A number of players to come back in and I am assuming that Hogan is being rested now until Sunday and is not injured. Will be interesting which bowlers play now that Smith is back. The team that played the last Championship match was:
Labuschagne - like for like swap with Marsh
The question is wether Bull is fit after he bowled for his club last Saturday. It is probably too early for his return but without Labuschagne we need a spinner. I assume therefore that it will be between Salter and Sisodiya. I also assume Smith will play so the question is then who to leave out? I am assuming Hogan is fit. Then it depends on how much batting is thought to be needed. They could leave out one of Carey or De Lange and one of Wagg or Douthwaite. I would prefer to leave out Wagg as I am not sure he has the penetration of the others. Douthwaite remains problematic as a bowler but if both are left out and especially if Sisodiya plays ahead of Salter, the tail is long. An interesting conundrum for Maynard.
I would play Sisodiya on the basis that in Lancs last 4 day game only one of their top 7 batsmen was left handed. If we were brave we would play Carey in place of Douthwaite. Smith is capable of batting 7 but it is a long tail.
Hopefully we will be able to put in a better performance than the Middx game and the T20s.