The average one-day series

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Some players injured, some players rested, ‘trying out options’ ahead of the World Cup, introducing younger players. The reasons are varied, the teams are shit.

Take a look at the Australia team from their last one-day international and then take Mike Hussey out as well, because he’s going back to Australia so he can play another first-class match before the Ashes rather than playing the third one-day international against India.

  • Shaun Marsh
  • Tim Paine
  • Michael Clarke
  • Mike Hussey
  • Cameron White
  • Steve Smith
  • James Hopes
  • John Hastings
  • Nathan Hauritz
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Clint McKay

India’s team was not much better, with a cobbled together ‘experimental’ look about it.

We predicted squad rotation four years ago. What we didn’t mention was how that would make the average one-day series even more meaningless.

Who’s going to come out on top, John Hastings or Shikhar Dhawan? Who cares?


Mike Gatting wasn't receiving the King Cricket email when he dropped that ludicrously easy chance against India in 1993.


Why risk it when it's so easy to sign up?


  1. Stop rehashing late-Eighties/early-Nineties Scottish rugby union jokes.

    Or, alternatively, try and deliver a second one.

  2. I just thought of it now. I never rehash any joke or phrase. I only ever use them once.

    I discard you.

  3. No, Smudge, but I believe George Formby did have something to day about Mr Foo from the West Indies A Team.

    I think he might be a window cleaner now.

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