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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 […]

Worth it just to see Steyn stuff up that catch.

Steve Smith's popularity in South Africa decreases even further after slogging a dead ball

Ahem… as I was saying… Ashton Agar at 7 is great for us.

Aussies set to rediscover the joy of six in South Africa

Not bad for a 40 year old.

The only known colour footage of Don Bradman batting has just been made publicly available

Very cool indeed!

“Only 53”. Hilarious.

The only known colour footage of Don Bradman batting has just been made publicly available

Are you Trevor Chappell?

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

Faulkner is the only Aussie (and I think one of 4 or 5 players) with an ODI hat trick and ton in their careers.

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

I saw his only Test live! Funnily enough, Day 5 turned into a virtual one dayer because of rain. His bowling certainly helped save the match.

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

Bruce Francis doesn’t make it under the no nut jobs rule:

Former test cricketer Bruce Francis has launched at extraordinary attack — in the form of rambling email — on former Australian captain Ian Chappell over the latter’s view on climate change.

Posted by Crikey on Friday, 14 February 2020

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

Not impossible that the Dragons go backwards though.

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

Who would you have for the opener G spot?

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

I’ve done that a bit in the last couple of days. Modern greats like Smith, Kohli, Pujara and Cummins easily find their way in.

Actually, the C team is pretty strong once you add Cummins for Caddick.

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

Yeah, I’ve done that a bit over the last couple of days. There were a couple of dud calls in there plus clearer some of the newer stars would find their ways in – Kohli might just supplant Charlie Kelleway, Steve Smith over Bob Simpson (at 5), Pujara over Geoff Pullar and Cummins over Caddick to name a few.

Actually, Cummins in for Caddick makes the C Team particularly strong.

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

You’ll have Trumble though – pretty close call either way.

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

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

Yep – kept Warner out of the record books.

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

Don’t forget Big Max!

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

To be honest, the alternative to Tyson is Thommo – fast, short spells. But as you say, it’s a matter of opinion.
In a series of 230 odd selections, it did seem strange that that was the only one worth calling out.

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

Re Tyson – who would you drop out of Trueman, Charlie Turner or Thommo?

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

Well yes although his comment re Tyson was misguided. Thommo over Tyson is hardly controversial.

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

Yeah well he could have at least got my name right!

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

“Ignore the haters”

Ironically that is Tay Tay’s advice, not Katy’s.

Ignore the haters, Katy Perry can help the Women's T20 World Cup fill the MCG

Edwards was the answer to a nerdy cricket trivia question for many years. Until Langer and Martyn came along, he was the only West Australian batsman to average over 40 in Tests.

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

Nice work – that looked like hard work. Compiling a team full of E cricketers has broken more than one man over the years…

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2014/sep/02/the-spin-alphabetical-cricketing-xi-obsession

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

Exactly.

I am still annoyed that members have to pay though.

Ignore the haters, Katy Perry can help the Women's T20 World Cup fill the MCG

I reckon they’ll comfortably get 90k is Aust are in it.

Ignore the haters, Katy Perry can help the Women's T20 World Cup fill the MCG