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I agree. Shall we instigate a lynch mob? Yes, your sarcasm is noted, and dismissed.

Why I donated to Israel Folau - and why I will again

Israel Folau is a tosser who stuffed up and now he has to pay the price. He was warned and yet he chose to do it again. I have no sympathy for him and zero respect for clowns who donate to help him.

“That’s all I have to say about that.” (Forrest Gump, 1994)

Why I donated to Israel Folau - and why I will again

Can’t agree with all of that. Maxwell is ballistic, M. Marsh has an almost identical ODI record to Stokes and Carey has been very good lately. I don’t think that’s a fair head-to-head comparison, very different types of players.

Australia vs England: 2019 Cricket World Cup preview

I agree with what you say, I think it’s a policy fraught with danger.

Matthew Wade demolishes Derbyshire with record century

That First 11 looks short of bowlers than can utilise English conditions effectively. If the conditions/pitch are conducive to swing, they should definitely look at bringing in Siddle or J. Richardson. Personally, I’d have Wade, Handscomb, Tremain, and then one of Labuschagne, Pucovski, Agar or Bancroft as the last spot. Not very decisive, I know. It depends on which style of player they think requires a backup.

Matthew Wade demolishes Derbyshire with record century

Yep, but so could Mitch Marsh. Both would be a significant improvement!

Matthew Wade demolishes Derbyshire with record century

Only as a pure batsman and (very) part-time bowler. No keeping gloves for him…

Matthew Wade demolishes Derbyshire with record century

Phenomenal hitting!

Matthew Wade demolishes Derbyshire with record century

How good would Wade be in the team right now? He is seeing it like a beach ball at the moment!

Australia's batting looks ominous

Yep, me too. Very glad to have been proven wrong! Still a bit concerned with Warner, though. The Sri Lankan openers showed exactly how you should play the first ten overs; Warner has been very circumspect in that same period, not taking advantage of the fielding restrictions. I really hope he can start to accelerate.

Finch has never been better

I would further that by saying they gain in both departments.

Five reasons Australia shouldn't play five bowlers

They’re not, we have one of the world’s best (statistically, at least) One Day all-rounders available now- Mitch Marsh. His record is excellent, it’s gob-smacking that Stoinis was selected ahead of him. Now we can rectify that.

Five reasons Australia shouldn't play five bowlers

I agree. I know Warner is a cracking opener, but I’d prefer him coming in at 5, with Maxwell at 6 and Carey at 7. I think we can target more competitive scores with those guys at the tail end, particularly if you throw Mitch Marsh into the mix as well.

I’d be comfortable with this team:

Finch
Khawaja
Smith
S. Marsh
Warner
Maxwell
M. Marsh
Carey
Cummins
Starc
Lyon/Zampa

I know that’s a ‘batting-heavy’ line-up, but you could always pull out a middle-order accumulator to get an extra bowler in, depending on conditions.

David Warner century enough for wasteful Australia to defeat Pakistan

The editing features are rubbish now, that looked a lot better before it posted- it seems I know paragraphs, unlike The Roar automatic post controls…

Lacklustre Aussies need to start taking risks and so do the selectors

Let’s compare Mitch Marsh to Ben Stokes as ODI All-rounders:
Batting- Avg/Strike Rate
M.M.- 35.7/93.08
B.S.- 37.5/94.51
Slight win to Stokes, but very little in it.
Bowling- Avg/Econ/SR
M.M.- 35.5/5.52/38.6
B.S.- 40.47/6.11/39.7
Still close, but Marsh definitely ahead.
Now, based on all that, and with Stokes being considered an automatic inclusion by almost everyone, why are people hating on Mitch Marsh? He should always have been in the team ahead of Stoinis, people just let their disappointment with MM the Test player cloud their judgement.

Lacklustre Aussies need to start taking risks and so do the selectors

Those are some very troubling stats right there, Ronan. They’d almost have to give Behrendorff a chance now, wouldn’t you say?

Pakistan implosion gifts Australia lucky win

I agree, and Stoinis is no better. I’d have more faith in Mitch Marsh than any of those guys at the moment. I think we can ditch Stoinis (terrible injury, bad luck old chap) and at least have a punt on MM. He couldn’t possibly be any worse, and we know he’s fit & hungry.

Pakistan implosion gifts Australia lucky win

Second ball? Poor call…

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs West Indies

Agreed, shocking last WC for Maxwell. Couldn’t even get his Strike Rate to 200, what a loser…

Australia launch enormous recovery to win World Cup classic against West Indies

Thanks for the chuckle, Dan- always enjoyable!

The Liebke Ratings: Afghanistan vs Australia

Wow, this article went right over your head, didn’t it? Ever heard of this thing called ‘satire’?

The Liebke Ratings: Afghanistan vs Australia

Yeah, I’m a little concerned about our bowling too. Cummins and Starc were decent, Stoinis was ok, Zampa was a little off and NCN was well below best. Could be a combination of rust and/or poor execution. I’d persist with Zampa, though it’s worthwhile to look at Lyon for the next match- the Windies have a lot of left-handers.

Aussie bowlers rusty in World Cup opener

I presume you meant the ‘Windies’? Though I agree, the Windows do look good! 😉

Australia must attack Afghan spinners today

I notice a few Roarers advocating for Stoinis over Marsh, citing his bowling as a factor. I don’t believe that should be a factor. What we gain in batting exceeds what we ‘lose’ in bowling. Neither Stoinis’ batting nor his bowling have been good enough to justify his inclusion, I have enough faith in Maxwell to send down 10 overs, and if worst comes to worst, we have a few part-timers who could send down a few overs. I’d feel different if it was Mitch Marsh, as he is a much better One Day all rounder than Stoinis, but unfortunately, that is not an option.

Australia need a more aggressive Steve Smith

I agree, although the Eagle’s problems won’t be fixed with Natanui’s return. It’ll help, but they just need to rediscover their heart and mojo.

Naitanui takes next step in Eagles return