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No prizes for guessing the focus of this week's Twitter round-up, and as ever, the nature of the foremost microblogging site means that we will be tackling the matter in great depth. We won't just be looking at the rights and wrongs of Australia's decision to suspend four players, the discussion will also lead us to answer questions about culture, contentment and maturity.
Andrew Flintoff gives the English view on this week's events.
The wishful thinking
David Warner feels that he is expressing the feelings of many people.
"Think the homework saga is getting a little old now."
Nice try, Dave. But you're wrong.
Last week Matthew Hayden was sitting in an airport, smugly contemplating how wonderful his life was. But that was before four Australian players were dropped for crimes against bureaucracy.
The contrast is stark. Airport philosophy is a dangerous game.
The comfort zone
Is the problem that recognition, fame and fortune are coming too easily to Australian players these days? Let's get the view of Pat Cummins. Are young Aussie cricketers spoilt? Are they perhaps too comfortable?
Accusations of back chat and "giving attitude", incomplete homework, and a stroppy vice-captain who says he might decide not to play anymore (a sentiment that was in no way related to the fact that he'd just been told off). It's hard to avoid the feeling that Australia's cricketers are maybe just a tad juvenile.
Can David Warner bring a bit of maturity to the squad?
Guess that's a no.
The older grown-up
It's not like the good old days when strong, serious-minded men like Shane Warne represented Australia.
The actual grown-ups
But what is maturity really all about? Well, firstly it's about finding yourself irritated by seemingly trivial things. For example, Glenn McGrath has been admirably frustrated with the human race this week.
Glenn's right on the money there. And why does everyone rush towards the check-in desk, even when it's not their row being called? You've got allocated seats and the plane's not going to leave without you.
Anyway, a second way to show maturity is to react negatively to any form of change, like David Hussey.
This is what Australia are missing: general tetchiness and a deep-seated fear of change. This is what they need to instil.
Tino Best's modesty corner
Why is Tino here?
And he's achieved that via a hashtag.
Chris Gayle's modesty corner
Is Chris Gayle jealous of anyone?
Nottinghamshire's Riki Wessels is venturing into new territory.
"Just smashed a @YOSushi #rolloingdownhills"
What is this depravity?
Wessels' team-mate Alex Hales expresses all of our feelings regarding that.
"Properly missed nandos"
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