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Glamorgan: All Quiet on the Western Avenue

November 25, 2011


‘Twas the month before Christmas, all through the SWALEC Something was stirring, becoming a wreck… The skipper was hung out to dry without care, By the next season, who still will be there…? It’s quite remarkable how some things can change from one year to the next. There are those among us who would argue […]

Misbah’s Day of Reckoning

October 20, 2011


There have been many divisive players to represent Pakistan in recent memory:  Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Wasim bhai, even Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal. These are players who can boast some combination of bombastic personas, inhuman ability, odious morals, or at least—in the case of Malik—instant hate-ability. Misbah-ul-Haq, on the other hand, has nothing. The man […]

Posted in: Pakistan, Raza Naqvi

Sitting on the Fence

August 30, 2011


“The time is coming where you have to choose between what is easy, and what is right” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It didn’t take a rocket scientist – or a banking executive – to figure out that Australian cricket has both structural and talent issues.  A 4-1 thumping in […]

Posted in: Ashes, Australia

What The Matrix?

August 25, 2011


Jarrod Kimber is the Editor of Spin Cricket and also half of the double act The Two Chucks. And that is while he is not authoring best-selling books and taking the mickey out of anyone and anything over at Cricket With Balls. Jarrod agreed to share his views on the recently released Argus report that […]

Posted in: Australia, Guest Columns

‘Excessive Turn’ and Other Punchlines

July 24, 2011


It’s very easy to cry conspiracy when decisions made by a governing body go against the team you support. Despite it being more often than not wide of the mark, in Hampshire’s case it could be claimed that the 8 point deduction for a ‘poor’ (note the use of inverted commas) pitch imparted by the […]

Buffering USA

June 11, 2011


A few months ago, the West Indies took on Sri Lanka in a Test match in Colombo. This match was of such little commercial consequence that no major broadcaster bothered to cover it, and so the only transmission available was from the understandably ill-equipped Sri Lankan state TV. It would only be mild hyperbole to […]

The Final Walk of the Wizard from Oz

May 20, 2011


A couple of weeks ago, Shane Warne announced via his twitter account that this IPL season would be the last season of professional cricket for him. With that comes to an end one of the most fascinating chapters of a sportsman. His career has been plagued with scandals starting with his dealing with bookies, a […]

MS Dhoni: An Assured Level-5 Leader

April 16, 2011


I remember the day very clearly. It was the 8th of November 2008. A Saturday. It was the third day of the final Test match of the series (at Nagpur) between India and Australia. I had watched the most gripping session of Test cricket in my Melbourne home. Having commenced the day on 189 for […]