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Wanting test players to play more shield doesn’t mean test players have to play every shield game. Ideally, test players play the early pre first test shield games and then shield games are played through to the end of December, concurrently with subsequent tests.

The Sheffield Shield final's success proves there is room to reshape the domestic calendar

That’s hilarious Rowdy. And clever.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Yes I’m a big fan of Marnus as a future skip.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

That should read immortal not immoral … 45 minute editing windows has elapsed.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

It’s his devoutness in his religion that keeps Usman level headed in both success and failure as well as every shade of grey in between.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

A bit more balance is needed here Micko: from early 2018 until recently I was in the pro Paine club, I even forgave his horrendous performance during that traumatic last wicket stand at Headingly. I only joined the anti-Paine ranks sometime around the most recent Sydney and Brisbane tests. Put simply, Paine was what we needed for a while, but now is in the process of well and truly over staying his welcome.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

That innings was of similar greatness to Stan McCabe’s immoral innings at SCG against Bodyline.

In the 5 home seasons from 1979-80 until 83-84 Hughes was excellent and he also made 117 and 84 no in centenary test at Lords in 1980. He had less productive series in England 81 New Zealand 82 and Pakistan in 82 though he did score 88 in one innings in Pakistan in 1980 and a century in a big partnership with Allan Border in India 1979.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Short reads were rare from Peter Roebuck.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

I reckon Hughes had a similar batting style to Labuschagne.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Paine said after the recent debacle that was the Indian series that he has unfinished business as captain and I wholeheartedly agree: only squandering the Ashes on home soil next summer will complete his captaincy CV.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Oh did he? I didn’t know that.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Might have provided a bit more ‘In variety’ ….

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

I dunno GChappell was in on it was he? But yeah, Marsh secretly harboured much the same childish resentment towards Hughes that Lillee so openly expressed.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

What damaged Hughes was Dennis Lillee’s heinous cowardly attitude towards him as captain.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

I think with both instances it is splitting hairs to call no-balls, especially if they have to use a slow mo replay to do it. A cricket pitch is 20,120 mm long, so a fraction of a solitary mm does not gain a bowler an unfair advantage and that is the purpose of the law in the first place. As my Year 11/12 legal studies teacher a good 30 years ago would always say, when a judge (in a courtroom) is making a judgment call on applying the letter of the law v the spirit of the law, he or she should ask themselves “What mischief did this particular statute intend to stamp out?”

Usman Khawaja not happy as controversial no-ball calls rock Shield final

It’s only one delivery but at 0.23 his arm has clearly reached shoulder height as he is about to let the ball go.

Should this Indian spinner's bizarre bowling action be allowed?

Matth I remember Greg Matthews batted in a fairly similar manner in the 1992-93 shield final in a not completely dissimilar match situation.

Bryce Street's defensive batting style could translate to Tests

About 7 years ago, I was on crutches for a week after a big burly batsman’s straight drive collected the inside of my left foot as I was trying to jump out of the way. I saw out the game as this was during the chasing side’s innings and they were only about 20 minutes from victory. However, by the time I had driven the hour to my house afterwards, I simply could no longer stand on that foot, let alone walk or even hobble. I had to ditch my own manual car and borrow my mother’s automatic for the following week so I could go to work because, being my left foot that was injured, I simply could not push the clutch in.

Paul Reiffel cops it from Michael Slater after getting in the way of a Stoinis drive

You have absolutely no idea about language. By this reckoning there should be no distinction in pronouns between he and she, him and her, his and hers … and in at least one language there is not, Indonesian, where my wife comes from, where ‘dia’ or the more formal ‘ia’ are gender neutral, and are used, since many centuries for either males or females. There are other more complex examples, such as German and French that have three forms of ‘the’ as well as a/an, and assign gender for each and every noun …
Until the English language evolves to the point where we too, like Indonesian, do not distinguish between male and female for third person pronouns, stop being so pretentious and leave cricket alone … or at least the ‘men’s form of the game.

The GOAT's perfect response to Marnus deciding to pad up

I have no problem either if women cricketers want their own rewording of the Laws of Cricket to suit their own game altering such terminology – that is their affair and their game. They can even change some laws if they like for all I care for their game. But, for ‘men’s cricket’ it remains ‘batsman’.

The GOAT's perfect response to Marnus deciding to pad up

I have said elsewhere that I could not care less what terminology women choose to use in their own cricket. But they are not demanding such political correctness from the original men’s game, so it makes no sense whatsoever to suck up to people who have no wish to be sucked up to.

The GOAT's perfect response to Marnus deciding to pad up

I know Lyon is a fine bowler – I am a fan. With Fieldsman or fielder, either is acceptable.

The GOAT's perfect response to Marnus deciding to pad up

People can be so so stooopid. The grass roots for the national side in any format is the grade scene in the six state capitals. Add the populations of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth and Adelaide together and you find that Sydney has 40% of these combined populations. Therefore, logical probability says that on average any 12 selected for Australia will contain 5 NSW players.

Plus, NSW, being the most heavily populated state, also has more regional towns and cities of a decent size that still have proper cricket infrastructure from junior upwards – Bush Cricket in my own Queensland went the way of the dodo around about the turn of the new millennium. Therefore, kids in the NSW regional and genuinely rural areas are still playing cricket of a weekend, and anyone with genuine talent will be playing with the men by the age of 12 or 13, and will hopefully end up at university in Sydney and therefore be playing First Grade there by the age of 17 or 18.

That’s even forgetting the fact that Sydney will have a stronger grade scene than any city bar Melbourne, and therefore, players that reach the state side will be more battle hardened. It’s not rocket science.

Michael Neser must be considered for the Ashes

Shows how much Lyon is struggling that even he too is now using this obnoxious terminology ‘batter’. In reality, Labu is one of the best batsmen in the world and here he batters Lyon around like a fish.

The GOAT's perfect response to Marnus deciding to pad up

Continuing on from where they left off in the second innings of Sydney and Brisbane …

Gambles backfire for Blues as Queensland take charge in Shield final