson is all but certain.

    Richardson, who made his name playing for Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash, has only eight List A appearances to his name but has captured the selectors' eye with his pace.

    Paine, meanwhile, is the latest player to suffer from the gastroenteritis issue that has affected members of both sides. Having missed one training session he made it to nets on Thursday, only to feel unwell after his knock.

    Cricket Australia duly sent for cover in the form of uncapped Adelaide Strikers gloveman Alex Carey, who hit his maiden Big Bash century against Hobart Hurricanes on Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, after recording their first competitive win of the tour in Melbourne, England are set to name an unchanged side at the Gabba.

    England (probable): J Bairstow, J Roy, A Hales, J Root, E Morgan (c), J Buttler (wkt) M Ali, C Woakes, A Rashid, L Plunkett, M Wood.

    Australia (probable): A Finch, D Warner, S Smith (wkt), T Head, M Marsh, M Stoinis, A Carey/T Paine (wkt), M Starc, A Tye, J Richardson, A Zampa.

    http://www.skysports.com/cricket/new...-paine-a-doubt


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