Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

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Haunting future just not cricket

Greg Baum The year is 2025 and the barely twitching body of Test cricket is proving a wonderful host organism for T20.

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Old solution brings a new-found strength

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Greg Baum What began as an exercise in benchmarking has become another triumph in its own right.

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Seeing is believing... just

Greg Baum It doesn't get any rosier for Australians than an Ashes series walkover.

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Order of the day to fill batting abyss

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Greg Baum Ricky Ponting bestrode Australian cricket from the front, which is far less elegant phraseology than his footwork ever was.

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A build-up reduced to ashes

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Greg Baum The trouble for Australia is that any minute now, it must play England again for the Ashes.

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Young bats must fire, and be ready

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Greg Baum The announcement of the Australian team for the first Test was straightforward.

Wade's inclusion opens door for young bats to have a crack

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Greg Baum The announcement of the Australian team for the first Test was straightforward. Once the selectors were agreed on Matthew Wade, it involved not much more than filling out a pro forma.

Nowadays, it's doing what's best for the squad

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Greg Baum Watson is picked as an all-rounder. If he is unable to bat and bowl, he cannot play.

Pitch in death roll as fate toys with skipper's men

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Greg Baum The first Western sailors to find Sri Lanka called it the Isle of Serendipity. Serendipity is the faculty for making happy discoveries by accident.

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Let's just shut our eyes and think of England

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Greg Baum If we shut our eyes, put our fingers in our ears, and hum loudly to ourselves, the India series eventually will go away. Immediately, there is no other viable tactic.

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Punishment doesn't fit crime

Greg Baum Sport is not war, and a cricket team is not an army. Then why are they being treated as such?

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Australia its own worst enemy in run-up to Ashes

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Greg Baum The end of the last Ashes series felt like the end of the world for Australian cricket.

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Usman Khawaja selection conundrum tests Australia

Greg Baum Australia has to make up its mind about Usman Khawaja.

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Australia's Ashes task: work harder for longer

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Greg Baum There is no fun, fast, stroke-of-magic out of Australia's predicament.

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Australia pulls off two-wicket win

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Greg Baum, Johannesburg Pat Cummins crowns astonishing Test debut by belting the runs that delivered Australia a heroic and improbable two-wicket victory over South Africa.

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Ponting's fate a product of his choosing

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Greg Baum Ricky Ponting decided to persevere until the selectors dropped him. Now they have.

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