Posts Tagged ‘Twenty20’
ENGLAND head into this morning’s third Ashes test knowing victory will secure them the miniscule trophy.
The generations of England supporters reared on Ashes defeats will quite rightly celebrate the inevitable victory (even if it does not come in the third test) with much gusto.
But the poor showing so far from Australia should render the victory anhedonic. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
FOR the third time running the World Twenty20 was an unqualified success.
For the first time ever the England limited-overs cricket team was an unqualified success. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
MONDAY marks the first day of the second week of Wimbledon.
The second Monday is always the best day of the tournament, with all the men’s and women’s last 16 matches taking place.
But it is all downhill from here. Read the rest of this entry »
TWELVE teams have been whittled down to two in the Twenty20 World Cup.
Sri Lanka destroyed the West Indies in the semi-finals and must now be considered favourites to win the final.
Most teams employed the tactic against the Windies that “if we get Chris Gayle out early, then we will probably win”, but the Sri Lankans clearly thought “sod that, let’s just get the rest of them out.”
Pakistan progressed thanks to a very impressive victory over South Africa, having reached the semi-finals despite only beating New Zealand of the other test-playing nations.
South Africa have been the most confusing team in this tournament and this is no mean feat in a keenly fought category with England and Pakistan both producing a series of Jeykll and Hyde performances. Read the rest of this entry »