Shane Warne’s Australian Playing XI for first Test: Legendary Australian spinners has included Marsh brothers in his squad.
You don’t see people weighing in so many variant opinions on Australian cricket team’s playing eleven. Agreed that the imminent series against India is a vital and a much-talked about one but still.
It boils down to the current state of the unsettled Australian Test team. With considerable emphasis on the Sheffield Shield, the announcement of the team could possess opportunities for at least a couple of names under the banner of comeback/debut.
Among the many people who are sharing their view on the same, the latest one of them all is legendary Australian spinner in Shane Warne. Warner posted his choice of the playing eleven on his Instagram account and later shared it on his Twitter handle.
In which appeared as a highlight from the 49-year old Warne’s playing eleven was the inclusion of Marsh brothers. No other duo has allured criticism/support to an extent that Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh have done in the recent times. While most of the fans are against the Marsh brothers’ place in the side, most of the former cricketers have advocated for them regularly.
Another surprising element in Warne’s playing eleven in the inclusion of a couple of fast-bowling all-rounders. Apart from Mitchell Marsh, Warner has also called for a maiden call-up for Marcus Stoinis. In which appears to be highly unlikely, it has given a new perspective altogether.
Opening with vice-captain Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja, Warner named Shaun Marsh at No. 3, followed by Travis Head, Stoinis, captain and wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine and Mitchell Marsh. The bowling unit comprising of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood looks settled.
Shane Warne’s Australian Playing XI for first Test
Australia will announce the Test team for the first Test at Adelaide (December 6) after the culmination of the three-match T20I series (November 25).
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the Australia’s Test squad below:
Don’t mind that side WARNEY that’s definitely one of your best you’ve picked.😄I originally thought Renshaw to open but I’m concerned by his dismissals and reaction to getting out in the 2nd innings v NSW.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) November 19, 2018
That’s 2 all rounds and a keeper in the top 7 who don’t have a first class average over 33. 😮 if that’s the best we have god help us.
— Insert Name Here (@adrian78melb) November 19, 2018
Peter handscomb averages 39.19 in first class cricket and 43.63 in tests. Matt renshaw 38. Our battings our weakness and you’ve named two all rounders???? What are we thinking. Stoinis and marsh both under 33. 5 run difference in average is a lot
— Trent Skurrie (@Skuzz23) November 19, 2018
Why would you pick the only batsmen who loves to bat all day for 50 not. The selectors are screwing with Renshaw, he would have plundered a tonne an innings last Ashes, instead they had to go with the new boy wonder with no morals.
— Beau 🚴♂️🚴🏼♂️🚴🏾♂️ (@BeauBremner) November 19, 2018