Archive for the ‘Australia vs India’ Category

We were clearly dominated on day two of the on-going second test. India has outplayed us in every facet of this test match and series thus far. However, I won’t blame our players. It isn’t fair on them. They’re busting a gut out there and doing their best.

What isn’t our best though, is the XI we’ve selected. When does the buck end and will the NSP (National Selection Panel) be forced to take responsibility for their obvious short-comings? (more…)

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Dear Mr Inverarity

I’m a cricket fan, a lover of the game and now I’m close to considering myself as a former Australian supporter. I fear there may be more in that very same boat soon, and the responsibility lies with you. (more…)

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When Shane Watson was ruled out of the 2011/12 summer and Phil Hughes’ form had dipped to an unparalleled low, Australia found itself in a dearth of quality opening batsmen. David Warner had just cemented his place with a brilliant hundred at Hobart, but who would partner him against India?

Ed Cowan was the man entrusted with the crucial role of opening the batting on Boxing Day. Cowan played a typically dogged innings of 68 from 177 balls and was touted as the perfect defensive foil for the attacking Warner.

Since then, 12 months have passed and Cowan has now played 13 test matches. He scored his breakthrough test match ton against South Africa at the Gabba to open the Australian summer. But the question lingering on everybody’s lips remains. Is Ed Cowan good enough? (more…)

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I’m always up for debate. Yesterday I was at odds with another user on the issue, “is an all-rounder a necessity for Australia”? (more…)

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It slowly glided off with a gentle push. A slight bank to the left and then back again to the right. It headed over the great divide and into the gaping abyss beneath. The little paper aeroplane from row six on the top tier at Stadium Australia, slowly drifted, turned and descended several hundred meters onto the green carpet below. Midway through India’s innings, the celebrations had begun, for the result was now an almost certainty. Australia’s new generation of cricketers had gone from beating has-been test cricketers, to the contemporary generation of Indian twenty20 stars. (more…)

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Source: Amy Rathbone

Australia have turned full circle from their humiliating loss to New Zealand and sealed the Border-Gavaskar trophy, three nil, by shellacking India within three days at the WACA. Having last summer lost the Ashes, the new-look Australian side has made a great impression lately. But is it Australia being brilliant or India being downright woeful that has lead to such a gaping abyss separating the sides?

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