November 2016


What if Australia go belly up in Adelaide?

Australian cricket has undergone a seismic shift. So, what’s next? There will be three debutants in the top six – Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb Nic Maddinson – at the Adelaide Oval. The humiliating loss at Hobart – Australia’s fifth consecutive Test defeat and second straight series loss – predicated a bloodletting seldom seen in Australian […]

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Will the BBL hijack the summer of cricket?

So far this summer Test crowds in Australia have been poor. Just 12,000 turned out for the opening day of the first Test at the WACA Ground, while the match attendance over the five days was under 50,000. Day one at Hobart saw just over 7,000 in attendance. The third day was bolstered by the […]

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What has happened to Australia’s batting stocks?

Sadly, Australia’s batting stocks are continuing their steady decline. In recent years, we have stopped seeing batsmen produce the big seasons that they used to. As a result, there is little pressure being brought to bear on Test incumbents. In the past seven Sheffield Shield seasons, only twice have we seen a batsman score over […]

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David Warner is the key for Australia

Australia is set to face Test cricket’s best current day fast bowling arsenal. South Africa boasts a depth in its pace attack that is presently unmatched. It is led by a man who could well end his career as the greatest quick of all time. Dale Steyn has terrorised batsmen around the world over the […]

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