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Joined May 2017










Back in 1987 I saw the series Bodyline and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Surely there is going to be a series on this exctiitng series.
Let’s call it ‘The Bazball’.
Here are some of the episodes
The Stokes’ Gambit (opening day)
A walk too far (Jonny at Lord’s)
Rain Keeps falling (old Trafford)
No Beer, no Cheer

English bitter: 'Pathetic' Poms accused of dodging post-match beer in aftermath of tense Ashes series

Good Read.

Have the Ashes lost the true spirit of cricket?

England ended up using 29 players in the seires. They even recalled Tavare.
If I am not worng Aus made just 1 change, trevor Hohns replaced Greg Campbell after the 1st test.
Couple of years back I wrote this for Roar

Ashes history: The summer of 29

Headingley 1989: A memorable success for Australia

yes the rebel tour was a big issue in the English camp.

Headingley 1989: A memorable success for Australia

I knew that amidst all the excitlement over the Lord’s test, this would go unoticed. But I always find something specail about Headingley.
Hoping for a green top this time. I think Aus can easily match the opponents on thsoe conditions as well.

Headingley 1989: A memorable success for Australia

Well Played, the Aussies.

Every player graded from the World Test Championship final: Heroic Head, brilliant Boland, but Aussie nemesis struggles

I am very curious to know how the Aus public are viewing this final. Is it more important to become world champs; or winning the Ashes gives greater satisfaction.

Is this Indian side good enough to claim the World Test Championship?

Nice one. Enjoyed reading it.

Thanks Stuart Broad: you've helped us realise that England have NEVER won the Ashes

Very Interesting Read.

Is a brilliant Test debut a blessing or a curse?

Great article. Very nice idea.

The all-time XI for all time: England

Great Article

From Queensland scrapheap to tons with West Indies: How Nash forged cricket's most unlikely Test career

Brendon Bracewell did it at the Oval, 1978.

The 'pair on debut' XI

Yes, I remember that series. It was a tough task for him.

The 'pair on debut' XI

Everybody in the opposition would be keen to have a bowl.

The 'pair on debut' XI

Actually while it was gathering some information about Andrew Balbirnie, the Irish captain, that I first got the idea of writing this article.

The 'pair on debut' XI

Interesting idea.

The 'pair on debut' XI

If anyone is interested this is the full list

The 'pair on debut' XI

I allocated only one slot for each test playing nation. So Donald got my vote from SA. Elgar would have been a great pick.

The 'pair on debut' XI

definitely Eng are the favorites; but I don’t think an Eng victory is a foregone conclusion yet.

Australia's T20 World Cup title defence all but over despite edging out Afghanistan after Starc's surprise axing

I know weather in different parts of the world can be a bit unpredictabel; but this is a bit embarrassing for an event of this magnitude.

'There's a roof just 4 kms away': Fans vent as Aus-England blockbuster abandoned... with alternate venue just up the road

I read your article on Kyrgios and enjoyed it. i am not exactly a tennis man but normally i watch Wimbledon. Back in the early 1980s me along with my dad used to follow the Borg- McKenroe raivalry with keen interest. Also remember the Pat Cash vicotry in 1987; that was the first final we saw live.
I like Kyrgios’ maverick style. I think there was a badminton type short serve in the final that very nearly caught Djokovic off-guard.

AA vs BB: The same-letter derby - Part 1

And Arthur Ash for the AA team.

AA vs BB: The same-letter derby - Part 1

Asgarali was a big dilemma fro me. At least in Bangladesh Asgar and Ali would be considered as separate names.

AA vs BB: The same-letter derby - Part 1

Yes. They will defnitely make the teams; we might have two Cowdrey’s in the CC team.

AA vs BB: The same-letter derby - Part 1

Bedi vs Agar would have been the mismatch of the century, except that they belong to different centuries.

AA vs BB: The same-letter derby - Part 1