Browsing All posts tagged under »Australian National Selection Panel«

Top-hand vs bottom-hand dominant batsmen

September 2, 2016

0

By SB Tang I wrote a reported feature for The Cricket Monthly about top-hand vs bottom-hand dominant batsmen. For the feature, I chatted to Greg Chappell, Mike Hussey, Ed Cowan, Peter Handscomb, Trent Woodhill, Justin Langer and Matt Renshaw, as well as a number of Australian coaches, club cricketers and sports scientists. Advertisements

Laurie Sawle: The Architect of the Green and Golden Age

March 6, 2016

4

By SB Tang It was a privilege and a pleasure to meet and chat with Laurie Sawle and write a feature story about him for ESPNCricinfo’s The Cricket Monthly magazine. You probably haven’t heard of him, but Laurie is one of the greatest contributors to Australian cricket’s success over the past half-century, a man who Steve […]

An Open Letter to the South African Test Cricket Team

February 20, 2014

2

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 […]

A Darwinian World

February 12, 2014

24

By SB Tang The result of the Ashes — 5-0 to Australia — was surprising. But the manner and causes of that glorious Australian whitewash, just the third in the Ashes’ 131-year history, told us absolutely nothing that we didn’t already know about the current state of the Australian cricket team. Even before the commencement […]

On Boof: A Time for Criticism

September 18, 2013

10

By SB Tang Note: this article was re-published on The Guardian Sport Network on 19 September 2013. Sixteen days before the start of the Ashes, Cricket Australia sacked the coach of the Australian cricket team, Mickey Arthur. On the very same day, Cricket Australia announced that Darren Lehmann would take over as Australia’s coach with […]

Ben Hilfenhaus: The Thoroughbred Workhorse

December 9, 2011

0

By SB Tang On the 23rd of August 2009, Ben Hilfenhaus finished his maiden Ashes tour as the series’ leading wicket-taker, with 22 wickets at 27.45. He impressed all with his mastery of swing, work-rate and consistency in the face of the inconstant moon that was the nominal leader of the Australian pace attack. Following […]

Hilditchian Due Diligence

February 28, 2011

1

By SB Tang By his own admission, Andrew Hilditch was a mediocre Test batsman who was “extremely fortunate to play for Australia”. However, there can be no doubt that he is a distinguished and experienced commercial lawyer. He is a partner in a leading commercial law firm with offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. […]