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Let’s face it, the only reason this is even being talked about is because a number of so-called journalists have seen fit to raise the question, and keep writing fictional stories about it. Langer was a poor batting coach in my opinion, but he is the right man for the main job, and CA need to pull their finger out and give him a new contract.

'The absolute truth': Langer address job speculation ahead of CA contract talks

Pretty obvious that Morgan’s comments are designed to ensure his area does not get less attention.

'Laughable': Root's blame game starts civil war with Morgan, 'perfect' Ponting wanted as England coach

They also need to be considering whether to move the Sydney test to a different date to avoid the “rainy season”which seems to arrive in the New Year.

'Hard to get a wicket right': Cummins backs red ball cricket over pink as ultimate form of Tests

Any player who refused that test should have been on the next flight home.

Drinking culture, fat shaming and a tactical disaster: England's Ashes nightmare revealed

That “runny nose and cough” has killed more than 150,000 people in England.

Drinking culture, fat shaming and a tactical disaster: England's Ashes nightmare revealed

I think the biggest risk for English cricket now is that they may replace Root as captain. He is clearly a class act, both on and off the field, and whilst he might benefit from some tactical advice from time to time, I see no player capable of performing better than him.
I know Stokes has his fan club who will be calling for him to replace Root, but just look at his disinterested demeanour and failure to support his captain off the field. Coupled with his off-field history, I don’t believe he should ever be considered.
They have several players who have shown they could be the nucleus of the future team (Crawley, Wood, Billings, Pope) along with others who were unavailable for this tour. My advice would be to start with a clean sheet, leave Root in place and basically start over.

REACTION: 'Embarrassing' and 'gutless' - former England skippers skewer Poms for 'throwing in the towel' in abject defeat

A taped up tennis ball would not swing as much. “Something for the bowlers” is fine, but this was ridiculous.

DAY 1 REPORT: Head’s masterclass 101 teaches England a lesson after Australian top order fails

Gold. 😂

'That's disgraceful': Vaughan calls for Kohli sanction after Indians' meltdown reaction to 'impossible' Hawkeye decision

There is a big difference between childish temper tantrums such as this and outright cheating and then lying about it.

'That's disgraceful': Vaughan calls for Kohli sanction after Indians' meltdown reaction to 'impossible' Hawkeye decision

An interesting day’s cricket, but that pitch is not up to test standard. I really do not understand why they would have scheduled this match for Tasmania in the first place.

DAY 1 REPORT: Head’s masterclass 101 teaches England a lesson after Australian top order fails

On that basis, Bayliss sounds like a professional loser.

Ashes Scout: Shock 'favourite' to replace Langer, suffering Stokes should be dropped for own good

Green is also way better in the field than Stokes.

Ashes DIY player ratings from the fourth Test: The results

The fact that fat people needed to invent the term “body shaming” shows just how precious they are.

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

Given that Stokes is a well known street brawler.

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

Relevance ?

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

I had to laugh when I heard one of the commentators say that Bairstow had been spending time in the gym. By the looks of him he has been spending time in a pie shop.

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

Paine was a very average keeper.

'Silly thing to do': Waugh calls out Cummins for adding to Carey's woes as Gilly backs struggling keeper

Perhaps it’s because he has made more than “one mistake”?

'Silly thing to do': Waugh calls out Cummins for adding to Carey's woes as Gilly backs struggling keeper

No team with Fleming in it could be considered “best”.

'Silly thing to do': Waugh calls out Cummins for adding to Carey's woes as Gilly backs struggling keeper

Nothing controversial about Khawaja. He has carried himself with dignity, despite all the selection disappointments of recent years. He is still one of the best batsmen in Australia. Age has nothing to do with it, if he can still perform he deserves to be picked.

Khawaja has one shot to reignite Australia dream

A streaky innings does not an opener make.

Khawaja has one shot to reignite Australia dream

Pretty simple; pick Swepson, drop Lyon.

'Spin hasn't been there': Lyon cautions against a Swepson SCG debut

So drop Root and make Stokes captain ? Poor with the ball and ordinary with the bat. Also failed to support his captain in after-match press interviews. Not captain material for me.
Haddin says pick Marsh. Based on his outstanding performance in the red ball game ? Of course not.
Then we have Thorpe trying to talk himself into a coaching job long term.
Three pretty ordinary ideas right there.

Ashes Scout: Former great's plan to save English cricket, whitewash hero's 'brave' choice for Head replacement

Harris (If we must give him yet another chance 😔 )
Warner
Labuschagne
Khawaja
Smith
Green
Carey
Cummins
Starc
Richardson
Swepson

Uzzy, Bison or someone else? Five players Australia can turn to after losing their Head

A fine individual, but Steve would be almost as intense as Langer. The precious little petals of the current generation don’t like that.

If Langer is a goner, Ponting must be next in line

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