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Spotlight on Pucovski casts shadow over others and talent system’s flaws – Sydney Morning Herald

To play Will or not to play Will, that is the question. But there are many other pressing questions in Australian cricket as well.



Opening the batting in first class and Test cricket is a specialist position, whereas all sorts of compromises are made for those who bat first in white-ball games. Many competent Sheffield Shield opening bats are given short shrift for BBL contracts because they have the discipline to leave the ball alone, wear down the shine, seam and the bowlers. Their task is to face as many balls as possible. Burns was good at that. At the moment, he isn’t, but he may well be back on track down the road.

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