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Ronan O'Connell

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Far too interested in AFL and cricket.

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April 2013
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Starc can be a Test star, so stop dropping him

Starc can be a Test star, so stop dropping him

19 hours ago

Amid the rubble of yesterday’s demolition job by the Pakistan batsmen, Australia’s selectors should have identified one gem. Mitchell Starc, the much-maligned 24-year-old quick, refused to be cowed by the rampant Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq as they charged to a 181-run stand on Day 2 of the second Test at Abu Dhabi. A wonderful four-over […]

Patient Pakistan punish unbalanced Aussies

Patient Pakistan punish unbalanced Aussies

2 days ago

Yet again, Australia have let Pakistan off the hook by missing opportunities in the field. The Aussies were dominated by Pakistan but cruelled their bowlers by coughing up five chances for wickets on the first day of the second Test at Abu Dhabi. In the first Test, reprieves handed to Pakistan’s batsmen cost Australia 111 […]

Who will bat three for Australia this summer?

Who will bat three for Australia this summer?

3 days ago

Joe Burns? Shane Watson? Phil Hughes? Usman Khawaja? Steve Smith? Who should bat at first drop for Australia if incumbent Alex Doolan is dumped as a result of this Pakistan tour? Over the past two years, Australia have trialled no less than seven players at first drop – Watson, Hughes, Khawaja, Doolan, Ed Cowan, David […]

Settled line-ups are for winners: Drop O’Keefe and Marsh

Settled line-ups are for winners: Drop O'Keefe and Marsh

5 days ago

Australia must make bold selections if they are to rebound from their thumping by Pakistan and level the series in the second Test starting on Thursday. After being embarrassed by a galvanised Pakistan outfit at Dubai, Australia need to be aggressive and select two players who could add vitality to the side in reverse-swing specialist […]

O’Keefe or Lyon must be dropped

O'Keefe or Lyon must be dropped

26 Oct 2014

Australia’s attack must be overhauled for the second Test against Pakistan next week after the side’s most toothless bowling display since the calamitous tour of India last year. Not since Murali Vijay and Shikkar Dhawan blazed an opening stand of 289 in Chandigarh in March last year have Australia’s bowlers been treated with such contempt. […]

Australia’s weakness on slow pitches exposed again

Australia's weakness on slow pitches exposed again

25 Oct 2014

Australia had put themselves in a position to challenge Pakistan at 0-128 early on day three of the first Test against Pakistan yesterday. But their frailties on slow decks quickly re-emerged and they ended the day staring at defeat. This is Australia’s first Test in more than seven months following their sequence of seven wins […]

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