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Alan Davidson deserves to be in the mix instead of Muppets like Anderson & Broad. Left arm opening bowler who averaged 23 with the ball and 24 batting in The Ashes.

Help us pick the greatest Ashes XI of all time

In this hypothetical team Gilchrist could bat 6 & the all-rounder at 7.

Help us pick the greatest Ashes XI of all time

Saints most likely. If the AFL didn’t own Marvel & the media deal needs/wants 9 matches a round they are at risk of being merged or canned. And then myself and a lot of Saints fans would learn to like soccer or rugby.

The six AFL clubs that could go to the wall

Brad Hodge was a gun T20 batsmen and probably would of played more tests and ODIs for Australia if T20 had started earlier. Andrew Symonds was around at the start of franchise cricket and would still be getting the big money if he was younger.

Australia's born-too-early T20 XII

Tony Grieg was a great example of a guy who had a job for life so he just phoned it, a bit like the Royal family.

The most popular English captain in Australia

Damien Fleming was another unlucky player, he was a quality swing bowler who performed for Australia in both forms of cricket but had injury problems. Ian Harvey’s ODI career was a huge disappointment, a very talented player who had many chances to get a permanent place in the team.

The underachievers of Australian cricket in the 1990s

That 1994/95 Australia A squad had Lehmann, Martin, Ponting, Bevan, Langer, Blewitt, Hayden & Moody as the batting options. That same season Gilchrist was playing for WA so we had a handy second eleven back then.

The underachievers of Australian cricket in the 1990s

It is usually a good idea to avoid people who are the result of what happens when cousins marry.
“We don’t have The Ashes but we do 11 fingers”.

English cricketers ordered to dodge Barmy Army

These games will have NRL size crowds with the media coverage of a Wallabies match. Good going CA.

Ross Taylor is Australia's biggest threat

Better bowlers back then. McGrath, Warne, Akram etc averaged less than 4 runs an over. Starc and Cummins go at 5+ and are considered stars by today’s standards.

Another perspective on Australia's T20 middle order issues

The crowd took his advice. They did F off for day 4&5 because India couldn’t last that long 🙂

'Shut the f--k up'! Virat Kohli goes off at NZ crowd after a wicket

Kohli has a history of having embarrassing test series, this one is far from the worst. Well done to NZ, they knew India are hopeless against the moving ball so picked the four pacemen and got the result.

Virat Kohli has lost his self-belief

Bradman lucky to be #1, twice the batsman of Tendulkar but loses points from the Russian judge for lack of style 😉

Virat, your ego is showing

You can get on top of Kohli & he stays down for a whole series. He generally figures out what to in the next series but some of his series have been pitiful.

Virat, your ego is showing

We have The Ashes.

WATCH: Documentary sneak peek reveals the incredible abuse the Aussies copped during the Ashes

Nice. And with Mitch Marsh getting matches & not bowling they can’t use Greens sore back as an excuse not to pick him.

Australia choke against South Africa

We are a middle order batsmen short. With Maxwell injured Wells should of taken over the #4 slot.

Australia choke against South Africa

They could invite Meatloaf back to do his entire playlist and the G would still be packed for the GF.

Ignore the haters, Katy Perry can help the Women's T20 World Cup fill the MCG

There is every chance Burns will get dropped next season (his average is down to 38 and he gets bowled too much for an opener) so Maddinson needs to keep posting runs. Bancroft and Harris are hopeless, Renshaw is just a grade cricketer now and I doubt they will pick Khawaja as an opener so there is not much completion.

Why Nic Maddinson should be given more thought in the Australian opening batsmen discussion

Tasmanian’s need to stop caring about football & start watching rugby & soccer. Gil & the crew will give Tassie a team then.

Tasmania eyes AFL team by 2025: Report

Renegades 1, Stars 0. Amusing that the team Cricket Victoria treats like a red headed stepchild is more successful than mommy’s little favourite.

Glenn Maxwell's latest BBL finals failure stings

The BBL needed to end last week. Channel 7 moves the finals around to suit its schedule ( for Home & Away & the now low rating Kitchen Rules) & the excitement level has dropped. I didn’t even bother watching the Stars v Thunder game.

Fan apathy for Stoinis shows growing understanding of T20 subtleties

Wade is also lucky to have been picked. Maxwell has made a T20I ton opening so is the better option if Warner or Finch are injured/rested & Wells is a specialist middle order batsmen who could fill Maxwell’s slot. Wade is probably just backup but is not the best available.

Fan apathy for Stoinis shows growing understanding of T20 subtleties

He got picked for Delhi, I can remember Ponting saying in commentary for around 900k.

Fan apathy for Stoinis shows growing understanding of T20 subtleties

Just like Lynn & Short.

Also I wouldn’t get too carried away with the quality of the bowling in the IPL. Most of the bowlers are Indian domestic nobody’s and if a no-hoper like Uthappa is in the all time top scorers list it’s not that tough.

Marcus Stoinis is merely a Big Bash bully