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‘The King Is Dead; Long Live The King!’ Why I Believe Andy Flower’s Time Is Running Out

Andy Flower, as the coach of the England cricket team, deserves the universal acclaim he has received, but just as Duncan Fletcher eventually left the same role among a tainted, rancorous atmosphere, I believe Flower’s time must come to an … Continue reading

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Misbah and Redemption

Misbah-ul-Haq is the easiest player in world cricket to admire. Elevated to the Pakistan captaincy amid the upheaval and toil that erupted after the spot-fixing debacle of 2010, Misbah has led his side with an honesty and humility that is … Continue reading

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A Cricketing Masochist

I am very proud to be a British citizen  (my roots are clogged up with a bunch of Scots and Irish, so I could never only exclusively say ‘English’, I mean, look at my surname) and an important aspect of … Continue reading

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The Art of Muttiah Muralitharan

Last week I wrote a short piece in celebration of Harbhajan Singh’s one hundredth Test Match appearance. I wrote about his bowling; his action and how exactly he has deceived and dismissed over 400 batsmen throughout his fifthteen year Test … Continue reading

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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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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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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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