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Miles Katay

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I'm tragic about cricket and love writing about it at followingon.com

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If anything, that series proves what I’m essentially saying – he always had the capability (as in Ranchi – which was the third Test btw), but never delivered consistently. That’s fairly uncontroversial, though. Anyway, I was trying to mourn his Test career, not celebrate it!

In memoriam: The international career of Shaun Marsh

He didn’t, but what Langer stands for is (as you say) patently the opposite of Lehmann’s camp, where Gillespie’s more in the middle.

UAE tour preview: Options and opportunity

Thanks for reading mate. Couple of thoughts:

1. It’s fairly generous to suggest it was a brainwave from just those 3 in isolation, although that’s certainly the story from camp CA. The fact it was premeditated, planned, and executed makes it more than that.

2. They need to play with character and resilience. To not give up when it gets tough.

3. You’re right, but character comes out when things are tough – England were pretty poor on the whole last summer.

4. For Smith and Bancroft that’s probably true – I think local crowds are jeering Warner more than cheering though. And you’re right again about a new era, but it can go both ways. If we flop miserably it won’t take long for the fans to go hostile (which is why it’s quiet from the UAE so far).

UAE tour preview: Options and opportunity

Casual sports fans don’t follow Test cricket?

Don't forget about South Africa

Good point. Australia ‘retained’ the series though.

Don't forget about South Africa

That’s my point really – it’s off the radar for the casual sports fan so it won’t be a platform for cricket to grow. 100% agree the series will be a cracker.

Don't forget about South Africa