Bangladesh vs Australia, 2nd ODI

Open thread for today’s game (well, it’s the 26th in MY time zone!)

Bangladesh have dropped Mohammad Ashraful and recalled Alok Kapali. It’s a shame for Ashraful, but he has not really kicked on from his great 2005 form. But he’s a classy batsman and I am sure he will be back.

Meanwhile, Brad Hogg has some positive things to say about Dan Cullen, who he thinks is the future of Australian spin bowling. I’m a big fan of both, Hogg because he’s such an energetic player and makes the most of his talent, and Cullen because he’s got the potential to be a great player. The new Shane Warne he isn’t, but he could play a vital role in Australian cricket for the next decade if he continues to improve.

Bangladesh vs Australia, 1st ODI

Australia are having a few stumbles chasing 197, although another Cardiff still looks unlikely.

Dan Cullen made a good ODI debut today. He’s sposed to be 21 although he barely looks 18. Also, his hair is bad enough to be referred to the ICC’s Hair-fixing committee.

Bangladesh vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1

Lightning can’t strike twice, can it? No, surely not. Will Australia give a Baggy Green to Dan Cullen or Mitch Johnson? It’s the Second Test folks, so here’s an open threads for mocking or told-you-so’s, or even just to say hello.