January 17, 2015
By SB Tang Note: an edited version of this piece appeared on The Guardian Sport Network. Here’s Australia’s World Cup squad of 15: Batsmen Michael Clarke (capt) George Bailey (vice-capt) David Warner Aaron Finch Steven Smith Wicket-keepers Brad Haddin (wk) All-rounders Glenn Maxwell Shane Watson Mitchell Marsh James Faulkner Fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson Mitchell Starc Josh Hazlewood […]
January 13, 2015
By SB Tang Note: an edited version of this article appeared in The Guardian Sport Network. In Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, the Devil, disguised as a foreign professor, and his retinue visit Soviet-era Moscow. During the course of their visit, the Devil’s interpreter, Koroviev, explains to a Muscovite that even in the strictly-regulated housing market […]
January 3, 2015
By SB Tang I wrote a 1500 word piece for The New Daily analysing Shaun Marsh’s performances thus far this Test summer.
December 12, 2014
By SB Tang Note: Phillip Hughes’s manager, James Henderson, has, on behalf of Phillip’s family, read and approved this obituary. An edited version of this obituary appeared in New Statesman. Phillip Joel Hughes was born on 30 November 1988 in Macksville, a small Australian country town (population: 2786), 471 kilometres north of Sydney. He grew […]
November 16, 2014
By SB Tang I wrote a piece for The Guardian‘s Away Days series about watching Victoria play New South Wales in Shield game at the G. The Guardian kindly gave me permission to publish the full 3233 word version of my piece on my personal blog. So here it is: ***** The Boxing Day Test at the […]
November 11, 2014
Here’s a piece I wrote for The Guardian‘s Away Days series about watching David Villa in Melbourne in late October. My sincerest apologies for not posting the link earlier — I completely forgot!
August 23, 2014
Note: this piece was published on The Guardian Sport Network on 23 August 2014. By SB Tang Once upon a time, there was a left-handed opening batsman. He was born in a small country town in one of Australia’s northern states and grew up on a remote farm, dreaming of playing cricket for Australia. He broke into […]