Rediff – ‘To me, I think England are in a better situation going into that first Test than what Australia are.

Summary

  • ‘To me, I think England are in a better situation going into that first Test than what Australia are.’
  • Australia appear confused by picking wicketkeeper Tim Paine for the Ashes squad against England as he is not even the first choice selection for his state side, retired leg-spinning great Shane Warne said on Friday.
  • Paine has been behind Wade for Tasmania but was included in Steve Smith’s side, with Australia selection chief Trevor Hohns calling him the best wicketkeeper in the country.
  • To me, I think England are in a better situation going into that first Test than what Australia are.”
  • “I think they’ve had Tim Paine higher on the pecking order than a lot of us did, and they’ve made a couple of form selections which I think are bold selections and good ones,” Taylor told Cricket Australia’s website (cricket.com.au).


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