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Ronan O'Connell

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Khawaja back in frame for ODIs and Tests

Khawaja back in frame for ODIs and Tests

15 hours ago

Usman Khawaja ventured to England this winter to hone his game and recapture the attention of the national selectors who seemed to have moved on from the Queenslander. The 27-year-old must have felt deflated after labouring during his stint with Lancashire in division one of the County Championship. A sole hundred was the only high […]

Doolan’s ton should cement Test spot

Doolan's ton should cement Test spot

4 days ago

A lot of people don’t rate Alex Doolan. When punters and pundits have been nominating their Australian XI for the first Test against Pakistan starting on Wednesday, Doolan has often been absent. Many of his critics point to the Tasmanian’s underwhelming first-class record of 3788 runs at 39, with just seven centuries from 60 matches. […]

Is Bailey’s Test comeback a pipedream?

Is Bailey's Test comeback a pipedream?

5 days ago

When George Bailey was dropped from the Test side at the start of this year, it seemed that would likely be his first and last chance in the baggy green. However, Bailey himself clearly doesn’t agree with that assumption. The 32-year-old recently stepped down as Australia’s T20 captain. He did so for two reasons. Firstly, […]

Bird takes wing to England to earn Ashes recall

Bird takes wing to England to earn Ashes recall

15 Oct 2014

Jackson Bird has made a very wise choice. Unlike many fellow Aussie cricketers who shun county cricket in favour of either rest or lucrative T20 contracts, Bird has signed a three-month contract with Hampshire next year. That stint will be crucial for Bird if he is to earn a spot in Australia’s Ashes squad for […]

Forget about Pat Cummins…for now

Forget about Pat Cummins...for now

13 Oct 2014

Pat Cummins is fresh back from the latest in a string of injury layoffs. Yet already the 21-year-old’s name is being linked to anything from the upcoming 50-over World Cup to next year’s Ashes. Here’s the thing, Australia do not need Cummins right now. There is such a wealth of talented pacemen in the country […]

Hilfenhaus, Maxwell set for Test recalls in UAE

Hilfenhaus, Maxwell set for Test recalls in UAE

10 Oct 2014

Mitch Marsh’s hamstring injury could see both Ben Hilfenhaus and Glenn Maxwell return to Australia’s line-up for the first Test against Pakistan in 12 days’ time. Marsh had been considered a near-certainty to make his Test debut as a like-for-like replacement for injured all-rounder Shane Watson on the tour of the United Arab Emirates. But […]

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