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Who let the dogs out?

After picking the ball up during the third and final test, Faf du Plessis was howled down by the Aussie cricket team. He subsequently likened them to “a pack of dogs”. Some Aussies comically responded by barking at the dismissed Faf, on the final day of play, as he departed with tail between his legs.

I’m with Paul & Liam on this one. A left arm wrist spinner’s stock ball is an off break. The mirror image of Warne the leggie. However, Warne’s googly turns from off to leg, while Yadav’s turns from leg to off, referred to as a chinaman googly. To be honest, I can’t believe you don’t know this. Don obviously doesn’t even realise he bowls left handed. To say a wrist spinner is a leg spinner is ridiculous, as it depends if they’re left or right handed, i.e. right handed wrist spin is a leg break and left hand wrist spin is an off break.

India's mystery spinner is coming for Australia

You cannot compare using a lolly to assist in the allowed practice of applying saliva and sweat to polish a ball to using sandpaper to rough the other side up. There isn’t any other way of roughing a ball up except by out and out cheating. That is the scandal, David…

The ICC is still pondering ball-tampering suspensions

Might as well make Don Freo coach… 🙂

Justin Langer's WA bias perception will haunt him

Absolutely. You’re not telling me a fast bowler would bowl a ball and when it was returned to him after a good sandpapering wouldn’t notice the difference…

Maxwell reveals Test squad's despair

Cricket Australia are a joke. Protect themselves at all costs. It’s everyone below them that’s to blame. Yeah right!…

Peever outlines next steps for Cricket Australia review

They should burn the offending sandpaper and put it in an urn…

South Africa vs Australia: International cricket fourth Test – Day 5, live scores, blog, highlights

They should be sandpapered…

CONFIRMED: Cricket Australia hands down lengthy suspensions to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft

Always liked and admired Steve Smith. Very disappointed for him. Such a massive error of judgement leading to this awful fall from grace. Couldn’t give two hoots about Warner though. Always was a grub!

CONFIRMED: Cricket Australia hands down lengthy suspensions to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft

Did you call me the other day?

The integrity of Australian cricket is in tatters

Due to the covered pitch pre-game, whoever bowled first was always going to win. Australia took that advantage and then made a meal of it to win the game. Wouldn’t get too excited just yet. England would have kicked ass had they bowled first. Anyway, nice to see Aussies win on Straya Day…if you’re still allowed to celebrate that!

Australia inflict some Paine on England to end ODI losing streak

Hi Suneer. Good to hear from you again. Have a good blog 🙂

Australia vs England: Third ODI cricket live scores, blog, highlights

I’m sorry mate. This was an absolute joke of a pitch. I believe Cricket Australia are required to answer as to why it was so poor. Why try to make out it was interesting? It wasn’t. It was so bad they couldn’t even get Mitch Marsh out twice and he’s freakin’ woeful!

Melbourne draw has enhanced this Ashes series, not detracted from it

Another great day for England and it’s my birthday too. Thanks, Cooky 😉

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 3

244 for 3
This is where Australia were at end of day1

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 3

Thanks for your input, Geoff. However, I do think no balls could be checked well before the bowler has walked back to his mark. If you think about it, the TV shows a replay of the ball before the next delivery anyway. Why not let the 3rd umpire see a replay of the delivery stride and adjudicate immediately by alerting the umpire to any no balls? I find it interesting that the TV cameras are obviously honed in on the delivery stride all the time. Imagine if they started showing all the dodgy no ball decisions. I bet you they’d be a change then.

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 2

Question for Roarers. Davey Warner is adjudged LBW by the umpire and decides not to review, but walk. He is called back as a check on the dismissal shows a clear no ball. James Vince is similarly adjudged LBW and decides not to review, but walk. A check on the dismissal indicates a clear inside edge, but he is not called back. Does that seem right? Also, if we’re only going to check each dismissal for a no ball, shouldn’t the 3rd umpire check every delivery for a no ball, because god knows how many are being missed!?

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 2

Can’t believe they reviewed that catch.

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 2

He needs to, JGK…

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 2

Prediction: Aus 600-8d; Eng 300 all out; Aus 2-150d; Eng 250 all out

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog: Australia vs England Day 1

Why would he? Someone coming in to replace Handscomb, due to his poor form, is the foundation of the article. But if you want to know, it’s 20.66

Picking Mitch Marsh over Maxwell is madness

Let me give you an example, Matthew. You’re gay, but haven’t made it common knowledge. Someone taunts you with homophobic slurs. See where I’m going here?

I was stitched up on 'headbutt': Bairstow

It saddens me that we talk about needing a 5th bowler to ease the burden on other bowlers, all because they’re playing on a road. It’s time CA stopped playing at the WACA and putting on complete batfests. I’d much rather see a test match at Bellerive Oval, giving both batsmen and bowlers a chance to shine. Including England’s last visit to the WACA, the average innings total is around 400. That includes 4 second innings totals over 350 and 4 declarations. In fact the average score per wicket has been 43.3

If Australia need a fifth bowling option, Mitch Marsh is about the only option

Obviously, one of the Aussies overstepped the mark. If they didn’t, let them use the same tactic and see if Bairstow takes the matter further. I’m guessing they know they went too far and wont repeat it.

And can someone turn that bloody powershop ad off…it’s giving me a headache!

I was stitched up on 'headbutt': Bairstow

I couldn’t agree with you more, re the BS and I’m a great fan of Smithy too. Ronan loves to stir the pot. I’m not far from Adelaide myself. Enjoy the game 🙂

England are losing the Ashes psychological war and Australia know it

Let’s just take a step back. Jimmy Anderson has simply changed tactic and had a pop back at the Aussies. His plan seems to have worked, as it has elicited the following response from Smithy. “I read the article. I think it’s interesting coming from Jimmy calling us bullies and big sledgers. I think he’s one of the biggest sledgers in the game to be perfectly honest with you. To me in particular. I remember back in 2010 when I first started and wasn’t any good he was pretty happy to get stuck into me then. Interesting coming from Jimmy.” So, now Jimmy is in Smithy’s head. Well played…

England are losing the Ashes psychological war and Australia know it