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Top-hand vs bottom-hand dominant batsmen

September 2, 2016

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By SB Tang I wrote a reported feature for The Cricket Monthly about top-hand vs bottom-hand dominant batsmen. For the feature, I chatted to Greg Chappell, Mike Hussey, Ed Cowan, Peter Handscomb, Trent Woodhill, Justin Langer and Matt Renshaw, as well as a number of Australian coaches, club cricketers and sports scientists.

Joe Root: Mentally Strong, But Technically Flawed

July 22, 2015

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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 […]

Australian Autodidactism: Dying, But Not Dead Yet

August 14, 2013

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Note: this post was republished on The Guardian Sport Network on 15 August 2013. Before Waugh, before Chappell, before Bradman even, there was Victor Trumper: Australia’s first great batting hero. As a boy, Trumper had a batting coach: Charles Bannerman, Test cricket’s first centurion. Trumper listened politely to Bannerman’s eminently sensible coaching advice (for example: “Leave […]