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Love the insights Ken – yes, Lazarus is the greatest prop to play the game (at least since 1989…!)

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

Insightful.

There’s plenty of knowledge on The Roar!

I do disagree on Kevvie over Wighton though. Both generally – but also in terms of achievements + record at the Raiders.

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

totally agree on historic footage of Dale Shearer.

He was amazing. Quick. Involved in everything!

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

Yeah Gags – I was reminded above about Ben Kennedy….he’d go very close to taking Bateman’s spot. Exceptional player.

I rate players like Ben Kennedy and Craig Fitzgibbon (I know he wasn’t a Raider) very very highly! I think they’d perform even better in the 2022 style of rugby league too!

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

thanks Ian!

Yeah – it’s been a long wait! And might be a little longer too! But it’ll happen 🙂

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

Hey ZBS – Davico is a good shout. Very solid performer!

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

Raiders vs Broncos would have been 1993 – but for Ricky’s broken leg…….
It would have been epic for sure!

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

Ben Kennedy was amazing yes!

He’d be rivalling Bateman for the back row bench spot.

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

Steve Jackson too!!

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

Haha yes – Fulavai!
There’s a lot of names that can’t be mentioned. Guys like Hetherington and Westley spring to mind.

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

I’d like to see that!
As I said I never saw enough of Peter Jackson. It’s a fair point you make though – a few others have said that too.

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

We love Newcastle mate.

I see some similarities between Canberra and Newcastle. One club cities, some epic GF wins…so I’m not against the Knights 🙂

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

Hahah Duncan – not this time 🙂

Canberra Raiders: All time greatest 17!

That’s right – I loved that RSA 1990s team !!

Eg GKirsten Hudson Kallis Cullinan Cronje Rhodes Klusener Boucher Pollock Symcox Donald

No Finch, but Australia will be very strong at the 2023 World Cup

some good names to keep an eye on, for sure!

No Finch, but Australia will be very strong at the 2023 World Cup

Good insights Bush.

I think we will need up to 10 overs out of Green + MMarsh. Ie close to 30 overs from the quicks/seamers and 20 from Zampa/Agar/maybe Maxwell.

Big Show can go from ball 1. But I think we should get him in earlier if possible so he can start more slowly. That’s just my preference – and I don’t think it’s been fully explored by Australia to date. I’d have him listed at #5 – meaning he’ll likely be in around the 30 over mark on average…with 60 balls to face on average.

No Finch, but Australia will be very strong at the 2023 World Cup

Maxi on song is a phenomenal player!

In the article I said I’d like to see if he can be a more reliable/consistent bowler.

In terms of batting, though, I’d like to see bigger scores from Maxwell – and longer innings!

Maxi averages 34 in ODIs with 2 hundreds. His strike rate is 125. So he’s facing on average around 27 balls only per innings… I’d love to see Maxi start his innings with responsibility, get to around 25 off 25 and then start to increase his tempo. More 50s and more 100s would hopefully follow!

No Finch, but Australia will be very strong at the 2023 World Cup

Haha – yes! (on England)

England is always a fascinating team to follow – they could be really good, they could be really bad…depends partly on who’s available. Eoin Morgan mightn’t be there, and what about Archer? I could see the likes of Chris Woakes getting properly tonked in India. So too Mark Wood and the likes of Sam Curran. Will Butler be motivated/firing? Who’ll be their second spinner?

I think England is in a state of flux right now.

No Finch, but Australia will be very strong at the 2023 World Cup

I don’t agree par scores will be 350+. If a team makes 350+, that will of course be a very very good score.

Look at the India v Australia ODI series in 2019 (in India): the average first innings score across 5 ODIs was 286…. I think anything around 300 might be par in this World Cup – I’m talking about when two quality teams play (not against a minnow nation).

Even when India played England in 2021 in ODIs (in India): the average first innings score across 3 ODIs was 320 odd.

My view on Australia’s best XI is that we need to be ensuring that we make 300+ when batting first. I think our attack will be able to defend those sorts of scores most of the time (other than against India). Agar will be crucial in this respect in terms of drying up runs.

The key is as always not to lose early wickets and make <300.

No Finch, but Australia will be very strong at the 2023 World Cup

I’d personally go Wade over Carey. Wade is a much better striker of the ball – and is in great form atm too! But I appreciate that’s just not going to happen at this stage. Given this, though, I would go Handscomb as the wk – like others would as well.

I would list Handscomb at #6/7 though – Maxwell IMO must bat at five in most scenarios.

So my best XI would be:
Warner FinchC Smith SMarsh MaxwellV Handscomb+ Stoinis Cummins Starc Zampa Hazlewood
Reserves: Short Lynn JRichardson Lyon
(Behrendorff and even Boyce or Agar to go close to this squad. Khawaja to play if SMarsh isn’t fit. You can always bring in another wk if Handscomb is injured)

Wade snubbed again as Australia reveal ODI squad for India tour

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