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West Indies’ Spin Battery

My Ukrainian friend came round my flat to watch the football on Wednesday. His interest in cricket is passing at best (but he is a sucker for football). At half-time I flicked over to check the West Indies-Zimbabwe score. Shane … 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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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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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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Interview with Jack Shantry

Jack Shantry is a medium pace bowler for Worcestershire. Two things struck me when I first saw him on television: his resemblance to Kevin Pietersen and his staggering bowling action. Indeed, describing his body as it contorts, twists and thrusts … 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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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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