Category: Cricket

In Prithvi Shaw, have India unearthed the next Gavaskar or Tendulkar?

Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Prithvi Shaw: pocket-rocket Indian batsmen standing just 165 centimetres tall, but huge on talent. Sunil Gavaskar was the first Test batsman to crack the 10,000-run barrier, Sachin Tendulkar the leading Test run-getter with 15,921 and 51 Test centuries, and yesterday Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a Test […]

Finch as a Test opener is a mistake

Aaron Finch averages only 18 as an opening batsman in the Sheffield Shield yet Australia surprisingly are set to play him at the top of the order in the first Test against Pakistan which starts on Sunday. Finch looks certain to make his Test debut in Dubai but it won’t be in the middle order […]

Batting is Australia’s key in the UAE

The Australian cricket team have struggled in Asia for over a decade now – in the last ten years Australia have played 24 Tests but won just three and lost 16. The reason Australia has had such a poor record in Asia has been the inability of their batting to cope up with the conditions, […]

Mitch Marsh and Josh Hazlewood named joint vice captains for Australian Test side

Mitchell Marsh’s continued spot in the Australian Test side has been all but solidified after he was revealed as a surprise vice captain for the Australian Test team today. With Steve Smith and David Warner’s suspension still in effect, the national selection panel and Cricket Australia board today revealed the appointment of Marsh and injured […]

Qadir’s strange debut, young guns firing and finally some respect for spin

The domestic One Day tournament enters its final round tomorrow and already it has thrown up a host of intriguing stories. Here are some of the key talking points from the JLT Cup to date. The strange story of Usman Qadir Yesterday a 25-year-old leg spinner took 3 for 50 for WA against Victoria on […]

Famous Test swansongs at The Oval

By playing his final Test match at The Oval against India earlier this month, seasoned English opener Alastair Cook joined an illustrious list of cricketers to have walked into the sunset at the iconic London venue. More often than not, The Oval has hosted the concluding Test of the English summer, making it a favoured […]