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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.

David Warner: The Turning Point

July 28, 2015

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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.

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 […]

Michael Clarke: The Cricket Captain Modern Australia No Longer Deserves

March 10, 2014

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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 […]

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 […]