Australia has never won a three-match series after losing the first match.
This means nothing to me - Australia has enough talented cricketers to win this series. But changes have to be made. The current side is dogged by out of form players who are being carried along by that hope that they will re-live former glory. They won't.
And this 'carrying' policy, new to us, will fail. It may cost us our number one ranking. It may cost us the Ashes.
Yes I'm still reeling.
What I want to know is why...
Why Matthew Hayden is still playing and will be allowed to continue until he's ready to go.
Why, as Moses has pointed out, it has escaped our captain's notice that the 56 runs scored between him, Hussey and Hayden, in the entire match, was unacceptable.
Why Brett Lee would be selected if his personal problems clouded his ability to play to form.
Why blaming the pitch is acceptable.
Why Michael Hussey didn't play better at his home ground.
Why it just looked far too easy for South Africa.
This isn't a difficult problem to solve, but it requires some leadership, and I'm thinking that's our biggest problem at the moment.
So what have the powers that be done to address this worsening crisis (that's right, I called it a worsening crisis)? They've dropped Jason Krezja. And what do you know, replaced him with Nathan Hauritz, who meets the primary selection criteria of being from New South Wales.
So now I'm also wondering why the leadership hasn't been fired for being spineless and out of touch. Someone take a stand!
By the way, good work SA. You outplayed us and deserved the win.
There you go, Ricky. I could say it.
- ► 2009 (51)
- Att: board of selectors
- Hey BlackCaps
- My Joernaal - day 24
- Girly squeals abound
- Turning the screws
- When all else fails...
- Binga, bad to worse
- My Joernaal - day 22
- Aussies to smash Poms in charity match... right?
- Please go away!
- Festivity ahoy
- My Joernaal - day 18
- Ponting - not the worst
- Inadequate solutions to monumental problems
- My Joernaal - day 17
- Ponting denounces graciousness
- One night, a few glasses of Wolf Blass later...
- Australia wins again!
- Bunking off work
- Cricket in sunny Perth
- Retired crickets: more interesting than the curren...
- Cricket Etc
- My first match of the season
- OH MY GOD OH MY GOD THE PROTEAS ARE HERE
- ▼ December (24)