Australia and spin bowling – all of their problems are completely solved

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It’s hard to see how India’s batsmen could possibly learn to play Steve O’Keefe any better than they did on the one occasion they’ve faced him. Compounding this is the 100 per cent true fact that they’ve already committed to playing on pitches identical to that used in the first Test for the remainder of this series.

Throw in the fact that Australia can now easily separate their batsmen into spin competents and incompentents by having O’Keefe bowl at each of them for five minutes in the nets and it’s hard to see how Australia can possibly lose this series – or indeed any future series played in spin-centric conditions.

Australia are once again the best Test team in the world. They have a bit of mongrel about them; they’re playing aggressively and as a unit; they’re going right up to the line without crossing it – and now they have momentum too.

14 comments

  1. When was the last long Test series that wasn’t a tonking?

    It’s been so long since we’ve had a close series people are starting to forget they exist.

  2. THIS IS THE END OF DEMOCRACY, ICE CREAM, BEER, MORNING BOWEL MOVEMENT, AND JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE THAT IS GOOD WITH THIS WORLD.

    1. Not morning bowel movement DC. Retiring ill. If you have to fit into the dressing room culture you better respect its traditions.

    1. There are several collective nouns for clichés:

      A momentum of clichés
      A unit of clichés
      A baggy-green of clichés
      A warne of clichés

      …and more besides – I’m sure other KC readers can chime in with some others.

      1. Was KC being a diacritic the other day when he complained that Matt Renshaw’s wild shits turned out to be mere mild shits?

        Touché.

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