Australia was in deep trouble after only a few overs loosing wickets quickly and Finch for a DUCK.
Australia's next ODI series is against India in January, leaving the selectors plenty of time to work out who will replace Finch as the captain. Best option will probably be to have Carey (as a taste of what may come) or Shaun Marsh (as a pre-retirement gift)To quote Mr J McEnroe, "You cannot be serious". Shaun Marsh? He's not worth a place in any form of the game. Anyway, why do you have Finch being replaced?
Not sure which of you guys watched the final but WOW probably the best cricket final I have ever witnessed. 50 overs completed with a draw 241 a piece. The last over of the game proper bowled by Boult and was a cracker with Ben Stokes amazing over including a 6 and 4 overthrows. The way the overthrow occurred was the issue for some as it hit Stokes and wen to the boundary!
England have named a 12 man squad for the Second Test.
Their injured fast-medium bowlers James Anderson (pulled up lame half an hour into the first match) and Olly Stone (had a "back issue" the day after seeing Australia win) have been dropped from the original 14 man squad and not replaced.
Moeen Ali has been dropped from the squad and replaced with left arm spinner Jack Leach.
No changes have been made to the batting lineup.
Much has been made of Steve Smith being weaker against left arm spin, but I think England have three mistakes with the Ali/Leach change:
1. focusing so heavily on Steve Smith that they dropped the world's #1 wicket taker over the previous year for an inferior player.
2. ignoring that Steve Smith's left arm spin weakness is a weakness against players like Rangana Herath and Ravi Jadeja, not against the likes of Jack Leach.
3. taking just one match to throw out the first principle of team selection (select your best players) and show the world that they are on the run.