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Scott is one of The Roar's assistant editors and live bloggers. He has written over 2300 articles covering everything from rugby league to basketball, from tennis to cricket.

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The team this year is unbelievably stacked Ryan – the fact we are talking about playing Agar at 6 and Willey at 7 is a testament to that.

BBL|08 season preview: Perth Scorchers

I tend to think this isn’t the worst thing that could have happened for India. They now get to play four quicks, because Vuhrai will bat at six and he can bowl some offies. May actually improve team balance and suit the attack more to the pitch which has been presented in Perth.

BREAKING: Three Indian players ruled out injured ahead of second Test against Australia

George and OKC have surprised me this season Jay. You keep wondering where the drop off is going to be, but it hasn’t come yet. As you quite rightly say, it’s time to start thinking about George as an MVP candidate.

On the other hand, my Rockets are battling. Big time. Need to turn things around in a hurry.

The players you need to watch this week in the NBA

As an umpire myself, it’s not that hard. It’s a flick of the eyes more than anything else, and sure you have to be quick on the call, but reports this morning suggest they missed 16 from Ishant Sharma in the first Test. That’s flat out embarrassing.

I’m not going to say I get every single one, but it’s clear the international umpires aren’t even watching what is going on in front of them.

When are international umpires going to start calling no balls again?

HY – his contract, as far as I know, runs to the end of next year.

Reports: Corey Norman to sign with Dragons

Not sure at the moment Emcie – I think I might warm to it eventually, because Norman is talented and can play footy. But jeez, at the moment, all I’m thinking is that it better not be to replace Dufty, who I still think will be 10x better with another full pre-season under the belt and a few more kgs packed on in the gym.

What do you reckon?

Reports: Corey Norman to sign with Dragons

Got changed after writing. Apologies, fixed now.

BBL|08 season preview: Brisbane Heat

The general consensus in the office when I was writing this on Monday was that Harris wasn’t going to play because Handscomb is the better player of spin – but Harris is every chance of playing in the opening slot.

Australia vs India: First Test preview and prediction

It’s a big if though, isn’t it Paul? Green is one thing, but with the heat in Adelaide, it’ll be impossible to make that ‘live grass,’ with the ball hooping around. New ball might do a bit, but I think you’ll find this is going to be a long hard slog for the bowlers.

Bumrah would have been the next bowler I picked, although he could well play.

Australia vs India: First Test preview and prediction

Are we batting Handscomb at four then? How else is Head not going to bat there?

Australia vs India: First Test preview and prediction

The idea of playing aggressive cricket is not necessarily from ball 1, but it’s the idea of not getting bogged down… Playing to win the game.

Australia vs India: First Test preview and prediction

Thanks JG,

I can see why you’d think that, but I think once the sun gets a hold of this deck and removes any moisture from it, it’s going to be a long hard effort for bowlers to get wickets.

Australia vs India: First Test preview and prediction

Maybe because there was no NBL on the weekend… International break Nem.

As much as I love the NBL, I’ll be the first to admit it’s still got a long, long way to go.

Melbourne City have a massive image problem

Ratings for A-League games haven’t exactly backed that up though, have they?

Melbourne City have a massive image problem

Melbourne City might have a problem or two to sort out, but why do we need Sunday games at 7pm. I’m yet to be convinced this is a good idea for crowds, atmosphere or really, even ratings and I reckon 6,000 at a Sunday 7pm game isn’t a terrible result considering the general trend in A-League crowds (with the exception of big games like the one at Kogarah last week).

I know it can get hot during summer so scheduling games in the middle of the day isn’t a great idea, but it just seems a weird time to be playing football. Surely you could make the Sunday kick-offs 4 and 6? That extra hour could make a bit of a difference.

Melbourne City have a massive image problem

Good stuff Matt,

I reckon next year is the year of World Cups. I’d love to be at the Lords Test, but I reckon the CWC final and some of the pool games would be equally as fantastic, as would being at the Rugby and Basketball World Cups in Asia next year.

On top of that, I’d love to be in Melbourne for the Australia vs USA basketball games. That might be right at the top of my list for 2019 in fact.

My 2019 sporting bucket list

Hi Shane,

The Roar is dedicated to covering all sports – certainly not just a rugby league site here!

My 2019 sporting bucket list

Widdop by the sounds of it.

Shaun Johnson released by Warriors

Ha, you can only hope TB, but I’d say Johnson would have only asked for a release once he knows exactly where he is going next year.

Shaun Johnson released by Warriors

Yeah, as my column up shortly will say, I’m not sold on him at the Dragons. Think Cronulla is the ideal spot for Johnson.

Shaun Johnson released by Warriors

This is just it, no one. Mason Lino was the replacement for injury in 2018, but he is off to Newcastle.

They will have some cash available now though.

Shaun Johnson released by Warriors

I’m not sold on him at the Dragons. Think he will be very good in 2019 though either way, as my column will say published shortly.

Shaun Johnson released by Warriors

Really sorry about this Spruce. Must have been a technical glitch. It’s open and fixed now.

"If you must cheat, don't compete" seems to be lost in modern sport

I don’t believe so – Kayo Sports will be your best bet unfortunately.

Test matches will be on Seven for the next six years.

How to live stream Australia vs India T20 series online: Australian men's cricket team live stream, TV guide

Good decision. Exactly as it should be.

Cricket Australia rejects appeal to lift bans for Warner, Smith and Bancroft