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King Cricket: What shoes does Mitchell Johnson play in?

Yesterday, someone arrived at kingcricket.co.uk after searching ‘what shoes does Mitchell Johnson play in’. We have no idea, but we’d guess that he wears oversized clown shoes, such was his co-ordination yesterday. Balls were going all over the place. It … Continue reading

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Peter Siddle: "I'm not afraid to bowl the short ball"

I enjoyed my battle with Graeme Swann in the first Test. It was the excitement of the moment and the clash – that’s the way I play. I bowl my best when I’m fired up so I like to get … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: The self-fulfilling prophecy of Lord's

It used to be said that England were always hopeless at Lord’s. And it used to be true: between 1979 and 1999, when they lost to New Zealand, England won six Tests out of 30 there and lost 12. During … Continue reading

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The TWC interview: Simon Jones

Simon Jones was a key member of England’s Ashes winning side in 2005, but due to a succession of injuries has not played for his country since. Currently contracted to Worcestershire, Jones will not play this season due to a … Continue reading

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Jrod: Nathan Hauritz is better than England

Is Nathan Hauritz better than England? Yes. He took six wickets. They took five (Brad Haddin, caught at deep-midwicket slogging pre-declaration, doesn’t count). England shouldn’t be embarrassed though, Hauritz is the best club spinner in Sydney on the days Greg … Continue reading

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Edward Craig: The Duckworth/Lewis Method hit The Oval

A packed Oval, a cheering crowd yelling abuse at Shane Warne, a sing-a-long – it could have been 2005. But instead it was the eve of the Ashes series and the Duckworth/Lewis Method, a new band created by The Divine … Continue reading

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Sam Collins: Six Ashes observations

What can you tell from a day and a half? Not much admittedly, so I’m fully expecting these to have been proved wrong by the time you read them…. 1. Cardiff is not the easiest place for the quicker bowlers … Continue reading

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Vaughany: Preparation is vital

Standing in the garden, I assess the scene. Move that sun lounger forward a few feet? Get it in the line of sight from the barbeque? I add another deckchair to the ring. The mobile goes. “Hello Duncan, I’ve got … Continue reading

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Peter Siddle: Bring on the Ashes crowds

Peter Siddle, the Australian bowler, is blogging weekly for thewisdencricketer.com throughout the Ashes. We’re just about set for the first Test and we’re feeling confident. Having looked at the pitch it looks like a good cricket wicket – nice and … Continue reading

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The TWC summit: Is Andy Flower the right choice for England?

So England have appointed Andy Flower, not as their new coach, but as their new team director of cricket. But is there more to Flower than tough talking and a name that delights the headline-writers? Was he really the best … Continue reading

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