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Gareth Kidd

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Surprised the Tigers didn’t get a look in on this list. A team which and apparently excised the tumour last season (and only just missed out on the 8), buzzing with young talent and hopeful attitudes, who seem to have forgotten how long a match goes for. Between the Tigers and the Tahs, I don’t know which team is tougher to support.

Who has been the most disappointing team of 2017?

Surprised the Tigers didn’t get a look in on this list. A team which and apparently excised the tumour last season (and only just missed out on the 8), buzzing with young talent and hopeful attitudes, who seem to have forgotten how long a match goes for. Between the Tigers and the Tahs, I don’t know which team is tougher to support.

Who has been the most disappointing team of 2017?

Brilliant analysis. Damn thorough and enlightening. The stats are with NSW, but the seniority of QLD is the X-Factor.

Anecdotally, I was thinking that NSW has the edge with the go-forward, but need to work on discipline, and your stats compliment that. Having Bird/Gallen/Fafita/D.Walker in the same sides has seen us penalised out of the match in the past few seasons.

State of Origin 2017: The definitive Game 1 stats preview

Throw Starc in there as well when he returns from injury. You really could have a four pronged pace attack with Hazelwood and Lyon at 10 and 11. Although, hard chomps on Maxi after a solid showing in his two tests.

Finch, Carey and Cartwright fire in Sheffield Shield

Well realistically if Warnie delivered a legbreak, this should be an offbreak.

The other two should be called slow left/right arm orthodox. Simplified.

Six alternate nicknames for 'Chinaman'

This plays to India’s strength as well. They’re phenomenal players of spin, so there’s no sense rolling up to a test with three average tweakers. They’d have a tougher chance facing off against the likes of Starc and Hazelwood in tandem.

The Aussie bowling tactic that spells certain doom in India

What was the yellow for? I mean he got rid of the man bun…

Brumbies vs Highlanders highlights: Highlanders oust Brumbies from the Super Rugby finals

I only disagree with your last comment. I believe Gayle was being flippant with regards to his running between the wickets. He’s obviously still carrying a back injury. Other than that I’m on song with you.

Shooting the Gayle-farce breeze

It’s an allrounder slot. Maybe talk about Lynn when Voges retires/gets the boot. Although CA loooooove Shaun Marsh to bits.

Stoinis the man to replace Mitch Marsh

Faulkner. He’s proven his tenacity and resolve. Only given one chance in Tests, yet he’s proven his character in the short form. And still averaging 30+ in First Class.

Stoinis the man to replace Mitch Marsh

I’d be more inclined to liken the Stars to the Melbourne Storm. Mainly because you know there has to be a salary cap breach in the wings. The last few years they’ve had KP and Malinga in with effectively an Australian A side. Garbage.

A handy guide to choosing your Big Bash League team

Looks like the Aussies and the Kiwis are enjoying much lesser competition today.

Australia vs West Indies highlights: First Test - Day 1 cricket live scores, blog

Mate, I’m a a die hard wallabies fan. But to say our backline is better is just flipping moronic. Skudders and Suvea are the best wingers in the biz at the moment, and Carter and Nonu are outstanding. Our win is resting heavily on the rippling shoulders of Pocock, Hooper and Fadi.

Five very good reasons the Wallabies will win the Rugby World Cup

He was pretty impressive in the Quarter against SA in 2011.

Cheika: Cooper selected as tactical scapegoat

Now that’s a body slam.

Cheika: Cooper selected as tactical scapegoat

Hokey Pokey?

All Blacks disqualified From Dancing with the Stars

Hahaha, all good bro. Water off a duck’s back. Much appreciated.

All Blacks disqualified From Dancing with the Stars

Cheers broski! Much appreciate the constructive feedback.

All Blacks disqualified From Dancing with the Stars

It’s always said that if you can win whilst not playing your best football, you’re in good stead. Of course you have to put that in context as they come up against one of the best sporting sides of all time.

Wallabies march on in Mendoza

Hahaha for sure. If he was a bit taller he’d look as fearsome as Mitch!

There’s a few Windies players who have adopted the bail-tap. Pollard and Junior Bravo are ones.

Chanderpoor: Veteran batsman’s exlusion will cost Windies

Sorry Robbo, do you watch cricket? In the past two calendar years he’s averaged 70 and 58. Come on mate, just do a little research before ripping on one of the games greats.

And the notions that this uncapped Chandrika will have a better chance against Starc and Co is laughable.

Chanderpoor: Veteran batsman’s exlusion will cost Windies

To a degree. But half of his dismissals in England were to spin, and all bar one of the Anderson wickets were from lazy shots, not being beaten by pace or bounce.

I still think he’d have another 6 months in him. And even if he is on the down turn, they just don’t have the senior batsmen in and around the team to help with the transition. Who will they turn to for guidance and experience? The slew of T20 bandits?

The most mature person in the side now is Darren Bravo. And even he has a bucket load still to learn (although i rate him up there with Root and KW when it comes to technique and young temperament).

Chanderpoor: Veteran batsman’s exlusion will cost Windies

SCREAMER!!!

[VIDEO] Australia vs India highlights: Day 2 cricket live scores, blog

Sup commentary buddies! So much pressure on the Indian batsmen to get through this first hour, especially after a rather poor showing in Adelaide, bar a few good knocks.

Meanwhile, toooons of the same pressure on Starc and Hazelwood to get early scalps whilst the new ball does some talking.

[VIDEO] Australia vs India highlights: Brisbane Test cricket live scores, blog

Both wickets fell whilst I was on the toilet.

I’ve just taken a pack of laxatives. Doing my duty!

[VIDEO] Australia vs India highlights: Adelaide Test - Day 5 cricket scores, blog