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The Greatest All-Time India vs Australia Test Cricket XI - Episode 95

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Pilch joins the show once again to chat Cricket. With the ongoing Australia vs India Test Series this summer, the lads decided to take a look at the history of the rivalry and pick an all-time XI.

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Cheese. He's settle. Welcome backto the on the board podcast. This is episode ninety five of the show. I'm Hey, hipcrocodile, and we are once again joined by Christian pilcher. How are you going on this fine twenty two of December? Good.Thank you, Mart how are you? Yeah, very good, in theChristmas mood. been out and about in the shops and stuff and I'm feelingthe Christmas vibe now. Wasn't so much a few weeks ago. I was. I was ready to go and November, no, I was ready to gowith me, so I ended up stalling. But finally the public hasgotten in the Christmas move me. I've got my Christmas hat on, mySanta Hat. I saluted Santa at the shopping center. So I'm feeling good. And today we're actually not here to talk about NFL. There's an NFLepisode will be coming out later this week, but we're here, as I'm sureyou could tell by the titles, thumbnail etc. We'll be talking aboutthe cricket as all Australians know, all Indians know and I'm sure a fewother people around the world know, there's an Australian and verse India Test Serieson right now. The first test was just lade and Adelaide. It wasa day nighter. Did you catch much of it, mate, or didn'twatch any of it? Great? Yeah, I didn't catch too much myself becausewas playing cricket during it and it was only like last three days orsomething. So yeah, I actually didn't see too much of it myself either. The bescause. Yeah, I was tracking the scores. Was Pretty,pretty crazy game. Australia ended up winning comfortably, but they did go intothe second innings with like a deficit of like seventy runs. So I willfifty runs or whatever it was. So it wasn't the cleanest victory from them, but they bowled indie out for war...

...was at thirty nine, so prettyhard to thirty six. Thirty six, there you go. So pretty hardto criticize that absolute clinic from Josh has, Wooden Pack Commons and the likes.But coolie goes home now to see the birth of his first child insteps. Rahana is skipper. So it got to be interesting to see howthe rest of the series goes. We might do a few predictions or whateverchat about it after we do this, but I've talked you brush for oursold two minutes here, but we are going to be picking out all timeAustralia versus India Eleven. So I don't know when these teams first played.was in the s or the s late s? I think India came inat in like one thousand nine hundred and twenty eight or something like that.I can't remember. Would have been around that. Yes, I that themin the West Indians, I think, came in and in similar time.Maybe the Western is just before. But the two countries with rich history inthe game. Probably next to England, they're probably three of the biggest sidesin terms of history. But Yeah, India, they've gone through a lotof ups and downs. Australia the same goes and it's been a great rivalry, especially over the last twenty years. So we're going to be going throughthe history of the series and we're going to pick out best eleven of alltime. So we're going to go one through eleven. We're going to chatabout each position why we selected them. There I'm sure there's going to beseveral different factors taken into account. It's going to be interesting to see howthe side turns out, because it is, it's going to be a pretty bodygood side, because you've got to be a fairly good player of spinand in subcontinental positions, but then you've also got to be able to handlethe Australian pictures. So I think it should be we should see two reallygood teams here, but I reckon you start us off, mate, youropening batsman in your Australia versus India all time exid. Just to point outbefore you start, this is picked off matches played between Australian indure. It'snot the best team of the two countries...

...combined. Thought that to point thatout. But Yeah, who've you got opening the batting mate? Joh' bothmate or yeah, yeah, you me with both, and maybe you've justificationswhy you've got them in your side. First Up, we've gotten if hehadn't, I feel this was a pretty obvious selection upon viewing the statics.One Thousand Eight hundred eighty eight runs at a huge average of fifty nine inTessee and India with six hundreds as well. So for me he was the clearstandout as one of the openers. And next to him, this maybe a bit controversial, we're actually gone with David Boone who on one twohundred runs and average seventy against India. Didn't open in all those tests,but he did for most of them and he still averaged sixty six as anopener, which was still miles higher than anybody else. So I've stuck himin there too. Oh yeah, I do. I've actually left Booney out, but I have to say I was definitely going to shout him out becausehe, as you mentioned, the highest average of the openers, highest averageof the number threes as well. He split time across the lasions. Yeah, it's bizarre. I don't know if it like no offense, David Boom, but I don't know if India went through a bit of a week phasein the s when Booney was playing in the early s, or if youjust love something about their bowling attack. But yeah, absolutely donated them.Didn't the average over seventy, as you mentioned. But I haven't picked himbecause he did split time between opening and number threes and when I was,you know, doing my search specifications, I think that kind of dogged hima little bit because he didn't have too much volume in either position. Butdefinitely worthy of a shoutout and, to be fair, probably deserves selection.So yeah, Booney's good, good one. Haytos yeah, I have him inthere. I was just looking through some of his specific scores and therewas a series in India in two thousand and one. Obviously we were oneyears old, so or actually hadn't even...

