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My Favourite Cricketer: Steve Waugh

June 13, 2013

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Here’s a link to a piece on Steve Waugh that I wrote for ESPNCricinfo as part of their “My Favourite Cricketer” series. My piece was cut down to 1932 words for publication on ESPNCricinfo. ESPNCricinfo have kindly agreed to allow me to publish the full 2878 word version of my Steve Waugh piece on my blog. […]

Australia’s World T20 Campaign: Those Left Behind

October 29, 2012

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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 […]

Andrew Strauss: Hedging the Opportunity

August 28, 2012

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By SB Tang In Friday Night Lights — the greatest television show most Britons have never seen — Coach Eric Taylor tells Matt Saracen, the under-sized, moderately talented high school sophomore quarterback on whose mediocre arm rests the hopes (and abundant fears) of a mildly deranged west Texan town where high school football is a […]

Bresnan Demands Respect

July 19, 2012

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By SB Tang In a classic scene from The Simpsons, Milhouse Van Houten, Bart Simpson’s perennially tread upon doormat of a best friend cries, after one patronising comment too many from Bart: “I demand respect!” Tim Bresnan is an accomplished professional cricketer, but he could be forgiven for sharing that sentiment when comparisons are continually […]