Author Archives: Jrod

Australia need to lose the Ashes 3-1: Jrod

Now that England has deservedly retained the Ashes, I only hope they win the series 3-1. If somehow Australia win at Sydney (winning the toss on a green top and multiple kidnappings are two possibilities) they might look at this … Continue reading

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Just how are Australia winning? Jrod

It is amazing that Australia has managed to draw level in the Ashes.  Especially in Perth. I’ve been sitting here for hours trying to work out every mistake they’ve made. I’ve come up with a few.

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Warne comeback & five Ashes Myths: Jrod

Shane Warne’s comeback There is no way that Shane Warne would ever come back, but you need something to write or talk about at the pub. People have been saying Warne should come back since he left. Now Australia is … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Dec 2010, The Ashes | Tagged | 2 Comments

Doug Bollinger & Ryan Harris – the answer: Jrod

Selecting a cricket team must be hard. The cricket equivalent of trying to decide whether to kill your recently zombiefied family member. Or Sophie’s choice. Or whether to eat fish-and-chips or McDonald’s. Even if you win, you still lose. Once … Continue reading

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Jrod: Bored by the fake Ashes fight

In all sports there now needs to be the moment where the two main combatants have to stand next to each other while the media click away around them before the play starts. I’m not sure what it means but … Continue reading

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Jrod: O’Brien a victim of European madness

Because Europe is now a cosy club, there is almost no way any county team will play a game without someone from overseas in the starting XI. Not the one (or two for T20) that you are allowed under normal … Continue reading

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Jrod: India's problem getting started

India managed to comfortably draw this Test against the Kiwis. The No.1 team in the world would probably have preferred something a bit better against a team that just lost 4-0 in a one-day series against Bangladesh. Being six wickets … Continue reading

Posted in India, New Zealand, Test cricket, The media | 3 Comments

Jrod: Loving Abdul Razzaq

I’ve been a fan of Abdul Razzaq since the 1999 World Cup. I was having an all-rounder phase at the time, and the thought of this “teenager” who could bat at No.3 and bowl tidy medium really appealed to me. … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Articles, International, One-day cricket, Pakistan | Tagged | 14 Comments

Jrod: Why Michael Clarke will be the next Australian cricket captain

Recently a lot of concerned cricket fans, not just Australians, have asked me if there is any way that Michael Clarke will not be the next Australian captain. While most of these conversations have been over phone, twitter or email, … Continue reading

Posted in Test cricket, The Ashes | 9 Comments

Jrod: Shakib triumphs over woeful New Zealand

While the gentlemanly thing to do would be to congratulate Bangladesh on perhaps their best ODI series ever, I’m going to ignore them for a minute to stick the boot into the Kiwis. Being Australian, I often like to mock … Continue reading

Posted in Bangladesh, Featured Articles, New Zealand, One-day cricket | 9 Comments