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express bowling posted a topic in Cricket TalkTest series vs WI 1. Shaw 2. New opener with good off-stump game 3. Pujara 4. Kohli 5. Vihari 6. Shankar 7. Pant 8. Jadeja 9. Kuldeep 10. Siraj 11. Saini 12. Rahul -- needs rest after looong England tour and Asia Cup. Can play 2nd test. 13. Nair 14. Rajpoot 15. Shami 16. Gopal -- Bumrah, Pandya and Ashwin need rest. -- Dhawan, Rahane, Karthick dropped -- Ishant not good in Asia. There are better prospects than Shardul. -- Need to try out Shankar as proper batsman who can bowl seam. -- This series should be used to get ready for the Australia tour ... drop HTBs and TTFs and choose proper test prospects who have the game to succeed in Australia. -- Will stick with 5 bowling options. -- Siraj, Saini and Rajpoot should be tried out in actual test matches. Don't waste this chance. -- New opener should have good off stump game and should be good against the bouncing ball. Test series vs Australia Squad ( vision as of today ... can be updated later ) 1. Shaw 2. Rahul 3. Pujara 4. Kohli 5. Vihari 6. Pant 7. Pandya / Shankar / Bhuvi 8. Jadeja 9. Ishant 10. Siraj / Shami 11. Bumrah 12.New opener with good off-stump game 13. Nair 14. Shankar / Pandya 15. Shami / Siraj 16. Saini 17. Bhuvi 18. Ashwin -- I will choose 4 pacers and 1 spinner combo. This is needed so that our fast bowlers can bowl shorter spells with high intensity on the flat Australian tracks. -- Choice of 4th pacer cum batsman would depend on pitch type. Pandya on flat tracks ... Bhuvi or Shankar on seaming tracks. Choice of Bhuvi or Shankar would depend on whether a better bowler is needed or a better batsmen. -- This 11 has batting till 8. -- Will choose Siraj in playing 11 if he impresses against the WI. Otherwise Shami. -- New opener should have good off stump game and should be good against the bouncing ball.