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Cricket's all-time alphabetical 'R' Team

With the pairs of Richards (and sons) and Russells, as well as other high quality players, the ‘R’ Team is perhaps best described as ‘light heavyweight”’– strong and powerful but just below a few of the others. Still, this is a very strong team.

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Cricket's All Time K Team

With some of the composite teams coming up, we are now past the half way mark of this marathon. To date, the B Team and the H Team are the stand outs and it’s fair to say that they won’t be challenged by the K Team.

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Cricket's all-time alphabetical D team

I’ll admit it, the team is stronger than I thought it would be after I struggled with the openers. There is enough quality with bat and ball to give most teams a run for their money. 1. Joe Darling (c) Aus, LHB, 34 Tests (21 capt), 1657 runs at 28.57, 3 100s Darling’s average should […]

A list of the “Nervous Nineties” would be interesting. Some of the All Time Greats ended up there (Sobers, Ambrose and Gilchrist to name a few).

A look at cricket's 100 Test men

I am a bit suspicious of “character” being a KPI now. It is a nothing word and inevitably will be an excuse to pick favourites or not to pick people you don’t like personally.

What sort of character are we talking about. Someone like Shane Warne has a pretty dubious characteristics in his personal life. And he freely admits sniping against team mates. Would any of these disqualify him in the new world?

Cricket Australia release cultural review findings: 42 recommendations put forward in wake of ball-tampering scandal

I think it is pretty clear that Howard has been sacrificed.

Cricket Australia release cultural review findings: 42 recommendations put forward in wake of ball-tampering scandal

Couldn’t agree more Julian.

I was lucky enough to attend the 1999 Davis Cup final in Nice. It is comfortably the best tennis experience I have ever had (I’ve been to Wimbledon and the Aust Open) and in the top few experiences across all sports.

I always encourage anyone I know is a tennis fan to go to a Davis Cup (ideally a final) once in their life. Sadly, it now looks too late for that.

Davis Cup: Officially the Little River Band of tennis

I think he would if he could.

James Sutherland stands down as Cricket Australia CEO

I guess we still don’t know all the facts but the Smith penalty is excessive I reckon. He has been upfront and contrite about it all whereas Warner seems to have gone the other way.

Yet his penalty is effectively greater given he has also been stripped of the captaincy.

CONFIRMED: Cricket Australia hands down lengthy suspensions to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft

If Shaun Marsh is a 9, Smith is a 12.

2017-18 Ashes series player ratings: Australia

Agree. I really hope Pandya gets to the ton – it will be a remarkable effort given the opposition and pitch.

Usman Khawaja wills himself back to form

Well like it or not, the captain, coach and selectors get to decide.

Nathan Lyon's not ending international careers this summer. It's Steve Smith

Speaking of openers, who the hell is going to open for Aust in the South Africa series?

Alastair Cook surges ahead as Test cricket's leading opener

Actually the memorable moment in the Peter Who tests wasn’t so much Taylor’s debut but when Sleep took that last wicket to finally win a test, it felt like we had won the World Cup. Which in fact we did a few months later. And the following year we beat NZ (thanks to Mike Whitney’s batting heroics!), the year after that we performed well against the Windies (including Border’s 11 wickets!) and 6 months after that we were destroying England in the 1989 Ashes.

So my very strong sense was that that Sleep wicket was the like the first rays of sunlight after the darkness of the mid 80s.

Three of the SCG's most memorable Test moments

I guess Smith could have been honest and just said that Maxwell fails the “no d1ckheads” selection criteria.

Nathan Lyon's not ending international careers this summer. It's Steve Smith

If Haddin catches Joe Root early on Day 1 on the 2015 Ashes series we win that series.

And who did Smith drop in India earlier this year that probably cost as the series there? Was it Pujara?

Dropped catches hurt, some devastate

Disappointed that you missed my call of the year just before lunch on Day 2:

Looks like a pitch that Cook might grind out a decent score on.

Golden Moments: How Roarers saw the Fourth Ashes Test as told through their comments

Too soon to mention Steve Randell?

An all-time international XI of Steves

Surely Cummins might get a rest?

Agar drafted into Test squad for SCG clash

I guess if he were the first to do it, no one else could be. But it doesn’t even seem that that is the case.

Alastair Cook can set an unbreakable record today

Highest score in a Melbourne Test. Ross Taylor got 290 odd at the WACA a couple of years ago.

Why did so many write off Alastair Cook?

That and Phil Hughes’ death.

BBL Big Bash live scores, blog, highlights: Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers

What a dreadful days work from Australia. Lazy and disinterested for the most part.

Great stuff from England though.

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 2

Looks like a pitch that Cook might grind out a decent score on.

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 2

Well they had want to sort it out quickly – Rabada, Philander, Morkel and maybe Steyn if fit are going to be a bit more of a challenge than the England attack.

Bancroft and Khawaja in danger of being dropped from an unbeaten side

Harris himself admits that he didn’t really take cricket seriously until too late. Such a shame.

Ashes to Ashes: Would Mitchell Johnson's Ashes team beat Mitchell Starc's?

Mitch had a series for the ages but one man band is harsh. Harris took 22 wickets at 19 – a stand out series performance in any other series. As for the batting, 4 Australian batsmen scored 2 tons in the series, not including Haddin who topped the averages.

Ashes to Ashes: Would Mitchell Johnson's Ashes team beat Mitchell Starc's?

Sometimes you wonder if the Australian cricket captain’s real name isn’t also Cameron.

Count 'em down: Australia's top ten sporting moments of 2017