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Jonathan Northall

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Author of 'Ruling the World - The Story of the 1992 Cricket World Cup'. Member of Association of Cricket Statisticians & Historians and Australian Cricket Society.

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Certainly think that would be a decent conversion ratio as long as they aren’t accompanied with eight single digit scores.

Australia's batsmen need to find their mettle for the third Test

Thanks, Dave, for your comments. Picked on McCabe only for brevity. So many great players to list. With regards to your comment on Wade, if that trend continues (one century in four innings) then any batter would happily take it. I’m sure you’d agree that he needs more runs to cement his place?

Australia's batsmen need to find their mettle for the third Test

If it is slower, it will be contrary to recent history (as per CricViz’s ‘PitchViz’ ratio).

Australia's batsmen need to find their mettle for the third Test

Thanks for the comments, Paul. I should have elaborated on the ‘pace’ point. I think that the English bowlers will bowl shorter lengths. Archer will get through a lot of overs, again, at Headingley. And the short stuff will be prevalent. Archer has, undoubtedly, put indecision into the minds of the Australian batters. Doesn’t always transcend across all bowlers. Woakes and Broad are far better bowling fuller lengths.

Australia's batsmen need to find their mettle for the third Test

Yes, I read that this morning too. Traditionally, it’s been quicker than Lord’s but it appears that the curators are producing slower wickets. Starting to look like a policy rather than coincidence.

Australia's batsmen need to find their mettle for the third Test

Forget the Tour of Britain. Isn’t really long enough to be considered a tour. The Vuelta is the race to immerse yourself into!

How to survive the post-Tour blues

Could be yet another time that KP flatters to deceive. Undeniably a talented batsman but severe questions must be asked as to whether his time has passed.

Pietersen to star down under in BBL

Still time for Cook to go. Has lost the edge as a captain as well as lost most of the media. Will take a momentous effort to stay in the position long term. India were woeful rather than a well led England.

Shock: Cook scores runs as England win a Test