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Graeme Smith: Superglued to the Toilet Seat and Flailing to Get Off

July 30, 2012


By SB Tang Graeme Smith is a left-handed South African batsman. When he arrives at the crease, he sets up to face the bowling with the toe of his back foot in line with his off-stump. As the bowler runs in, he squats down so low that, for a brief moment, you could be forgiven […]

Phil Hughes: A Victim of Unsupported Hypotheses

July 29, 2012


By SB Tang It’s after lunch on the third day of the 2010 Ashes Boxing Day Test. Australia’s opening pair of Shane Watson and Phil Hughes are cruising along at 5.4 an over in Australia’s second innings. The ever unpredictable Melbourne sun has come out for the first time during an Australian innings in the […]

Bresnan Demands Respect

July 19, 2012


By SB Tang In a classic scene from The Simpsons, Milhouse Van Houten, Bart Simpson’s perennially tread upon doormat of a best friend cries, after one patronising comment too many from Bart: “I demand respect!” Tim Bresnan is an accomplished professional cricketer, but he could be forgiven for sharing that sentiment when comparisons are continually […]