Category Archives: Lawrence Booth

Lawrence Booth’s World Cup Awards

We’re almost there. And it’s been quite a journey (especially that one from Dhaka to Nagpur via Mumbai). Time, then, to hand out a few gongs… Best innings A few contenders. For home-crowd-pleasing thrills, Sachn Tendulkar’s 120 against England in … Continue reading

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England’s surprise batting order: Lawrence Booth

A kind of delirium appears to have descended on England. Like the sole survivor of a plane crash, they may just be beginning to believe in their own invulnerability – which, in the absence of a discernible strategy and with … Continue reading

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Stumped For An Answer

The Wisden Cricketer, August 2008 Since Alec Stewart retired five years ago England have dropped keepers almost as often as the keepers have dropped catches or flopped with the bat. Lawrence Booth examines the problem and the stats in search of … Continue reading

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England lose but don't panic: Lawrence Booth

When is it not too troubling to lose a one-day international after scoring 333? Answer: when you’ve spent most of the series worrying about your batsmen, and your bowling line-up is so full of all-sorts it risks being sued by … Continue reading

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Collingwood or Trott. Or both? Lawrence Booth

England have a problem, and I’m not talking about the fact they still need to win three in a row in Australia to avoid a first series defeat in any form of the game since September 2009. No, the problem … Continue reading

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Bresnan or Tremlett? England’s big decision: Lawrence Booth

For the first time on this happy trip England face a selection dilemma. It’s true that, unlike Australia, they are not throwing Test caps up in the air in the hope that one of them lands on the right head. … Continue reading

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Umpire reviews a good thing: Lawrence Booth

England don’t like the review system. That much has always been clear, never more so than when the national selector, Geoff Miller, was questioning its value in the Brisbane press box after Mike Hussey was reprieved on 85 on the … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: 10 Ashes things he can't wait for

Not long now. For readers in England, the game starts later tonight. For those of us lucky enough to be in Australia (some would say smug), it’s a case of one more sleep. Either way, it’s tempting to deploy the … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: Very phoney war could make for great series

Shane Warne once remarked – with more than a touch of modesty – that there was never much between Australia and England in terms of skill levels during the long drought of 1989-2005. It was just that the Aussies kept … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: Zulqarnain affair gives cricket a chance

Protocol be damned. When Zulqarnain Haider left Dubai in a hurry on Monday morning – having already got hold of his passport to buy, he claimed, a new SIM card and telling team-mates he was off to see a cousin … Continue reading

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