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Not sure how you’ve diagnosed a love affair with Pearce headlines when the bloke isn’t mentioned until halfway through the article, Peter. But yes, other players have influenced the Origins in which he’s played.

State of Origin 3 preview: Why the Blues are set for back-to-back series victories for the first time in a long time

Cheers Paul. I think we’ll be right on that front. They tend to swallow the whistle most Origins, can’t see that changing for a decider.

State of Origin 3 preview: Why the Blues are set for back-to-back series victories for the first time in a long time

All fair calls Don. Feldt was a no-brainer for me, and they need to get Morgan more involved. Him at 6 would have achieved that.

State of Origin 3 preview: Why the Blues are set for back-to-back series victories for the first time in a long time

Thanks for the important write-up Geoff. Always good to see initiatives like this in sport.

A message to all rugby players: It’s ok to be not ok

Let’s go with 8:16. Hopefully give us a (relatively) early finish

VOTE: When will State of Origin Game 1 start? Queensland Maroons vs NSW Blues kick-off bingo

That’s some top-notch number crunching Andrew, thanks for putting this together!

The ultimate player-by-player State of Origin stats preview: Game 1, 2019

What, the anthem which wasn’t our national anthem until 40 years after Kokoda?

Two Aussies won't sing the national anthem. Let's find out why

They’d actually been wearing them in ODIs before ’87. ’92 was the first World Cup where teams wore coloured clothing though.

The great Australian heist: How Australia won their first Cricket World Cup

Pretty good jersey overall, but that collar is dreadful! Hopefully it’ll be one of those things which looks better on the pitch than in the promo shoots

Wallabies reveal their jersey for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Very Socceroos 2014-esque, minus the white socks and pop-up collar

Wallabies reveal their jersey for 2019 Rugby World Cup

That’s an excellent point, Chris. One thing going for England on that front is their experience on those grounds. But you’re absolutely right – particularly given we saw all of New Zealand, West Indies and India score 300+ last night.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: England

As others have pointed out, Paul, Archer’s a pretty good batsman to have coming in at 9 or 10.

Hard to predict their line-up right now – they’ll tinker with it a fair bit during the tournament – but I’d go with something like this:

Bairstow, Roy, Root, Stokes, Buttler, Ali, Morgan, Woakes, Curran, Archer, Rashid.

I’d expect to see Wood and Plunkett get rotated in and out for Curran and Archer, but that’s still a deep batting order.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: England

Steyn’s a big loss for the Proteas indeed.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: England

I’ve opened Pandora’s Box here

The Roar’s Cricket World Cup countdown: The day Australia's streak was broken

Surely that’ll be cause for a cricket tour over to India…

The Roar’s Cricket World Cup countdown: The day Australia's streak was broken

Those Dhoni masterclasses are becoming fewer and further between though. But you’re right, they’ll be very difficult to beat.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: India

I see India and England very much neck and neck, I ended up siding with England based on home ground advantage and a stronger, deeper batting order.

While it’s impressive that they keep winning without their strongest side recently, it also means they don’t really know what the make-up of their best XI is. Is Rahul their best no.4? Do they play Chahal and Kuldeep together? Where does Dhoni, and Hardik for that matter, bat? There are more questions, too, and that’s far from ideal.

Of course, Bumrah and Kohli could win most games on their lonesome, so it might not matter.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: India

On the money there Scotty, Stoinis will also have a significant influence over the side, particularly given he’s guaranteed to be selected in the absence of a third all-rounder in the side.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: Australia

No doubt Australia will be hard to beat in a knockout game. The point with the lack of explosiveness in their order is that, if all teams play to their best, Australia can’t outscore England and India because they just don’t score quickly enough. The bowling attack can definitely go some way to limiting that disadvantage, but I’d say India’s attack is stronger.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: Australia

Nail on the head there EJ

NSW Blues Origin 1 team: Expert reaction, every selection analysed

You saw him play on Thursday, right Scotty? Had a proper old Barry Crocker.

I like seeing Cotric in the squad.

NSW Blues Origin 1 team: Expert reaction, every selection analysed

I’ll hold off on writing Munro off just yet. He clearly has the talent, and World Cups can – and often have – lead to breakout performances.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: New Zealand

You’d think they’d go with Simmons at the 1. He’s a far more damaging player when running the offence and is clearly Australia’s best playmaker.

Australia unveil strong Boomers squad for Basketball World Cup

A good analysis, Paul. Certainly a favourable draw compared to, say, South Africa, who start with some tough matches. Speaking of, that Black Caps vs Proteas clash is going to be a critical one. Should have plenty of bearing on who makes the semis.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: New Zealand

Completely agree r.e. Munro, Riccardo. He should be such a good ODI player, it’s a shame he’s not been able to perform up to his ability in the format. If he fires, New Zealand suddenly look an awfully dangerous side.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: New Zealand