FZ, when you purely post about cricket and sports without the politics in the posts, are pretty insightful.
I disagree with you in regards to Maxwell being number 4. He is like a Bevan who can score runs fast but is wasted if there is a collapse.
I agree regarding Smith being no 3 as he is the complete package. Khawaja should be 4 or dropped.
In regards to Lyons, quite strange how Australia have played him. The other countries have used their spinners really well while we are too reliant on our seamers.
England are in a quandary because next matches are against NZ and India. The big positive for them is their net run rate so they could sneak in the semis.
Bangers have India and Pakistan left so they will be hoping for England to lose both as they are 1 pt behind England and at least a win for them against their opponents.
Unfortunately Jeunes it isn't me who brings politics into sport. Politics has always been in sport.
Politics are wide ranging. Sport and controversy go hand in hand. You can bury your head if you like.
I tend to like to discuss them. But rest assured, I'm not the originator!
I do think Maxwell needs to come up the order IF we have a solid start. I should have made that distinction.
I'd like to see him come in first drop if we get off to a start like we did against England.
Smith can play the anchor role admirably - it suits his style. I don't think Kwawaja is suited to 50 over cricket.
Marsh could come in or even Coulter-Nile in his place. They're both better in the field too.