Doing the general knowledge crossword in The Age newspaper. Here is the question:
Which captain of the English cricket team first employed the 'bodyline' tactics against the Australian team?
The answer is "Wyatt", but is this correct?
Wyatt was the captain when bodyline was first employed during the 1932/33 Australian season, during the Australian XI vs MCC game at the MCG in November 1932.
The question is if it is correct to call this a match between "the English cricket team" and "the Australian team".
I think not. Touring teams from England were never known as "England" except for in the Test matches. Outside of that they were playing as the Marylebone Cricket Club.
I am more open to the Australian XI being "the Australian team", but its still very dicey. This was certainly not a team representing Australia, but a team chosen to give certain players some exposure to the touring team's players ahead of the Test series.
So I am inclined to think that the question is poorly worded, to the extent that the answer is incorrect.