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Harvey Wilson

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I agree with Symonds. He played more than he should have, Shane Watson too.

Australia's unlucky XI from the 2000s golden era

The ‘Jamies’ Cox and Siddons were the most unlucky to never make a test career. Hodge was a missed opportunity for Australia. He clearly had the class for tests.

Australia's unlucky XI from the 2000s golden era

I have only heard about 5 of the B team players

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Who takes out the Alphabet Cup?

I agree, same XI but Bancroft is out for the third test if he doesnt get runs.

Australia needs to take the same XI to Lord's

Something to consider too when making comparisons is the opposition. None of them ever have to play against their own bowlers. That can help inflate averages when you constantly play a weaker opposition. As an example, Tendulkar played most of his tests against Australia and when Australia has a world class attack and yet he still averaged nearly 54 overall and 55 against Australia.

Why does Joe Root get mentioned with Smith, Kohli and Williamson?

They were good enough to beat Melbourne. They are in the conversation at least.

Then there were three – and the green vote is rapidly gaining momentum

The underlying story for Manly is that Des Hasler is a genius and Trent Barrent was a know-nothing-know-it-all who can’t coach.

Manly and Canberra debunk the rebuild myth

Go Manly!

Eight talking points from NRL Round 20

I want England to win, but am very happy to see Wade do well and go on with what we have been seeing in the last 12 months.

Smith and Wade flatten England

I dont know anything more about the championships that Mack Horton didnt get on the podium and Jack failed a drug test. Pretty much overshadowed any results.

Takeaways from the 2019 Swimming World Championships

only one collapse in 10 innings? I would be thinking 3-4 will be closer to the mark.

Ben Stokes will be MVP: Three bold Ashes predictions

I agree with Stokes, but not the other two

Ben Stokes will be MVP: Three bold Ashes predictions

At the start of the season when everyone was predicting wooden spoon doom for Manly, I wasn’t thinking they would be where they are right now, but knew they were too good to get the wooden spoon. Go Manly!

Is it time to recognise the Sea Eagles as a genuine contender?

Wade if given the chance could have a rise like Kumar Sangakkara. He averaged 40 as keeper, 66 when not playing as a keeper. Maybe the glovework was too much for Wade previously.

Sure things and surprises in my Aussie Ashes team

Go Manly!

Eight talking points from NRL Round 19

Carey did well in ODI, this is test cricket. Not the same thing.

VOTE: Pick your Australian 2019 Ashes XI

“For Whincup, the win vindicates the recovery in form for the Red Bull Holden Racing Team” – I’m sorry but this is a crock.

Supercars keep changing the rules to satify 888. I dont know why they can’t just let Ford have their day, they worked hard on the new car and got results. Supercars have always had a Holden bias.

Supercars Ipswich SuperSprint talking points

I was looking for the HA! but couldnt see it.

Let's just make Mitch Marsh Test captain and be done with it

For a change I dont think test cricket actually needs saving. It is more competetive than any time in the last 20 years. It used to be Australia and then the rest. Not anymore.

A proposal to save Test cricket

The Barmy Army would be relentless if the three involved in the cheating were reunited.

Bancroft or Labuschagne could take Khawaja's Ashes spot

A few things:
-Smith didn’t have a ‘brilliant world cup’, he averaged 37.9. Pretty average really.
-Marsh….no, he has had enough chances. I would pick Neser over Marsh who has similar first class figures…he also isn’t a Marsh. Still probably wouldn’t play either though.
-Definitely Wade over Carey. Carey did play well in the world cup, but it is ODIs vs tests and the pressure of the Ashes at that. Wade has a lot of red ball form to back his claim.

Unlucky seven: Who will miss the Ashes - and what is Australia's best XI?

I like that neither felt the need for an allrounder. Best bats, best bowlers and a keeper. No bits and pieces player.

VOTE: Which expert picked the better Ashes side?

Who cares why…i am just revelling in the glory of it 😛 Seriously though, Hasler has much to do with it. He wants to be there, Barrett would win gold at the complainolympics.

How the hell are the Sea Eagles contenders again?

10. Coin flip / bat flip

Nine better ways to settle the World Cup final

I was surprised it came down to boundaries. I would have thought wickets lost in super over or wickets lost in the 50 overs would have been fairer. In ODIs you aren’t consciously trying to score boundaries only like in T20.

Nine better ways to settle the World Cup final