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Australia World T20 Preview

March 19, 2016

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By SB Tang Note: an edited version of this piece ran on The Guardian Sport Network on Thursday 17 March 2016 The World T20 — the only major trophy that the Australian cricket team is eligible for that they haven’t won. As one Sheffield Shield cricketer cheerfully put it to me over a coffee recently: […]

Michael Clarke: One of Our Greats

August 11, 2015

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By SB Tang I wrote a short piece for The New Daily on 9 August 2015 about Michael Clarke. In summary: he retires as one of our all-time greats. Update: a longer version of this piece ran on The Guardian Sport Network on 28 August 2015. My edit of the longer version of this piece appears below. ***** Michael […]

In Defence of Michael Clarke

August 4, 2015

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By SB Tang Here’s my 2000 word piece for Wisden India defending Michael Clarke.

Australia’s World Cup Squad: Maxi Love and X Scepticism

January 17, 2015

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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 […]

Shane Watson: A Care Bear in the Body of a Nordic Superhero

May 24, 2012

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By SB Tang The Old Batsman has written a great piece on Shane Watson. However, being a self-described “entirely unqualified Englishman”, he’s gotten one cultural-historical point wrong. He seems to be under the misapprehension that Watson’s physique has somehow gained him an advantage at the Australian selection table (emphasis added): Watson is an Australian straight […]

Hilditchian Due Diligence

February 28, 2011

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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. […]