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A few thoughts on the World T20

The T20 World Cup finished over a week ago and my life seems emptier without it. I don’t remember following an international cricket competition as closely as I followed this one: I watched over half of the matches and knew at all times the fates of every team. I think perhaps this is because T20 is such a short form ...

West Indies emerge victorious in a seesaw battle

T20 format in cricket is something like a rebel game or it so seems to the traditional test cricket, in the days of Kerry Packers rebel tours the test playing nations officialdom despised, by laying sanctions on players participation. In fact the seeds of future cricket was laid here where quick fire games became the norm for this format, here ...

England Power To World T20 Final

England powered into their second World Twenty20 final as they beat New Zealand by seven wickets in India where the World Twenty20 Cricket championship is being held. Batting first, the Black Caps New Zealand team raced to 89-1 after 10 overs, with Colin Munro making a score of 46. However England came back in the middle overs and towards the ...

Ashes up for grabs for England at Trent Bridge

Trent Bridge

Few expected England to be heading into the fourth test of an Ashes series that, prior to its start, they were widely predicted to lose with a chance to seal possession of the famous urn even before the final Test match. Even fewer would have forecast it after the horror show that was their performance in the second test at Lord’s.

Nevertheless, following a dominant display at Edgbaston, that is the position that they now find themselves in ahead of tomorrow’s fourth Test at Trent Bridge. The fact that, even with the injury to their pace spearhead James Anderson, there is a degree of expectation, rather the usual blind optimism, amongst England fans speaks volumes.

There is much cause for that optimism. The pendulum of press criticism that has swung violently throughout this series is once again pressed firmly against Australia. Their captain Michael Clarke has issued a furious denial that he is coming to the end of his career, while the mutterings about the way that wicket-keeper Brad Haddin was dropped after missing the second test to be with his i

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