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A Tiger Topped

August 16, 2015


By SB Tang I wrote a short essay for Roads & Kingdoms about “my greatest — well, only — invention”: a “Tiger topped”. Advertisements

Joe Root: Mentally Strong, But Technically Flawed

July 22, 2015


By SB Tang Note: this piece appeared on The Guardian Sport Network on 21 July 2015.  Everybody loves Joe Root right now. And who wouldn’t? Since being dropped for the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney in January 2014, Root has plundered 1530 runs — including five hundreds, four of which were of the monster, unbeaten […]

The Guardian’s Ashes podcast

July 15, 2013


I was the resident Australian punching bag for The Guardian’s Ashes podcast wrapping up the first Test.

Michael Hussey: Nothing Good Gets Away

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 […]

Ravi Bopara: A Cursed Man

September 18, 2012


By SB Tang Ravi Bopara ended the international summer with a cumulative total of 50 runs in seven international innings against South Africa. By the time he was dismissed for the final time this international summer for 6 in England’s opening T20 match against South Africa at Chester-le-Street, even Dale Steyn, the bowler who took […]

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 […]

England and Kevin Pietersen: Strange Ambivalence

June 8, 2012


By SB Tang On Thursday 31 May 2012, Kevin Pietersen retired from international limited-overs cricket, just four months before England defend the World T20 crown which Pietersen, more than any other individual player, helped them to win in 2010. It appears that Pietersen wanted to retire from one-day internationals (“ODIs”) and play on in T20 […]