not world beating but hameed is averaging mid 40s since the mid season break, bit unfair to say “no form”. probably fair to say no fluency though, been proper slow going. think it’s illustrative that nicholas will talk up vince as an option and write off has when both are having underwhelming seasons, he loves a pretty drive. not sure about the #narrative that you need an attacking opener in aus. think the strength & fluency of our middle order leaves a space for another grinder at the top. irrelevant if hes injured, like.
do you think the selectors would let root pick ballance again if he wanted to?
it’s hard though innit, nobody jumping out to be picked.