NSW and Sydney Sixers fast-bowler, Mickey Edwards, tells Sam Alexander how the Australian Cricketers’ Association is securing the future of cricket in Sydney and Australia.
Bigger bats, longer matches and lots of money. With new rules introduced and an eye on monetary gain, one ponders the question; is the future of Australian cricket being undermined?
Sydney Sixers bowlers Jackson Bird and Stephen O’Keefe have put rival BBL batsman on red alert with the pair showing their quality in the Sixers disappointing loss on Sunday.
Many have not been able to answer the question over how Australia can be rolled for 136 at Edgbaston and 60 at Trent Bridge while the POMs pile on the runs.
It all comes down to Australian batsmen adopting a foreign tactic in unfamiliar conditions, and its ramifications were severe.
Australian captain Steve Smith echoed predecessors by declaring his new-look side, which will take on New Zealand and West Indies this summer, is an ongoing part of a process of ‘generational change’.
But when will the change cease?
With the Australian side constantly on the road, Steve Smith hadn’t even seen the two Test hopefuls in the nets, let alone a game.
Coach Darren Lehmann’s dossier is equally thin.