The question of One Day cricket

How many times has the cliched phrase “time for change” been used in sport? Well, surprisingly not that often in the wonderfully conservative world of cricket administration. Yes, the public and the commercial titans have voiced such progressive desires, but the dysfunctional and self-serving members of the ICC will not adhere to public suggestion. Wait.…

Forge an identity

The English massacre has finally ceased and the Australian spin-doctors are out in force to ease the public’s heightening disillusionment and disgust in their, now, Baggy Green villains. Michael Clarke’s press conference after the Sydney Test read like a school boy’s argumentative essay- inaccurate, bluff and blatantly ignoring the presented facts. Chairman of Selectors Andrew…

Lessons

As my 5th grade teacher would repeatedly say to my young exuberant self, “Learn from your elders”. Unfortunately, he had a point at the time. Yet, Usman Khawaja composed and promising 37 on debut would have been a wonderful counter to Mr. Anderson’s seemingly unshakeable advice. Following Phil Hughes’ failed resolute effort, Khawaja received a…

A vision to the future

All is not well in the Australian dressing room. The Australian middle order are lacking temperament, form and a touch of grit. The Aussie bowlers show a brave heart but are of the working class-ilk. The English are rightfully cocky. And the Ashes are lost. Australian cricket administration and players are about to enter a…