If Nathan Lyon does not wish himself a safe passage through the Ashes when he blows out the candles for his 30th birthday on Monday then selectors should step in and do it for him. In the space of 12 months the spinner has gone from being on the cusp of losing his Test place to the man Australia can least afford to lose. While Australia's brains trust will closely monitor the fitness of its three leading quicks, it's the man known as the 'GOAT' whom they will be desperately hoping avoids injury.
National coach Darren Lehmann says Australia have plans in place for Ben Stokes should he make a shock return and participate in the Ashes. Stokes was stood down by the England and Wales Cricket Board and did not fly out to Australia with the England squad last month pending investigations after his part in a wild brawl outside a nightclub in Bristol in late September.
Matt Renshaw was dealt the hand nearly every great Australian batsman has been given and he has been told to follow their path if he is to get another crack at Test cricket. Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns and Test captain Steve Smith have challenged Renshaw to fight his way back into the XI through weight of runs after the opener was dumped from the Test squad on Friday.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".