Australian selectors face tough calls

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Replacing Simon Katich for the third Test is the easy part for Australia. Deciding what to do with the rest of the side in Perth is the difficult bit.

Marcus North, Xavier Doherty, Doug Bollinger and Peter Siddle will be wondering if they still have a spot when the squad is named on Friday. Ricky Ponting and Andrew Hilditch discussed the make-up of the unit after the innings loss in Adelaide on Tuesday and had to decide how many changes to make – and whether any of them would make a difference.

The simplest decision surrounds the new opener. Phillip Hughes, who scored 86 not out in his last Test in March, is the leading candidate to come in for Katich on December 16, while Usman Khawaja would also be a capable choice. Every other issue is much more murky.

Full story: CricInfo

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Filed under 3rd Test - Perth, Ashes 2010/11

One response to “Australian selectors face tough calls

  1. Dave Roberts

    I think if Australia changed all eleven players they still wouldn’t be good enough this series is similar to 1986/87 tour.
    This is a very poor Australian side they are just not good enough just shows how much they relied on Warne and McGrath .

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