After Lords the British media appeared to be at loggerheads over who could deliver the most damning semantic on England’s latest disappointing performance. One day at Edgbaston however and the same journalists are lauding the next crop of English superstars in a flurry of dreadful cricket related puns. Evidence of how quickly things can change… Read More Don’t Panic
Australia last won at Edgbaston back in 2001, beating England emphatically by an innings and 118 runs. Fast forward 14 years and most of those players have swapped the pitch for the press box. Despite the change in role, the likes of Ponting, Gilchrist, McGrath, Slater and Lee will all be hoping that it’s the… Read More Importance of Edgbaston Statistics?
With a batting bar chart resembling Manhatton’s skyline, Steven Smith has experieced a meteoric rise to the top of world cricket. After an understated start to his test career back in 2010, fast-forward five years and Smith is not only the worlds number one batsman, but recent performances have also led to comparisons between himself… Read More Smith Vs Bradman
Another domineering day at Lords capped off a near perfect 2nd test for Australia. Johnson and his fellow quick’s were in formidable form as they mercilessly bullied the fragile England batting outfit to set up a comprehensive 405 run victory. The only concern coming from the game will be for the well-being of Chris Rogers.… Read More Lords Reaction
Momentum in cricket is a funny thing, it can be won and lost very quickly. Just when England fan’s will have been getting their hopes up, Australia appear to have restored the upper hand after three dominant days at Lords. The set back of Cardiff seems to be long forgotten as records tumble at the… Read More Momentum’s Building
Relieved of his duties after the first test in Cardiff, it is quite possible that Shane Watson has played his last test for Australia. With over a decade of international experience, a slip in form has finally prompted the selectors into dropping the much criticised two time Alan Border Medal winner. Whilst this in itself… Read More Give Watto a Break
England’s ashes preparation camp in Spain may have been mocked, but it appears to have done the trick as they expertly handled the conditions in Cardiff to deliver an emphatic first test performance. Credit where credit is due, Australia were completely outplayed in every department in Wales. The humbled Aussie’s are going to have to… Read More Dose of reality or minor hiccup?
SIX HUNDRED AND NINETY SEVEN. That’s how many days it’s been since the poms last secured a test win against Australia. Trailing by 166 first innings runs, play resumes with Australia in a precarious position of 5 – 264. With all ingredients in place for an intriguing day of test cricket, the Aussie’s “Dads Army”… Read More Roll up your sleeve’s time
In case you’ve somehow managed to avoid all the circulating media reports, during yesterday’s morning session in Cardiff, Haddin missed the opportunity to dismiss Joe Root on a duck, dropping a regulation edge off the bowling of Mitchel Starc. This proved to be a pivotal moment in the day, as Root went on to score… Read More Dropped catches, we’ve all done it
Danger Men Joe Root – widely tipped as a future captain of England, Root is the man on form. Since being dropped for the Sydney test in January 2014, Root has averaged 94.84 with the bat, scoring 4 hundreds and 6 fifties in his 17 innings. Sledging doesn’t appear to work on this baby faced… Read More Inside the England Camp