BY DAN Australia got beaten by India in a Twenty20 international again on Sunday night. This brings Australia to 40 wins and 38 losses all time in T20s, a format that Australia has taken to like a duck to water, provided that duck was a very average paddler. They now sit at 8th in the … More A World of Problems and No Time to Fix Them
BY HERMAN Last night Australia clinched victory in the One Day International series against India. After the game, Michael Slater was waxing on about something or other blurted out some inane comment to the effect that “India could have won all three games” because they scored 300 or thereabouts. While technically true, it misses the … More 300 Is Entertaining? You Are Wrong James Faulkner!
BY BEN Over the last few summers there has been an obvious changing of the guard in the Channel Nine commentary team. This shift from the over 70 brigade of Benaud, Lawry, Grieg and Chappell to the new over 40 team of Taylor, Slater, Healy, Warne, Nicholas and Brayshaw has seen the commentary evolve from … More Middle Aged White Men – The Protected Species of Australian Cricket Commentary
BY BEN I vividly remember seeing this as a young child on the TV: Glenn McGrath sitting in the Australian dressing room, with his feet on the window sill, holding a life size blow up doll and using it to wave to the cameras. They had a player commentating who explained that the doll had … More Carrying the burden of bad fielding.
BY DAN Today the always excellent Daniel Brettig of Cricinfo brought us the news that Mitchell Johnson would be missing the Sydney Test. Mr Brettig also provided us with the insight that his spot will likely be a choice between Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc – the ‘stayer’ or the ‘striker’. The intuitive response is to … More Of Stayers and Strikers: Mitchell Starc’s role.