Author Jack Mendel

Player Spotlight
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Younus and Us

Younus Khan’s retirement after Pakistan’s series against the Windies will see one of the last true greats of the last 20-years, and perhaps the most undervalued and underrated, finally leave the game. Pakistan’s leading Test run-scorer is rarely mentioned in the company of other legends – which is both surprising and…

News
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Eoin Morgan’s Bum Deal

Today Jack Mendel continues our build up to Ireland’s ODIs in England this summer with a robust defence of Eoin Morgan, the man set to lead his adopted country against his native one in May. I’d also like to tell you about the above video of comedian Dara O’Briain commentating on the…

Player Spotlight
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Broad Would Be England’s First Australian Captain

Here’s Jack Mendel with some interesting thoughts on Stuart Broad’s candidacy. Thanks go to our friends at The Diary of The 17th Man for the image above. We’ve resurrected it from a piece Jeremy Pooley wrote for us a while back.  Following the resignation of Alastair Cook, the possibility of Stuart…

Talking Points
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Kumar Sangakkara: Knowing When To Go

Every fan is invested in the career of their favourite players, and I’d rather remember a great legacy like that of Kumar Sangakkara than a grand goodbye like Sachin’s. I loved watching Brian Lara. I was upset when Lara retired, not just because he would be no more, but because…