Dhawan’s the man as India take 3-0 lead

An improved Australia performance saw them loose in the final hour in a rain reduced game. The kids on the naughty step were heavily missed as Australia struggled in the pace department. Shikar Dhawan and Murli Vijay made the most of this, both hitting big centuries which were pivotal in the Indians victory. A close eye was…

Nightwatchmen: The unexpected heros

After Steven Finn’s heroics with his (un-sponsored) bat last week in Dunedin, I put my thoughts back to the best nightwatchman innings of all time, I’m sure you all know who I am talking about. As well as how disappointed thankful James Anderson will be at relinquishing the post. Finn, the 6″8 Middlesex bowler, held out for…

Homeworkgate splits Australian camp

The Dictionary definition says the suffix ‘-gate’ should be used for ‘a public scandal’. With Australia banning 4 players for ‘not doing their homework’, President Nixon has competition for the biggest scandal of modern history. Even rivaling John Terry’s ‘Wife-Bonkinggate’, Oscar Pistorius’ ‘Your-Blades-Are-Too-Longgate’ and of course, not forgetting Alan Stanford’s ‘Stealing-Prickgate’… Australia have dropped two front…

Where’s the atmosphere in Barbados?

25 years ago, tours to the West Indies were the most dangerous and most enjoyable for every top team. The opportunity to take head blows from arguably the fastest bowling attack ever, to bowl at some of the most interesting batsmen of all time and a chance to play in front of the most charismatic crowd the world has…

Australia dominate on Indian soil

Australia’s men’s team may pass their women’s team on the way to India and will aim to replicate their performances as they look for a Test series win in one of the toughest countries to travel to in the world, India. Australia’s Women brought to an end what was a great World Cup with a…

England Players: Winning, Losing and Complaining

First blood Australia as their ‘A’ team beats the England Lions in the first One-Day at Hobart. While England players ask for higher payments to put them on equal terms with their Australian counter-parts, who earn millions through participation in the Big Bash League and the IPL. Shaun Marsh hit a 128 ball hundred as…

Whitewashed Windies

33-year-old Adam Voges’ maiden ODI century set up Australia’s victory over the West Indies in Melbourne to complete a 5-0 series whitewash. This is an unfortunate turn of form for the West Indies, who became twenty20 World Champions last year before losing a One-Day series against Bangladesh and then whitewashed by Australia, a team they beat by…

Poll: England’s 2013 fixture list

England’s fixture list has them playing just 3 teams in two away tours, two home tours and a tournament this year (providing they don’t get past the group stage of the Champions Trophy). Will the public get bored with watching the same two squads of players fight it out from February-June (New Zealand Away, Home and Champions Trophy) the…