Browsing All posts tagged under »Australia«

What The Matrix?

August 25, 2011 by

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. […]