19 07, 2019

A Cynic’s Review Of The World Cup

July 19th, 2019|World Cup 2019|18 Comments

Ramiz Raja has lost it. He’s frozen mid-pitch, stuttering through a sentence he’s destined never to complete while his eyes plead with the strip for any clue on what to say next. Call it green, Ramiz, dry, a camel, swear on live television – anything – just get the hell out of [...]

11 07, 2019

World Cup Final Here We Come

July 11th, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|39 Comments

I won’t ask you to boot up your phone and laptop cameras, but I wish you could see the beaming smile etched across my face. There’s nothing better than destroying / obliterating / absolutely tanking the Aussies, and to do it in a World Cup semi final is all the sweeter. England [...]

3 07, 2019

Semi Finals Here We Come

July 3rd, 2019|World Cup 2019|41 Comments

You can relax now. At least for a few days. England are through to the semis after a comfortable win against a sloppy New Zealand team that never really showed up. We batted really well at the outset (when the pitch was at its best) and then bowled really well to seal [...]

1 07, 2019

Still Alive

July 1st, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|49 Comments

What a weekend of cricket. I'll start by quickly mentioning the Pakistan and Afghanistan contest, which was one of the best ODIs I've seen in ages. Although I feel desperately sad for Afghanistan, who really should have won, I tip my hat to Pakistan's middle and late-order. It was some comeback. The [...]

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