...turned one. Yeah, I thinkyou just turned one. But they had scored. He had a score oftwo hundred and three. Then earlier in that series that was his high scoreagainst India and then earlier in the same series he had a score of ahundred and twenty and ninety seven. So in a three match series he's absolutelydicted. And one thing I liked about hay toss although he's average is alot high in the games played in Australia. He also averaged over fifty in India. So I was watching some videos and he had a really good sweepshot which I actually didn't really know he had in his locker and when heneeded to use also pretty good at coming down the wicket with his big strides. So yeah, and then obviously in Australia we all know what he did. They're just absolutely dict him. So yeah, Hay Tos. It's gota lock. And then, as I mentioned, I haven't gone with Booney, I've gone with probably another controversial Guid just in general. But Sunny,or Gaviscar was basically the store of the top open up for India in thelate s early s. In this series he scored between Australian India over afew different editions of the series. He scored over fifteen hundred runs, eighthundreds for s high score of a hundred and seventy two. The average justover a tick above fifty in both India and Australia, which was something Itook into account because I, like Booney, averaged a lot in both countries aswell. But for all my selections I had tried to pick people whowere good in both countries because they are very different conditions. You've got reallyslow and that was his main criticism as a cricketer in general. He wouldoften have strike rates in the S S and I think one of his scoreshe's scored like a hundred and forty or five hundred balls and like. Butthe game was different back then and I don't think India would that good atthat time. So I think he was kind of could afford to do itbecause they just needed to about time to be in games. But yeah,I was watching some videos and he would batten a floppy and he was reallysmall but he would just to fleck the...

...ball all over the field. Wasn'ta big hit us. So I think he'll compliment hateoffs pretty well in myside. But yeah, I've gone with Sonny or Gaviscar probably India's well nextto Tendorca, one of their best bats of all time. So Yep,I've gone him. But yeah, big shoutout for Booney and, as youobviously, you picked him obviously, so I think he was definitely worthy ofa shout out. My number three I'll pick. US START US off withour number three. I've actually gone with the current player here. I wasvery close to picking Booney, but I went with someone I love my statistics, but I decided to go with one off based off a bit of aneyest a bit subjective to Tesh Wha. PEJARA is the man I've picked here. He's obviously still playing. He will be playing in the next test inMelbourne at number three. He's almost the new second coming of Ruh'll drive atthe way. He bats very, very slow, very solid, and Ican't lie he I think he's unfairly copped a lot of criticism because I don'tthink he actually even bats that slow. When we're talking about blocks like Gaviscarwho legit just blatantly bad for the average. But yeah, I think he's justa brilliant bat. I think more people need about like him nowadays.There's so many test matches that only last three or four days and then there'speople turn around bag now Pajara, and it's kind of like well, he'sobviously doing what people should be doing a bit more of. I do understandit's not as exciting to view, but against Australia he's scored one one fourhundred and seventy eight runs and twenty five innings, five hundreds, five shigh score of over two hundred in the last ten years. He has secondmost runs in this test series and he's only ninety three behind Klie and he'splayed seven less innings than Vierat and you think with coalie out the rest ofthis series that he'll be catching him. You think he would make over ninetythree runs in the next three tests or whatever it is. So and yeah, just a subjective point, is probably...

