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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 […]

A Darwinian World

February 12, 2014

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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 […]

My Favourite Cricketer: Steve Waugh

June 13, 2013

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Here’s a link to a piece on Steve Waugh that I wrote for ESPNCricinfo as part of their “My Favourite Cricketer” series. My piece was cut down to 1932 words for publication on ESPNCricinfo. ESPNCricinfo have kindly agreed to allow me to publish the full 2878 word version of my Steve Waugh piece on my blog. […]

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?”.

On Ponting: Remorseless Excellence and Poetic Melancholy

December 21, 2012

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By SB Tang “I was there,” said a sports fan in some corner of the globe as I typed this sentence. But, on 3 May 1995, hardly any Australians were there at Sabina Park in Jamaica. Ricky Ponting was there though. He was there, as a goateed, 20 year old member of the touring party […]

Ravi Bopara: A Cursed Man

September 18, 2012

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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 […]

KP: A Genius

September 12, 2012

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By SB Tang Going into the second Test against South Africa at Headingley, England were already 1-0 down in a three Test series that they had to, at minimum, draw in order to retain their world number one Test ranking. By the afternoon of the third day at Headingley, England had slumped to 4 for […]