So the first test is over, and Australia maintained their long record of success at the Gabba to no great surprise here. So, what positives can we take from it?
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Australia – what the heck! They’ve just lost the series against South Africa following some battling collapses worthy of England at their very best (or worst!) It’s incredible to see what has happened to the side when they are compared to the team of recent past. There’s a big wad of rubbish in the current… Read more »
During a week in which the world saw a new President elected Commander-in-Chief in America and British Prime Minster Theresa May visited India, it is perhaps apt the first test is compared to global political machinations. The saying goes that a week is a long time in politics – and the saying would appear apt… Read more »
So the Ashes are now at end with England the victors and Australia put back in their place. A 3–2 scoreline flatters the green baggied ones a little but in truth the last test was a dead rubber for England. They were never going to play to the same level on intensity as when they… Read more »
So, Michael Clarke has announced his retirement from international cricket after the final Ashes test at the oval. Many have already paid tribute, we’re not so bothered about doing that. Here’s why.
Congratulations to Steve Smith who has taken over the “Glen McGrath” professorship for the public understanding of Australian hubris. To be fair to McGrath, a man with over 500 test wickets, and integral member of one of the greatest sides of all time, he could be forgiven for thinking his side might whitewash England, although… Read more »
So, England have comprehensively wrapped up the Ashes with a game to spare. What a turn-around from 18 months ago where they were humiliated by an average Australian side. With such huge swings outcome over the past 3 Ashes series the talking heads have focussed on the conditions playing a huge part. Are they right… Read more »