...the best overseas batsman I think I'veseen play in Australia, the way he's adjusted to Australian conditions. It's veryhard for subcontinental players and he seems to have done it with ease. COOLIE'sthe only person with more hundreds than him in the last ten years in Australia. So for overseas player and yet big fan of Pajara, averages high inboth countries. So Yep, he's my rocket number three. WHO's your numberthree, may yeah, I was also very impressed with our PAJAA stats inthis series, but I've gone with Ricky ponting. Yeah, and I knewyou're going to go to the big fella man. It's tough not to gowith him. Twenty eight is tough. Twenty five hundred runs average of fiftyfour, four eight centuries. Yeah, it was tough to look past himpretty much. He's one of the all time greats and till also be myskipper for this for this episode. Yeah, very fair point. He was kindof well, India's had a few good teams throughout the decades, butI'd say he was involved in the first generation of a seriously competitive Indian team. This series was really born in that. I think it was two thousand andeight, maybe two thousand and seven light not sure in the years,but the whole banana monkey gate thing. That kind of sparked the rivalry alittle bit, I think, and India becoming more competitive, especially in Australia, and ponting was at the forefront of that. And yet definitely I iconicin this series absolutely dick them and yet basically dicked every country. So it'spretty hard to have in a exile like this when you're talking about Australian leavingout pontings. But Yeah, very fair choice there, mate, and oneof the greatest skippers of all time. But yeah, I've Gone Pajara.Other guys I'd mentioned Laxman VBS. He's also pretty good here. I thinkI actually saw him score a hundred live in Sydney. I'm not a hundredpercent sure in that series. I'm pretty sure that I just mentioned I wentto a game and I'm pretty sure he...

...might have tigned up that game,but I'm not a hundred percent sure. I was only like six. Soyeah, I've Gone Pajar. You've gone ponting. Now to the middle automate. Who Have you got batting at number four? But I think number fourI've got such an tenderka three thousand, three thousand six hundred runs, averagefifty five, eleven centuries. He's got by far the most volume at anaverage of fifty five. So you absolutely having a laugh if you're leaving himout of the team. And Yeah, I'll put him at number four,not five. Yeah, but yeah, as you mentioned, pretty similar toponting, just has even more volume. So it's pretty hard to ignore him. Played in this series for over twenty two years, so he basically he'snot the sole reason but one of the main reasons why this series has becomeone of the most hotly contested in international cricket. Now he was part ofthat superb middle order. Him driver, laxman. They Will Australia struggled,even in Australia, to get those guys out and yet absolutely killed them,probably while he scored more runs than anyone else in this series over nearly ahundred years of history. So that's pretty incredible. And yet average similar inAustralian India, which is very hard to come by in modern cricket. Soyeah, really hard to leave out his one number before as well. Goodpick their such in tendoka number five. I've gone. I don't know ifthis is controversial. I think this was probably the hardest spot in the team, especially in the batting terms. I think the bowls was tough as well, but this was the tough one for me. I've gone with Clarkey,though, played in this series between two thousand and four and two thousand andfourteen. He scored over twozero runs from thirty nine innings and an average offifty five point three seven. Very dominant and I do have to admit mosthis runs came in Australia, with that...

...famous summer where he which included thatthree hundred and twenty nine not out where you just basically couldn't get out,and it was arguably the most dominant summer any cricketer has ever had. Hewas just absolutely making runs for fun there. However, he did average over forty, average forty two point two six in India, which is lower thanwhat you would want in an all time exide. But compare for me themain competitive for this spot with Steven Smith, and he averaged thirty six in India. So that's what made me pick Clarky just over Smith. But yeah, it was very tough. And also shout out to this guy called gettingdupp of this one off who also I've never heard of. The bloke thenhe played in the S. also had great stats. But Um, yeah, who have you got? A number five? Yep, as you justmentioned, his record was very onesided in Australia. I've Gone With Steve Smith. He's averaged pretty much eighty with fourteen hundred runs and yeah, centuries.Clarke. He was. I was close to putting in Clarkey, but itwas tough for me to leave Smith Out, even though I'm not a big fanof him in real life. But forty deserved to place. Yeah,I was like I had a bit of a statistical formula, going to judgeaverage and volume, as I always do. In Smith did rank above Clark withthat. But yeah, just because of the averaging, indie be realisticallyas only like six difference, and neither is ideal. So it will actuallybe interesting to see how Smith goes in their next tour of India because like, yeah, you think he's not going to finish his career with an averageof thirty six in India. But you know, it's very hard placed about. But two great players of Spin also bowl a bit apart time spin,both of them. I think. Clarkey Cluke, he took like six foragainst India one day on Day five bold Australia victory, very famous bowling innings. I might have taken as five. I don't know. Something ridiculous though. I should remember because that's actually a pretty iconic moment in Australian cricket.Love Clark is a bowler and then yet...

