It’s beginning to sound like a broken record. But once again when faced with quality spin bowling on a surface offering some assistance, Australia’s batsman have finished second best. In the end not even the predicted rain could save them in Kandy. Despite being favorites … Continue reading Australia fail to arrest spin deficiencies
Veteran batsmen are among a dying breed of experienced ex-international leaders on the county circuit; but can Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott follow suit? To witness Somerset’s Marcus Trescothick pull apart a Test-quality Pakistani attack on the way to his 61st first-class hundred this week … Continue reading Do Collingwood and Trescothick represent the last of the true county pros?
When the New South Wales contracts for next summer were recently released, two names immediately stood out. Arjun Nair and Jason Sangha not only stood out for their undoubted youthful talent, but also because of their ethnicity. The times are rapidly changing down under. … Continue reading Australia’s next generation of Asian talent.
A trip to the Bradman Museum in Bowral isn’t just about cricket; it’s about Australian sporting history, traditional and culture. It’s Easter Saturday and a beauty in Sydney. Replacing the dank and drizzle that plagued my Good Friday walk in the Eastern Suburb’s is … Continue reading Bowral – A step into Bradman country
With 2015 champions Yorkshire kick-starting another summer of County Cricket with defeat against the MCC in the annual curtain-raiser fixture in Abu Dhabi this week, I take a look to the future with ten young names under-20 to watch out for in 2016. Saif Zaib … Continue reading Ten under twenty
While both hard-hitting allrounders are of a similar age – Stokes’ international career has taken off spectacularly in recent times. Marsh meanwhile remains, for now, a project player. Mitchell Marsh will struggle to remember a better day than Saturday 6th February 2016. It began with … Continue reading Can Mitchell Marsh emulate the successes of Ben Stokes?
Australian cricket review 2015 The highs of March’s World Cup glory were replaced by the lows of August’s Ashes failure, amid a year that witnessed a spate of returns and farewells. It was a year of farewells and new beginnings in Australian cricket. Triumph, heartbreak, legacy, … Continue reading World Cup ecstasy to Ashes agony