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There have been an alarming number of Test and Sheffield Shield batting collapses of late. From Australia’s calamitous 47, to India’s frequent capitulations, New Zealand’s recent dramatic middle-order loss of 5 for 0, and Queensland almost surrendering the Sheffield Shield … Continue reading

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Well, here we go.  The Indian team is winging their way back home whilst Sri Lanka and Australia are about to do battle. Looking at the team line up for Australia I am a little concerned.  Both Warner and Wade … Continue reading

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I know I take the odd cheap shot at the Indian team, their players and, from time to time, their administrators. However, I’d like to think that I am also mature and man enough to give credit where credit is … Continue reading

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What is the difference between a Cricket Fan and a Cricket Tragic?  I could take the easy and less politically correct way out and say that a Cricket Fan is Indian and a Cricket Tragic is Australian but that is … Continue reading

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The other day a work colleague asked me why I was so passionate about cricket.  Surprisingly I struggled to give him a coherent answer. As a German born my parents and I immigrated to Australia when I was seven and … Continue reading

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is arguably one of the hardest players in cricket to read; almost an Indian version of Stephen Roger Waugh.  Many have questioned his commitment to the longer versions of the game whilst others have wondered whether he … Continue reading

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Those Ugly Australians Following Australia’s recent ODI defeat at the hands of India at the Adelaide Oval a good friend of mine posted on Facebook that “Indian cricket fans are not just sore losers but sore winners as well *sigh*”.  … Continue reading