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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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Aussies can still win the first Test against Pakistan

Aussies can still win the first Test against Pakistan

17 hours ago

“Australia’s attack is rubbish, they can now only lose this Test”. That is a summation of some of the downcast assessments which were floating around during the second session of the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai. On cricket forums, social media and even among some Roarers there was exaggerated criticism and pessimism in regards […]

Australia vs Pakistan first Test, day one: No luck for debutants

Australia vs Pakistan first Test, day one: No luck for debutants

2 days ago

Mitch Marsh and Steve O’Keefe made solid yet unremarkable debuts yesterday as Australia bowled admirably but without fortune on day one of the first Test against Pakistan. In an attritional day of Test cricket on a lifeless, dry wicket in Dubai, Pakistan’s batsmen showcased an unexpected level of caution and dedication to reach stumps at […]

Khawaja back in frame for ODIs and Tests

Khawaja back in frame for ODIs and Tests

4 days 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

18 Oct 2014

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?

17 Oct 2014

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 […]

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