TagGeoff Miller

Anatomy of a failure part 2 – the psychology

As I sat down to write this piece, the news came through that Graeme Swann had retired from cricket with immediate effect. How fitting. There has been an ‘end of an era’ feel about this tour from the very beginning. Geoff Miller stepped down as chairman of selectors before the team left Blighty; Hugh Morris did the same; and rumours were also circling about the future of Andy Flower. The grin on Ashley Giles’ face was broadening by the day. The truth is, this series was always going to be the...

How to annoy Kevin Pietersen, by Geoff Miller

The South African crowds turned their back on him when he scored his maiden ODI century; Yuvraj Singh had the audacity to get him out several times with ‘left arm filth’; and the Aussies called him ‘FIGJAM’ (F*** me I’m good just ask me). But nothing – I repeat, nothing – must annoy KP more than the England selectors. After heroically leading the team to India after the Mumbai terrorist attacks, Pietersen looked like the model captain. In his last test on home soil, he scored a century against...


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