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Monday, 22 July 2019

Big casualties as Warne names Ashes squad


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Shane Warne would bat Matthew Wade at No.6 and recall paceman Jame Pattinson for the Ashes opener, leaving World Cup record-breaker Mitchell Starc at risk of missing out.

Warne tweeted his Australian and England teams for the first Test, leaving Starc and Josh Hazlewood fighting for the third paceman's spot behind Pattinson and Pat Cummins. He also named Jhye Richardson among a 17-man squad (Australia will name 16 players for the Ashes).

The spin legend left two batsmen who made centuries in Australia's last Test, Joe Burns and Kurtis Patterson, out of his squad entirely. 'Sandpapergate' opener Cameron Bancroft and uncapped prodigy Will Pucovski are the squad's extra batsmen.

Warne's campaign for all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is also over after his poor World Cup, dumping him to give Mitchell Marsh a squad position.

https://twitter.com/ShaneWarne/status/1153192841553666049

Warne told Macquarie Sports Radio that Australia needed to field an aggressive XI for the first Test, meaning Wade and Pattinson are in and Starc is on the chopping block, despite a World Cup in which he took a tournament record 27 wickets. The Test great has been a constant critic of Starc, the enigmatic left-arm paceman.

"The Poms are getting way too cocky, so we need to get in their faces," Warne said.

"We need to pick some people that are going to give it to them and let them know that they're not here (to muck around). Because England no longer fear Australia; they believe they can win and in any sport, if you believe you can beat the opposition, you don't fear the opposition, you will win. At the moment, Australia need to come up with an attitude to give something for England to start thinking about.

"I think if you bring in guys like Wade, Pattinson - I think they bring in an element of aggression and body language to the table. I think England will know they're in a contest from ball one.

"I think the big one is Starc/Hazlewood. We're spoiled for choice, because they're all fantastic, world-class bowlers.

"For me, Lord's, Oval, where it's dry, that's where Mitchell Starc's at his best. When there's a little bit of seam and movement, guys like Hazlewood, Cummins and Pattinson are the key, because Starc takes the conditions out of the equation.

"He's fast, he's 150km/h, rips out the tail. But I think at times his body language still needs to improve and that's where I think Pattinson, Cummins - you know you're in a contest with these guys, and Hazlewood.

"That's why I picked 12 - I'm not saying Starc doesn't play. I want to see the conditions for that first Test next week and when you see the conditions, you make that final tough call on whoever's going to be stiff to miss out.

"I think we've got a real chance this year to beat England."

Starc-bowl

Warne said he was disappointed that Stoinis hadn't claimed an Ashes position, having underwhelmed during an injury-affected World Cup.

"My preference in all-rounders would be Marcus Stoinis, I'd really like him to play," Warne said.

"But I thought he had a really disappointing World Cup. I've been pushing him a lot, I think he's a terrific cricketer, but he just didn't get it done when we needed him.

"So I think I'd go back to Mitchell Marsh. He's been out of the side for a long time, he's back fully fit, he's back hungry. I think he's realised how much he missed the game, he's gone and done the hard yards, he's starting to do well again.

"So I'd put him in the squad, but I think in that first Test you need to hit them with specialist bowlers, specialist batsmen. Don't try to play bits and pieces or hedge your bets. I want to see three quicks give it to them, I want o see Nathan Lyon bowl well and I want to six six proper batsmen, and then we've got our wicketkeeper, Tim Paine."

Matthew Wade

Warne also named his England side, featuring World Cup stars Jason Roy and Jofra Archer; opening the batting and in the pace attack respectively.

https://twitter.com/ShaneWarne/status/1153190680044429312

Shane Warne would bat Matthew Wade at No.6 and recall paceman Jame Pattinson for the Ashes opener, leaving World Cup record-breaker Mitchell Starc at risk of missing out.

Warne tweeted his Australian and England teams for the first Test, leaving Starc and Josh Hazlewood fighting for the third paceman's spot behind Pattinson and Pat Cummins. He also named Jhye Richardson among a 17-man squad (Australia will name 16 players for the Ashes).

The spin legend left two batsmen who made centuries in Australia's last Test, Joe Burns and Kurtis Patterson, out of his squad entirely. 'Sandpapergate' opener Cameron Bancroft and uncapped prodigy Will Pucovski are the squad's extra batsmen.

Warne's campaign for all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is also over after his poor World Cup, dumping him to give Mitchell Marsh a squad position.

https://twitter.com/ShaneWarne/status/1153192841553666049

Warne told Macquarie Sports Radio that Australia needed to field an aggressive XI for the first Test, meaning Wade and Pattinson are in and Starc is on the chopping block, despite a World Cup in which he took a tournament record 27 wickets. The Test great has been a constant critic of Starc, the enigmatic left-arm paceman.

"The Poms are getting way too cocky, so we need to get in their faces," Warne said.

"We need to pick some people that are going to give it to them and let them know that they're not here (to muck around). Because England no longer fear Australia; they believe they can win and in any sport, if you believe you can beat the opposition, you don't fear the opposition, you will win. At the moment, Australia need to come up with an attitude to give something for England to start thinking about.

"I think if you bring in guys like Wade, Pattinson - I think they bring in an element of aggression and body language to the table. I think England will know they're in a contest from ball one.

"I think the big one is Starc/Hazlewood. We're spoiled for choice, because they're all fantastic, world-class bowlers.

"For me, Lord's, Oval, where it's dry, that's where Mitchell Starc's at his best. When there's a little bit of seam and movement, guys like Hazlewood, Cummins and Pattinson are the key, because Starc takes the conditions out of the equation.

"He's fast, he's 150km/h, rips out the tail. But I think at times his body language still needs to improve and that's where I think Pattinson, Cummins - you know you're in a contest with these guys, and Hazlewood.

"That's why I picked 12 - I'm not saying Starc doesn't play. I want to see the conditions for that first Test next week and when you see the conditions, you make that final tough call on whoever's going to be stiff to miss out.

"I think we've got a real chance this year to beat England."

Starc-bowl

Warne said he was disappointed that Stoinis hadn't claimed an Ashes position, having underwhelmed during an injury-affected World Cup.

"My preference in all-rounders would be Marcus Stoinis, I'd really like him to play," Warne said.

"But I thought he had a really disappointing World Cup. I've been pushing him a lot, I think he's a terrific cricketer, but he just didn't get it done when we needed him.

"So I think I'd go back to Mitchell Marsh. He's been out of the side for a long time, he's back fully fit, he's back hungry. I think he's realised how much he missed the game, he's gone and done the hard yards, he's starting to do well again.

"So I'd put him in the squad, but I think in that first Test you need to hit them with specialist bowlers, specialist batsmen. Don't try to play bits and pieces or hedge your bets. I want to see three quicks give it to them, I want o see Nathan Lyon bowl well and I want to six six proper batsmen, and then we've got our wicketkeeper, Tim Paine."

Matthew Wade

Warne also named his England side, featuring World Cup stars Jason Roy and Jofra Archer; opening the batting and in the pace attack respectively.

https://twitter.com/ShaneWarne/status/1153190680044429312 https://ift.tt/2OeYCfk
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