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I don’t think we’re going to get too many brave calls from these selectors Jim, certainly not in the short term. They’ll want to get through the tours over the next 10 months as unscathed as possible, while bedding down a new coach and the captain. I’m guessing they’ll also want to minimise any injury risks along the way, hence to call about Richardson.

I’d love to have seen him in Pakistan. With his skiddy action and ability to swing the ball at pace, I reckon he’d have been terrific if the pitches offer anything for the quicks

Harris in the runs again as Vics fight back, Tremain tears through Tassie

and would you consider either to be genuine captaincy material?

Rohit Sharma named India's Test captain

They made the call about Richardson a few weeks ago Dave. I got the impression he was not exactly thrilled to be left out, but he said all the right things to the media.

Agreed about Harris. Australia needs to move on

Harris in the runs again as Vics fight back, Tremain tears through Tassie

“Under a player as experienced as Rohit, we can also groom future leaders of the team.”

Like who? There are some talented younger players but none have cemented their spot in this team.

Rohit Sharma named India's Test captain

Regardless who’s in the right or wrong here, the incidental actions of Faulkner appear completely wrong. Assuming the PCB has it right, throwing caps and helmets in chandeliers is worse than childish. Going public with this dispute and accusing the PCB of lying is equally childish.

Hard to see any franchise in any T20 comp wanting a bar of him, if he can’t behave in a civilised way – and all over money that could and should have been left to his manager to sort out.

Aussie star breaks chandelier, quits PSL in extraordinary pay dispute 'disgrace' - and the PSL fires right back

Can’t agree JN. Thjis MO is no different than a boxer who takes repeated hits to the head. They need medical clearance to keep their licence to box and it’s not uncommon for these to be cancelled.

CA and or Cricket Victoria have a responsibility both to Puckovski and cricket to make sure he’s not so “punch drunk” he can’t protect himself. He will be targetted by bowlers

'Whatever it takes': Will Pucovski's teammates rally around him after latest concussion

but Stokes isn’t a d.ickhead. He’s just misunderstood.

Who makes the cut for a cricket carrot-top XI?

especially if you included Ben Stokes in the mix.

Who makes the cut for a cricket carrot-top XI?

My comment was wishful thinking, There’s no way these guys would resign – not if they can blame Dragons failures on anyone else

What Griffin extension says about Dragons' intentions and why it actually makes sense

“The Blues appealed hence they thought he was out.” Not sure it works that way any more, John.

People whinge about mankads and other aspects of cricket, not being in the spirit if the game, but appealing when a batsman is clearly not out, then not recalling a batsmen if they’re mistakenly give out, really grates on me, because it’s cheating.

Sad days if you have a cheat to win a game of cricket.

Neser's injury sees state teammate called up for Pakistan tour

The one thing I’d really like to see happen is the CEO and Board tie their futures as the Club’s administrators to the success of the coach and the team.

If Hook succeeds, they get to keep their positions a while longer, but if he fails, they quit en masse and we find someone who can run the Club properly – and they take Ian Millward with them.

What Griffin extension says about Dragons' intentions and why it actually makes sense

It’s a nice position to be in Don. Shame we don’t have similar depth on our batting stocks

Neser's injury sees state teammate called up for Pakistan tour

I gather they’re more pace friendly and seemingly favour guys who can produce reverse swing

Neser's injury sees state teammate called up for Pakistan tour

So the star studded Qld batting lineup featuring the best Test batsman in world cricket, could only manage 7 for 28 and all out for 129 – in their second innings after leading on the first innings?

I agree Khawaja was really stiff in that Marsh Cup game. Not sure who was more surprised, him or the entire NSW team, when he was given out.

Neser's injury sees state teammate called up for Pakistan tour

The issue for the Tigers is all about attitude. Why did they nearly make the finals in 2019, despite having only an ordinary squad? They played to a plan and they played with the right attitude. Sure they were never going to beat the top sides, but they were neve going to roll over and play dead, as they’ve done far too often in the past two years. Way too often when I watched them, especially last season, once they got behind, they appeared to give up.

Forget about Tim Sheens the ex-coach and think about Tim Sheens the support to Maguire to improve their mental approach. If the players can really lift in the resilience department, they might not win the premiership, but they’re not going to win the wooden spoon either.

Nerd’s Eye View: Toothless Tigers needs more than Mr Sheens’ polish to fix lacklustre defence

“It is one level of frustration for me – a fan – watching a player from my club side getting suspended for performing a stupid shoulder charge. It is an even higher level when he does it while not playing for my side. Multiply that by 100 for the coach and CEO.”

And there in lies the problem. The Clubs dominate the game in a really unhealthy way. Tim suggests players won’t be stopped from playing SOO but it wasn’t too long ago when Clubs tried to do exactly that.

And remember only a couple of years ago when SOO had to be played after the Grand Final. How many guys weren’t available for all manner of reasons? There were 19 debutants across the series, 11 in the first game and that series was played in November.

The only way to make this fixture more prominent is to take out a round of regular season footy and slot this game in. We all know that won’t happen because the Clubs won’t agree, which simply proves my point.

PS I don’t think the issue about money is anything more than a furphy. Players from both teams are telling all and sundry how proud they are to represent their respective cultures and I’m yet to hear a complaint from any player that they feel they’re underpaid for playing in this match.

The NRL must pay Origin rates and shift the date to give All Stars game the prominence it deserves

Are you referring to that same immensely strong Qld team that just got beaten by a NSW Shield side minus 9 regular players or the Bulls side that was flogged in the recent Marsh Cup? 😊

And are you counting Usman as a Queenslander?

Neser's injury sees state teammate called up for Pakistan tour

It’s tough to have any faith in the CEO or Board when they make this type of call without any real justification. The only words I’ve seen from Webb are;

“The club has undertaken a lot of change in the last 18 months and Anthony has played a positive role, both on and off the field. “The board and I feel Anthony is the right man to continue setting the required standards to return the Dragons back to where they belong.”

That hardly explains why this decision needed to be made in February. This decision can and should have been made just before the SOO, when a proper assessment of this season’s progress could be made.

And long suffering Dragons fans have another year of mediocrity to look forward to. Beauty!!

What Griffin extension says about Dragons' intentions and why it actually makes sense

Nice recognition for Stekatee. I reckon he’ll find conditions in Pakistan a tad different from the decks he’s been playing on at the Gabba this year.

Touch wood, he’s not needed but if he does debut, no doubt he’ll not let the side down.

Neser's injury sees state teammate called up for Pakistan tour

And all coached by Andrew McDonald. 😊

Who makes the cut for a cricket carrot-top XI?

😂

Cricket's generation game is ugly, but Cummins' leadership shows the way of the future

I agree about McDonald needing to go, but who’s going to sack the players best mate in the coaching ranks?

He’d be the first bloke out the door if I was made coach. I’ve no idea how any head coach could want him around if he’s going to white ant the person in charge.

Cricket's generation game is ugly, but Cummins' leadership shows the way of the future

really? The why was Langer offered a contract extension?

Cricket's generation game is ugly, but Cummins' leadership shows the way of the future

clearly no one else was listening either because he was offered a contract extension

Cricket's generation game is ugly, but Cummins' leadership shows the way of the future

Certainly not Ian Redpath or any other batsman who was going up against him.

A West Indies team that never played ODI cricket

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