Clarke: Oz selectors should ‘pick and stick’


Former Australia captain Michael Clarke thinks the Aussie selectors need to give a new-look Test squad time to settle into international cricket when they select the players for the Test series against New Zealand next month.

The Aussies will host the Black Caps in a three-Test series, starting on 5 November, including the first ever day-night Test in Adelaide on 27 November.

After their Ashes defeat in England, Australia had Clarke, Chris Rogers, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin and Ryan Harris retire from the longest format of the game.

Clarke feels the selectors will not chop and change the team if the new players fail at the start and that Shaun Marsh should replace Rogers as the opening batsman.

The 34 year-old Clarke said: "I think they will pick and stick. I think they will keep the faith. I think they probably need to now, because we've lost five guys (who) have walked away from our last series.

"I would like to see Shaun Marsh certainly get an opportunity. I still think he has got a lot of runs left in him."