March 6, 2016
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 […]
August 11, 2015
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 […]
August 4, 2015
By SB Tang Here’s my 2000 word piece for Wisden India defending Michael Clarke.
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.
July 22, 2015
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 […]
March 10, 2014
Here’s my piece for The Guardian titled, “Michael Clarke is the cricket captain modern Australia doesn’t deserve“. Please see below for my director’s cut of the piece, published with the kind permission of the The Guardian. ***** Fifteen per cent. That’s an approval rating that would’ve even made the then Leader of the Opposition Alexander Downer blush in the […]
February 12, 2014
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 […]