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Wade certainly cost us a test series with that drop in Adelaide. Not just that it enabled Saffies to draw, it also meant that Siddle had to bowl all day. Had it been taken, Siddle would not have been too exhausted to play in the back to back Perth test and we could have finished them off when we had them 6 for 82 on first day.

Why Jimmy Peirson should be Australia's Test wicketkeeper

It certainly did Matth. I rate Gilly not far behind Healy as a keeper – afterall, he (Gilly) also mastered the awesome task of keeping to Warne.

Why Jimmy Peirson should be Australia's Test wicketkeeper

John, I’m from Queensland, and I played junior cricket in the bush against Martin Love, so if anyone should be partial to him it is me. My question for you is who should have been dropped to accommodate him longer in the test team? Jimmy Maher was an accomplished shield player, no more, no less.

Why Jimmy Peirson should be Australia's Test wicketkeeper

Gilchrist was the best gloveman in the country in the 2000-2008 period.

Why Jimmy Peirson should be Australia's Test wicketkeeper

😂 😂 😂 😂

Michael Vaughan apologises for offensive tweets

Amin to that. Ignore away. I surely do appreciate it.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

‘Valid’ is extremely debateable to say the least when it comes to the raw unadulterated average. It is good that, firstly, you are learning, and two, you a big enough to admit to it.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

Not cherry picking at all. I’ll be looking for instances where his (Healy’s) team needed runs from him, for example 5 for 190, as against when they didn’t for example, comes in with lead already over 150. Understand? Forget my challenge about that 1997 series in South Africa, and you just do the same with Paine – if you’re not too cowardly to try …
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What a joke to say “You (me) either understand my (yours) points or you (me) don’t” … Dude, you don’t have any legitimate points other than cr-pping on about raw unadulterated averages, like most others on the roar love doing.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

Yeah fair enough Jeff. There is every chance the selectors might do something like that. I hope they don’t though.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

The time is right to move on, and if Langer and Bailey can’t see that then they should move on too. Going back to Paine in a few tests would be like if we’d gone back to Wayne Phillips in 1988. We will never have another golden era until we get people in the right places that can see these very simple pieces of obvious logic.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

Alright, I will find time to research Ian Healy’s pressure average from early June 1993 until late December 1998. Now you take up my challenge, it will take you far less time. Or are you too gutless?

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

That’s just being silly Jeff. If they pick a young keeper for the long term future, why would they then bring back Paine just for a couple of matches when it would have been his last series in any case?

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

Yawn as much as you want. Go to the 1996-97 series in South Africa and justify to me who the best four players were (in order) in acquiring the series win for Australia and do it without once citing their series averages. Are you up for the challenge?

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

The times they fail in such situations are the minority. There is absolutely no weakness in my argument whatsoever I can assure you.
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A raw undissected average is about the worst way to compare players’ performances in terms of proper impact. That has been shown elsewhere.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

Actually I have a cushy job that enables me to roar quite often while at work. Please point out where my bias lies? If you can’t do that then kindly refrain from such dim witted comments.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

When a reply from Don shows up in my notifications, I don’t even bother clicking on it to read it. I just bypass it.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

That’s funny.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

That is such a dim witted thing to say. Didn’t I just say earlier that a number 7 keeper-batsman’s raw average is about as irrelevant as a raw unadulterated average could get? Nice to see you were listening. 🤢
You obviously have no idea about Healy’s batting between June 1993 and December 1998. Go and study it if you seriously think Paine comes close.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

Mike it would be best if you didn’t reply to any of my comments in the future. I will certainly be doing the same, and for that purpose there won’t be another from me to you after this one, even should you choose not to respect my wishes.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

I hope you’re not expecting an argument on the last two paragraphs Your Holiness because you’ll waiting a while …

Actually, it was a piece of verbal advice from Bob Simpson in early 1993 that turned Ian Healy in a much more than merely ‘useful’ number 7. Healy thought this particular advice was so awesome, he wrote it down and kept the paper he wrote it on in his kit bag for the rest of his career. It read:

“Fully explore your batting horizons, so far only a small portion of your ability has been gimpsed.”

Anyone (I don’t mean you) who wants to make a ludicrous comparison between Paine and Healy in batting comparisons need to get into the archives and fully explore Healy’s batting performances from the start of the 1993 Ashes until the end of 1998.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

Tony, it’s worrying what some men, even in this day and age, consider to be acceptable, or at least ‘not a big deal’. A lot of comments on the roar on this matter seem oblivious to the fact that the act of sending the image borders on criminal, not in a metaphorical sense, but in an actual legal sense.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

Not having a go at you directly but there seems to be a massive double standard in knocking Smith compared to Paine.

Pat Cummins admits his captaincy will 'look different' in new era of Aussie cricket

5 for 200 is vulnerable. 6 of his 17 tons were made under authentic pressure and some of his 50s including his 90 at Trent Bridge in 2001. People will get too hostile if I mention that 15 of Mark Waugh’s 20 tons were made under pressure so I won’t mention it.
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Nobody says don’t make runs when the pressure is off but don’t pretend they are as hard earned or as valuable as when the pressure is on.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

I have cited a small number of examples among many.

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

I think so too – you’re definitely Paine’s biggest pain! Thanks for taking the heat away from me. 😂

'Border-esque': A call to arms for Tim Paine

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