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Cricket: Players In Focus: Michael Clarke and Shane Watson

Michael Clarke batting Boxing Day 2010 (photo mine)

Australia has had some classy players during its last decade of cricket.  Batters, bowlers, fielders, wicket keepers: the country and the world has seen them all.

Since Ricky Ponting stood down as test and one day captain, the Australian team has had a makeover. And so far, it’s going well.  Even with the somewhat constant changing and rotation of players, we’ve unearthed some amazing talent.  But we’ve also retained a fantastic bunch of veterans and experienced players.

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Cricket: Players In Focus: Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc

Pat Cummins
Mitchell Starc

Australia has seen many ups and downs since the 2007 Ashes series when the greats Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Justin Langer and Damien

Martyn all retired.  Spinners have been tried, tested, then subsequently “trashed”, batsman have come and gone, and the team has slid slightly in international rankings.

It isn’t all doom and gloom, however.  We’re now seeing the next bunch of future stars grace the biggest stage of cricket.  And they’re making an enormous impact.

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Cricket: Player in focus: David Warner

 

David Warner in action in 2009

David Warner: little known before his blazing Twenty20 debut against South Africa in January of 2009, where he scored a blistering 89 from 43 balls.

Since then, Warner has come along in leaps and bounds, including his test debut against New Zealand in December 2011, and an Indian Premier League (IPL) cap with the Delhi Daredevils.

An exciting and explosive cricketer with a bullish like nature to his batting, Warner has come a long way since being pulled from relative obscurity and limited experience.  However, his aggressive nature, and tendency to reach for the big shot can see Warner be very inconsistent. Continue reading Cricket: Player in focus: David Warner