Tag Archives: 2011

Home from Home: Preview of Pakistan v England in the UAE

“The batting is much less prone to collapse than it was in England. Misbah himself has scored heavily since he took over, averaging more than 80. He is vital to their chances.” Pakistan captain, Misbah Ul-Haq, is singled out by … Continue reading

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Reader’s verdict and polls 2011

“Botham is ‘becoming a boorish and opinionated caricature’ and has more detractors even than Bob Willis (Sky) who is ‘a dinosaur, pure and simple.’” Dissatisfied fans air their opinion as John Stern covers the readers’ best and worst of 2011 … Continue reading

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Basil D’Oliveira: A Symbol of Strength and Hope

“He was a living example that apartheid, based on notions of innate superiority, was wrong. Given opportunities, there would be many Basils.” Ashwin Desai describes the inspirational life and career of Basil D’Oliveira in January’s Issue of The Cricketer. Subscribe … Continue reading

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England’s Year in Review

“It might seem a trivial affectation but it was a symbol of togetherness, an indication that this England were comfortable in each other’s company and wanted to share success, which was not always the case in the recent past.” John … Continue reading

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