Does the Australian batting order need to change?
Australia went down to the Indian’s in a nail biting first Test Match on the 5th and final day in Adelaide
Despite the closeness of the result questions have been raised about the batting line up ahead of the second Test in Perth starting Friday and whether there needs to be changes.
Speaking on the Macquarie Sports Radio breakfast show former Australian player and commentator Brad Hodge gave his thoughts on whether the batting order needs to change, “I think there’s a lot of questions that will be asked and Justin (Langer) will have to find the answers to those. There’s been a lot of talk from some big name people about where Aaron Finch should bat and the best line up Australia should take into Perth.”
Hodge, who himself was a victim of reactionary selection tactics during his career, felt there was no rush to reshuffle the batting, “I think that one factor that needs to be considered is the new wicket in Perth and the new stadium. I like the idea of not making changes. We’ve picked this XI because we think it’s the best XI to start the summer so there’s no reason we should change, give them an opportunity to flourish and see what happens.”
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You can listen to the full interview with Brad Hodge here: