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Ryan H

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The case for Wade

When Tim Paine was unexpectedly thrust into Australia’s XI for the ultimately successful Ashes series almost 12 months ago, many felt it may have all but closed future Test ambitions for Tasmanian teammate Matthew Wade.

As an unrelated side note, what’s with Fox – and others – throwing out speculative XI’s for the 21-22 Ashes series! I know we’re in a phase of considerable downtime, but gee – it’s over 18 months away and includes so many unknowns. Prior to then, Australia have India to handle for four tests, as do England for five!

Tim Paine loving documentary feedback from Aussie fans - and Joe Root

What a unique and interesting subject! I’d like to put forward a little honourable to Shaun Marsh running himself out at the MCG against India during that 2014-15 series…oh dear!

The 99 club

Yes use the 30-day free trial if possible. More fantastic dressing room insight that one could’ve expected; pretty impressed

Why 'The Test' is a must-watch

Having not won an Ashes series there since 2001?

New Zealand's timid effort further evidence they're spooked by Australia

Yes in this day and age you’d expect plenty better. I don’t know if it’s home team governing bodies still too resistant/apathetic to providing sufficient preparation for visiting sides.

New Zealand's timid effort further evidence they're spooked by Australia

It almost reminds me of Australia’s inability to win a series in India or the UK, with both stretching almost two decades. The psychological demons and the difficulty of getting past them.

New Zealand's timid effort further evidence they're spooked by Australia

Sometimes the low-scoring matches are every bit as good, if not better, and that one was magically gripping!

How torching Australia launched Trent Boult's career

You may be cool, but are you Ben Dunk clubbing 12 sixes without a helmet and celebrating fifty while blowing bubbles, level of cool?

Ben Dunk on fire as he smashes 12 sixes to guide Lahore to victory

I even think that 06/7 series may have been a tri-series with NZ. I notice for next summer, there is a proposal for similar between Aus/NZ and India through January, and I wonder if more of these are a great starting point, adding a little context at the least.

Does the BBL deserve its own window?

I think if worked in with key aspects such as remaining during school holidays only (quite obvious, I guess), and finishing on or before the Australia Day weekend, the improvement in general fan sentiment will be instant.

Does the BBL deserve its own window?

Something so pure about watching the stylish batting of Mooney

Faultless on the biggest stage, Aussies delight and empower

The distance between Finch when on and when not, fascinates me.

Labuschagne fires but Australia lose again in South Africa

Ah yes…forgot that little series completely

Kiwis' big chance to end 35-year drought in Australia

When did NZ last play a bilateral ODI series in Australia? Perhaps around the 2007-8 mark?

Kiwis' big chance to end 35-year drought in Australia

This side may well lack the 39 from 25 player, but I think most would agree the obvious one for the job is Maxwell, who isn’t there.

Kiwis' big chance to end 35-year drought in Australia

Yep it sure would – as far as I know, Cummins’ IPL deal is around half a million more than the cap for BBL sides.

Adding another International, or two, per side also doesn’t guarantee improved standards either, especially if said international is a lesser-known primarily domestic player. I think fans would still be happier seeing top tier Australian players feature more often, but through scheduling and workloads, we know how challenging that has become.

The BBL is slowly but surely going downhill

Absolutely, and to lesser extent, the same could be said of his brother, who has long been a superior player against the white ball when comparing formats. Shaun’s T20 prowess over a decade seems often understated, even if mostly domestic.

Glenn Maxwell sorely missed as Australia lose in South Africa

I also turned off right before Agar came to the crease at Trent Bridge, nearly seven years ago…gee I’m a good predictor

I went to bed at the innings break of the 438 game and haven’t trusted anyone or anything since

Their openers for the four-day match interestingly, were current test pair Sibley & Crawley, given Burns’ injury.
They play little white-ball cricket, and with the SA test series over, it was probably an idea opportunity ahead of 2021-22. The determination to hit that series prepared is obvious.

Like Australia, a side several with recent test appearances, and seems their bowlers lapped up the pink ball conditions.

Kane Richardson finally flourishing for Australia

I like the whole idea of thinking outside the box – to an extent this kind of unexpected gamble reaped reward with Paine’s test selection.

But can’t ever see them opting for a Ronchi or Wessells over Carey, who they have so much time for.

Marsh, Wade and Carey must be given time

If this middle order is seeking a steady, experienced figure – presuming eventual inclusion of Maxwell – I don’t see why Ferguson wouldn’t be a wise WC selection.

Australia choke against South Africa

Renshaw has significantly more upside than either Harris or Bancroft for mine, yet none have close to a strong case at the minute. Not even sure if tinkering with the top six – should it be required then – is worthwhile until after the Bangladesh series.

Axing the latest chapter in Renshaw rollercoaster, but he’ll be back

We may have seen it only last month through the One-Day series

India agree to Gabba visit and day-night Test in Australia

His Shield form has not dipped since making the move. He would most definitely be on the selector’s shortlist.

Why Nic Maddinson should be given more thought in the Australian opening batsmen discussion

Worth noting that a piece like this is also very handy as a discussion board for this Shield round for the fans of it…superb! Wish there was more written about it in today’s papers, but just a sign of the times perhaps.

Six young guns to watch in the Sheffield Shield