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So we should only care about the 1st/2nd/3rd ranked batsman?

Australia need to be wary of Tom Latham

No doubt he was the MVP of the IPL, those wickets are ultra flat and in conditions he’s mastered. But even in his innings yesterday, the Warner of 2014/15 would have made that 335* off 250 balls, not 418. I think the biggest difference I can notice is he seems to now lack the ability to willingly switch gears into ultra attacking mode as he once did, he just can’t quite get into 6th gear anymore off the fast bowlers where the tiniest difference in your reaction times are everything. Look at some of innings in the World Cup the year, he really laboured when in past times he would have just decided to biff a few and get himself going but he seemed genuinely unable.

David Warner deserves more respect

He probably won’t make the Ashes 2023 anyway. 3 ½ years is a very long time in cricket. I have no doubt that he’ll continue to be a very good ODI player but can’t see him playing the same style of test cricket that he does in the future. It’s already clear he’s lost the explosiveness and aggression of his youth, which might have to do with declining reflexes and hand eye coordination. And he’s not the sort of batsman to grind out a 70 off 200 balls in England. Even though he’s destroyed Pakistan and looks back in form, I dare say the credits he had in the bank before the Ashes aren’t quite as full anymore. A lean home summer next year and really what point is there in picking him? When there are better overseas alternatives in the form of young batsman waiting in wings.

David Warner deserves more respect

Nah all good I appreciate the humour! But while we’re still talking about Bancroft why not put him back in the team as Captain and replacement for Burns, and make him assistant coach to Langer while we’re at it.

Langer denies pressure on Head

When given some of the comments on this site about certain players, yours appeared pretty genuine. Not slow on the uptake.

Langer denies pressure on Head

Bancroft is an opener in FC cricket, not a middle order option mate.

Langer denies pressure on Head

It’s going to be a long 5 tests in India end of next year if Root hasnt rediscovered his 2014/2015 form, he’s been a passenger the last 12 months really, the only other players that look like genuine matchwinners are Stokes and possibly Ollie Pope, if he bats anywhere near his FC average.

England enters a new phase of Test cricket

A “one test wonder” who has taken 23 wickets at 24 in 5 tests, with two six wicket hauls, are you sure you even watch cricket mate?

Ben Stokes cracks it at Jofra Archer's sloppy fielding... then spills a catch two balls later

“One hit wonder”, lol are you off your head mate? Have a look at his first class and already very respectable test record then uppercut yourself.

Ben Stokes cracks it at Jofra Archer's sloppy fielding... then spills a catch two balls later

Think you missed the joke. Went waaaaay over your head.

Tough Gabba pitches have prepared Burns for Test cricket

Yes I know, I should have said he “would be the next in except for his
fragilemental health condition”. It’s a shame because he has looked in crazy good form for the last 12 months.

Our bold predictions for the upcoming summer of cricket

You have to take into account the other smaller venues like Cairns, Townsville etc.

Tough Gabba pitches have prepared Burns for Test cricket

“If polled, the majority would surely consider Labuschagne’s 353 at 50 better than Shaun Marsh’s 445 at 74, considering tougher conditions the former faced.”
I think he should have worded it like that. Less presumptuous in a way.

Tough Gabba pitches have prepared Burns for Test cricket

The fact that you ‘couldn’t care less where they come from’ goes to show you know nothing about cricket. It DOES matter where runs are scored, if a batsman only scores runs on a road then fails everytime the pitch does a bit then he clearly has technical or mental deficiencies, much like Bancroft and your best mate Harris, as proven in the Ashes where he averaged 9.

Tough Gabba pitches have prepared Burns for Test cricket

Yet Burns averages 40.4 in 16 tests with 4 tons, and Harris averages 24 from 9 tests with no tons. Funny that.

Tough Gabba pitches have prepared Burns for Test cricket

I would think Nic Maddinson will probably be the next in if he continues his imperious form. If Khawaja can rediscover his touch then he’ll open possibly. Renshaw is still 5-6 games of big runs from getting a recall. Warner probably only has till another 18-24 months of test cricket in him, considering after that shocking Ashes series he can’t afford another bad patch.

Our bold predictions for the upcoming summer of cricket

The fact that we, Australia with India and England guzzle most of the ICC money? How do you not see a problem with that? More money should be going to the smaller nations especially SA and Sri Lanka and others to develop them.

We shouldn't be shocked by Shakib Al-Hasan's scandal

Witty banter, is fine and have used it myself when in the field against the opposition captain who was batting at #11, he was dead batting it and I said, “You can’t boost your average on 0 mate”. He took a huge swing next ball and got bowled, then proceeded to tell me to where a helmet when I bat.

However constant sledging is just dumb and boring. Just go out and play the game, if you cant play 5-6 hours of cricket without giving them stick then I question your morals as a person

"He just wouldn't shut up": Ben Stokes reveals David Warner's sledging inspired his Ashes brilliance

Then you’re part of the problem, saying you can’t say anything about family but sledging is perfectly acceptable. It’s this toxic culture of abuse and sledging that led to the ball tampering and See Kock incident. Stop teaching kids that it’s fine to give me people crap on the field and just learn how to play a game of cricket….

"He just wouldn't shut up": Ben Stokes reveals David Warner's sledging inspired his Ashes brilliance

Except that he fails miserably as an opener in Tests? Which is what you should be judged by, not beating up on FC teams then failing every time you go to the next level. He averages 24 as a test opener, thats shocking. Burns averages 40. The case is clear.

Australian Test candidates flop against Pakistan

You cant seriously be advocating for Shaun Marsh’s inclusion? He’s a proven failure at test level, dozens of times we have needed him to stand up just like last summer but conveniently went missing. The fact that he played 38 tests is a travesty in of itself

Australian Test candidates flop against Pakistan

Why wouldn’t he be a chance for selection? Burns deserves to be there on previous test form, albeit a little patchy FC form the last month or so, but what other openers do we have that average over 40 with 4 test hundreds? I won’t hold my breath for you to find one….

Australian Test candidates flop against Pakistan

The Adelaide Oval was clearly a road, the wickets are a joke around the country

Head relaxed on Test recall hopes

Cooper the guy with a 35 first class average? I think his time has passed at 33. Let him play the shield for the remaining 5-6 years and strengthen the competition and make it harder for young kids to get into the team

Who will bat for Australia in the middle order?

We all know Pierro is probably Carey’s dad! He never lets it go, just talks and talks about Carey all the time….

Who will bat for Australia in the middle order?