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Malone was already signed up by WSC before the 1977 Ashes tour started. I recall when he played the Test telling my dad how he will end up with a great record if this is the only Test he ever plays.

Reliving the Eighties and a great era for fast bowlers

Disagree only that India and Australia were competing for the wooden spoon. It was England and Australia who were competing and Australia “won” it when they lost at home in the 1986-87 Ashes.
Don’t forget that England lost at home to India before that series and Aus were saved by the rain from losing at home and both teams were beaten home and away by NZ and WI and England also lost to Pakistan.

The Dean Jones example that Australian selectors must avoid in regenerating ageing Test squad

I recall during the Schappelle Corby case, they were talking about appeals and mentioned the case of a guy in Indonesia who got a life sentence for drug possession. He appealed and got the death sentence.

So he went from life to death! Even though it was such a serious case, I couldn’t stop laughing!

COMMENT: BBL Pom's disgraceful ump incident deserves bigger ban - and shame on Aussie icon for 'both-sidesing' it

Piers Morgan and Broady as well.

COMMENT: BBL Pom's disgraceful ump incident deserves bigger ban - and shame on Aussie icon for 'both-sidesing' it

Absolutely disgraceful behavior.
Firstly, any kid above the age of 10 who has made any sort of representative cricket on a turf wicket knows that you DONOT run onto the pitch when you do your warmups. Every boy and girl knows this.

The idea that Curran didn’t know this is laughable-he didn’t need to be told this by an umpire.

On top of this, after being told, he then does it again.

I don’t know who the umpire is, but he sounds like he has a South Asian accent and is obviously not well known. I hate to say this but would Curran have done this to a better known umpire or an Aussie umpire? Would he have tried to run through Paul Wilson? I think we know the answer. I hope the Sixers do appeal this and the ban gets lengthened to what it truly deserves.

COMMENT: BBL Pom's disgraceful ump incident deserves bigger ban - and shame on Aussie icon for 'both-sidesing' it

I don’t think Pakistan are very difficult in Pakistan any more- they lost a home series to Australia, got thrashed at home by England and were one wicket away from losing a home series to NZ- all in the space of 12 months!

Gap's never been wider between cricket’s Big Three haves and the have-nots ... and it’s only getting worse

If the promising 18 year old Zimbabwean cricketer went to England to improve his cricket, chances are pretty high that he would be encouraged to turn his back on Zimbabwe to have a career in cricket and try to qualify to play for England.
The closer to a WC and Ashes series, the better.

Gap's never been wider between cricket’s Big Three haves and the have-nots ... and it’s only getting worse

What about Kim H? I seem to recall him being MotM in a final…after he got away with a 6 when the fielder touched the rope while taking a catch?

Australia’s best domestic 50-over players – Western Australia

Love this article..Richard Hadlee was the best exponent of swing and seam bowling I have ever seen and was responsible for NZ’s rise in the mid ‘80s to the unofficial number 2 spot (with Pakistan)…with help from M.Crowe and his support cast of bowlers.

I’ve had arguments on different websites about why Hadlee is better than Anderson!

From paddock games on the farm to watching Test cricket's greatest players: A lifetime of cricket memories

Except Aussie crowds seem to enjoy the thrashings!

Is Pakistan-West Indies worst summer schedule of all time? How this season stacks up against the stinkers of the past

I think the problem is that hardly any teams are competitive in Australia.
I think since the SA series in 2016, if you exclude the 2 Indian series, Aus have won something like 18 out of 20 Tests with 2 draws against 6 different teams.

Is Pakistan-West Indies worst summer schedule of all time? How this season stacks up against the stinkers of the past

Thanks everyone for your comments!

'Consequential, controversial and possibly most infamous of all time': Revisiting Australia-Pakistan rivalry from 1979

Pye tv! That rings a bell

'Consequential, controversial and possibly most infamous of all time': Revisiting Australia-Pakistan rivalry from 1979

Jadeja should play in the top 6 and Ashwin must play. He is a better bowler than Unadkat and Shardul in any conditions. Jadeja is not a Test class spinner in SENA countries and he should be considered as a batsman who is potentially a partnership breaker.

