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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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He did it BEFORE the outbreak in NSW.

Smith’s chance came and went unfortunately.

It’s really not that hard to figure out.

Australia must swing the axe for Sydney

Cause, the law…

You make exceptions for one, then you make exceptions for all.

Smith knew the risks when he went to the UAE chasing money he didn’t need.

It is his fault I’m afraid.

Australia must swing the axe for Sydney

If he leaves the bubble to see his wife, he’ll be denied entry to QLD for the 4th test..along with any other player he is on contact with.

Simple. Harsh, but simple.

Australia must swing the axe for Sydney

Research, PD.

It’s important isn’t it?

Australia must swing the axe for Sydney

pumping dougie…

Hussey’s difference in his H/A average is the largest of ANY batsman with a 50+ average, including Matt Hayden. You trying to defend it actually makes it worse.

Cricinfo did a great article on this a few years back. H/A differentials of 10+ were rare and made such batsman outliers.

He did nothing of note overseas.

He played fewer tests than his contemporary greats as well, so it’s tough to truly compare.

Would you call Voges an ATG? Under your definition you’d have to

Australia’s batting depth exposed at the MCG

I agree.

It’s why Ponting is the ultimate yardstick.

He was nudging 60 at 100 tests.

Will be interesting to see if Smith is.

Australia’s batting depth exposed at the MCG

No he wasn’t. He was a good cricketer, but was found out repeatedly overseas and has a very skewed h/a average.

Was also the beneficiary of several cheap centuries coming off excellent platforms.

Look at his numbers.

A good player, but no great. Hit a glorious at Melbourne, a good fighting ashes ton at Brisbane but very little else. The selectors were right to hold back on selecting him for a while.

Australia’s batting depth exposed at the MCG

Absolutely agree.

Australia’s batting depth exposed at the MCG

Warner, Hussey and Hayden the chief beneficiaries

Australia’s batting depth exposed at the MCG

Smith’s average has now dipped below the modern day Bradman: Adam Voges

Australia’s batting depth exposed at the MCG

Care to cite examples, or are you upset when I don’t buy into your racist view of the country?

Home pitch bully no more, Ashwin is an all-conditions star

I’d be surprised if you even could name an overseas player, Nudge.

Home pitch bully no more, Ashwin is an all-conditions star

Absolutely

Home pitch bully no more, Ashwin is an all-conditions star

It’s great to see an overseas spinner take charge.

Keep it up, Ashwin!

Home pitch bully no more, Ashwin is an all-conditions star

It was inscrutable by wade.

The first hour of the test. Don’t need that

Home pitch bully no more, Ashwin is an all-conditions star

I’m stunned that a ball that hit Labu on the back pad 1 ft up, 3ft from the stumps was going to pole vault the stumps and miss.

Home pitch bully no more, Ashwin is an all-conditions star

And untold fumbles and juggles today as well.

Gloves like shark fins

Takeaways from India’s XI for the Boxing Day Test

There needs to be a South Africa exile XI. It would be absolutely dominant.

Conway, Labu, Watling, Wagner, Roy… needs a spinner.

But you’ve got the bones of a friggen good team there. Opener, middle order, keeper, excellent pace bowler…

Is Ross Taylor’s T20I career finished?

The bandwagon is back!

Forget Test tons: Tim Paine is Australia's 'Cameo King'

Hands down the best races were the ones away from Tilkedromes, and on the classical tracks instead

Five talking points from the 2020 F1 Season

His biggest mistake was explaining it to the bowler.

He should have said, “not out, because that’s my decision. Go to your mark”

Is this the worst umpiring decision in BBL history?

The average Australian cricket fan is as hypocritical as an American politician

It’s disgraceful. No class

I say this as an Australian.

Decision making needs a review in the BBL

He edged it. It’s fact.

What was ridiculous was branding him a cheat but when an Australian does it we instead bash the umpire.

Decision making needs a review in the BBL

Exactly, Jason.

Exactly.

Decision making needs a review in the BBL

Why wasn’t Khawaja branded a cheat like Stuart Broad was??

Anyone able to answer that…

Decision making needs a review in the BBL