Browsing All posts tagged under »Australia«

What The Matrix?

August 25, 2011 by


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 […]

The Final Walk of the Wizard from Oz

May 20, 2011 by


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 by


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 […]

Final Countdown

March 23, 2011 by


It might be a tragicomedy of epic proportions that India and Australia, the top 2 ranked teams in the rankings are playing each other in the QFs but who can they blame apart from themselves? While Group B was keenly contested, Group A lost much of its lustre after the Australia vs Sri Lanka game […]

Australia: Four-Peat Champions?

February 10, 2011 by


The three-time defending champions are heading into the world cup tournament on the back of a humiliating home Ashes defeat and with a few injuries in the bag. Amongst others, Ponting has been out with a finger injury for a while; Hauritz was hoping to make his comeback as the number one spinner but has […]

Australia’s low temperature spin cycle

January 15, 2011 by


Jump in your time machine and take yourself back to 1992. A young man from Melbourne has been in and out of the Australian test side – sometimes making a difference with his quirky slow spin, sometimes not. In fact, he was dropped by Accrington in the Lancashire leagues for simply not being good enough […]

Change For Change’s Sake

January 15, 2011 by


Australia is a helpful nation, whenever there is a tragedy we’re first out with the chequebooks and the same goes for cricket, when the ICC wanted to trial a pink cricket ball for day-night tests piggybacking on the popularity of one day cricket in the 1990s but that was a failure, that didn’t deter Australia. […]

Australia’s Blueprint for Success

January 2, 2011 by


On the eve of the final test at Sydney, all there is left to play for Australia is pride. While there will be plenty of talking points as to the sharp decline in performance of a once champion side, Cricket Australia (CA) need to look critically at the few key factors that are of deep […]

An Ashes Postmortem

January 2, 2011 by


It would be amiss to not start the piece without a congratulatory note to the England team for ensuring that the Ashes were retained. This has not happened for 24 years and that is quite a wait. What has astounded me however was how easily they managed to do it. At the time of writing […]

UDRS in its first 30 months: Consequences, Criticisms and Implications

December 30, 2010 by


The Umpire Decision Review System is a complex expert-technical apparatus designed for assisting on-field Umpires in International Cricket. It involves the use of a number of specific simulations – Hawkeye (or Virtual Eye), HotSpot, Super Slo-Motion and other video replay tools within a complex system of communications protocols involving On-field Umpires, Batsmen, Fielding Captains and […]