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Technological shifts have changed the way sport is played. New equipment and apparatus has enhanced sport’s spectacle and facilitated athletes raising the bar in their field. However, as Daniel Elliot’s winter olympic coverage highlights: “When technology completely changes the competition, sports fans and governing organizations start to push back” (2014). This paper will attempt to decipher if technologies have removed the human element in cricket and whether or not this is positive or negative.


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Australia’s impressive fast bowling stocks were recently ranked on the Roar. There’s no doubting the depth and class in that department. In stark contrast however, batsmanship in the country is at an all-time low. (more…)

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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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Usman Khawaja is touted as Australia’s next man in line and showed why for the Prime Minister’s XI when he built a solid 69 against the touring West Indies. Already this season he is the Sheffield Shield’s fourth leading run-scorer. He has been praised as one of the brightest young batting talents in Australia. He has a classy and sightly technique adapt to combatting tricky conditions and tasted test cricket before. Despite all of this, Khawaja’s ascent to a mainstay in Australia’s middle order appears to hit hurdles at every turn. (more…)

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I’m still undecided as to who will go on to win the Ashes. An away tour for the Ashes against a fantastic, balanced and experienced English side is always going to be among cricket’s greatest tests. However, I’m going to be optimistic and look for reasons why Australia, the clear outsiders, can win back the precious, little urn. (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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