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New Year’s Rotation

Following the conclusion of the Boxing Day test and another win for the Australian side — taking it to 4-nil for the series — the selectors made their first real change to the squad this summer (ignoring the mid-series “bowling cover” inclusions of Bollinger and Coulter-Nile). With Ryan Harris’ knees a potential worry and Shane Watson clearly not 100% in Melbourne, the selectors have added Tasmanian batsman Alex Doolan to the 13-man squad. So, will he play?

Make every match count

Part one of two – One Day International cricket

It’s a long standing discussion — what does the future hold for one-day international cricket. Some think it should/will die as Twenty20 takes over, some think it just needs to be reinvigorated, and other believe there is nothing wrong with where it currently stands. I think I sit in the “needs to be reinvigorated” group, but I’m not talking about changing the rules or the format — there’s no need, the 50-over format sits quite nicely between Test/First-class and Twenty20.