'Bailey less suited to SA attack' - Inverarity

Australia national selection panel chairman John Inverarity speaks about Australia's 15-man Test squad to tour South Africa next month

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 21, 2014

Posted by Barnesy4444 on (January 22, 2014, 10:39 GMT)

Coverdrive88, you missed Hughes' double century. He was also the leading run scorer on the recent tour to England, despite not playing the last 3 tests.

Would it have been different if he hadn't run out of partners and turned his 88* into a century? Who knows.

Posted by Barnesy4444 on (January 22, 2014, 10:36 GMT)

Inverarity saying Marsh's form is on the way up makes me laugh nearly as much as Hilditch saying he did a good job during the 2010-11 Ashes campaign.

Just say you're taking a punt, don't make stuff up as an excuse to pick him.

Posted by   on (January 21, 2014, 16:57 GMT)

No way paul, faulkener is not a test level cricketer yet, he wont be able to take wickets in test matches when the players are playing for something, because he doesnt do anything with the ball, and bowls gentle 130 kmph, he will go at 4 an over at least, and hes never made a first class ton, so hows he gonna be able to make a run @ test level, answer, he wont. Id rather see marsh at 3 and watson at 6 than what is going to happen with doolan in the team, because doolan is TERRIBLE. Anyone who averages less than 40 at FC level will not do well @ test level. Atleast george bailey has made a run in other formats, doolan hasnt ever made a run in any format, which is why its ridiculous that he will play. Aus cricket is still a little boys club, where doolan will be selected simply because ricky ponting thinks hes ok. Safer option is george bailey, who probably will fail but will atleast make a little contribution here and there, be a good guy in the rooms and can field alright at short leg.

Posted by CoverDrive88 on (January 21, 2014, 15:12 GMT)

I had a lot of respect for Inverarity as a Shield player and had high hopes we were past the gambling approach to selection that Hilditch loved. But, he's starting to look just as bad. Bailey was a stupid selection based on 1-day form. Check out Chappelli's comments. Marsh is "on the way up"!! I don't think so. Test average 27, 1st class 35, recent scores - 127no, 4, 47,1,4 (Shield - on the way down), 37, 31, 2, 20,40 (BB - irrelevant), 55, 71no ODI (selected before the 71no). Doolan 1st class 38, recent Shield 31, 41, 12, 0,19, 30,17, 9,75. Maybe ok if he's 18 but he's 28. Hughes age 25, Test av 33, 1st Class 45+, recent 7, 67, 103, 0, 118, 2 (Shield). Same punting style as Hilditch. Give us a break. The gap between 1st class and Test is widening, so taking a punt is increasingly less likely to pay out.

Posted by   on (January 21, 2014, 9:00 GMT)

James Faulkner just has to be the all-rounder at 6. simply has to. let Watto concentrate on his batting from here on in.

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