Bring in this bloke is my first thought…
But since Boof is already there running the show I think a few tweaks to the line up could make a world of difference.
Phil Hughes back up to opener with Chris Rogers. I am dubious about both of these blokes and would nearly be happy to replace them with the highest scoring openers from last seasons Shefield Shield season. Give them a free run for this season and the first three tests in Australia. If nothing comes together by then their test careers are over.
Remove Michael Clarke from the captaincy, he doesn’t have “it” plain and simple. He can stay in the team but as he is apparently “the worlds best batsmen” he comes in at first drop and better bloody show us something! If he has nothing by the end of this tour he is gone. Clarke also needs to bowl a few overs here and there.
Usman Khawaja at four and is in dire need of some runs. Give him a free run for this season and the first three in Australia. If he doesn’t fire by then sorry champ your time is up.
Simon Katich is in England, is scoring runs and has put his hand up to play. Bring him into the side and put him in his rightful place as Captain of Australia. I don’t mind if he comes in at four or five as we need some back bone there. His left arm leg breaks might break up the comfort of the English from time to time.
Watson may stay but comes in after Katich. Watson bowls when and where it is requested of him. If he can’t bowl he is not good enough to be in the team as a batsmen (whoever allowed this fantasy to creep into his mind is a moron).
Haddin stays but to many more mistakes in at Keeper you will be replaced by Qlds wicket keeper, Chris Hartley.
Peter Siddle now opens the bowling with the new ball. He might not have the outright pace as some of the others but at least he can land it in the right areas consistently. Bowling fast inaccurate shit does nothing but settle your opposition batsmen into the crease. Siddle will be far from settling.
Jackson ‘Figtree’ Bird pairs Siddle as opening bowler. From what I have seen he has a bit of swing and accuracy about him.
Ryan Harris finally gets a decent go and his chance is now.
Spinner wise we are in a little trouble. I think Steve Smith showed us a little last test and can bat a bit.
As I see it the team should be as follows; in batting order.
If Warnie is definitely retired we go with the above.