Two men from Townsville have dominated Australian headlines for days. Ricky Ponting, the captain of Australia, is one of the few to have competed in terms of font size. How he might have wished that the duo, born in a place that stands obscurely if prettily for most of the time next to the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland, could help his present, seemingly doomed plight.
On balance, Julian Assange, the Wikileaks whistleblower, might be of more assistance if only he could reveal the secrets of the English cricket team from his London jail cell. But it is more probable – though not much more – that the Australian selectors will turn in desperation to Mitchell Johnson, the maddeningly contrary fast bowler, who lurches from the sublime to the ridiculous in less time than it ta
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