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Settle down with your hyperbole.

Why is it ridiculous?

Sorry. The most ridiculous thing you have ever read on here?

Explain please.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Great captain. Legacy soured by his later actions in my mind’s eye. Plus his commentary on Nein! Let alone his dropping-his-pants-in-front-of-Hughes episode.

Somewhat by the by, but I came across this short read from Peter Roebuck, published at the time of Hughes’ resignation.

Why the captain lay down and cried

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Greg was white-anting for sure. But it was Ian as the more vociferous of the Chappells that was doing the most damage to KJ Hughes.

Funny with this discussion about captaincy we are now having and how it could impact on players confidence – I reckon without the captaincy we may have witnessed one of the great – certainly one of the most eye-pleasing – Test careers from Hughes well into the late 1980s.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Agreed on both fronts!

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Leos are good people, no doubt 👍

As for the rest of the zodiacs…. 😱

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Got you. He was and is. I have a lot of time for his commentary, when he is making it.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

He virtually captained Lillee when bowling. Tug of the cap = bouncer. Brush the right ear = waist high just down leg side. Tap the knees = yorker.

Gold!

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

It was an epic battle across the ages (like….ages!)!

I like to think the Lion won out in the end 😂

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

What ya? Lost me there…

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Ask Rod Marsh why he was over-looked for Kimberley John.

Of course the answer would be – politics. The re-consumation of the ACB/Packer players. Still, I think Rodney would have been a good skipper.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

I best not respond Rowdy 😱

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

It’s interesting that in that India series in ’15/16 (Philip Hughes summer) when Clarke was injured after the First Test, the go-to as stand-in captain was Smith because he was really starting to score big time.

Yet the the team also included Chris Rogers, Brad Haddin, Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh – all of whom I think would have been ahead of Smith as captaincy material. But Steve Smith they went with because he was prolific (and I guess there was the view of longevity).

But actually, I reckon Chris Rogers would have made a fine captain (even if short term) with all his FC experience (so many County years) and deep thinking about the game (his book is a good read).

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

😁 😁

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Oh those two. A Capricorn and a Taurus.

Myself and my 3 children are all Leos.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

*Ouch*!! 😂 😂

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

The WACA is about to demolish the Inverarity Stand. It’s an odd stand, but was built as the the WACA’s first new “modern” stand for the ground’s inaugural Test in 1970 (originally called the “Test Match Stand” and subsequently renamed).

Here’s a photo (it’s the stand to the left of picture).

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-john-inverarity-stand-left-and-prindiville-stand-right-at-the-40348669.html

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

The Geminis? An ’82 and an ’87 as I recall.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Taylor Swift? And here I was thinking you were highbrow Rowdy 😂

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

2) Warner can’t. He’s banned for life
3) Marnus: Great, another Warner wannabe with his mouth in-close
5)Head/Carey: Who cares if they are explosive with the bat? Seems like an Australian obsession to conflate batting performances with being the best candidate for captain. Anyway, when did Head become an explosive player when wearing the Baggy Green?
7) I don’t mind that as a transitional approach.

Summary: Smith(c) / Marnus(vc) = Smith/Warner Disaster 2.0. The last thing Australia needs is another Smith “attack dog” allowed “off the leash” as vc. With Smith’s history of losing focus on the team at the expense of his batting (and not just Cape Town), Australia could ill afford a loose cannon as vc were Smith to be captain again.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Cameron Green it is! 😁

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

My first two wives weren’t Geminis though.
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I ended up trading both of them in as scrap, the Geminis.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

As Gibbo mentioned earlier, Carey didn’t put on a good show with captaincy against India, so I’m just not so sure about his capabilities, but in any event as you say, he possibly also isn’t the best keeper or keeper-batsman in the country either. And if Carey did come in to replace Paine as keeper, would CA really make him captain on debut anyway?

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

Will be interesting to watch how Inglis goes for Leistershire this season.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

A tough winter of tours next year, culminating in the India series. If Green (or other) weren’t successful on those tours, would they come under withering criticism that could impact on them holding the captaincy and their confidence? It’s a real tough decision to make if Paine were to give it up after this summer – I wonder whether it may serve Australian cricket better in the long run if Paine was also captain next winter and then his successor had a more gentle introduction at home against the West Indies and South Africa?

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

My first two cars were Geminis.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?