The Australian cricket selectors will today announce the 15 man touring squad for South Africa. And with Australia coming off a 5-0 sweep in the most recent Ashes series, the selectors will likely lean towards incumbency. That said, there are one or two changes that need to be made. Here’s my 15 for South Africa,…Read More TPA’s 15 man squad for South Africa
If you cast your sporting mind* back to the 1980s and ’90s – and I often do – you might recall just how white Australia’s athletes were. Put bluntly, Australia’s professional sporting constituency was exceptionally Anglo-Saxon. Despite various waves of immigration over the years – the thousands of Chinese that came in search of gold in…Read More The ‘white’ Australian athlete is a dying breed and that’s OK
The Big Bash League is a part of our lives now – and I’ve accepted that. Just like I’ve begrudgingly accepted that Apple’s domination of consumer electronics – and the world in general – is a part of modern-day life, and that e-cigarettes are a “thing” now. But it seems that television producers are not…Read More Hey Cricket Commentators, Stop Talking To Players Mid-Game, Ok?
I know that people carry themselves in different ways and you shouldn’t judge people on their appearances because you don’t know their back-story, but with Shane Watson it’s different. Put simply, his on-field – and off-field, to be fair – body language is the worst I’ve ever seen of a professional sportsman. He makes poor…Read More Cheer Up, Shane Watson
There has been a groundswell of online support – tweets and the like – to rush David Warner back into the third test tomorrow. Just consider that sentence for a moment before continuing with this article. Unlike many cricket fans nostalgic for success against the ‘Old Enemy’, I’m concerned that the selectors, in their haste…Read More We Need Rogers, The Final Vestige Of Yesteryear