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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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Burns, Nevill and Hazlewood should play first Test

Burns, Nevill and Hazlewood should play first Test

16 hours ago

Move on from Brad Haddin and Peter Siddle, and don’t field an all-pace line-up. That would be my advice to the Australian selectors, who tomorrow name the squad for the first Test against India. Australia are entering an 18-month period during which seven of their core players – Haddin, Siddle, Chris Rogers, Ryan Harris, Mitch […]

ICC say McKay is our second-best ODI bowler, so where is he?

ICC say McKay is our second-best ODI bowler, so where is he?

3 days ago

Clint McKay is ranked by the ICC as the 11th best bowler in ODI cricket – that’s Australia’s second best, behind only Mitchell Johnson. Yet the paceman’s international career has evaporated in a matter of months, to the point where he will be left out of Australia’s squad for the upcoming World Cup. Just 12 […]

Old man Rogers deserves more time

Old man Rogers deserves more time

5 days ago

Chris Rogers remains a crucial player for the Australian Test team. After lean returns during Australia’s two-Test series against Pakistan, there have been widespread calls to replace Rogers with young opener Phil Hughes. His 107 in the Shield against South Australia this week will have shored up Rogers’ position. While Hughes’ claims for a Test […]

Leg spinners lay down the challenge to Nathan Lyon

Leg spinners lay down the challenge to Nathan Lyon

16 Nov 2014

Leg spin is back in the headlines for a multitude of reasons. First, there’s the fact Australia’s batsmen were flummoxed by Pakistan’s rookie wrist spinner Yasir Shah in the two Tests in the UAE. And during that series, wayward part-time leggie Steve Smith often appeared more likely to strike than Australia’s incumbent finger spinner Nathan […]

Captain Kohli under massive pressure

Captain Kohli under massive pressure

14 Nov 2014

Virat Kohli is extremely fortunate still to be in the Indian Test team. Despite an abominable display over five Tests against England recently, he will remarkably enter the first Test against Australia as India’s stand-in captain. Kohli will cover for skipper MS Dhoni, who will be rested from the match starting in Brisbane on December […]

Bailey and Maxwell’s World Cup dreams fading

Bailey and Maxwell's World Cup dreams fading

12 Nov 2014

Not long ago, Australia’s ODI top six was impregnable. David Warner, Aaron Finch and Shane Watson were the most destructive top three in the world. Michael Clarke and George Bailey offered experience, composure and versatility at four and five. Glenn Maxwell had swiftly become one of the game’s most intimidating batsmen at six. While their […]

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