March 10, 2013
Here’s an article I wrote for ESPNCricinfo titled, “Saeed Ajmal and the art of the pause”. Here’s a link to Andy Bull’s terrific piece in The Guardian, “Whatever happened to Maurice Holmes, the English mystery spinner?”.
February 10, 2013
By SB Tang In Australia, one form of international cricket is dying. “One-dayers” we call them, in the land down under where they were born. In the rest of the cricketing world, they have come to be known as “Oh-Dee-Ayes”. I’ll refer to them as “one-dayers” in the Australian context, “ODIs” in the context of […]
February 1, 2013
By SB Tang I was there on Michael Hussey’s final day as a Test cricketer before he announced his retirement. As the Australian team walked off the MCG in the mid-afternoon light, having completed an innings victory over Sri Lanka inside three days and clinched the three Test series with a match to spare, Hussey […]
February 1, 2013
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December 21, 2012
By SB Tang “I was there,” said a sports fan in some corner of the globe as I typed this sentence. But, on 3 May 1995, hardly any Australians were there at Sabina Park in Jamaica. Ricky Ponting was there though. He was there, as a goateed, 20 year old member of the touring party […]
December 6, 2012
By SB Tang Twenty-seven runs needed off the last 12 balls. With five wickets still in hand, it is a challenging but doable task for the chasing side. The batsman on strike is a right-hander new to the crease and international cricket, but he has earned a reputation for clean hitting and rapid scoring at […]
October 29, 2012
By SB Tang Australia’s 2012 T20 World Cup campaign ended with a crushing 74 run semi-final defeat at the hands of the eventual champions, the West Indies. Winning the T20 World Cup has become a priority for Australia for the same reason that Olympic football gold has become an obsession for Brazil — it is […]