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India: the new Australia?

India took the seven match bilateral ODI series against Australia 3-2 with a victory in the final fixture yesterday. I can’t be a complete killjoy: there were some pretty exciting moments during the series; however I can’t really recall these … Continue reading

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Finally! Other Stuff is About to Happen!

The BCCI completely flouted the Future Tours Program – and thus the legitimacy of the international calendar – in scheduling a two Test series at home against the West Indies towards the back-end of this year; in what is difficult … Continue reading

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Something is Happening Here and You Don’t Know What it is

Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson have all been sent back to Australia from the tour of India. After the humbling defeat in the second Test, the coach Mickey Arthur asked each player to think of three … Continue reading

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Bhaji, or Australia’s Number One Pest

Harbhajan Singh will walk out tomorrow in Chennai with the weight of fifthteen years of Test cricket behind him and will be wearing his one hundredth (floppy) cap. Of course the whole tradition of a cap awarded for each appearance … 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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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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The Year In Review (Oh God!) 2012

Well wasn’t 2012 awful? I hope it was better for you, but I must say, a lot of drudgery and upheaval happened on this side of the keyboard. Alas, why should I bore you, you come here for the cricket … Continue reading

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Come! Come! Come – Nuclear Bomb

Everyday is like Sunday Or so it seemed on the Nagpur track where England ground out the dourest of draws to secure their first test series win in India since 1984/85. Even Trott and Bell’s partnership over the last day … Continue reading

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Out of the Frying Pan; Into the Fire

This week England has named their squad for the upcoming tour of India. This week may have finally been the point at which Kevin Pietersen snaps, and decides he no longer wants to be a part of this English set … Continue reading

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