Browsing All posts tagged under »Shane Warne«

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ricky Ponting in a controversy: What’s new?

December 27, 2010 by


England should just go ahead and retain the Ashes. It would establish that the most dominating team over a grueling 5 Test match series will win the trophy at the end of the day. It would also do a ton of good for Australian cricket, because they will cease living in denial that everything is […]

The Lara Crunch Innings Urban Legend

December 6, 2010 by


The thousands of man hours spent debating which one is “greater” – Lara or Tendulkar, far outnumber the thousands of runs both those men have scored. And the debates continue. As they would for a qualifier as subjective as “greater”. Both men are inarguably legends, demigods not only in their own countries but throughout the […]

In Murali’s Defence

November 11, 2010 by


Few cricketers of the modern era have polarised the game’s fans like Muttiah Muralitharan. Now that he has retired from tests, the consensus in the media seems to be that with 800 test wickets to his credit, his place in cricket’s hall of fame is secure; I agree with this. However, going by the reactions […]

Australia’s Decline: The Numbers

November 10, 2010 by


Much has been made of the fact that this is England’s first Ashes tour down under where they won’t have to face the likes of Warne, McGrath, and Gilchrist – or The Freaks as I’ll call them for now – and that it is therefore our best chance of beating them on home soil since […]