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- October 2011
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- Newcastle, NSW
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I’ve checked my article history and it seems that it is time for my annual piece calling for everyone to get their hands off it regarding Usman Khawaja.
The hyperbole around Usman Khawaja at the moment is ridiculous. Best batsman in the country? Come on!
Australia versus New Zealand. The Wallabies against the All Blacks. A golden dawn struggling to break through the darkness.
Michael Hooper presents a significant problem for the Wallaby side. Hooper is a fantastic player; his tackling is great, his engine is inexhaustible, and his running game is superb.
It is truly an amazing time to be a Wallaby fan. Not because we’re a world powerhouse, or close to stealing a Bledisloe Cup series, or even playing well; rather it is the first time I can recall when the safest part of the Wallabies’ game is the scrum.
The series against India is done and won, the One Day World Cup is imminent, and with a West Indies tour and then an Ashes defence in England coming up shortly after, the next home summer is surely the last thing on the minds of Australia’s cricketers.