How many times has it been said that our batsmen struggle now most of our pitches are basically flat decks? That never used to be the case in the 90s when players were exposed to pretty much every type of pitch and every ground had a reputation for a particular type of deck. That’s not the case anymore and our batsmen have gone to shit as a result.
It doesn’t really matter who we pick anymore. Except for someone like Smith, who is still not available for us, all of the Aussie batsmen are going to suffer the same way, even if they go overseas. They really need to grow up with exposure to different conditions like the great batsmen of the 90s and early 2000s did.