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Honestly, if Smith and Warner do come back and Starc- Cummins- Hazlewood stay fit, Australia can be strong contenders for the semifinals

SWOT analysis of the Australian ODI squad against South Africa

Technically there won’t be a quarterfinal. 10 teams will play against each other, with every team playing 9 matches. Finally last 4 will make it to the semis.
According to me, if the World Cup was to be played today; England and India would have certainly made through. New Zealand usually perform brilliantly in ICC tournaments; hence them and a team among Australia, South Africa and Pakistan.
If Gayle, Russell and Lewis play, West Indies should pull off some wins and may become the Kingmakers of the tournament as well.

SWOT analysis of the Australian ODI squad against South Africa

Thanks a lot Paul, for your feedback.
I agree that even in a society as ‘developed’ as ours, we constantly attach a stigma to mental health related issues. I hope that it changes soon.
Finally, I really respect Will and Cricket Victoria that they have decided to handle this situation the way it should be handled. Hope he comes back soon.

An open letter to Will Pucovski

Thank you Gatesy for your kinds words. I hope so too that Will gets back soon, stronger and wiser.

An open letter to Will Pucovski

Yes, I agree with your point. Players’ safety, be it physical or emotional is the most important aspect of any sport.

An open letter to Will Pucovski

Thanks a lot sir 🙂

An open letter to Will Pucovski

Well, he needs time as per me. Faulkner has got redundant in terms of his bowling.
He has good variations, can be a good asset for the Aussies.

Australian selectors to blame for ODI carnage

Also, I was wondering, where has Pattinson gone? I know he has been injury- prone, but he is talented enough to get straight into the fold of Australia’s team when he is fit!

Australian selectors to blame for ODI carnage

I believe that Tye is one of the best limited overs bowlers in Australia (perhaps just next to Cummins, Starc and Hazlewood in any order). His variations and consistency make him a better bowler than Faulkner, Behrendorff, Tremain or even NC-N (Though NC-N’s all rounder capabilities make him valuable). His failure in this series is costing the Aussies dearly.

Australian selectors to blame for ODI carnage

Thanks a lot!

haha, I agree with your point as well. Hoping for an entertaining World Cup!

FIFA World Cup 2018: Group F

I understand what you are trying to say.
However, I am trying to make a point that Germany’s strength, unlike Brazil, Argentina or even France has been their performances as a team than any individual heroics.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Group F

Thank you sir for the valuable feedback Sir 🙂

FIFA World Cup 2018: Group F

Thanks a lot for pointing it out 🙂

FIFA World Cup 2018: Group B

“So far, the BCCI has refused to release any Indian players to play in the Big Bash, presumably to protect the IPL.” Another reason for this is to keep players fresh to represent India.
While the stance can be debated, a comparatively lesser exposure to domestic T20 leagues is coming at a price; India- the home of IPL is yet to master T20 form of cricket as they would have liked.

Big Bash to big cash: The IPL is taking over cricket

Yeah, but I am sure it was a one match blip… MI have many positives from that loss as well!

IPL 2018 SWOT analysis: Mumbai Indians

Thank you Moaman 🙂
I have also written SWOT analysis of other IPL teams. You can give them a read as well.
Their links are in my profile.
Hope you enjoy them.

IPL 2018 SWOT analysis: Rajasthan Royals

Thanks a lot..!

Ten Australians to watch out for in IPL 2018

Maxwell is someone who can take the game away in a space of a few overs and he is in a good form as well but for me, he went a tad overpriced. The reason is that-
Maxwell was 7th costliest buy of the auction. Those above him were- Stokes, Unadkat, Pandey, Rahul, Lynn and Starc. Along with these, Maxwell was acquired for the same money as Rashid Khan.
Now, while Maxwell for his talent and flare may theoretically be one of the most effective players in this format (and of course for his bowling, batting and fielding credentials), he has not been anything beyond a slogger/ pinch hitter except 2014 season. Hence, while those who have got money equal to or more than him have been extremely effective in their discipline so far (Batting or Bowling), Maxwell has not made a sizeable contribution in either batting or bowling. Now under Ricky Ponting, GM may well have the season where he justifies every cent which was paid for him.
(P.S. According to me, Unadkat. Rahul and Pandey were overpriced as well)

Ten Australians to watch out for in IPL 2018

Thank you Matt.
Yes, I share your opinion that IPL started a bit late to feature THAT golden generation of Australian cricket and it is a matter of great shame.
Yes, Watson may give Warner a run for money to be the greatest Australian in IPL. However, not only his batting performances but also captaining his side to the IPL trophy is what takes David Warner a notch above Watson or any other Australian in my opinion when it comes to this tournament.

Ten Australians to watch out for in IPL 2018

I understand what you mean, and I am originally from India, hence supporting the Indian team from around 1997. But if I am asked, the combination of Stokes-Bairstow- Ali has been playing as a better oiled machine than Saha- Ashwin-Jadeja for number 6-7-8 .. The English trio has won more matches with both- the bat and ball and Indian trio is yet to perform outside the subcontinent..!

Predicting England's XI at the Gabba