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No cloud in England’s twenty20 silver lining

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ENGLAND’S World Twenty20 win has raised questions about the position of test captain Andrew Strauss.

Will he have lost the dressing room? Will they still feel like “his team”? Will the world champions respect his leadership?

However asking those questions shows a lack of understanding of modern cricket or, simply, a failure to read a teamsheet. Read the rest of this entry »

All but Colly wobbled

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HAVING fought so hard to escape with draws at Centurion and Cape Town, it was disappointing to see England collapse so abjectly at Johannasberg.

But that should not detract from what has been a relatively successful tour for England. Read the rest of this entry »

PS we’re awful at cricket again

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ENGLAND are in the middle of a one-day international series against Australia.

I say that because you probably have not noticed. Read the rest of this entry »

Pietersen injury highlights a wider problem for the game

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KEVIN PIETERSEN has been forced out of the rest of this summer’s Ashes series with an achilles injury.

The loss of their best batsman is a huge loss for England.

And it now means, following Andrew Flintoff’s looming retirement (although Flintoff will limp through the rest of the series), the IPL has cost England probably their two best players and definitely their two most marketable. Read the rest of this entry »

Boycott’s mum could do it better – if she were alive

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RICKY PONTING has thrown his toys out of pram after Australia failed to win the first test.

In doing so he has already turned Bilal Shafayat into this series’ Gary Pratt.

Even some of Ponting’s players have suggested that Australia would have adopted similar time-wasting tactics.

And Ponting only has himself and his side to blame for not bowling Monty Panesar out in 35 attempts.

Panesar is such a poor batsman that I am pretty sure Geoffrey Boycott’s mum could have got him out, if she were alive. Read the rest of this entry »

Wait until I get my hands on Duckworth and Lewis

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THE Twenty20 World Cup is over.

I mean, there are technically some matches still to be played and the small matter of deciding who actually wins the thing, but now England have followed Australia out of the door, meaning there is no-one left to support.

Obviously I was not supporting Australia, but instead whoever they were playing against and thanks to the West Indies and Sri Lanka for that. Read the rest of this entry »