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?


  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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