AUSTRALIANS SWEAR A LOT: I didn't realise this until I went round to the house where the girl I was seeing at the time lived. Two of her housemates were Australian and were not shy of blurting expletives out at every opportunity. The use of one word, in particular, struck me. They would call me a 'good c**t.' I would never dream of using this word in England. Never mind, as a form of praise for somebody. … [Read more...] about Tourists share the biggest culture shocks and myths about Australia – including the nanny state, eating kangaroo and how we’re NOT laid back
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Ponting said Stoinis has proven himself as a finisher but believes he should open the innings. "I think the future for him either at Delhi or whoever he plays for in T20 cricket will be at the top of the order. I think he can do (the finishing role). I think he's proven that he can do multiple different roles now," said Ponting. … [Read more...] about India vs Australia: Stoinis is playing five times better than a year ago: Ponting
Having just played the Indian Premier League (IPL) in a bubble in the United Arab Emirates, Maxwell is back in quarantine in Australia ahead of the white-ball series against India which starts with a one-day game in Sydney on Nov. 27. … [Read more...] about Will Maxwell’s poor IPL form affect his performance in T20Is vs India?
"The break helped to refresh the body and to take the mind off of a lot of things," he said. "But I don't know if long extended breaks will happen in future because cricket is getting more and more. I'm not sure how much of it is due to a long break, but I don't think it will happen a lot in the future. I don't think we will get breaks that long unless we get Covid-20." … [Read more...] about Kagiso Rabada on biosecure bubbles: ‘It’s almost like luxury prisons we are in’
"I suppose part of him being here is to get a little bit more volume, in terms of his overs, under his belt. It's always a challenge when you're in the IPL - it's stinking hot, you don't train as much, and obviously you're playing a game that's four overs. So it gives him a little bit of time to get some volume here and in the week, two weeks before the Test matches start against the West Indies. … [Read more...] about Trent Boult: Staying in bio-secure bubbles ‘a big sacrifice’