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The man who could’ve been better than McGrath playing Norwegian club cricket
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...
The curse of the Chinaman: Why do left arm leg spinners rise and then fall?
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CricTracker: What’s wrong with Virat Kohli?
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?
My favourite player Brett Lee
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
Do things the Mohammed Siraj way
"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
CricTracker: Kuldeep Yadav: The artist gone astray
“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
An over of genius
Dark-red dukes ball, gloomy skies, a pitch with a tinge of green and an awaiting James Anderson: a scene we have seen far too often. And one with an inevitable result: Bamboozled batsmen. Extravagant swing. Tantalising seam. Limitless control. A supernatural display of poetry in motion. The expertise of Anderson in overcast conditions is not… Continue reading An over of genius
Ashwin vs Root: one will fall
Breathtaking. The Godzilla vs Kong trailer was simply breathtaking. I'll admit, I was never really an avid follower of the MonsterVerse franchise but this spectacular trailer has converted me instantly into a fanatic. A movie about a colossal lizard battling a gargantuan gorilla in a no holds barred battle till the death does sound primitive.… Continue reading Ashwin vs Root: one will fall
The deadly simplicity of Lasith Embuldeniya
Sri Lanka, a diminutive island on the coast of South India, is heralded as the "pearl of the Indian ocean". Spectacular wildlife, sparkling splendour and mouth-watering cuisine: it is a commodity like no other, a fragment of literal paradise. Uniqueness is a trait that runs deep into Sri Lankan culture and into their cricket. From… Continue reading The deadly simplicity of Lasith Embuldeniya