Australia become accustomed to middle of the road

A southward view towards the Bradman stand.

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Australia have arrived in Adelaide, the city of churches, where it is traditionally written that an Ashes tour travels back in time. Only this time the difference travelled is more extreme. Australia, facing a huge crisis of confidence, are debating whether they are going back to the 60s or the 80s. Either option, should it come to pass, would leave them lost in despair.

In Australia, the mid-60s conjure up memories of a game suffocated by dead pitches producing so many draws that it was in danger of dying on its feet. Memories of Australia’s decline in the mid-80s are even worse: “Barren and wretched”, according to Greg Baum in the Melbourne Age. “Fortunately beyond the memory of half the population and carefully forgotten by the rest.”

Full story: The Guardian

 

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