Could you play for Australia? The new and strange point of reference of Cricket with the mediocrity of the bat rewards

Former starting hitter Matthew Hayden, who retired from the Gricket Test with an average of 50.73 in 2009, said players need to systematically loot centuries to earn baggy green caps.

Do you have an average of 30 with the willow playing cricket first class? If so, Australian cricket coaches can look out for you.

The new coach, Justin Langer, is trying to rebuild a test team minus the suspended trio Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

But choosing a number of players with less than impressive batting averages for a series against Pakistan next month in the UAE has aroused many doubts.

Langer knows that his team has to shoot after the infamous ball-handling scandal in March against South Africa, which shook the sport to its core.

Former starting hitter Matthew Hayden, who retired from the Gricket Test with an average of 50.73 in 2009, said players need to systematically loot centuries to earn baggy green caps.

Former starting hitter Matthew Hayden, who retired from the Gricket Test with an average of 50.73 in 2009, said players need to systematically loot centuries to earn baggy green caps.

The great pilot Ian Chappell (in the photo) has been very critical with the statistical criteria

The great pilot Ian Chappell (in the photo) has been very critical with the statistical criteria

The great pilot Ian Chappell (in the photo) has been very critical with the statistical criteria

The big winners are Travis Head and Aaron Finch, who average 36 in first class cricket.

Usually, the couple does not check out the Test level with those disappointing statistics, but times have clearly changed.

Cricket Australia has adopted a new selection mantra, maintaining the belief that constant scores of 30 or 40 with the bat are integral to a new image team desperate to avoid collapses.

Head and Finch should feel that Christmas has arrived early.

Test great Ian Chappell was very critical of the statistical criteria.

"If you're going to choose teams with too much emphasis on statistics, you're going to make some horrible mistakes," Chappell told News Corp.

"There's a bit of b ***** ks in that, the main one is having more than 30. The only time I would say [that has merit] it's about opening hitters.

The incoming Australian cricket coach, Justin Langer (pictured), is under increasing pressure

The incoming Australian cricket coach, Justin Langer (pictured), is under increasing pressure

The incoming Australian cricket coach, Justin Langer (pictured), is under increasing pressure

Aaron Finch is in line to make his test debut in Australia despite a poor first class average

Aaron Finch is in line to make his test debut in Australia despite a poor first class average

Aaron Finch is in line to make his test debut in Australia despite a poor first class average

"But judging someone else who is not a door opener is silly."

Former pop-up hitter Matthew Hayden, who retired from the Gricket Test with an average of 50.73 in 2009, said players need to systematically loot for centuries to win loose green caps.

"I would be looking for guys who can score so many test matches," he said.

"To do that, I would be sending a message like a bullet train to first-class cricketers and club cricketers telling them to do exactly that."

The first test against Pakistan begins on October 7.

Travis Head has been touted for a long time as a standby player, he is likely to make his debut against Pakistan

Travis Head has been touted for a long time as a standby player, he is likely to make his debut against Pakistan

Travis Head has been touted for a long time as a standby player, he is likely to make his debut against Pakistan

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