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“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.”

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And the Test 100 he scored, when everyone else failed except Smith.

Dropping Glenn Maxwell against England would be a huge mistake

Shunt a bloke that won us T20 series against India, which then gave us the confidence and turn around our ODI form!
Sure, at least that will be consistent, last time he scored a Test 100, not long after he got dropped.

Dropping Glenn Maxwell against England would be a huge mistake

Mate, Ricky/Langer know a little about cricket, they don’t strike me kind of blokes that will tolerate selfish cricketers. This constant demand of 350 scores is just not cricket. I can’t believe I’ve to write this; 240 on a tricky wicket is hard to score, at times, than 350 on a road.

It's time for Glenn Maxwell to step up

Maxi is a gun, anyone who refuses to see that needs to follow some other sport.

But saying Stoinis and Khawaja refuse to take risks, insinuating they are not team players is just plain wrong. Maybe look up the word ‘Role’

It's time for Glenn Maxwell to step up

Khawaja’s strike rate this World Cup: 88.26, career ST: 84.

But you comment is good, other than factual errors to justify your logic.

It's time for Glenn Maxwell to step up

I agree Ronan, although I was so hoping for Maxi to get in and play long innings, so unlucky the way he got out.

Would moving Carey to 5 before Stoinis and Maxi make sense considering his touch?

Although, for first time in a while, Stoinis looked positive and had better intent.

Carey has gone to another level

Mate, we won against a strong team, and we look like a complete team that can seriously challenge strong favorites India, so yeah I’m little excited about that.

Khawaja’s innings needs to be commended, and NOT criticized is the point I’m trying to make.

I’m not sure why you are hung up on “carried away- Khawaja” bit.

We recognize a winning innings and we move on.

Australia recover from slow start to hammer New Zealand at Lord's

You need more than luck to score 80 odd on that wicket against a quality attack, to say otherwise is plain silly.

Carrey has been sublime.

Australia recover from slow start to hammer New Zealand at Lord's

Carey is the most inform batsman in the tournament, with his current form the option to move him to 5 is extremely tempting.

Carey has gone to another level

Khawaja’s ideal position is as an opener, but the conjecture around he cat bat at other positions is very similar to the conjecture used in the past “he is poor against spin”.

Busting one myth at a time.

Australia recover from slow start to hammer New Zealand at Lord's

Most people struggled to score on this wicket, Khawaja and Carrey stood out.

I’m loving the contest between bat n ball in this tournament so far, credit to ICC, they have done a good job.

This wicket required Test match batting, but jeez only if Carey could lock the form he is in right now. How good is he timing em!

Australia recover from slow start to hammer New Zealand at Lord's

Great performance by Aussies!

Carrey’s touch is sublime, not just in this game, he may not be leading scorer in this tournament, but his touch and timing is second to none at the moment, think-tank needs to use that and maybe play him at 5.

Coming back to game, this was a tough wicket to bat on, against a very strong bowling attack, and the way Khawaja managed to get us out of the hole, Carrey’s innings being a massive part, is a big positive and hardly surprising those who follow Australian cricket.

Yet, the criticism Khawaja received, either they have little understanding of cricket or has to be for non-cricketing reasons.

Australia recover from slow start to hammer New Zealand at Lord's

True, but how many of batsmen you have mentioned can handle the new moving ball?
Buttler/Stokes/Bairstow are dangerous when ball is not moving, and bat middle order in Tests.

Except Root, how many have the technique to play proper cricketing shots and still score 5 an over?

In Tests, English batting is vulnerable, especially at the top, as evidenced by constant higher scores by late middle order and a tail that can bat.

In Warner, Uzi and Smith we have proper Test batsmen that can handle challenging conditions.

English just don’t have that quality, but they do bat deep, and when conditions suit them, they absolutely annihilate opposition.

Four years on, England still refuses to adapt

England’s lack of Test quality batsmen, except Root, has left them exposed.

Test batsmen are conditioned to recognize challenging batting conditions, their muscle memory kicks in and they adapt.

Same logic applies to their bowling, Broad and Anderson would have been a nightmare on that wicket.

I agree James, they have been unable to adapt, is it because of their attitude or because of the players they have at their disposal, I believe it’s the latter.

Four years on, England still refuses to adapt

His latest tweet “Morgan looks scared, this is a horror sign!”
KP, what a clown.

England crumble as Australia secure World Cup semi-final spot

Yeah, Bangladesh looks most likely to make it, but Pakistan tends to do Pakistan, and pull of the most unlikely.

England crumble as Australia secure World Cup semi-final spot

If they lose both their matches, Bangladesh/Pakistan/SL can easily sneak in and finish 4th.
Pakistan will most likely win against Afg and move to 7 points.
Then between Bangladesh and Pakistan ( both on 7, assuming Pak win against Afghanistan), whoever wins, takes 4th spot.
SL have chance too.
England must win at least 1 game and then still hope results to fall their way.

England crumble as Australia secure World Cup semi-final spot

Leave this site and don’t ever come back.

England crumble as Australia secure World Cup semi-final spot

Early days, but Warner does look his old self. His switch hit for Six against Kuldeep was brilliant, not many in the world that can do that.

Warner's stunning return a World Cup boost for Australia

2 back to back 100s, last one 150 not out. Yes, last couple of games absolutely dominating.

Warner's stunning return a World Cup boost for Australia

Watching Warner dominate at elite level, what a sight, so nonchalant, so confident, admittedly on a road, absolutely thrilling.
And then we have Khawaja/Finch looking settled, do we really want to disturb the chemistry those boys have created? To me changing these two, with the success they are having, appears plain stupid.
But look further, to Finch’s succes, lately, has been a pattern, looking laborious and flaky early on against fast men. Once slow bowlers come on he then turns into a beast and absolutely dominates the bowling side.
Is there a case Finch batting at 3 and having Khawaja/Warner open, that way Finch can dominate when slow bowlers are on. This also gives us a more explosive start with Warner doing what he does and Khawaja striking at 100 with ease.
Exciting times anyway you look at it!

Warner's stunning return a World Cup boost for Australia

Lyon for Richardson and I’m sold.

Finch books World Cup spot with matchwinning ton

David, how many world cups has mother nation won!

No mate, don’t try answering that, that’s not a question.

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

It’s Ok to be scared David.

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

Khawaja, geez, that’s some dominance against best team in the world in their backyard. He looked untroubled and had so much time to play his shots.

Cummins, just when you think he can’t get any better, he has lifted this series to next level, hardly surprising.

Zampa, whatever Maxi whispered is working, we almost destroyed him, but thankfully he is back to his best. His capacity to absorb pressure and not flinch will win us many games.

Handscomb, for me has taken Smith’s spot, prefect for middle overs, and can switch the gears effortlessly.

This win is massive, and will give us the confidence to once again play like Australia.

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win