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Performance vs potential: Australia’s selection dilemma

Performance vs potential: Australia's selection dilemma

4 days ago

With the national selection panel rumoured to be on the cusp of announcing a Hilditch-esque super squad of 43 players for the first two Tests against India, Rod Marsh and company face some familiar questions. Is Shane Watson more likely to be LBW while simultaneously pulling a hamstring, glute and groin batting at number three […]

The Leftorium World XI

The Leftorium World XI

21 Nov 2014

I love lefties. Batsmen and bowlers, that is. There’s just something about a cover drive played by a left-handed batsman. Or the way a left arm quick curves the ball in to trap a batsman LBW, as demonstrated by Mitchell Starc at Manuka Oval on Wednesday night. Following my article last week outlining an Australian […]

Expanding the Sheffield Shield: A blueprint for ongoing Test success

17 Nov 2014

A strong national team needs equally strong performers at state level. While the current Sheffield Shield system continues to develop quality players, in the end there are only 66 places available in state sides each round. With ongoing competition from AFL and other sports for the loyalty of top junior athletes, increasing the number of […]

Introducing, the Leftorium XI

Introducing, the Leftorium XI

14 Nov 2014

Junior cricket in the early 90s was tough if you suffered from a certain affliction. This dreaded curse made finding appropriate equipment difficult, and coaches and teammates a little unsure how to approach you. I am, of course, referring to the trials of being a left-handed batsmen. While I gave away my burgeoning cricketing career […]

Australian cricket needs relocation, relocation, relocation

Australian cricket needs relocation, relocation, relocation

10 Nov 2014

In the early weeks of the 2014-15 season, rumblings emerged in the media of Cricket Australia considered the idea of a national draft. The main goal behind this was the redistribution of wealth among the states, primarily in the form of players who are currently not being consistently selected for their state’s team. While the […]

Australian cricket can’t multitask

Australian cricket can't multitask

7 Nov 2014

Most people find the concept of multitasking difficult. Imagine, then, how challenging it was for some players to join their teammates for Wednesday night’s Twenty20 against South Africa. It’s pretty hard to pad up and walk out to bat in Adelaide when you’re busy choosing a movie on the Emirates in-flight entertainment system. Modern cricket […]

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