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Phil Hughes: The Matt Hayden of Our Age

August 23, 2014

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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 […]

An Open Letter to the South African Test Cricket Team

February 20, 2014

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Note: The Guardian published an abbreviated, 1276 word version of my open letter to the Proteas on 20 February 2014. They’ve kindly given me permission to publish the full version of my letter on my personal blog. Here it is: Dear South African Test Cricket Team For most of the past five years, you have been the […]

Saeed Ajmal and the art of the pause

March 10, 2013

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SB Tang 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?”.

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

July 30, 2012

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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 […]