Before you watch the likes of James Anderson and Mohammed Siraj rip apart batsmen with wobble seam, read this article on the tragedy of the father of the ball, the Dark Lord of Fast Bowling…
We’ve known for a while that Liam Livingstone can hit a long ball but boy, does he hit a long ball. And it’s not just one fluky biff across the line carried by an abnormal wave of wind: he does it again and again and again. This Hundred, he has scored 348 runs (the most… Continue reading The slashing blade of Liam Livingstone and the monstrous future of the elegant backswing
Again? In yesterday’s T20I against England, Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck again. It had already happened twice in the England tests, a series in which he averaged 28.67. This is getting concerning. Kohli hasn’t scored a century since the 23rd of November 2019. Just let that sink in. What began as brief lean… Continue reading CricTracker: What’s wrong with Virat Kohli?
Brett Lee shouldn’t be my favourite player. He retired from professional cricket in January 2015. I only began watching cricket a month later, the start of the 2015 ODI world cup. I never watched Lee live, in person or on the TV. He’s also Australian! And yet he is still my favourite player. I first… Continue reading My favourite player Brett Lee
“In Australia, or in India, wherever I bowl, I want to put 100% effort to bowl.” said Mohammed Siraj after the first day of the fourth ENG vs IND test. That’s Mohammed Siraj in a nutshell for you. Everything he does is done at 100% intensity. Nothing less. Every single ball, he ferociously sprints to… Continue reading Do things the Mohammed Siraj way
“There is a time for everyone. But now Kuldeep is our frontline number one overseas spinner,” announced Ravi Shastri in February 2019. Really? Kuldeep Yadav, a rookie with just 6 Tests of experience, to be mighty India’s number one overseas spinner? Ahead of a seasoned veteran with 350+ Test wickets and India’s most valuable Test… Continue reading CricTracker: Kuldeep Yadav: The artist gone astray
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