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Wiping “Australia Day” from the Big Bash games: polling shows it’s another fumble by our feeble cricketers

26 January 2021

5:23 PM

26 January 2021

5:23 PM

In the wake of an underwhelming summer of cricket in which the Australians lost a home series to the depleted Indian squad, Australia’s governing body for cricket has identified where it’s priorities lie: joining the campaign to abolish Australia Day.  

The pool of batsmen proved to be without depth, while the bowling line-up was inconsistent at best. The captaincy of the test team is under renewed pressure, with captain Tim Paine’s middling batting form managing to outshine his wicketkeeping and tactical output.  

Losing a home series against an old rival should be a wake-up call for cricketing administrators.

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