Browsing All posts tagged under »Steve Waugh«

Laurie Sawle: The Architect of the Green and Golden Age

March 6, 2016

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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 […]

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.

The Eternal Dilemma

January 13, 2015

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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 […]

Phil Hughes: The Matt Hayden of Our Age

August 23, 2014

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Note: this piece was published on The Guardian Sport Network on 23 August 2014. By SB Tang Once upon a time, there was a left-handed opening batsman. He was born in a small country town in one of Australia’s northern states and grew up on a remote farm, dreaming of playing cricket for Australia. He broke into […]

Shaun Marsh: The Special One

October 22, 2013

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By SB Tang Note: this piece was re-published on The Guardian Sport Network on 25 October 2013. One summer, over a decade ago, New South Wales played Western Australia at the No 1 Sports Ground in Newcastle. The game was something of an occasion for the town of 143,613 people which clings to the coast about 160 […]

On Boof: A Time for Criticism

September 18, 2013

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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 […]