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Replacing injured Test cricketers is just not cricket

Replacing injured Test cricketers is just not cricket

7 Jan 2017

Cricket Australia’s CEO James Sutherland’s suggestion injured cricketers in a Test should be replaced has merit, but it’s fraught with danger.

Two leg-spin combinations which defied the tradition that kindred spirits can’t fire in the baggy green

Two leg-spin combinations which defied the tradition that kindred spirits can't fire in the baggy green

6 Jan 2017

For over a century Australian cricket selectors have point-blank refused to pick kindred spirit spinners from playing together in a Test, but the Clarrie Grimmett-Bill O’Reilly and Shane Warne-Stuart MacGill combinations defied that old wives’ tale.

Bob Hawke was the star attraction at the SCG yesterday

Bob Hawke was the star attraction at the SCG yesterday

5 Jan 2017

At 2:17pm yesterday at the SCG, Bob Hawke filled television screens sculling a beer to thunderous applause.

Warner and Renshaw are set in concrete as baggy green openers

Warner and Renshaw are set in concrete as baggy green openers

4 Jan 2017

Australian opening batsmen David Warner and Matt Renshaw made a dead Test come alive at the SCG against Pakistan yesterday.

Selectors fail to use their Head and lose a Bird in the hand

Selectors fail to use their Head and lose a Bird in the hand

3 Jan 2017

Since Rod Marsh’s shock resignation, the new-look selection panel of Trevor Hohns (acting chair), Greg Chappell (interim selector), Mark Waugh and Darren Lehmann has turned a side thumped in five successive Tests into on that has won three on the trot.

Glenn Maxwell’s supporters don’t do him any favours

Glenn Maxwell's supporters don't do him any favours

2 Jan 2017

Glenn Maxwell is the enigma of Australian cricket.

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