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Monty Panesar in England squad for Pakistan Tests

Monty Panesar has been selected as England’s second spinner for the Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Panesar, who joins reserve wicketkeeper Steve Davies in an otherwise predictable squad of 16 has been out of favour since … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: Finishing school, football and literary tastes

County cricket used to have a reputation as a finishing school for Australian players with international ambitions. But South Africa appear to be the country now benefitting most with Ryan McLaren, Francois du Plessis and Imran Tahir all making their … Continue reading

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John Emburey: England facing serious World Cup questions

Even if England manage to beat the West Indies in their final group match I cannot see them progressing beyond the quarter-finals of this World Cup. And, unless there is a remarkable turnaround in form and performance, I think that … Continue reading

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Exhausted England endure mental torture

England’s struggles against the Netherlands in their first World Cup match indicate not so much their inadequacy – or Holland’s improvement – but more the huge mental exertion they expended to win the Ashes in Australia. We all had an … Continue reading

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Aussie blood flows in the Gabbatoir

So much for the “Blue Monster”. The soubriquet attributed to the Gabba pitch by the Brisbane Courier-Mail before the first Test match turned out to be more like Exhibit A in the case for the Flat Earth Society, and as … Continue reading

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Umpire Reviews Are Flawed

Umpire Reviews Are Flawed October 2009 Umpires are losing the art of giving decisions, says former international umpire Peter Willey As a first-class umpire, thanks to technology, I do find myself thinking differently about decisions, especially lbws. And I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Crazy And Unpredictable

Crazy And Unpredictable October 2009 Gideon Haigh witnessed every ball of a topsy-turvy summer and plenty more besides in another belting Ashes series Tuesday June 30 “You are from Australia?” says the Bangkok rickshaw driver. “Sydney. Melbourne.” Then, at the … Continue reading

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Not Everest, Merely Base Camp

Not Everest, Merely Base Camp October 2009 Nasser Hussain finds plenty to admire in England’s Ashes victory but warns against 2005-style triumphalism The bottom line with this Ashes series was that neither side was good enough to sustain pressure and … Continue reading

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