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Time to shine Michael Clarke

Time to shine Michael Clarke

8 hours ago

It’s no secret Michael Clarke isn’t on the Christmas card list of Cricket Australia, the national selectors, nor head coach Darren Lehmann. And it’s been of the Australian captain’s own making. He’s openly defied Cricket Australia and the selectors’ requests since he broke down in Adelaide 10 weeks ago. No matter how well Clarke’s batting […]

It’s time for South Africa to stand up and be counted

It's time for South Africa to stand up and be counted

2 days ago

There’s no argument AB de Villiers is a superstar, but it takes a team to win the World Cup and the rest of his troops aren’t up to scratch – yet. Today they get the chance to get back on track against the surprise packet in unbeaten Ireland at Manuka Oval in Canberra. But South […]

My combined pool and World Cup selections so far

My combined pool and World Cup selections so far

2 days ago

So far, 23 of the 42 games of the 2015 Cricket World Cup have been decided. So for something different, here are my two combined pool and overall World Cup selections, based on performances so far in the tournament. Pool A New Zealand lead on eight points from Sri Lanka (6), Bangladesh (3), Australia (3), […]

The Black Caps sneak home over Australia

The Black Caps sneak home over Australia

3 days ago

Black Caps legend Martin Crowe enjoyed a double celebration at Eden Park on Saturday – he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, and watched New Zealand stumble over the line to beat Australia by one wicket in one of the World Cup’s more extraordinary games. Pre-game one could reasonably predict two opening batsmen […]

De Villiers adds another world record to his CV

De Villiers adds another world record to his CV

3 days ago

Playing against the West Indies is an adrenalin rush for AB de Villiers. Turn the clock back to January 18 when an on-fire De Villiers cracked the fastest 50 and fastest 100 in ODI history, in the same dig. His 50 came up in 16 deliveries with three fours and five sixes, the 100 off […]

Gayle and de Villiers ready for war at the SCG

Gayle and de Villiers ready for war at the SCG

6 days ago

Stand by for the World Cup heavyweight bout between Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers when the Windies clash with South Africa today at the SCG. In the red corner Gayle, the holder of the world’s highest World Cup score of 215 off only 147 deliveries – that included 16 sixes and 10 fours – […]

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