March 11, 2017
By SB Tang I profiled Steve Smith in SA Cricket magazine before the Australia v South Africa Test series earlier this summer.
March 19, 2016
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: […]
July 28, 2015
By SB Tang I wrote a 1000 word piece for The New Daily about the sound advice from Trent Woodhill that turned David Warner’s career around. A slighter longer version of the piece subsequently ran on The Guardian Sport Network.
January 13, 2015
By SB Tang Note: an edited version of this article appeared in The Guardian Sport Network. In Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, the Devil, disguised as a foreign professor, and his retinue visit Soviet-era Moscow. During the course of their visit, the Devil’s interpreter, Koroviev, explains to a Muscovite that even in the strictly-regulated housing market […]
July 28, 2013
By SB Tang For most of the past 136 years, Australia has stood at the very apex of world cricket. In no other sport has one nation exerted a global dominance so prolonged and consistent across the centuries. For the most successful cricketing nation on earth, the loss of six Test matches in a row […]
October 29, 2012
By SB Tang Australia’s 2012 T20 World Cup campaign ended with a crushing 74 run semi-final defeat at the hands of the eventual champions, the West Indies. Winning the T20 World Cup has become a priority for Australia for the same reason that Olympic football gold has become an obsession for Brazil — it is […]