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Third year Journalism Student at the University of Queensland. Follow just about every Queensland-based team, regardless of code. Lover of all sports.

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Great take Richo!

Sorry Mitch, it’s Neser’s time to shine

I agree that they will likely back him

Sorry Mitch, it’s Neser’s time to shine

Based on past form, I doubt it, but we can always dream!

They had the courage to drop Starc for Siddle in the Ashes, which gives us some hope…

Sorry Mitch, it’s Neser’s time to shine

Neser at No.7 is an interesting one I have heard.

He probably couldn’t do worse than Wade or Head atm.

Sorry Mitch, it’s Neser’s time to shine

Hi Scott,
I hope the concept of this article was entirely original, and not in any way taken from an article about Neser that I submitted last night. 😊
Love your work,
Max 🏏

Mitchell Starc should be dropped for Brisbane

Why do you think this is?

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 2)

If this article had included spin-bowling allrounders, these guys would have made the cut:

Michael Bevan
Michael Clarke
Simon Katich
Andrew Symonds

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 2)

Hi Elvis,

As mentioned in the fine-print, this article series concerns only pace-bowling all-rounders

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 2)

Really regret publishing this during the Boxing Day Test. 😢
No engagement!

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 2)

Speaking of the next Keith Miller, Cameron Green just got out for 45 today.
How do we rate him so far, Roarers?

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 2)

Hi Roseville,

Moody is a good pickup. No much chop with the ball in Test cricket (why he didn’t make the cut for this article) 🏏

Decent opening bat for a while though, and probably unlucky to be dropped after that 1992 Sri Lanka series.

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 2)

Hi Paul,

Great pickup! Walters was one of those guys that was never considered an “allrounder” per se, but can’t argue with those figures.

Over 100 wickets at first class level for NSW shows he was no statistical fluke either.

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 1)

Spinning allrounders aren’t included in this article, but if they were:

Richie Benaud
Tom Veivers
Bob Simpson

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 1)

Yes, my grandfather (now 94) used to say that Archer was one of his favourite cricketers for Queensland in that era.

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 1)

Hi Sports Lover,

Stay tuned for Part 2!

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 1)

Starc is definitely the best current contender for the Johnson-type role down the order.

Doesn’t quite have the technique of some of his fellow tailenders (Cummins and Harris come to mind), but can go big if it’s his day. 🏏

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 1)

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 1)

Hi Barry,

Gilmour was certainly portly, but not as much as former Australian captain and all-rounder Wawrick “The Big Ship” Armstrong, who weighed a whopping 133kg!

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 1)

Hi Roseville,

Definitely aware of Archer as a Queenslander.

Unfortunately, his career fell completely within the same time span as Miller’s, so missed out on selection on that basis. 🏏

The next Keith Miller: The history of Australia’s search for an all-rounder (Part 1)

Tomljanovic played for Croatia in 2010 when she was 15 and is still cap-tied to them under ITF rules, otherwise she would be straight in this team, no question. Stosur and Gavrilova are terribly out of form.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/tennis/ajla-tomljanovic-to-fight-to-represent-australia-in-fed-cup/news-story/be3f2e005a1741571980ef81f47c2264

Can Molik solve the Stosur problem?

Tremendous opportunity for the Aussies this weekend. Stosur needs to at least be competitive in her matches in order to try and relieve some of the pressure on Barty’s shoulders.

On a side note, congrats to Astra Sharma for her big run to a first WTA final in Colombia last week. She will almost certainly be named in the next Fed Cup squad given the inconsistency of both Stosur and Gavrilova in singles this year and the fact that Ajla Tomljanovic is seemingly still ineligible to play for Australia.

Where's the love for the Fed Cup?

Always awesome to hear from one of Australia’s greatest athletes (and a personal hero of mine) – Thanks Scott!

Just one minor quibble – don’t think it can be said that Cadel was nailed on to win that 2002 Giro – he was a totally unproven Grand Tour rookie with five tough stages to go and a narrow lead over guys like Hamilton (at about 20 seconds), Salvodelli and Tonkov – making the podium would have been a minor miracle.

Think his unluckiest moment was probably at the 2009 Vuelta – would have been interested to hear his thoughts on “that” Spanish mechanic. Still believe that the whole thing was a national conspiracy designed to get Valverde over the line for his first Grand Tour win. 😉 .

Cadel Evans talks to The Roar: Great Ocean Road Race, Tour de France and more

Have to stick up for the Titans here- the only reason no-one ever jumps on their bandwagon is that generally they never make it further than the Broncos.

The one time they did, they got 45 000 to Suncorp to watch their “home” Preliminary Final (back in 2010).

You’re right about the fact that Queenslanders are generally less parochial about their club footy sides. Maybe we’re just more tolerant and open minded. 😉

AFL reveals fixture for 2019

I’m not suggesting that they be given any leadership positions within the New South Wales team or that they should be paid for playing state cricket during their international bans.

I just think that the fact that the (former) captain and vice-captain of Australia were playing an entire summer of Shield cricket would be enough to show that something significant had happened. I think it would do wonders for the legitimacy of the competition to at least have them available for the second half (similar to Bancroft), regaining some first-class form.

Will admit, however, that it has been very amusing to see Warner fed back some of his own medicine in grade cricket. Hopefully the experience does him some good in the long run.

Hard but fair: Will anything really change following Cape Town?

Agree, think it would have been fantastic for all parties (especially the Shield) to have Warner, Smith and Bancroft playing first-class cricket with their states for the entirety of this summer.

Hard but fair: Will anything really change following Cape Town?