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Shane Watson sends his regards: Pakistan cricketer Haris Sohail stumped by ghost in hotel room A touring Pakistani cricketer is reportedly recovering after being scared witless by a supernatural presence haunting his hotel room in New Zealand. Rising star Haris... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at AGB Cricket
Banter, threats, abuse, call it whatever you like, mix them up however you like, be a fundamentalist, use "in my dictionary" definitions, call them all cheats, brandish moral compasses, just don't criticise cricketers because of what it says in The... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AGB Cricket
Cow Corner Warner "is the most juvenile cricketer I have seen on a cricket field," according to Martin Crowe. Crowe is probably right, but Warner is likely to benefit from Armafio's Law, which states that the bigger the rumpus, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Have I ever mentioned that I love the tri series? Don't "gotcha!" me because I am a peanut and once said (probably more than once) that it should be arseholed in place of a more meaningful format. When CA eventually... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Jonathan Agnew no doubt knows his non sequiturs from his solecisms and his sophisms so he is clearly just taking a cheap shot. It is one hell of a leap of logic to conclude that Michael Clarke saying Phil Hughes'... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at AGB Cricket
After criticising Brad Haddin's catching technique, I would appear to be pushing my luck to also criticise Ricky Ponting over catching, or to tell him how catching works - again and again - but who has the runs on the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Another reason Steve Smith played for the series on day five of the Third Test: he knew Mitchell Johnson would be ruled out of the Fourth Test. (Not that Johnson has been at his best with the ball.) Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at AGB Cricket
Sambit Bal reviews 2014 and naturally includes a pat on the back for the ICC for Big Cricket's crackdown on chucking ("naturally" because even the hardest core chuckanista must acknowledge cricket's purge - well, maybe not Dean Jones, who appears... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at AGB Cricket
If Australia had set the Indians 350 and they ran them down in an epic run chase not one person would criticise Smith. So timid this way — Jon Ralph (@RalphyHeraldSun) December 30, 2014 Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Yes, I know, I know, here I go again banging on about Australia's catching against India in Australia, but bear with me (at least) one more time. Every time Australia drops a catch we are reflexively informed about Australia's "high... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Shane Warne on The Cricket Show: "I applaud Hair for having the guts for calling Murali." Which, of course, is code for "I think he is a chucker". Interesting to see if Warnie is forced into a heartfelt professional apology... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at AGB Cricket
I'll think of something to write later. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Shane Warne did not say Mitchell Starc was soft, he said Mitchell Starc looks a bit soft. "I stand by what I said because I agree with it." Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Two quick words about the Big Bash: 1) Marnus; and 2) Labuschagne. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at AGB Cricket
India's settled XI and their spirited fourth innings should see them take the momentum into the Second Test. Meanwhile, Australia is in disarray with a new skipper appointed over the incumbent vice captain, which is sure to upset the senior... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at AGB Cricket
The first number is the score on which the droppee was dropped and the second the droppee's eventual score. 2003/04 First Test Martyn / Sehwag / 16 (45) MacGill / Ganguly / 103 (144) Second Test Ponting / Laxman /... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Australia often starts its summer with a bang at Fortress Gabba, where it has not lost a Test since 1988 and since won 18 out of 26 with only 7 draws. (And, off the top o' me noggin, would have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at AGB Cricket
‘killed by cricket ball’ Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar has pretty much kept his opinions to himself. Apart from changing his evidence. But now he has a book to promote: Sachin Tendulkar blasts Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting over Monkeygate SACHIN Tendulkar has launched an attack on the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Dean Jones is yet another pundit who fails to draw the key distinction between the intentional flexing of the arm to "bowl" a spinner and the incidental flexing of an arm (courtesy of centrifugal force, etc) to bowl fast. Although... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Your guess is almost as good as mine. Pakistan has a habit of getting ahead in a series, then serving up roads. Back the draw. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at AGB Cricket
Stakeholders Sutherland to Stakeholders Dodemaide. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at AGB Cricket