Better late than never. Our tea change is really taking its toll on my cricket watching, blogging and commenting.
A pink ball, a night session, and two English bowlers who are lethal in English conditions: is there no end to the hospitality of Cricket Australia and the valued broadcaster? Fingers crossed Australia is clever enough to organise when they bat.
The leadup to the First Test has been all about Australia's pace attack and the Gabba's greentop. Well, I just watched the first over where the ball dawdled through to Paine. Can't see too much green, despite KP and Tubby doggedly talking up the pitch. And even though Starc has Cook, the pitch is looking a little 2010/11, which is bad for Australia as we usually bank a Brisbane win to kick off the series.