Browsing: World T20 2016

News
28
Never Get Your Hopes Up

Three hours to almost win it. One minute to lose it. I’m not sure I can believe what I just saw. What looked like it was going to be a glorious night for English cricket suddenly turned into an all too familiar kick in the crotch. I suppose we should’ve guessed.…

News
5
Is England’s Name On The Cup Again?

I love it when England reach finals in any sport. I always get butterflies 24 hours ahead of the game, even though I’m now in my fourth decade and a signed up member of the grumpy old man association. Although Sunday’s World T20 final certainly isn’t the biggest game of…

News
27
Just Superb: England Reach World T20 Final

We’ve been waiting an awfully long time for an England limited overs side to put in a complete performance. Many of us doubted whether it was even possible. But today is finally happened. And it happened on a big stage and on a big occasion too. I’m not sure what happened…

News
19
What’s Next? Can England Go All The Way?

Aside from the organisational cockups at the beginning, and the fact that associate nations effectively had to qualify for the tournament twice, this has been a pretty good World T20 thus far. We’ve had some very close games, the odd upset – Afghanistan take a bow – and some big…

News
13
Hello Semi Finals

Not long ago, Sri Lanka were crowned World T20 champions. England were humiliated by Holland and sent packing. How things change. The Sri Lankans are a shadow of their former selves. They’ve lost far too much talent over the last eighteen months and the guys coming through don’t look much…

News
16
Mo Need To Worry: Ali Rescues England

Oh dear. That was almost a complete calamity. The words ‘do I not like Orange’ kept swirling around my head. But luckily one man stood up and said “I will not play like a complete buffoon today”. That man was Moeen Ali, whose precious 41 saved England from an utter…

News
34
The Monday Masala

Morning all. I hope you had a good weekend. Did you enjoy the cricket? I’m by no means an avid T20 fan but this year’s tournament has been pretty entertaining so far. There have been a few upsets – as tends to happen in the shortest for of the game – and…

News
28
Have That!

Just a few words about England’s incredible win in the World T20 today. It was one of those wins that will be remembered for a long time. At half-time it looked like we’d blown it. 229 is runs on the board and then some. First up, let’s talk about England’s…

News
70
Gayle Force 100

Well that was thoroughly depressing. It was men against boys I’m afraid; or rather man against boys, man. Chris Gayle took one look at the likes of Topley, Willey and Jordan and thought “I’ve seen better bowlers on the beach”. He’s not wrong. Our attack didn’t look anything like international…

News
25
World T20 Preview: The Also-Rans (Sri Lanka & Pakistan)

It’s time to wrap up our World T20 preview with a quick look at the Sri Lankans and Pakistanis. I’ve left these teams until last because they’re possibly the weakest of the major nations. Their build up to the tournament has been chaotic, with Pakistan initially refusing to travel to…

News
12
World T20: Dark Horses Or Four Horsemen?

Today we continue with our World T20 preview. Thus far we’ve looked at the three favourites: India, Australia and South Africa. I’d like to examine some of the dark horses now. Are New Zealand, England and the West Indies genuine challengers or are they headed for apocalyptic doom? Let’s start with everyone’s…

News
16
World T20 Preview – Australia and South Africa

A few days ago I was waxing lyrical about India’s batsmen. Although their seam bowling isn’t the strongest, their batting experience, depth and flair make them big favourites for the World T20. But who are the nearest challengers? I’m afraid it’s not England – the mere suggestion that England might…

1 2