...smithie came into the side as aleggy. So both offer a bit of bit of parttime relief, let's say, on the Indian decks and maybe in Australia as well. But yet twoabsolute superstars with the BAT. Both probably first selections, I'd say. Andthen I don't know how you've done it, but I've gone with my trustee structureof it. All around or at number six. I can't lie.There wasn't really any screaming off the paper, Abbey. I don't think there wastoo many all arounds that have dominated this series over time. But Iwent with Bob Simpson, played in the S and s retired and then cameback in the late s bold legs bein about it all over. The orderactually opened quite a bit. He was almost in consideration for my opening spot, but he also batted a little bit at five and six. So that'sthat's made him eligible for this spot in my opinion. He averaged over fiftywith the bat against India, just under fifty in India and just over fiftyin Australia, so both very, very respectable stuff. They're bowling average ofunder thirty with twenty three wickets and eleven matches. He didn't bowl of thatmuch, but when we've got the Bowlers we've got to come happy to havesomeone who's more of a batting all around her at number six and he averagedunder thirty with the ball in both countries, which was actually pretty impressive, asspinners tend to struggle in Australia. So I've gone with Bob's Simpson fora little bit of leg spin action. But realistically, if I take PrimeClarky, he could have been my bowling my fifth bowling option, but I'dwanted to go a genuine one in there. How have you gone with your selectionstructure made? Have you got an all around her at six, orif you pick it up and now. I have gone with an all around. I was actually I'd said I was going to put Clark at five.I was actually going to put him at six and just have involve some parttimers. But I have gone with a proper all rounder, a bowling arounder. But capital Dev only average twenty six...

...with the bat in Australia, buthe just had that match winning extract. Are Sort of like a bend stokes, but probably not quite as good at batting. That can you know whenyou matches off his own bat, and obviously it was pretty much a goodenough pace bowler to make the team for that alone. So I've stuck himin there at number six. The top five is already good enough, soI don't think it really matters that he wasn't as good a batsman as likeClark and stuff. Yeah, but yeah, eighty wickets at twenty five with thenut as well. So yeah, yeah, I've actually got him inmy team as a bowler. Yeah, I want here. I was goingto sit on him. Yeah, I considered him at number six. Iwas going to pick him a number six and pick two spinners, but Ithought I'd go the all rounder as a spinner, but yeah, very,very fast selection. I'll talk about him. I'll add more onto what you justmentioned and we'll talk about the bowlers. But yeah, very fair. Shoutabsolutely legend of the game. Weikelt keeper. Do you have a Wiket keeper at number seven? I do. I was very surprised to see Gilli'sbunning record was absolutely are rocking again. I think average twenty five or something. Yeah, it's weird, but I've actually I've gone controversial again.I've Gone With Sid. I think that's so sad Kamani with the KEP.Him and downy are genuinely known as the best two keepers in India's history,and he actually averaged thirty six with the bat against Australia, which is alot better than his actual career average. So I've stuck in me in overDowney, which is probably controversial, but I led a bit of spice.Yeah, I'll be honest, I've actually never heard of him, but hedid definitely warrant consideration. For me. A lot of the Indian keepers werequite good overall, but then if you look at the breakdown between the Oresand India, difference it's quite substantial, but I've had to ignore that hereand I've actually picked ms done and he will also be my captain. He'scaptain the most games in the border gaviscod trophy series that so just for somecontext, I think they only started calling...

...at the border Gaviscat trophy in theearly S, so that doesn't include every one, but in that time hehad a win percentage of sixty one point five. Three is skip us.So that's why I picked him his captain. He played in this series between twothousand and seven and two thousand and fourteen. Obviously, is the keeperkeep about some nine hundred ninety runs from thirty three innings, averaging just overthirty five. He has a really bad average in Australia it's like nineteen orsomething, but an average of fifty seven in India. silly. Also hasn'treally healthy dismissal pert innings. I think he's the fifth best. Has thefifth highest dismissal putinings on average out of all the keepers who have played atleast five matches. So or is pretty hard to statistically tell if someone's agood keeper, but I think that might be a decent way to tell,but yeah, keep it was a probably one of the weakest spots in theside. I have to say that wasn't really anyone who was dominant, butI guess both those players, as you mentioned, were Indian keeping greats.Tim Pain, though, if he has a good summer here, he actuallycould step into this spot because he has a very good batting average against India. I think it's a second highest of all the keepers. So yet we'llsee. We'll see how the rest of his summer goes and if he playsIndia in any future series. Have you gone with two spinners here, oror just the one? Yep, so we talked about that dilemma. I'vedone capital Devitt six and then I've gone with two spinners. So, andI'm right, I've picked ours and Deja, who couldn't believe, is bowling averagenineteen point three against Australia, fifty six wickets and a handy batsman andfielder as well. So feel he's a decent shout at number eight. I'mnot. I'm not sure about having it depends where you're playing the Games,obviously, for whether you've toys. Yeah, yeah, that's all saying. It'spretty hard because, like, obviously, if you in India, you definitelyneed two spinners. I was going to picktued Asia, but I wasworried I was slipping into a bit of...

