With the way England are going against the Windies, it looks like this is the best chance the Aussies will ever have of breaking the drought over there. As terrible as the Aussie batting has been, England’s has arguably been worse. It’s good for the Aussies they have had some batsmen finding form, but it’s still only Sri Lanka, who provide about as much of a challenge as Sheffield Shield teams. I still wouldn’t be convinced they are going to over and conqour England based on this Sri Lankan series.
Look I’m happy for Khawaja- a hundred is a hundred. Well done!
There is a difference between scoring runs to help the team and scoring runs to save a career. As was said in commentary, he seemed to run harder as he neared his century. I want to see this bloke score runs consistently when it matters. Maybe a bit harsh but I’m not convinced on him
Yeah it wasn’t like the 100 he got against the Pakis in the UAE to save the Test but a good knock i think…
I don’t think we can underestimate the off field incidents with the arrest of his brother having an effect on Khawaja this summer…I feel he is a classy batsman and would be sticking with him for the Ashes even ahead of Warner who i don’t believe should every wear the baggy green again…but that’s me…
Fair point. I was thinking of that innings as I was writing the post.
No doubt he is class. No doubt he has amazing skills.
Two things made me question him:
1. His very lazy running between the wickets. I believe this can demonstrate a less than 100% commitment.
2. His criticism of Shane Warne when Warne said he (and others) needed to temper their shot selection. He came across as arrogant.
I don’t know the bloke so my thoughts mean very little. Just not sure this last century says much.
On his personal situation- I feel for him. Not easy for sure.
tim paine has certainly advanced his public image in the past couple of months and would appear to be well liked by the aussie public.Paine comes across well in the media. He seems to be in the know as to who will be picked for the ashes tour.
The marsh boys,finch Maxwell and Bancroft wouldn’t have enjoyed all that runmaking by aussies in the Canberra test- they will have to go out and get a mountain of runs in the Sheffield shield as they have lost their places in the batting pecking order to burns and co.
go back two tests and we didn’t have a batsman scoring regularly - cricket is a funny game.
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