November 2014

A time of introspection for cricket

It is often said that sport is a great leveller. However, this week it has served to flatten most people. The horrific scenes that played out at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday afternoon have left a pall hanging over us all, whether we are cricket followers or not. All of us are sportspeople at […]

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My Australian Test XI for the Gabba Test

Australia copped a hiding in the two Tests against Pakistan in the UAE. There is no chance it will suffer the same fate at home against India. The venue has often determined the outcome of Australia-India series as much as the playing personnel with the home side in the last two series claiming the Border-Gavaskar […]

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Have recent Test debutants been given a raw deal?

If Mitchell Starc misses out on the first Test against India next month it will mark the eighth time he has been dropped and he has only played 13 Tests. Since debuting in December 2011, Starc’s Test career with respect to the number of matches he has played each time he was recalled before being […]

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Female cricket commentators making their mark, at last

OMG, female cricketers have infiltrated the commentary box this summer. Yet remarkably the sky has not fallen in. Who would have thought? There have been several attempts in the past to include women in the commentary of cricket. The first, in this country, was the decision by Channel Nine to utilise actress Kate Fitzpatrick as […]

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Tendulkar displays questionable shotmaking in his autobiography

Sir Donald Bradman aside, Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the biggest name in cricket. Hence, the release this week of his autobiography was a much anticipated affair. No man has played more Test matches (200) and ODIs (463) and with an international career that spanned 24 years Tendulkar’s story was always going to be painted on […]

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David Warner is bound for greatness

A little over 18 months ago David Warner’s international career was at the crossroads. A twitter rant with two leading Australian cricket journalists on the tour of England was closely followed by a late night physical altercation with England batsman Joe Root during the Champions Trophy. The first outburst resulted in Cricket Australia issuing a […]

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