January 17, 2022

Head’s excellent return from Check obscurity

Australia’s Ashes defence is off to a flying begin after a complete nine-wicket win over England within the first Check on the Gabba. This is how former Australian captain Mark Taylor noticed the performances from the Aussie XI.

David Warner: Not his best Check knock, however continued to hold in and offered Australia with a strong begin. 8/10

Marcus Harris: Missed out within the first innings underneath powerful circumstances, however good to see him hit the profitable runs. 4

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Marnus Labuschagne: Although he bought a number of lower than Warner, I assumed he appeared pretty much as good as anybody with the bat. 9

Steve Smith: A uncommon failure with the bat, however in a means, it is nice to see that Australia can win with out massive runs from him. 4

Travis Head: An amazing sport for Travis, a match-winning 150 that inks him into the crew for the remainder of the collection. 10

Travis Head obtained an ideal rating from Mark Taylor for his sensible match-swinging innings of 152 (Getty)

Cameron Green: A difficult one to charge – did not carry out with the bat however appeared nice with the ball, posing an actual menace. Additionally appears a superb slip or gully fielder. 7

Alex Carey: Stored soundly, took all the things he wanted to take however sadly did not make runs. He appears a sound cricketer. 8

Pat Cummins: A terrific Check match debut as captain – he did all the things he wanted to do each personally, and as a frontrunner. 9.5

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Mitchell Starc: His wicket on the primary ball of the match set the tone, and picked up a few different helpful ones when Australia wanted them. 8

Nathan Lyon: No actual alternative within the first innings however toiled away bravely within the second and bought his reward. 8

Josh Hazlewood: Appeared threatening with the ball, though clearly there’s some issues over his health for Adelaide – hopefully he’ll be OK. 8

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