Usman Khawaja has played extremely well, infact, he was the only batter from top order to score a century in their recent test tour to India. With a very unorthodox way of playing spin, he got start in first few matches then converted it into big innings in the fourth and final test.
For David Warner, the ride hasn’t been easy. He seems to struggle against moving ball, turning ball and it almost appears that he is not in a good space. Despite having a horrible tour of India, Warner remains confident that the management will keep backing him.
Three big names that are set the become permanent part of the team can be Matt Renshaw, Cameron Bancroft and Peter Handscomb. Plenty of potential their and with all years around the Australian team, they have fair bit experience too, that will prove healthy for the team.
While being asked about the how these players will fit it, George Bailey said, “I think they’ve been clearly part of the top sort of bracket of domestic performers, and Matt and Pete had opportunities in India, in the subcontinent where we think both of them are, have good skill sets for those conditions.”
“I agree with think Adam Vogue said post the final that he thinks Camp Bancroft’s batting has as well as he’s ever seen. We’d agree with that as a panel as well. So really excited by the form that he’s in and really glad that he’s over in England playing.”
Cameron Bancroft was the highest run scorer in Sheffield Shield, his team Western Australia won the coveted tournament. Peter Handscomb has been doing well for quite some time now, definitely, he has the game to play a decent and mature innings.
“I think Matt Renshaw, you know, was was putting a a really compelling case at the top of the order as well early on in the year for Queensland and then by virtue of been away in India, didn’t get much of an opportunity in the back half of the year,” Bailey added.
Matt Renshaw couldn’t do much in India but his potential has been long nurtured at Queensland. Renshaw has the game but it is also about giving a player freedom of expression. Usually, when he is added to added, it’s for specific tours.
More like a three match opportunity where he has to do well, otherwise the opportunity will be gone so it is really about backing these players for long enough time.
“Not being rude to Usman or or Dave, but there’s no doubt that those two are probably closer to the end than the start of their careers. So we’re going to need some depth and we’re going to need all three of those guys probably performing really, really well for us and hopefully they make our decisions incredibly challenging over the next little.”