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He really needs a mentor at the moment. Someone like Chris Stuart Broad.

Jofra Archer is not the quick fix England crave

India will be over next year champ. That will be a real test.

Lyon resurgence has Australia ready for Kiwi threat

Reckon it’s a mistake trying to manufacturer a 5th bowler from a batsman or turn a bowler who can bat fairly well into a top 7 batsman. Genuine all rounders are extremely rare. They tried to do that with Watto and it never quite worked. Same with Mitchell Marsh so far. Stoinis doesn’t convince me. Ben Stokes is one of those genuines. Who knows what will happen with Cameron Green. Often bowlers who start off as really good bats end up with their batting fading away over time (Flintoff, Hadlee, the other Imran Khan). For me, KISS principle – 6 bats, a keeper, 4 bowlers. And yeah, Steve Smith was originally selected primarily for his leggies.

Australia are two middle order batsmen away from balance

I reckon we should look at Pavel Florin.

Whisper it, but Australia finally have Test XI again which picks itself

A lot of people have ago at the 6 over spells 15 overs a day (or whatever it is) for young bowlers. But it seems about right for someone like Naseem.

Leaving out Abbas cruelled Pakistan in 1st Test

Good on him. He may well have dodged a bullet by not being selected for the Ashes. Let the others stumble and then waltz right in.

Burns must finally be respected by Test selectors

One of my earliest cricket memories is that nightwatchman ton.

A tribute to Tony Mann

So Steve mate, can you give us 5 centuries thus summer? Thanks mate.

Australian Test candidates flop against Pakistan

In a year or 2 it’ll be all about Daniel Solway.

Five-way battle for two Test batting spots

I don’t think so. It was about right As a senior player he would have been well aware of the requirements to report any approach. Because he was so upfront when the authorities talked to him they gave him a year suspended.

Shakib Al Hasan ban creates opportunity for Australia

and Warney mate

Formidable Australia A squad named ahead of Test summer

Not interested in any best of NSW team that doesn’t have that legend that is Peter Toohey, my first cricketing hero.

Celebrating the Sheffield Shield: Best ever NSW team

Nice work Maxi. But I’m not easily forgetting his performance at the ODI World Cup. Or maybe this shows that he shouldn’t be considered for ODI selection. As for Warner, well done, great milestone, but his performance in the recent Ashes (95 runs across 10 innings, mate) has also not been forgotten.

Warner and Maxwell demolish Sri Lanka

Why they didn’t pick Starc to play at The Oval will remain a mystery for the ages.

Australia's Test opening candidates are not stepping up

Well if you go solely by Stats there’d be no Marnus. I’d be more than happy Burns for to be selected. All I’m saying is that Hughes should be in the conversation. As to whether Burns would have been any better in England than Bancroft or Harris we’ll never know. Not being selected to open against the Poms has done him huge favours.

David Warner and Joe Burns should be the openers for the First Test

Dan Hughes should be in any conversation about Australian openers.

David Warner and Joe Burns should be the openers for the First Test

I dunno. I’m just an nuffie who probably has no clue. Batting in foreign conditions seems to be what we lack more than anything else. So, encourage players to play overseas, A tours etc. Horses for courses, different countries require different solutions. Right hand bats in England for example. Punter said select RHBs but then we didn’t pick Burns, and look how our openers did. Players who can counter spin in India. Lastly, don’t ever win the toss and bowl at The Oval. Easy innit!

Aussies should be disappointed with underwhelming Ashes

Ultimately we were there to keep The Ashes. Which we did. So team issues aside we have the Ashes and nah nah de nah nah to England.

Aussies should be disappointed with underwhelming Ashes

Your rating was too low for Smith.

Australia Ashes series player ratings: No surprises as Steve Smith and Pat Cummins take top honours

Don’t look at me, I’m not a selector.

England win despite stunning Matt Wade ton

It’s like we’ve been playing the whole Test series with 9 players.

England win despite stunning Matt Wade ton

I was thinking Wade should be dropped for the summer. But he gets a reprieve. Great knock.

England win despite stunning Matt Wade ton

At least, at end this series England will know their opening combination. We’re already on the plane home.

Flat Australia blunted by Denly and Stokes

The top order should give their match fees to Smith and mini-Smith. Wade deserved his selection for The Ashes. He played one great knock. But this is his third chance in the Australian Test side. This time as a batsman only. And he just hasn’t done enough. Time to look at Patterson or Pucovski I reckon.

Archer and Curran rip through Australia

Makes me glad that Jimmy Anderson’s been injured.

Humble pie all 'round as Mitch Marsh rips through England