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Massive cricket and Rugby Union fan. Aussie and New Zealand cricket teams, All Blacks, NZ Warriors, Kiwis, Crusaders, Hurricanes. Chiefs, Blues and Highlanders. Casual follower of other sports. Aspiring journalist and looking to contribute more to this sports forum.

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Well done on your first article. Keep up the good work and I will be looking forward to reading more articles from you mate.

Recapturing the nation: The 2019 Ashes

Ellyse Perry was in a class of her own in this game. Absolutely amazing athlete.

Australia draw to retain women's Ashes

I remember that 2017 series so well, Paul. Steven Smith and Cheteshwar Pujara had pretty good series. Kohli struggled in that series like crazy. It was surprising. Steven Smith will be essential if the Aussies are to win the Ashes and start of the Test Championship campaign in a positive manner.

Kohli's words of wisdom may ring in Aussie batsmen's ears ahead of Ashes

I am interested to see how James Pattinson goes. I hope he stays injury free and just keeps excelling. He was awesome to watch when he first came on the scene. The battle between him and the likes of Warner, Head, Patterson, and Labuschagne will be an enthralling contest.

Australia vs Australia A Ashes trial match: Broadcast details, teams, ticket prices

Talented bowler. Definitely a future star. Australia really could have benefited with Richardson in the World Cup squad. Hopefully, he stays fit because he has all the talent in the world to excel at international level.

Richardson given chance to push his case for Ashes selection

Paul, didn’t Alex Hales, who is a similar type of player to Roy play Test matches for England as well?

Ashes: 'Old school' Roy ready to shine on Test debut

Sehwag got found out for his lack of footwork in countries like South Africa, New Zealand and England. These countries favour swing and generally pace bowlers more, so I reckon Roy could get found out. Sehwag, averaged under 30 in the above nations. The move with Roy might pay off but he could get found out by quality bowlers.

Ashes: 'Old school' Roy ready to shine on Test debut

100% there needs to be a review. The umpire’s call has to be looked into.

A review of cricket’s Decision Review System is overdue

Of course it is important. A lot of aspects can be determined from this game.

Why the Australia-Australia A clash is so important

Signing an inconsistent player like SJ doesn’t help. Val or no Val. The Warriors made a good decision getting rid of him. The salary cap issue at the start of the year and losing a coach like Shane Flanagan doesn’t made things worse.

Kyle Flanagan officially signed by Roosters

The World Cup ended with two tight finishes and one demolition of a team. Strange thing is the Kiwis played 4-5 of the tightest games in the tournament. They seemed to just attract tense finishes. That final is the greatest ODI ever and some of the bowling has been the best fast bowling I have seen in a long time.

Cricket World Cup 2019: Reflections – Part 2

Rohit Sharma is bound to go down as an ODI great. What an outstanding ODI player he has become. That move to opened back in 2012 against England was a career defining move for Rohit Sharma. It saved it and he finally realised his potential.

Cricket World Cup 2019: Reflections – Part 2

Good stuff Maxi.

Maxwell continues his post-World Cup form

Great article. Really enjoyed that read. The Storm just keep developing good young players and they don’t seem to have much hassle in replacing players like Slater or Cronk. They still get the job done and hence, the dynasty since 2003.

How well does the Melbourne Storm dynasty stack up in NRL history?

That pitch was ridiculous. Last time Australia played there the match finished within three days.

A proposal to save Test cricket

Steven O’Keefe excelled in that match, Jeff. He took two 6-wicket hauls in that match. Steven Smith played a gem of an innings on that pitch in the 2nd innings.

A proposal to save Test cricket

The Sharks will regret signing Johnson. They have lost a gem in young Kyle Flanagan.

Kyle Flanagan officially signed by Roosters

I would rather have DMac at fullback when Bender leaves. Even though DMac has been a bit up and down at international level, I reckon he has more to offer than Jordie. It’s a shame he is out for the rest of the season. What do you reckon about Havili, Danny? Unlucky not to be selected in the All Blacks squad or not really.

Four key match-ups: Argentina vs New Zealand

They have a 30 year losing streak at Eden Park as well. Definitely some sort of weird curse. Naa, in all seriousness, really disappointing start to the season for the Wallabies. A lot to work on heading into next weeks huge fixture against a tough Argentinian line-up.

The Wrap: Are the Wallabies cursed? Too right they are

You were right about Jordie mate. His performances for the All Blacks besides maybe 2-3 games have been disappointing.

Four key match-ups: Argentina vs New Zealand

Oh dear. The Wallabies need to fix the areas of concern very soon, otherwise this could possibly be a very long couple of months for them.

'That's the wrong decision': Cheika fumes over Tongan Thor's contentious yellow card

He is world class.

All Blacks big man's intercept try keeps the Pumas at bay

Fair comment but I reckon keep the toss.

A proposal to save Test cricket

Great analysis mate. I really enjoyed this article. Neesham, did well for the Blackcaps averaging 36 with the bat and 19 with the ball. I would consider it a pretty good tournament for an all-rounder but Shakib was on another level. One thing I noticed was that 6 or maybe even 7 of the top 10 run-scorers are vital Test match batsmen for their countries. Williamson, Warner, Shakib, Root, Stokes, Bairstow and maybe Azam(he does average mid 30s but I reckon he will come right with experience) are vital Test match batsmen for their respective teams. I was surprised with most of your predictions because I had similar predictions. The spinners were a bit disappointing besides maybe, Mujeeb Ur-Rahman, Tahir and possibly Jadeja(even though he played two games). I guess the good thing about this World Cup were the pitches. They were tough to bat on but I loved watching players like Williamson, Root and Warner work and craft an innings rather than just bash the ball all over the park. It was great to see fast bowling at it’s best in this World Cup. The next World Cup should be interesting and I think if Afghanistan qualifies for the next World Cup, they will definitely cause a few problems.

The unsatisfied expectations from the 2019 World Cup

This has to be a joke.

Ben Stokes nominated for Kiwi of the Year