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- Member Since:
- April 2013
- Based In:
- Irish in Ireland, but with a Melbourne refuge
- Favourite Sports:
- AFL, Cricket, Cycling, Football,
Stars always steal the spotlight going into grand finals, with the irony being the lesser lights are often the game’s decisive figures.
On watching Australia suffer an embarrassing defeat in the first Ashes Test, it made me question whether it was an aberration or to be the reality for the rest of the series.
In a recent interview querying Australia’s possibilities for their troublesome three position, Australian captain Michael Clarke declared “Steve Smith is a rising star, but he’s not a Test No. 3 just yet.”
After a 2014 yielding of just 14 wickets at an average of 61.5 it would surprise no one if Nathan Lyon’s name were missing from Australia’s first Test team to play India in Brisbane.
The more I cringed at the complete and utter obliteration of the Australian team at the hands of Pakistan, the more I realised Ryan Harris is irreplaceable.
With Australia playing Pakistan in a two-Test series starting tonight, I thought I’d look at what the decisive factors are going to be.