I think it is fairly obvious that I'm rarely serious. I'm always as they say here, pulling the piss. I am surprised people interpret it as 'negativity'.Yeah especially when he's only making 50s here and there. When he was tonning up every few games and averaging 60 at home it was a bit more forgivable.
I don't what's happened to you during this series but you've fallen off the deep end and I don't understand what you get out of this constant offensive whining. Never had a problem with you before.
Yes he has. I think people were expecting him to have one or two good innings and then do nothing for 12 months while getting a free ride. That was the criticism and it's yet to be seen if that's going to be the case.smh. He's been really good.
4 innings, 224 runs, average of almost 80.
In Adelaide played the knock (126*) that probably swayed the series our way completely.
Yep. It was a calculated gamble that has paid off. The selectors were forced into a corner by the direness of the other choices and made an inspired left-field choice in Paine. Easily the best pick of the lot.The Paine selection has been inspired. Kept and batted really well.
That is exactly why he is needed. All three fast bowlers are extremely prone to injuries so work load management is hugely importantMMarsh is a better bowler than batsman. Given our attack he might not actually be needed, so unless he continues to score a lot of runs, we could pick a batsman instead most of the time.
Last 4 series for Aus in England : Played 4 lost 4While better than Wade Paine has had like 1 drop per innings. Hasn't had a big affect yet since we're at home against minnows.
okThe selectors are only as good as the players they have to pick. Take this same team over to the UAE or India and Aus get hammered...well they did already. Bring them to England and they might be as competitive as England are in Aus.
Everything must be in context. This is not the side of the last decade, who could win away and at home. And I can't see if England or Australia developing a truly great side in the near future so expect plenty of home wins and away losses in the coming Ashes series, as has been the case for the past few years.