Monthly Archives: January 2013

South Africa vs Pakistan Preview

This should be a good one. Pakistan come into this series with perhaps two of their best years in the Test format behind them, full of confidence following their clean sweep of England twelve months ago and the recent ODI … Continue reading

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ODI Cricket Is Dead; Long Live ODI Cricket

Over the last three weeks, we cricket addicts have been able to indulge in three separate One Day International series’: England in India; the Sri Lankans in Australia and New Zealand in South Africa. That only one of these head … Continue reading

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Kane Williamson: 145*

I’m fully aware that I got carried away with the Kiwi victory (and James Franklin’s innings especially) on Saturday, but I’ll take these words to the grave. The fifty over format is not one that I associate with the classical, … Continue reading

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James Franklin (or How I learned to Love the Medium Pacer)

James Franklin is famous (well, as famous as a New Zealander could be) for all the wrong reasons. First off he plays for New Zealand, which in cricketing terms is the equivalent of being the resident IT nerd: smart, thin … Continue reading

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Australia vs Sri Lanka verdict (+ other thingy-ma-jigs)

Australia beat Sri Lanka 3-0. A whitewash. I didn’t predict that one did I? You all have permission to desert me now for ever more. To my (and their) credit, the Sri Lankans only embarrassed themselves in one of the … Continue reading

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South Africa vs New Zealand Preview (Happy New Year)

2013, you look good. I woke up today at half eleven (a late riser like many I assume) greeted by decently blue skies; a far cry from the rain I stood in at 3am waiting for the 341: the most … Continue reading

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