Browsing: ODIs & T20

ODIs & T20
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Yawn

I had an epiphany while watching England’s T20 the other day. I suddenly realised that I didn’t care who won. This might sound blasphemous to many – most hardcore supporters care about every single result – but I couldn’t help how I felt. Normally I care a great deal whether…

ODIs & T20
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Malan Of War

You’ve got to love it when someone hits a beautiful boundary to score their very first international runs. David Gower did it over 30 years ago, and now another elegant left- hander, Dawid Malan, has done it again. And what a superb shot it was too – a classy pull…

ODIs & T20
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Controversy at Taunton

A few words on yesterday’s T20 down in Somerset. Firstly, what a good game it was! The teams might have been experimenting a bit, and trying new players, but it was quite an intense finish. If only Liam Dawson could have hit that last ball for four. If truth be…

ODIs & T20
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Bairstow Makes His Case, Again

Shall we talk briefly about yesterday’s T20? Go on then. We absolutely smashed South Africa at the Rose Bowl on a sweltering evening. It was about as one-sided as T20’s come. The Cricket Boks stuttered to 142-3, with AB de Villiers and Behardien “hitting” pedestrian half-centuries that cost their side…

ODIs & T20
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Livingstone & Crane In The Frame

James Whitaker always makes me laugh. He can’t just say “we’ve got some good young players coming through”. Instead he has to dress everything up in corporate language, as if he’s the CEO of PWC. The T20 series against South Africa presents us with an opportunity to incorporate several players…

Champions Trophy 2017
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South Africa Series Wrap

So what did you think? If you had a ticket for the Rose Bowl game I imagine you’re feeling as smug as Donald Trump when he puts his arm around Melania. You saw an absolute classic on Saturday and the result even went the right way too. Shame everyone else…

Ind v Eng 2016
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What Happened Next? The 3rd T20

Let’s play ‘What Happened Next?’. England are a promising 119-2 off 13 overs chasing a competitive but not insurmountable 202 on a fast scoring ground. Two experienced batsmen are at the crease. Both are well set. Surely a close finish is on the cards? Nope. Instead of setting up a…

Ind v Eng 2016
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England Foiled By Billy The Kid: 2nd T20

There’s no point crying over a T20 international – especially one everyone will have forgotten by this time next week – but England were a little hard done by in Nagpur yesterday. We were pretty much cruising to victory, with just eight runs needed off the last over, when an umpire with a…

Ind v Eng 2016
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Bowlers And Skipper Do The Job

Well, well, well. It looks like England victories in India are like buses. And I don’t mean that they’re big, red, overcrowded, and driven by people who get angry if you don’t give them the right change. I wrote an article the other day on why I think T20 is…

Ind v Eng 2016
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Are England Better At T20s Than ODIs?

I’m going to eschew fancy headlines today. This article will do what it says on the tin. With the T20 games in India about to begin, it’s time I asked whether Eoin Morgan’s T20 side is better than its 50 over equivalent. Why do I ask? Because it has been playing…

Ind v Eng 2016
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Woakes Goes From Villain To Hero

I have some momentous news to bring you. I’m delighted to report that the England cricket team has finally won a game against India. It only took eight attempts. Yesterday’s win was brilliant. I don’t care that it was a dead rubber. India were desperate to notch a seventh straight…

Ind v Eng 2016
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Captain Morgan Excels But Ship Still Sinks

Wash, rinse, repeat. Today’s ODI was pretty much the same story as the last one but with two interesting but ultimately inconsequential differences: this time England batted second, and this time the captain made some runs. Unfortunately we still lost the game because, well, our bowling attack is still the…

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