Is this really a published article? If so, it wins the prize for worst piece of writing of the year.
The absolute lowlight:
"Australia still takes sixteen players on tours of England when it knows there is little likelihood that quite a few of the non-Test players will be lucky to get one or two matches."
That sentence actually says the complete opposite of what it is supposed to say.
Mind you, crap writing and all it does raise a few valid points