19 December 2010

Australia looking for benefits of a settled side

Unlike England, Australia have already announced that they will go with the same 12 for Melbourne as in Perth. There will always be a debate about whether they are playing their best XI - and I would argue they aren't because Hauritz isn't in the squad - but it's an important show of continuity after several changes. Australia's best XI for the final two matches would be as in Perth but with Haddin batting ahead of Smith and Hauritz in for Siddle. But they aren't far off if Beer replaces Siddle at the MCG and the Boxing Day Test looks like being a real cracker of a Test.

1 comment:

Ed said...

Hauritz has scored another ton...although wickets would do his cause more good!!