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Noah Barling

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Joined September 2017







I am a huge fan of Cricket and Football (Soccer). I am a huge fan of Manchester United and I love my great state of Victoria in the cricket. I am a bit of a traditionalist and I love my Test cricket much more than my ODI and T20 cricket. If pushed the Stars are the team to go for. Happy reading!



Surely CA has enough money to at least let the smaller teams play a bigger nation like Australia. Look at the BBL, we have so many young sub-continent players who will never play an international here because its not viable

Insane ODI fixturing has cruelled Australia

Disgusting from CA! How on earth have we not played New Zealand when they are the closest team to us? We should be playing them a lot more! Disgusting money grab from CA, so much for them helping smaller nations, bailing on Bangladesh as well!

Insane ODI fixturing has cruelled Australia

Dont forget young Harry Nielsen for SA. Only 23, he has had solid performances against India and England in touring matches

The Carey conundrum

You are a very ignorant person it would seem, Tim Paine has 20 more dismissals than Wade does in 1 less test, and Tim Paine averages 35 in test cricket, which is second to only Adam Gilchrist, which is remarkable, when we consider Wade, Neville and Haddin who average 28, 22 and 32, Paine is our second best keeper batting wise, and by far the best gloveman, Why do you say Paine shouldn’t be captain when he has performed admirably as both keeper and captain.

So I would be interested in hearing your replacement captain and keeper.

A golden opportunity: Don't pick Smith and Warner

Peter, how many days of test cricket were played?
3 & 4 respectively, Paine knew he had lots of time and he could have taken much longer if he wanted.
Besides, I recall Steven Smith scored a century of 300 balls, which by your reckoning, isn’t good enough

Put Tim Paine in the Order of Australia, but not the Ashes squad

Its unfair they dont get to play Shield, which is CA’s fault for dragging the BBL out, They should be given some shield time, but I dont think CA can view it as important as the BBL. But if they go out and score lots of runs and take wickets then sure that can be in the equation, but so to must be the duke situation to a certain degree

The Dukes ball has made Ashes selections a whole lot easier

I certainly did, in fact I thought Paine played both matches until I checked my facts and saw he didnt, Chris has got it bang on!

The Dukes ball has made Ashes selections a whole lot easier

Thanks very much Chris!

The Dukes ball has made Ashes selections a whole lot easier

But if such stats are true, then in a theoretical sense, by introducing these medical supports, they have actually increased the number of injuries suffered.
My rationale is that if bowlers are being rested more, then there is more injuries per game played then there was in the 90’s.

CA's injury prevention approach is clearly not working

Yes Please!!
One would think that if Labuschange and Head bowl about 2 overs a test match then surely Renshaw can fill the void that would be created if we don’t have our beloved All-Rounder!
I mean, you would be better of picking Matthew Wade and bowling him as your all-rounder, or really anyone who bats and can get the ball down the pitch

The Dukes ball has made Ashes selections a whole lot easier

Isnt it fair to discriminate on that basis?
If I cant bat to save my life against a swinging duke, but can score big in the BBL, I dont think I deserve to be selected. England will have green, seaming decks, and if I cant deal with a swinging duke in Australia I sure as heck wont in England

The Dukes ball has made Ashes selections a whole lot easier

Paine’s selection is not completely true!
Paine captained a CA XI match against the touring English team, in which he scored 52 and 5. This was on the back of a decent first class season as well as BBL form, with Neville as his main competitor, as Carey and Wade struggled a bit.

The Dukes ball has made Ashes selections a whole lot easier

I used to bowl 20 overs in a row in the backyard in 35˚ heat and I loved it, sure there was plenty of drinks breaks and the occasional dip in the pool, but I wouldn’t give in until I got my brother out, I simply did not let him declare, or accept it when he did.

Junior cricket must change for future Test success

Great stuff again Ronan! Hit the nail on the head

Australia don't need an Ashes all-rounder

True with Waugh, but I suppose my point should have been more on the fact that he has actually been in shield cricket more recently than the others, and I think that he can be a very good talent scout, so maybe have a role for that.

And whilst they are at it, set up the old cricket academy in Adelaide, with some of our best players coaching in it.

Renshaw joins Maxwell and Wade in the selectors wake

Probably the only reason I would have Paine on the panel is because he is still pretty up to date with shield players and he knows what its like to be up and down. Only time I would include the coach is if Punter of Dizzy coach Australia.

But I agree with these 5 year changes, pity Mark Waugh isn’t on the panel, as he is probably on of the better ones with some idea of player treatment.

Renshaw joins Maxwell and Wade in the selectors wake

It is more that if Renshaw can get recalled with a poor average, then it doesn’t show well to consistent performers and it muddles everyone. Im a fan of Renshaw but he certainly shouldn’t have been selected on current form for anything other than the Ashes

Renshaw joins Maxwell and Wade in the selectors wake

Maybe we should have the selectors actually go to Sheffield Shield games and ask the captains and umpires who they think is looking good. Add Punter and Paine no doubt.

Renshaw joins Maxwell and Wade in the selectors wake

I dont think he could, but it is ridiculous that he even got recalled, like Wade would be livid! But it all has an effect on confidence.

Renshaw joins Maxwell and Wade in the selectors wake

Wasn’t as great as it seems, Cummins would have stared again if Hazlewood was in the team with the same figures. Because we are only playing Sri Lanka, at the Gabba, with a pink ball, generally something you expect to have some cheap wickets. But it was a good debut and I do like the look of him.

Richardson stars on Test debut

Yeah we just jotted down a whole lot of names before we wrote this and we probably missed a few people as we were mainly going off under 19 World cups and people touted by the public as “the next big things”

Future Australian greats: 2025 onwards

We are from Victoria too, but after Nielsen’s impressive showing he took the cake. He also has the best average at the moment, but it is tough. Nair hasn’t played FC cricket in 2 years, so I think he may stick to the shorter form. Pucovski or Sangha are pretty interchangeable and it will be interesting to see who can make it their own.
Paris was too old to contend at 26, making him not much older than the Victorian attack, Billy Stanlake might be one to watch.

We did have something like 30 players to choose the test team from, but thanks for your feedback!

Future Australian greats: 2025 onwards

We decided against Will just because of the timing of things, but he was very much considered a candidate.

Future Australian greats: 2025 onwards

The selectors need to get their act together.

My local first-grade team is more clear with who they selected and why than they are.

The last bastion of the CA Secret Men's Club has got to go

Indeed it is…

Why are Australian cricketers so uninspiring?