...an England trap. We're like fiveto twelve. Can All button bowl a little bit. So I've kind ofgone like I've stuck with just pure spinners and pure bats. And but Jadasia, he's a great utility to have. Perfect number eight. He was mice. He was my second option as a spinner. So he'll be the onegetting dropped if is he abounding above the keeper or you keeping him at that? I'm keeping him a dight. Yeah, it's a very good number. Thenthere's aboutsman, so very, very good footie John to say, secondspinner. And then, yes, I'm so I've gone with the king andit will come way. Hundred eleven wickets, average of thirty. We know hewas just an absolute machine. Bold seventy five over spells just did notstop. But yeah, he's a legend of the game and he's taking themost wickets in the history of the of the boarder Gavaskar trophy. Yeah,and he actually like it. I was looking at the spinners. They allstruggle in Australia todays is like the only one with a decent average, orlike a really good average, but he hasn't bowled too much in Australia.So Coumbley, I think he average just under forty, maybe thirty seven orsomething. But yeah, just the pure volume and he's dominance in India,it was hard to not pick him. One of the goat spinners in generalterms. And Yeah, you didn't turn it that much, but he wasjust so consistent, really smart the way you went about it, so hardnot to pick him. Yeah, very once again, similar to what yousaid about Gilcrest, warney obviously very famously struggled against India and in India inparticular. So he was left out, which is very rare. I don'tknow if there would be any other series in a team like this where he'dbe left out. He'd pretty much destroyed every other country played, but reallystruggled against India. I think he was like a last out in bowling averageout of the people who took more than forty wickets or something. So it'saverage like forty seven or something. Yeah,...

...so very interesting things you find outwhen you narrow it down to just their performance against one opposition. Butyeah, I've got COMBLAS, my spinner. He was actually not the worst batsman. I don't know if I'll have them that eight. Yeah, Iwon't happen at eight because I've got capital devils, Apaceballer. So you couldprobably slot in a number nine. Then your quicks also, I would havehad Jadaja if I was you. If I'm going to India, I'm pickingJadasia and probably just picking about tmn at six. But yeah, yeah,your days has incredible record in India. Your pace bowls. Mate, though, who are you looking at here? Yeah, so Glenmagras was obvious forme. Fifty one wickets average of eighteen. So He's gone in and I've alsogone with there are a few options here. This boke only played tengames because it was in the S and s. But Ray Lim Wall PlayedTen Games, took thirty six poles out of average of twenty. Had Oneof the best averages going around in this particular series. So I've selected gMcKenzie, quite stiffer. Yeah, yeah, I've actually picked that man. Youmentioned, g McKenzie, but firstly I've got capital Dev he'll be mynumber eight. Pretty Handy with a stick for a number eight. Yeah,just a very solid bowler, as you mentioned, similar to a stokes.The statistics don't quite do them just as so I don't think I'm obviously didn'treally watch him play, but from all accounts it was really pivotal to theIndian side and the s with both bat and ball in both tests and onedays he averaged twenty five point three five. Taken seventy nine wickets versus Australia.Seven five wicket halls in thirty eight innings. So he basically average oneevery five innings, which is pretty incredible to think, and similar average inboth Australian Australia and India, which I was quite impressed with. So he'smy number eight. Then I've got complay at nine and then my number ten. Don't know if he can bat but he's surely a bet about some thanMcGrath, Garth Mackenzie. Never heard of...

