Sunday, 28 December 2008

it's all over for Australian cricket

It pains me to say it but the dynasty is over. It had to happen with the retirement in recent years of McGrath and Warne, but this series against South Africa is confirming it. Hayden is past it, Ponting doesn't have any rabbits to pull out of the hat as captain, Mike Hussey is out of form (but will be back), Brett Lee is injured and on his last legs, Stuart Clark is injured and has been found out on flat pitches, and there is no sign of a wrist-spinner anywhere.



The Ashes next year might be quite a tight one. Not sure if I could jump ship to back England, but I'd certainly be wanting to lay Australia at this stage. They could quite easily go to South Africa and lose three series in a row...

2 comments:

  1. When you rely on the likes of McGrath and Warne for so long it is no wonder that the younger players aren't coming through. England are at the other extreme - give too many players a cap. Get my mate Marcus North in the side!

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  2. Plenty have come through, but haven't had the opportunities or just simply weren't good enough. Mass changes likely for the final test, Hayden, Symonds and Lee all likely to go. Watch out for a future star called Philip Hughes if they pick him, he could be anything.

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