Posts Tagged ‘Ed Cowan’

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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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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Australia will likely start next summer with Ed Cowan opening, Ricky Ponting at number four and Michael Hussey in the lower middle order. Despite their incumbency, these three will almost certainly be discarded within the next few years. But I think Australia might as well bite the bullet immediately and cut our losses now. (more…)

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