Predictably Australian cricket writers have pulled out their bayonets as well as machetes and are piercing and hacking their cricket team. See the items referred to belwow. That said, I must say that the slash and burn has not extended to conspiracy theories and muckraking of the sort that feature when the Sri Lankan side does poorly … or even when it loses a final after doing well to get there! Again, Michael Clarke’s summary criticism of slef and team was as on the spot and not marked by bromide and veneer. It reveals sense and sensibility, as well as fortitude and determination to fight back. Web Editor.
*”Post-mortem results for the Nightmare at Newlands are obvious: heads must surely roll,” by Peter Lalor in The Australian 12 Nov. 2011,
* “Horrible’: Australia bowled out for 47,” by Greg Baum, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 Nov. 2011.
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