India’s forgotten man who Australia must fear in the WTC Final

He was a failure if you’re judging him by the standards of the batting lineups of the Waugh and Ponting teams. But if you judge him from the line ups of what came after 2011 then, he should have played at least 50 more Tests than he has.

Uzzy fires shots at past coaches after ton puts Aussies in command: 'Didn't really get support from people around me'

The trouble when you speak out is that a couple of failures and you’re out…you toe the line and don’t say too much, then you’re allowed a number of failures.

Applies in all walks of life.

Uzzy fires shots at past coaches after ton puts Aussies in command: 'Didn't really get support from people around me'

I think Langer leaving was probably more important. Yes he scored twin tons but he has scored runs before and been dropped a couple of matches later.

His face didn’t fit…or more appropriately, his mouth didn’t fit in the Langer regime.

Uzzy fires shots at past coaches after ton puts Aussies in command: 'Didn't really get support from people around me'

Kohli’s looked plumb as well and he thought so as well and yet there was only red on review.

Never really trusted ball projection…anywhere.

India’s 'average' pitches wearing thin, Waugh, Haddin claim umpire gave home side helping hand - Talking Points

Recollections vary! Gavaskar tailors his words according to his audience..Viv and Greenidge have been quite open about the abuse including racial abuse they received in Aus in 1975-76 and how it toughened that team up.

The difference is that post WSC, channel 9 coverage was so much better and you saw what was happening on your screen close up which never happened before. Lillee, Marsh and to a lesser extent, Lennie, Hoggy became poster boys to this sort of behavior.

On the nose: Are Australia’s male cricketers the nation’s most unappealing national team?

Fatigue, business interests, whatever the reason…the fact that is he avoided touring for the last 5 years of his career.

If the best Aussie batter and captain today were to pull out of tours as often as he did AFTER WSC, would that be acceptable?

On the nose: Are Australia’s male cricketers the nation’s most unappealing national team?

Sorry but it was Lillee and Marsh who really started it. Let’s not forget that Lillee once kicked an opposition batter on the field of play. And his mates who had to sit in to judge him fined him $200 and blamed the other guy!

Show me one instance where that has happened in the last 30 years?

They were great players but they and others of that generation have created a tale that they always played hard but fair and their mates in the media especially the Packer empire helped to polish that bit of mythology.

On the nose: Are Australia’s male cricketers the nation’s most unappealing national team?

Yes but they repeatedly missed tours after 1979, not before.
In Australia, people only cared how the Aussie team did at home and in England. Some attention was paid to touring the W.Indies but no one cared about their performances in India or Pakistan…and players missing such tours wasn’t such a big deal.

On the nose: Are Australia’s male cricketers the nation’s most unappealing national team?

Amazing! Australia loses a couple of Tests in India and suddenly, we are being told that they aren’t worthy to be in the same breath as legends like Dennis Lillee and Greg Chappell among others.

Yes, the same players who never played in India! Yes there was WSC at the time but there were a few tours of Pakistan and Lillee went on one and did poorly and avoided the next one. Greg C did better on his one tour and also avoided the next one.

Reality is if these heroes would have probably avoided touring India if given half the chance only to wait until the home series when they could fill their boots.

And yes, lets not forget how they pumped up their stats at home vs Pakistan knowing that they had no intention of playing the next series vs WI.

Oh yes, they were so much better behaved, weren’t they?

To be fair, they haven’t said anything like this about the current players..just some of their shortsighted fans.

On the nose: Are Australia’s male cricketers the nation’s most unappealing national team?

It’s very different when you’re a kid…you don’t look with reverence at anyone younger than you.

On the nose: Are Australia’s male cricketers the nation’s most unappealing national team?

A bit of context here…they were at a low when Langer took over because their 2 best batters were banned. They still had an outstanding bowling attack.

They then proceeded to lose away in Pak and at home to India in 2018-19 before easily winning at home vs SL.

Their best 2 batters come back from suspension and then they draw a series in England who were missing their all-time great bowler…some good results at home follow until another home defeat vs India before thrashing England at home.

From what I see, Langer did good PR work but the main impetus for the improved performances were Smith and Warner coming back.

'Soft, reckless, way over the edge': Greats savage sweep-happy Aussies' disaster, Warner's unlucky break - Talking Points

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