December 2016


Nathan Lyon needs to be booted

Nathan Lyon is a walking dichotomy. He is currently experiencing a level of adoration from the fans like never before in his 62-Test career. Yet, at the same time, he no longer deserves his place in the side. Unless he can conjure something special in the last two days at Melbourne he should not be […]

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Australia needs pace in India, not spin

India’s tour next tour of India looms large with the first Test exactly two months from today. Much of the focus will be on whether Australia has the requisite spin bowling stocks to have an impact against a powerful batting line-up. Perhaps, it is not that important a discussion. I was lucky enough to commentate […]

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Virat Kohli is clearly the batsman in the world

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is currently monstering England and in the process stamping himself as the best batsman in the world. In the first four Tests of a five Test series he has plundered 640 runs at an average of 128.0. His most recent innings – a career high 235 at Mumbai – has taken […]

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Steve Smith is bound for greatness

If he was to retire today, Steve Smith’s career would stack up favourably against anybody. But, at 27 years of age and in the prime of his career, he is a long way from finished and by the time he is he will sit amongst the highest echelon of the sport. Much has changed since […]

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