There were many worthy contenders for the AGB Load-a-Drone readers' poll Man of the Series in the recently completed Trans-Tasman Trophy: Phil Hughes, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson and Usman Khawaja all received serious consideration in the eyes of the readers. But we here at the AGB felt the readers did not take the voting process entirely seriously or, most probably, are a pack to morons, so we consulted an expert in Man of the Match selection, Western Australian football legend Ross Glendenning. Ross?
"Thank you, Tony. The AGB settled on James Pattinson for Man of the Series, but walking up to the dais I decided that the winner of the AGB Load-a-Drone readers' poll for Man of the Series should instead go to a person who is playing an absolute blinder this season - Malcolm Knox":
AT RISK of sounding like The Major rebuffing any suggestion that Fawlty Towers is the worst hotel on earth - ''No! There's a place in Eastbourne!'' - the Australian cricket team has been worse in recent years than it was yesterday.
FOR four years, the Australian cricket team has struggled on like a dialysis patient waiting for a donor. After the retirements of the greats, this team got by on a blend of fading legends, transition-era journeymen, and a parade of triallists.