...this bloke in my life but hehad very impressive stats against India. He played in the S. didn't playtoo much in Australia against India, but in India he took thirty four wicketsat an average of nineteen point two six as an ozzy quick to take thatmany wickets of that average, it's pretty incredible. And played against played inthree different series against this Indian team in the s. So I thought hewas worth a selection and in there. As you mentioned, Glennor grasp,Stat's too hard to ignore. I think he would be in pretty much alls that Australia play against because he is an absolute consistent machine when it comesto wicket taking and keeping the school low. So yet got to have him inthere at number eleven. And yet that's I don't think we've done toobad there. I think we've got two good sides. Not Too much interms of differences, but there are a couplet s that we went one wayor the other. Who who are you most surprised at with their stats againstIndia, whether they're good or bad? Definitely David Boone. Could not believehe had average of seventy and over a thousand runs as well. So itwasn't just like a couple of good games. Yeah, that was actually pretty incredible. Yeah, I was. We talked about it a bit, butOh yeah, I was definitely shocked by Gillian Warny, like I knew warningreally as well. I knew warning didn't have great stats in India, butI wasn't expecting an average of forty seven and I wasn't expecting someone like coolBlake to shit on him statistically. So yeah, that was pretty impressive.But yeah, there's definitely a few interesting, interesting selections in them. Really.J was another one. He actually had a very good average against Australia, which shocks me because I don't think very highly of him when I thinkof his career. But yet definitely looking forward to the rest of the series. Is a few blokes in our team still playing and there might be afew enter the team based off the next...

...few series. But moving forward,mate, look at the boxing day test coming up. News test might notbe news test with the COVID situation in Sydney. Do you have any insight? Do you reckon Australia will whitewash the series or do you think India,even without Collie, could bounce back and still a game or two? Yeah, not without coalie. I'm giving them no chance at all. Yeah,I can't lie. Every time India come out it almost seems to be thesame situation. Yes, they did win the last series, I think,but that was obviously when Warner and Smith were suspended. And Yeah, Ijust don't think they can handle Hazel Wood and Cummins and start when he getsgoing, it's one of the best, if not the best, pace attackat the moment in the world. And yes, it does help with apink ball in a day night test. But I think even on a whatwill probably be a flat MCG wickt I think the Indians will struggle. AndI'm not sure what's happening with Shammy, but if he misses out, thenall of a sudden they're bowling attackers without two of their best, with ishantSharma not coming over. So yeah, I hate to say it, butI think it's curtains of India. They might got to draw out of oneof the Games. So maybe predicted three new school line but yeah, notnot looking great is it? which sucks because it was looking like being oneof the best test series in a while in terms of competitiveness. But nowhe all lies. Already go to the ashes and it's still twelve months away. But that's kind of how Australian cricket rolls these days because it is thatboring. And that'll be a whitewash as well. Yeah, standard, justcome there. It'll be the exact same as this series, that they'll getbilled. They'll be like, oh, this is one of the best Englandtest teams and ages and all that stuff. And happening it every time. Yeah, every time. And they would yeah, Jimmy ands and we'll rockup day one. Bull swings? No, absolutely no swing. I just getDick. But well, hope, maybe joffer and mark would will begoing by then be bowling one hundred and...

...fifty in a might be a differentstory. But yeah, won't get my heart hope hopes too high. ButYeah, sorry, Indian fans out there, if you're listening, creciate you gettingto this point, but I don't have of highest hopes for your side. Looking forward to Pajar and Rahana making some runs, hopefully. I likewatching those two bats so and if pretty sure could get going, I thinkthat could be very entertaining. I think he could win a few fans over, as he does like to go it two hundred strike rate. But hehad a nightmare of a of a test. Yeah, man, apparently ponting justpointed out what was wrong with his technique and then like next bullie gotout. Yeah, it was up with this silly yeah, he's gap betweenBat pad but yeah, he's probably got to get his feet moving a littlebit. But to see the catch. He dropped us all. Now Ithink absolute soda. Yeah, it's not looking very for him. He's probablygonna have to lift if he wants to stay in that side. But yeah, Mary Christmas, mate, three days to go to the big day.Between now and then we'll probably be recording one more potty and then before weknow it will be two thousand and twenty one. But thanks, as alwaysfor joining me. A bit of a shorter one today, but wanted tojump on this test series as it is an enjoyable thing to talk about andI thought this would be a fun way to chat about the history of theAustralian India test rivalry. And yet I hope you enjoyed your research, Matand I hope you enjoy picking your side, and I'm sure we'll do more cricketepisodes in the future, because we are both cricket enough, he's butyeah, marry Christmas to all listening, happy holidays and we'll see you nexttime.

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