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A-Cricketing-Sociopath

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Joined August 2019

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A Computer Science junkie by profession and a Cricket maniac by passion, my time is majorly spent coding while listening to Michael Holding implore bowlers to keep it 'full and straight' and Bill Lawry cry out 'It's all happening here at the Gabba'. Love reading and writing long articles with enough depth to plumb Mariana Trench. I spread my verbosity here from time to time: https://iamanamateur.wordpress.com/

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Seems so. Can’t remember WICB (or CWI) administration being straight for a very long time. If it’s not so and they feel that new leadership is their magic wand, then I think they’ve not learnt anything from the past.

Is Jason Holder the most underrated player in world cricket?

As a West Indian fan, I’m not really happy with the move. Even though Holder has a lot on his plate, getting an injury-prone, 32-year-old to captain a team which needs to lay its foundations for the next World Cup is not looking forward. Moreover, a captain who has had commitment issues to international cricket is probably setting a wrong example too. Lastly, I am doubtful if Pollard would walk into the ODI side as a player.

Is Jason Holder the most underrated player in world cricket?

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my article. I was doubtful about the response a non-Australian cricket article would have here, but I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised by this response I’ve got.

Is Jason Holder the most underrated player in world cricket?

Thank you so much, Chris.

Is Jason Holder the most underrated player in world cricket?

This means a lot. Thank you, Paul.

Is Jason Holder the most underrated player in world cricket?

True. I thought they’re going to kill a great potential. But he’s shown class and balls that not many others in his position have shown in WI cricket. Hope he continues to perform the way he has.

Is Jason Holder the most underrated player in world cricket?

Exactly. People thought he was just another Darren Sammy, which he probably was for a year or so. But he was more talented and had as much heart as Sammy did and he’s made good use of it so far.

Is Jason Holder the most underrated player in world cricket?

Coming from a Roar Guru, I feel a bit validated here. Thank you for reading the entire thing.

Is Jason Holder the most underrated player in world cricket?

You stumped me with that question. I have been here only for a short while and I don’t know of any locals who are into cricket. I’ve tried to capture their attention towards the game though, with moderate success. It’s a work in progress though.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

To be honest, I’m neither an Australian (nor an Brit) for that matter. I’m from India, currently in the US of A, and I’m passionate about world cricket in general. To the extent that I sometimes have constant headaches after messing my sleep schedule because of matches during odd hours.

I was thinking of a shorter article and probably a statistical analysis which some may find boring anyway, and hence my reservations on publishing here.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

Hey I had a question and I didn’t know the best place to ask this, so I’m asking you. As you said this was my first article for The Roar, and luckily it was related to Australian cricket. If I wrote something that’s related to cricket, but not related to Australian cricket, would I find takers here? Because if I do publish, but people aren’t as interested, then I can’t publish it anywhere else. So there’s a Catch-22 here.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

Right, but you need not always be born in a country to belong to a country. Nationality works in really funny ways.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

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Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

Looking forward to writing more. Thank you so much.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

That was one cool image. Thank you for that.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

As far as I know he’s partly Dutch and partly Australian. He played for both countries in a short international career.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

Thank you for your honest comments. As with any article, you need to take it with a big scoop of salt as to what it means to everyone. This was actually meant to be an editorial which is highly opinionated, and I hope this wasn’t a wrong platform for it.

As to this innings sealing his place in the pantheon of English or World greats? It’s early to call, and I don’t remember indicating otherwise. But is it a start? Yes.

And does he have what it takes to continue it? I personally feel so. Only time will tell if my expectation was validated or not.

As to the hyperbole in the article about the innings itself, I wouldn’t change a word if I had to, because it’s kinda been accepted by most fans across nationalities that what we witnessed was something astonishing and that it deserves all the praise possible. The fact that they bowled poorly probably for the first time this series shows you how chanceless the innings was.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

Thank you for your honest review. The article was about an extraordinary innings, and how he has turned around his life after everything he’s been through. I honestly missed out on writing about Steven Smith who’s more or less done something similar and would be happy to do so if he does something out of the world in the two tests left.

About Stokes’s average, I think some cricketers transcend averages and that Stokes is one of them. Nathan Lyon has the 3rd worst bowling average of anyone who’s taken 350+ wickets, but that’s not what would come to my mind when I think of Gazza.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero

Not to call anyone out here, but do you remember Dirk Nannes? Everyone calls out Jofra and Morgan, but the same provision that enabled Morgan to play for England enabled Nannes to play for Australia.

Ben Stokes: More than just a cricketing hero