TagVarun Chopra

Australia’s cupboard is bare, but ours is hardly stacked

Thanks to Maxie for his spoof of the Australian touring squad last week; my particular favourite was left arm spinner Xavier Hope. Looking at the Canary Yellows squad – robbed of Pat Cummins through injury – I personally don’t think they’ve got a hope (although stranger things have happened). Perhaps us England fans shouldn’t be so smug though. In case you missed it, the England Lions got well and truly massacred by Australia A this winter. Admittedly, the Aussie team was much more experienced...

The Bear Necessities

What was the secret of Warwickshire’s success this year? Congratulations to Warwickshire. The Bears have come good at last and won the county championship. After being cruelly denied the title on the final day of last season, when they couldn’t prise out seven wickets on a pitch with less life in it than an Ian Chappell commentary stint, they fully deserve their success this time round. They were the most consistent side in the country, so their rivals can have no complaints – even...


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