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Life Long Brisbane Rugby League supporter, first Redcliffe and now Broncos. also a mad cricket follower and casual everything else follower.

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Do you understand how insulting your continued condescending use of “Straya” is? You are actually being racist, making fun of our accent and using it as a term to demean Australians.

Why India deserve more respect this summer

I’m thinking that comment was pretty condescending and insulting to two countries at once. Well done.

Why India deserve more respect this summer

Do you live in Australia WillowWiz? Do you have enough experience of attending cricket here and of our society in general to provide this lecture? Maybe you do, I honestly can’t tell.

I do know that I would not be qualified or presume to lecture India and its culture from here in Australia.

Why India deserve more respect this summer

Too many people are getting hung up on the knighthood thing, but the point was is there anyone apart form Bradman who should be elevated to some higher level of honour for their contribution to cricket as a whole?

On that basis Benaud would be a good choice. Then if you are looking at purely cricket achievements would think Steve Waugh, AB, McGrath, DK Lillee, Warne and Gilchrist could all be in contention. You could also frame an argument for the Chappell brothers (okay maybe not Trevor).

If you are talking about leadership as a criteria, then Waugh and the Chappell’s, plus Gilchrist and even Mark Taylor would be options. Given what they have dragged us through, Tim Paine and Justin Langer might come up in future discussions.

If celebrity and charisma are the criteria, then Keith Miller and Warne hands down, with maybe Gilchrist again.

Three Australian cricketers who deserved a knighthood

I think he’s limited to something like two x four over spells each day at the moment as he returns from injury? As you say it must be hard to get into a great rythm. I’ve seen enough from his bowling stints to indicate he will be more than useful once fully fit and with a couple of years to build some more physical resiliance.

Wade and Harris can learn from Green's old-school batting

And Burns is not a T20 slogger, he’s just a guy who has risen to the limit of his abilities, which is probably fringe test player.

Wade and Harris can learn from Green's old-school batting

One player iwth great potential who never quite made it was Jim Leis, a very talented lock, but from memory after making some rep teams when quite young injuries got the better of him.

The forgotten players: Western Suburbs Magpies

I think the big factor here is bowler fatigue. There was a definite case to bring Neser in for this test. Our players are not super human and they have bowled a heck of a lot. You can feel the bite has gone from them a bit.

Pitch provides hope in Australia's quest for last-gasp victory

I guess as commentators they are paid to express an opinion. I wish someone would pay me to give an opinion, it’s about the only thing I have plenty of.

Should Australia have declared at tea?

He’d better start behaving otherwise he could end up a Haas-bean.

Haas arrest hurts Broncos culture reset

The NRL does not get to run the QRL, so his acceptance at QRL level doesn’t indicate anything from the NRL point of view.

Jarrod Mullen: A rare case of a deserved second chance

I’d imagine the QRL don’t have the cost structure that allows broadcasters and sponsors to dictate what they can and cannot do? Or maybe they just believe Mullen is sincere about starting again.

Jarrod Mullen: A rare case of a deserved second chance

Maybe this is why keepers are not generally captains. They are too busy trying to distract the batsmen.

Give Tim Paine a break – he's earned it!

The rejigged tickets went fast. I’ve got dodgy seats for Day 1 and dodgier for Day 2 . Bring it on!

Brisbane decider is biggest Test in Australia for 17 years

Oh so you’ve met Terry then? 😁

Brisbane decider is biggest Test in Australia for 17 years

Green is still limited to two short spells a day as he recovers from injury, so at the moment he really is basically a batsman.

Mitchell Starc should be dropped for Brisbane

Here is a left field suggestion. Drop Wade and bring in Neser. Neser is virtually a number 7 class batsman anyway. Green and Paine at 5 and 6. This gives us more firepower so we can use Starc and Cummins in short spells given their workloads. Green can still only bowl two short spells a day due to injury recovery.

Mitchell Starc should be dropped for Brisbane

Because there are no options and if he’s going to do it in the future he needs some exposure. If you look at the team, there’s not a lot to choose from right now

Tim Paine's sledging backfires after horror day with the gloves

Who has never captained a senior cricket team.

Tim Paine's sledging backfires after horror day with the gloves

No I only had game by game stats for all the finals series.

Remembering a couple of rugby league speed demons

It’s his home track, however Australia never play two spinners there, especially since Green is yet to show he can take a front line pace role. For example, if one of Cummins or Hazlewood were injured early, Green is still restricted to 10 over per day. They can’t risk it.

I’d like to see Neser get a game though

The 131-over rearguard that propelled this series into an instant classic

On balance without Warner and Smith for 12 months, and including tests away in SA, UAE, England plus two home series against India, I’d say Paine’s test assignments as captain have been harder than average

Tim Paine's sledging backfires after horror day with the gloves

Well Smith went on the pitch and scuffed out the batsman’s marked guard yesterday- not captain material? Apart from that I honestly believe Smith is too self absorbed and idiosyncratic to effectively captain. Of course his winning record as captain is better than Paine’s. Paine inherited a broken team and didn’t have the benefit of Smith and Warner for his first bunch of tests.

Tim Paine's sledging backfires after horror day with the gloves

So who captains?

Tim Paine's sledging backfires after horror day with the gloves

Yes you can’t easily get the game by game stats pre 1974

Remembering a couple of rugby league speed demons