Smith top Australia batsman vs England

Cricket - Test match - 22 Nov 23:30

Warner has a slight injury cloud over him, he suffered a neck strain in fielding practice. He's missed batting practice the last few days, so it's not ideal preparation for him. As he's the main threat to Smith that's a positive. Bancroft will open with Warner, he's in good form but this will be his test debut and his form in county cricket in England leaves a lot to be desired. Khawaja at 3 has a solid profile and has been in decent nick in domestic cricket, but batting 3 he might have to face the new ball so I'm happy to overlook him.

Smith will bat 4, so he's shielded from the new ball. The pitch should have flattened out nicely, the ball will be getting soft and the bowlers tiring in the heat. he could well get an armchair ride at 4, and has dominated in these conditions in the past. At Brisbane he has 2 centuries in 4 1st innings (averaging 85.5, over 100 in the 3 innings he's had batting 4) and overall in Australia he's averaging 85 in 23 1st innings with 9 tons (average shoots up to 120, with 6 tons in 12 knocks batting 4).

Handscomb will bat 5, he has a "quirky" technique but he's made a good start to his test career. He will benefit from the same positives Smith has coming in at 4 but is obviously a class below at this stage of his career. At 6 it'll be Shaun Marsh, he's very much Jekyll and Hyde. On his day he's fluent and stylish and capable of scoring tons, off form he's a walking wicket. He's picked off the back of strong white ball form, at this stage of his career he may well be a better white ball player. At 7 is Paine, he has 1 ton in 91 first class games (back in 2006). If he wins this one, you just have to hold your hands up!

As short as 5/2, he looks the value. A few bookies are 3/1, Hills give one bet boost a day on mobile so that's the best option if possible.

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