Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Test Failures in Vogue; Aussies on Notice after Collapses

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Test Failures in Vogue; Aussies on Notice after Collapses

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Byline: TERRY MALLINDER ARM SPORTS BUREAU

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Joe Burns

The opener responded to his axing from the Test team with a ton for Queensland. Can bat at No.5 or 6.

George Bailey

The veteran, 34, has started the Shield season with a century for Tasmania to be second behind Victoria's Marcus Harris on the runs table.

Nic Maddinson

The one-time opener has moved down the order for NSW, and hit a hundred against WA on the weekend.

Kurtis Patterson

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a breakout 12 months, making 1210 runs at 60 in the middle order for NSW.

Hilton Cartwright

The WA batting all-rounder, 24, is averaging 50 with the bat and 34 with the ball at first-class level.

James Faulkner

A limited-overs star, the Tasmanian played his only Test three years ago.

Moises Henriques

The experienced NSW all-rounder has made just 15 runs at an average of 2.5 in his past six Test innings.

CRICKET: Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke has been on the receiving end of a barrage of abuse on social media for mispronouncing Adam Voges' last name.

Despite having played his last seven Test matches with the West Australian, the now Channel 9 commentator has been incorrectly referring to him as "Vogues'' instead of "Voh-jehs''.

Fortunately for Clarke, he may not have to commentate on the 37-year-old for too much longer if Voges continues to underperform with the bat for Australia.

Voges began his Test career in blaze of glory when finally given a chance to wear the baggy green cap, smacking a hundred on debut in the West Indies in June 2015.

And after struggling during the Ashes series in England, he hit back with four more tons, including a 269 not out and 239, last Australian summer against the Windies and New Zealand, his average soaring above 100.

While it now sits at a still

very healthy 67.4, that average is falling fast after a poor tour of Sri Lanka and a couple of early outs in the first Test against South Africa in Perth (27, 1). …

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