TEST PLAYER: Joe Burns  has been named in the Australian squad this week.
TEST PLAYER: Joe Burns has been named in the Australian squad this week. DARREN ENGLAND

Bulls batsmen set to fill four of the top six spots in Test

Opinion with Michael Bourke

QUEENSLAND could boast four of the top six batters in the Aussie Test team that takes on Sri Lanka at the Gabba later this month.

With Aussie selector Trevor Hohns stating they want to shore up the top order, I think they will go with Matthew Renshaw at the top of the order with Marcus Harris to open.

Marnus Labuschagne can bowl handy leg-spin and was solid at first drop in the last Test match so is likely to retain his spot.

This leaves a batting shoot-out between Joe Burns and Will Pucovski for the fourth drop position.

This will occur in the week before the Gabba Test where Burns, Labuschagne, Renshaw and Pucovski will play for the Cricket Australia XI.

The fourth Queensland batsman in the Test squad is Usman Khawaja.

If the Australian public were to be given a spelling test now, I wonder how many readers would have spelt Khawaja, Labuschagne and Pucovski correctly on the Aussie team sheet?

Big Bash Brothers

WITH the Big Bash brothers Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum back in form and batting well together, I can feel a few more Brisbane Heat wins coming.

No one has hit more 6s than Lynn in BBL history.

Horse tip

My horse tip for the Magic Millions is for Girls Are Ready at the Gold Coast.

Warwick cricket

Warwick v Central Downs in Mitchell Shield at 9.30am Sunday at Slade Park.

No Davis Shield or Warwick club cricket this weekend.

Junior cricket will re-start on February 2 at Glennie Heights and Warwick East state schools and Queens Park.

New players welcome to call junior president Troy March on 0432791696.