James Pattinson and Travis Head should return to Australia’s starting XI for the first Test against South Africa, while the Aussie T20 team should persist with their five-bowler strategy in New Zealand next month.
They are two of my key takeaways from Australia’s announcement yesterday of their 19-man Test squad to tour South Africa and their 18-man T20 squad to go to New Zealand.
There were no surprises in Australia’s Test squad, and Josh Inglis was the only significant omission from the T20 unit.
With 37 Aussie cricketers involved in these two tours it’s strange Inglis won’t feature despite being the best gloveman in the country after Tim Paine and a blossoming strokemaker in both formats.
Pattinson and Head in Australia’s best XI for South Africa Tests
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