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temper, temper

Strange moment as SA opener's furious response to unusual Qld act earns him a talking-to

MM for captain

Australia needs a captain who's handsome (but not too handsome): Step forward, Watto

Cummins (c) Carey (vc) Labuschagne (dvc)

No room for Justin Langer on CA's five-person panel to make captaincy call

Who is the best captain from the possibles? Answer: Cummins. OK then let’s choose him. Oh, hang on a minute!… what if er, if er, if er…..

DAMIEN FLEMING: The two great Test captains Pat can emulate, as moment arrives for Fast Bowling Cartel

Spot on Afghanistan! Bailey took the role as selector knowing that Paine was the captain and he would have to make selection decisions about him. A selection decision arises and Bailey removes himself from the process. It is a bad precedent. A person was chosen to do a task, and stated, sometime after taking on that task, that he will not carry it out in a particular situation.

'It's your job!' Mark Waugh blasts George Bailey's 'really weird' plan to avoid Paine selection call

Here’s hoping Pat gets the nod. All this chat about bowlers breaking down is just negative, baseless talk. Pollock, Imran, Dev, Holder and Co. did OK. Carey or Labuschagne for vc. Paine can retire now, rather than at the end of this Ashes series

'I'm always cooked bowling': Pat once shared captaincy concern, but on verge of top job after CA interview

'Best gloveman in the country': Harris backs 'popular' Paine to play in Ashes

Joy Rikardson is a nice type (Jack Dyer)

Tasmania lose SIX wickets for just 32 runs as fringe Ashes quick runs riot

The key point about keeping ability is this: The proportion of catches taken (total taken over total taken + total dropped) and proportion of stumpings made, are better measures to compare keeping quality. Often, one can’t be confident about the conclusions made from comparisons of FC averages with test averages, because it is not only better bowling attacks in tests, that are different between FC cricket and test cricket. As one example of a difference: batsmen concentrate harder in tests. And there are many more differences that could be important in determining performances. Gilly’s test average was 47.6 but his FC average was 44.2.

WATCH: Tim Paine takes SIX catches for Tasmania's 2nd XI

Payne’s FC average is 30.2, Carey’s FC average is 35.7. At 30, Carey is 7 years younger than Paine, so age-related issues are less likely to affect Carey’s future batting and keeping performances than Paine’s. Dismissal rate is not a good measure of keeping performance mainly because it is also a function of the bowlers’ capabilities. Any particular keeper’s catches per match would, (almost always) be higher if he kept to Cummins than if he kept to a 1st-grade bowler for example. The proportion of catches taken (total taken over total taken + total dropped) and proportion of stumpings made, are better measures to compare keeping quality, but I don’t think those stats are available.

WATCH: Tim Paine takes SIX catches for Tasmania's 2nd XI

His median score was 27 for that series

WATCH: Tim Paine takes SIX catches for Tasmania's 2nd XI

Carey certainly deserves to have a go, but if George Bailey and his selectors say, ‘No, we’re going to go young and build the future’, then it looks like Josh Inglis or Jimmy Peirson, but I’d say it’s Josh Inglis, who has absolutely jammed the door with his foot.” Warnie is saying that Carey should be the keeper unless the selectors want to choose someone younger

Joy of six: Paine makes strong return but Warne says it's time to move on, names successor

It is his batting that is the problem

WATCH: Tim Paine takes SIX catches for Tasmania's 2nd XI

If they did consider it at the time they made the decision, they probably concluded that she would not release. If they concluded she would release, they probably would not have allowed Paine to captain.

'Four years of hindsight is a wonderful thing': Mark Taylor defends covering up Paine sexting scandal

I agree Warnie. Out: Paine In: Carey. Let’s hope the “move on” occurs very soon

Joy of six: Paine makes strong return but Warne says it's time to move on, names successor

Yeah, that’s what I think

'Four years of hindsight is a wonderful thing': Mark Taylor defends covering up Paine sexting scandal

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Tim Paine is not the man we thought he was. Is anyone?

Paine should be removed from the test squad pronto

Paine should never have been named captain, says CA chair

“A decision was taken by the integrity unit and supported by the board to keep this in house,” Taylor told the Nine Network. When they made this decision, one wonders if Taylor and his fellow board members considered the possibility of the woman releasing the texts/pics?

'Four years of hindsight is a wonderful thing': Mark Taylor defends covering up Paine sexting scandal

“Four years of hindsight is a wonderful thing” – Taylor is in damage control. He knows he and his board members made the wrong decision at the time. He should be honest and admit his mistake

'Four years of hindsight is a wonderful thing': Mark Taylor defends covering up Paine sexting scandal

I saw that dismissal live. Interestingly, Patto did not swing the ball much before or after that delivery

This utter SEED from James Pattinson will already be hard to beat for ball of the summer

Yep. Amazing that Paine has not been removed from the squad yet

What does the Tim Paine scandal mean for Australia? Five burning questions after captain's bombshell

Pick your best players regardless of whether they are left-handers or right-handers. Richardson is a better option than Starc – not because he is a right-hander but because he bowls more often around the top of off than does Starc. And Carey is a better option than Paine not because he is a left-hander but because he is a better batsman than Paine, while their keeping abilities are similar. The main reason why the Aussies were beaten by the Indians last summer was that the Aussie quicks bowled too short – they did not bowl about the top-of-off length as often as the Indian quicks.

Why the Ashes will be a closer contest than most think

Crone’s ball to Edwards was just as good

This utter SEED from James Pattinson will already be hard to beat for ball of the summer

If Paine had not been the captain when the squad was announced would he have been selected? Nope – because there are better keeper/batsman options. So turn Paine’s resignation into a good impact on our Ashes prospects, by removing him from the squad now and replacing him with Carey.

UK View: English savour the 'sweetest irony' in Paine's disgrace, but split over impact it will have on Ashes

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