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Best advice I ever heard; You learn nothing by talking. Your opinion only gets stronger when you consider another side of the topic. Anything less is just adding insult to injury.

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Nice start mate! I saw Zaheer play and he was a class act. He played against relentless pace as most teams – not just WI & Australia – had 2-3 quality options and he more than had the mental game to cope. As for the bowling attack – pure silk!

My all-time Pakistan ODI XI

Lindwall for his action. McGrath for repetition and consistency. Akram for what he could do with a ball.

Aussie bowlers I could watch all day

I also believe selectors are loathe to choose bowlers due to the likelihood of more regularly missing thru injury. That is hard for a bowler to gain a foothold in a consistent message and a viable vice captain having to chop and change. That’s compounded by age; as experience makes a better captain, a bowler struggles with more niggles, demanding more time.

Cummins: captaincy chat a moot point

I hope the public doesn’t take this talk – including Clarke pushing for Cummins – too seriously. There’s more likely candidates with Head or Smith.

Cummins: captaincy chat a moot point

With you there Paul, what’s not to like about quirky? There’s plenty being said about Smith & Labuschagne following Chanderpaul in the quirky batting techniques, but I remember a few quirky Aussie bowlers like Alan Hurst, Max Walker and appropriately for this article, Froggy Thompson. Anything which surprises a batsman is good with me!

The frog in a blender

Struggling to fill a team if you have to include a chucker!

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letters Q, U, X and Z

Very true, Jeff. I’ve seen estimates of 12 – 18 months before opening national borders, hence Virgin looking for government relief. That leaves a sporting hole, unless you have your sporting memoirs ready to be serialised for monthly contributions!

Tim Paine loving documentary feedback from Aussie fans - and Joe Root

Foxtel has Warne, mate. He’s doing the groundwork trying to get his favourites up, as he doesn’t have a direct link via Clarke, Smith or Lehman anymore!

Tim Paine loving documentary feedback from Aussie fans - and Joe Root

Certainly true if your smart tv has a browser, not all do.

Why 'The Test' is a must-watch

Bowling on a ‘sticky’ was great revenge for opening bowlers, pasted to all parts on January roads! You couldn’t really run in and stay upright, but that wasn’t necessary anyway as you adhered to the advice of every oracle in a 20 kay radius when you ‘let the wicket do the work’. Nothing scarier than a good length ball rearing at the throat, nothing more enjoyable than delivering it off a coupla paces. It certainly beat dragging covers, mind you by that time if there was still a bit of cloud cover, bowlers are charging out there to get a bit more swing if possible.

Cricketing quirks: The rain delay

What’s this team mate? It has four of the players mentioned in the article anyway and the others don’t fit the criteria set out by the author! If you want Jones, McDermott and Slater who don’t fit the criteria, you may as well have gone for Woodfull, Bradman and Miller!

Australia's born-too-early T20 XII

Ever heard of Steve Smith?

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

The bonus in footy is you can’t kick off the wrong foot, Matt, but he was a ruckman not a permanent forward who have the best chances of 5 or more.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

Just on a tangent here, George Young a century in the Shield and a bag of 10 in the VFL! Who else has done that? I’m guessing Laurie Nash is a walk up and Roy Cazaly a possible, but does anyone know?

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter Y

Great read, thanks for sharing.

Who says you should never meet your idols?

What’s all that about?

As sport goes into lockdown, what do you want to read on The Roar?

Every sports nuffy surely has a dvd or 50 of their favourite sports given to them by Aunt Hilda for their birthday \ Christmas? If you cam find the dvd player or get it to work drop a short critique of one of tnem. Why it’s great, why it’s dated, why it evokes a memory, why the other half ‘accidently’ used it as a coaster. I’m sifting thru a few as we speak!

As sport goes into lockdown, what do you want to read on The Roar?

You’re describing Foxtel & Kayo’s business model!

As sport goes into lockdown, what do you want to read on The Roar?

Thanks Paul, I’d hate to be the tour manager trying to wrangle that lot! I think Zampa could get a run in future too and Greg Matthews wouldn’t look out of place, but no way he’d displace Merv.

Australian cricket’s great entertainers squad

When the intangibles disrupt the almighty pursuit of the pound!

It is interesting though when hypothetical questions are tested for real. There’s often been queries as to what impact empty stadiums would have on atmosphere for purely televised sport and the AFL would’ve found out in a coupla weeks how fans will watch anything, but spectators need stimulation. No roar from a crowd to denote a goal, or umpiring howler makes for insipid viewing. Anyone who’s watched a great innings in Sharjah, or Dubai can attest to that as the lack of crowd involvement changes your viewing. You could only imagine trying to initiate a new slogball ‘product’ with no immediate response to the action!

COVID-19 poses a real threat to English cricket

Certainly is unchartered waters. Waiving or reducing renewals is most likely. Direct debited gym memberships are going to be interesting as patrons who can’t or won’t use facilities as they can’t trust equipment is sanitised properly during a contact virus issue. But these are first world problems when millions will be in the situation of no or rudimentary medical help. Stay tuned, stay home, stay smart.

Is being a member of the SCG worth the money?

ODI cricket world cup final 2015.

Is being a member of the SCG worth the money?

https://www.cricket.com.au/acf

Is being a member of the SCG worth the money?

Amazon prime is $69 a year to watch on every device, after a one month trial. For a one off $60 you can buy an Amazon firestick to receive the service to a smart tv. It is easily one of the best value streaming services. It’ll turn up on free to air eventually though, so hang on for that if you like, it is an excellent eye opener and shows what an honest, class act Tim Paine is.

Why 'The Test' is a must-watch

It’s a buy in price, priority seating without the mad rush, dining room and bar service. Each to their own mate, it’s what makes the world an interesting place.

Is being a member of the SCG worth the money?