Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh believes that captain Tim Paine should be fielded as an opener in the upcoming Test series against India. Australia are battling injuries ahead of the first Test in Adelaide starting on 17 December and top players like David Warner will not be able to play in this match. Also Joe Burns is not running in good form. “I would like Tim Paine to start the innings,” Mark Waugh told Fox Cricket. I would also like to have Matthew Wade and Cameron Green in the team. Penn and Marcus Harris start the innings. He has started innings in first class cricket.
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Ever since openers David Warner and Will Pukowski have been ruled out due to injury, many former players have given their opinion on which player will be right in their place. Former Australia captain Alan Border said a few days ago that veteran Sean Marsh could be an option for the opener for his team, who are facing problems due to injury due to the players before the initial Test against India. Border said that Marnus Labuschen and Marx Harris could play the role but 37-year-old Sean Marsh, who is in great rhythm, is also a better option.
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Border said that you can try Marnus Labushen on top order. He has shown that he can face the new ball. He said that given the need for experience in the top order, Sean Marsh can also play this role. Marsh has represented Western Australia since October, scoring a half-century with three centuries in the last six innings.