Shane Warne has made a bold call about Australia's XI for the third Ashes Test, but fans saw one huge problem with his logic.
Batsman Peter Handscomb is battling to retain his place in the side, with all-rounder Mitch Marsh a chance to be recalled for the clash at the WACA.
Handscomb has returned scores of just 14, 36 and 12 so far in the series, with Marsh brought into the squad to allay fears of overworking Australia's fast bowlers.
The Aussies have gone with four bowlers in the first two Tests, but Handscomb could make way for Marsh to provide Steve Smith with a fifth bowling option.
Warne's call was immediately pulled up. Image: Getty
And according to Warnie, Handscomb needs to go back to Sheffield Shield 'urgently' and find some form, meaning Marsh should get the nod.
"I know Australia would like to keep a winning team together, but unfortunately Handscomb needs to go back to shield cricket urgently & sort his technique out !!! So Marsh must play on his home patch in Perth...." Warnie tweeted on Monday.
I know Australia would like to keep a winning team together, but unfortunately Handscomb needs to go back to shield cricket urgently & sort his technique out !!! So Marsh must play on his home patch in Perth....— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 11, 2017
However, his many Twitter followers were quick to point out that it's not even possible for Handscomb to go back to Shield cricket any time soon.
The next round of Sheffield Shield cricket isn't played until the start of February, with the Big Bash taking precedence over the next two months.
In fact the Ashes will be over by the time Shield action resumes.
Might be hard to go back to Shield cricket urgently when the next game isn't until early Feb.— Ghana (@ghana3122) December 11, 2017
Just in time for the two month break of shield cricket. Well done @CAComms— Lloyd Abou-Khater (@lloydak1) December 11, 2017
Umm.. look at the fixture. No Bushrangers until well into the new year. I'd back him for Perth - Mitch unperformers as a bowler at Shield level and is spasmodic with bat.— Arj's Eye (@ArjGiese) December 11, 2017
A number of fans also took umbrage with the idea of Marsh, who has struggled with the bat during his stints in the Test side, getting another chance over the likes of Glenn Maxwell.
Ah yes. Mitch Marsh. Riding in to save the day. He averages what, 20 with the bat and 40 with the ball? Might as well promote Pat Cummins to six and bring in an extra bowler for all the good Marsh will do— jack]]>💀