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Well put.

'Let's cut through the crap': Cummins in spotlight for failure to throw considerable weight behind Langer

Classy!

Drinking culture, fat shaming and a tactical disaster: England's Ashes nightmare revealed

Sounds like nit- picky stuff that is only a problem if you are thrashed!

Drinking culture, fat shaming and a tactical disaster: England's Ashes nightmare revealed

I don’t really blame Cummins for his approach. If he backs Langer hard and he goes, it starts his relationship With the new coach poorly. If he says he should go and he doesn’t then his relationship is unworkable. So good reason to sit on the fence.

'Let's cut through the crap': Cummins in spotlight for failure to throw considerable weight behind Langer

The biggest decision to make is around Finchy given recent form. He has been a fine servant of the game, but is it time ?

Who makes the Australian side for the T20 series against Sri Lanka?

Superb follicle action, spilling out of the helmet though!

UK View: 'He must resign' - Root wants to carry on but knives are out after 'ghastly', 'pathetic' surrender

Except for the fact it was confirmed that they were not good enough to break into the side!!!!

UK View: 'He must resign' - Root wants to carry on but knives are out after 'ghastly', 'pathetic' surrender

Yes this English team has been poor. But the poorest aspect of all has been selections. Fancy not including Crawley from test 1. No broad and Anderson in Brisbane. No Anderson in Hobart. It goes on….. So step 1 is ending the tenure of whoever made these selections.

UK View: 'He must resign' - Root wants to carry on but knives are out after 'ghastly', 'pathetic' surrender

Are the resting Jimmy for the flight home?

UK View: 'Depressingly poor' England lose their heads as Woakes claims unwanted place in history

Kohli went about this the wrong way but his point is probably right. Who says ball tracker is right ? The creators? The blokes sitting behind the screens writing the tech? He should call for a full, open independent assessment of the technology. You watch if that happens the results will show the whole thing is so arbitrary there will be many holes in the approach.

Why is it that we trust what we see because a tech company says it’s so?

'That's disgraceful': Vaughan calls for Kohli sanction after Indians' meltdown reaction to 'impossible' Hawkeye decision

Got it. Cheers.

'That's disgraceful': Vaughan calls for Kohli sanction after Indians' meltdown reaction to 'impossible' Hawkeye decision

Separately it seems like a wonderful series. Can anyone tell me why there is basically a zero crowd? Is it mandated by the govt due to Covid or are people just very wary or is test cricket in SA dead?

'That's disgraceful': Vaughan calls for Kohli sanction after Indians' meltdown reaction to 'impossible' Hawkeye decision

Superb research

The Pat Cummins declaration: Would Mark Taylor have declared earlier?

Tubby would have declared earlier recently at the SCG… in hindsight only.

The Pat Cummins declaration: Would Mark Taylor have declared earlier?

100%. Already the sight screens are 3x bigger than just 10 years ago and probably 25x bigger than in Bradman’s day!

Eleven ways to speed up Test cricket - time to cut out the wasted hours

I love it how players drop everything and are prepared to do almost anything to play a Test match. Go Sammy Billings! I tell my 9 year old when we are watching the BBL, “Every one of these players just wants to play a test match.” He looks at me with slight confusion because the 20/20 game seems so much more exciting. But he is slowly working out that test cricket is and always will be the pinnacle for serious cricketers.

Ashes Scout: Call for England to end career of 'elephant in the room' Anderson, Boland's fitness battle

I think Starc has a pretty reasonable record with the pink ball, doesn’t he ? ie the best ever.

The test to rest him was the at SCG where he has a poor rec\ord. We missed a trick there.

Should Jos Buttler hang up the gloves in Test cricket?

Overrated? He was the batsman every team feared in the recent T20 World Cup.

Should Jos Buttler hang up the gloves in Test cricket?

Injuries aside, like Bairstow, he should play his natural game. Incredible that the most destructive batsman of the T20 World Cup can hardly get it off the square in tests. If he played his natural game he would make the team as a specialist batsman…. and to add… comparing every keeper / batsman to Gilchrist is like comparing every #3 or #4 batsman to Sachin Tendulkar. A tad unfair.

Should Jos Buttler hang up the gloves in Test cricket?

Seriously? I’d expect my 5 year old to perhaps be put off by such trivial name calling… But professional sportsmen? Come on.

'Walk away. Weak as piss': Angry Bairstow and Stokes react to fan's 'fat' jibe at SCG

They absolutely wasted the new ball. I reckon 3 or 4 balls in the first ten overs would have hit the stumps. They were waaaay too short.

FLEM'S VERDICT: This Test is alive after Poms finally get bowling line-up right

Not living together though…. they’ll all play, unless they have it too of course.

Travis Head tests positive for COVID-19, ruled out of SCG Test

He has been way more menacing with movement off the pitch and bowling impeccable line/ length than swing.

FLEM’S VERDICT: Starc's new weapon reduced Poms to scrambled dregs

Except he’s not swinging the ball at the moment.

FLEM’S VERDICT: Starc's new weapon reduced Poms to scrambled dregs

Scrambled seam magic. I love it. Or it could just be that he couldn’t quite get it coming out of the hand perfectly with a straight seam but he pitched it generally in the right area and the pitch did the rest. Good to see Starc getting the benefit of the doubt for once though!

FLEM’S VERDICT: Starc's new weapon reduced Poms to scrambled dregs

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