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England go into the World Cup as heavy favourites. They look set to use power hitting to smash their way to victory on roads in small grounds. Australia, having followed on its standard taper tactic, will have already come up... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at AGB Cricket
Australia have no doubt won Tests by an innings having made only 323, but not too many recently. That result says more about Sri Lanka than it does about Australia, but it was refreshing to finally have an easy win,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at AGB Cricket
Sri Lanka was the first Test series Australia played after the retirements of Warne and McGrath with Tests in Brisbane and Hobart. Australia maintained standard operating procedure by spanking the Shrees in Brisbane, but between the First and Second Tests... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at AGB Cricket
At least it's not a dead rubber. Not quite, anyway. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at AGB Cricket
A day late to the party. Second morning and Australia is currently bowling really well to Pujara and Kohli, but without any luck on a featherbed road that needs luck. So much for the MCG getting rid of its dead... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at AGB Cricket
After the tight First Test, talk has moved onto the stock topic for a Perth Test, the pitch - currently, according to reports, green, bouncy, send them in, auto-publish - and how India may play four fast bowlers and take... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at AGB Cricket
What's that, you say? A home Test match? Well, have at you then. Or, as they say in India, "They who say, have all things; they who withhold, have said nothing." (Except "I wish I'd said that at the time.") Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at AGB Cricket
After the First Test draw it would be great if we could pinch the series with a win at the Sheikh Zayed. But that implies we have the momentum, and you know how much I hate the m-word. Nevertheless, after... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at AGB Cricket
After the sandpaper, the sand. Will we cop our just deserts? Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at AGB Cricket
I wasn't making a Big Statement by not posting this Test, I just forgot. If I had indeed posted a Big Statement, it would have been something like this: FOURTH TEST: NEW WANDERERS Fuck. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at AGB Cricket
Big Cricket doing Big Cricket things cooking up acceptable outcomes and recidivist Rabada gets a free ticket to Newlands despite a extensive form sheet. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at AGB Cricket
South Africa have claimed the moral high ground, unaware of the implicit contradiction that when you claim the moral high ground, you lose the moral high ground. Woof. Woof. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at AGB Cricket
The green, green grass of away. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at AGB Cricket
Better late than never. Our tea change is really taking its toll on my cricket watching, blogging and commenting. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at AGB Cricket
Festive dead rubber. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at AGB Cricket
The Sun says the fix is in. Root won the toss and, surprisingly, elected to bat. It all adds up. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at AGB Cricket
A pink ball, a night session, and two English bowlers who are lethal in English conditions: is there no end to the hospitality of Cricket Australia and the valued broadcaster? Fingers crossed Australia is clever enough to organise when they... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at AGB Cricket
The leadup to the First Test has been all about Australia's pace attack and the Gabba's greentop. Well, I just watched the first over where the ball dawdled through to Paine. Can't see too much green, despite KP and Tubby... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at AGB Cricket
Fucken Demons. I usually have no interest in the finals when the Demons are not playing. This year I have absolutely no interest. Anyway, cricket... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at AGB Cricket
Imagine being stupid enough to barrack for Melbourne. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at AGB Cricket
No apologies from me, but Steve Smith may want to apologise for losing a series after rashly claiming the momentum, or Virat Kohli may want to apologise for losing a series pretty much everyone expected India to win 4-0. Or,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at AGB Cricket
Crooky optimistically headlines today's Test preview "Back to cricket after all the controversy". Fat chance, chummy. The wild dawgs of controversy are gnawing on the leash, desperate to announce "There's only one team playing cricket out there. Woof!" It would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at AGB Cricket
At least there's now no question that India are flagrant and shameless pitch doctors. Not that there ever was. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at AGB Cricket
So, for the practice match India laid down a road. For the Test match it's a minefield on a tectonic fault line. At least the Indians don't doctor pitches. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at AGB Cricket