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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.

He said he’s dealt with those mental issues.

Third Test preview: Can Australia turn the tables in Sydney?

He’s not wrong.

Third Test preview: Can Australia turn the tables in Sydney?

He gets it wrong a lot.

Third Test preview: Can Australia turn the tables in Sydney?

Paine bowled first at Lords last year under heavy skies although that was a poor decision because day 1 was washed out and day 2 was the sunniest day of the test.

Third Test preview: Can Australia turn the tables in Sydney?

Batting first could be tricky given the rain forecast for the first couple of days. I still have horrible memories of the 2010 test against Pakistan where we won the toss and batted under heavy conditions only be be all out before tea and conceding a first innings lead with Pak having 9 wickets left!

We all know how that Test ended but it was a brutal first day.

Third Test preview: Can Australia turn the tables in Sydney?

The teams will be lucky to get on the pitch at Sydney – lots of rain forecast.

India isolation leeway key to Gabba keeping Test

Looks like the NSW govt has caved and will only let in 10,000 per day.

I expect that the SCG Trust will say “tough” for members and not refund any of their subs.

PM backs NSW government call on SCG Test crowd

Neser is ahead of Abbott but the Big 3 are all still fit anyway.

Reserve Test quick James Pattinson hurts ribs

Shades of Greg Ritchie missing a Boxing Test in the ’85 (having scored a ton the Test before) because he dropped some wood on his toe at a Christmas BBQ at his place.

His absence allowed Steve Waugh to make his debut.

Reserve Test quick James Pattinson hurts ribs

Indeed.

PM backs NSW government call on SCG Test crowd

Yep. Also, part of the Gabba’s mythology is that it is usually the first Test venue of the season and teams have had less opportunity to acclimatise to the bouncier pitches here. That isn’t the case here.

India isolation leeway key to Gabba keeping Test

India will have as good a chance at the Gabba as anyway. Jasprit would be lethal there and Ashwin will enjoy the bounce.

India isolation leeway key to Gabba keeping Test

Nailed it.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

Most of them in Aged Care which is the Feds’ responsibility. As is quarantine, come to think of it.

PM backs NSW government call on SCG Test crowd

Yeah, clear no ball.

Have we already seen the best catch of 2021?

To be honest, dumb luck is the main factor.

PM backs NSW government call on SCG Test crowd

Well there is this thing called the Constitution…

PM backs NSW government call on SCG Test crowd

I can’t help but worry that Tanveer Sangha is getting ruined for red ball cricket with this great start to his T20 career.

Are we headed for an all-Sydney Big Bash final?

Vale Uncle Brian. A man who loved his cricket but just didn’t quite love it enough!

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

Worst uncle ever.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

This is as good a place as any to note the 25th anniversary of Bevan’s match at the SCG.

I still get goosebumps thinking of that last ball.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

I could have sworn Australia batted first in Melbourne.

Seven drops: Australia's poor catching killed them in second Test

The Marnus drop was a killer. Gill would have failed and Ajinka or a NW would have come in at 2/5 with a few overs left and the memory of 36 still fresh.

Seven drops: Australia's poor catching killed them in second Test

It’s worth pointing out that over 7 Tests, 4 of our top 6 have yet to beat a single innings from Warner.

Australia must swing the axe for Sydney

Well Burns has officially. been dropped from the 18 man squad. Head is still there though.
For the record, here is the runs list for Australia since Ronan destroyed Smith’s career Burns was brought back into the team last season:
Player Runs Average
Marnus 1025 85.41
DA Warner 786 131.00
MS Wade 328 36.44
JA Burns 319 29.00
TM Head 299 33.22
SPD Smith 264 26.40

Australia must swing the axe for Sydney