Posts Tagged: Joe Root

500 plus? Miskien is dit Jaar

Eerstens liewe leser 'n verskoning vir ons gebrek aan onlangse kommunikasie - ons albei waardeer dit dat mense die tyd neem om te gooi deur ons musings en hoop jy aanhou om dit te doen. Nou vir sake. Back in August last year Eng­land did the unthink­able and broke the record for the highest ever one… Lees meer "

Genadeloos Indië Despatch Besoekers

Daar was 'n punt in die vierde toets tussen Indië en Engeland toe die tuisspan was 30-tal lopies agter hul teenstanders met net drie paaltjies oorblywende. Dit was 'n valse dagbreek al en die meesterlike Kohli en pragtige Jayant Yadav (in net sy derde toets) gekombineer om die wedstryd te neem en daarmee enige hoop ... Lees meer "

Super Engeland Eis Super Series

With just one match left in this new “super series” format between Eng­land and Sri Lanka the home nation have proven them­selves com­pletely dom­in­ant Win­ning the test series comes as no sur­prise – the vis­it­ors were nev­er going to be able to cope with Ander­son and Broad in home con­di­tions – but I expec­ted a… Lees meer "

Geen ster skyn helder vir beide kante

Die as urn

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… Lees meer "

Indië neem die inisiatief in die derde toets

Twee toetse in, 1–0 to India. England’s poor sum­mer con­tin­ued apace today with a shock­ing (Jammer, haglike) col­lapse after lunch today to hand the vis­it­ors the ini­ti­at­ive going for­ward into the rest of the series. On cur­rent evid­ence it would be hard to see past India win­ning the series.

Hoe om 'n probleem soos Engeland te bestuur

In a way I am almost glad Eng­land failed to grind out a draw against Sri Lanka. Had they done so it would have been seen by many as some sort of mira­cu­lous escape. Rug teen die muur, sto­ic defence when the chips were down. Dit moet nie, how­ever, detract from a dire per­form­ance. Vir ... Lees meer "

Sachithra Sen was 'n Mankades (Probeer gesê dat na 'n paar biere!)

Crick­et is a sport in which most fol­low­ers expect their her­oes to adhere to a high­er stand­ard of fair play and sports­man­ship. The recent incid­ent of ‘Mankad­ing’ (wat op die aarde geskep dat frase?) – when Sri Lanka’s Sachi­thra Sen­anayake ran out England’s Jos But­tler who had strayed out of his crease at the non-striker’s end… Lees meer "

As tot as, Engeland tot stof

Want wat ek nou gaan sê, kan ek van bo af getref ... maar ek is bly dat hierdie reeks om die As is op 'n einde. Heel eenvoudig Australië het baie beter gespeel as die som van hulle individuele dele en Engeland gewees, vir die groot deel, absoluut diaboliese. So seker soos die nag volg dag ... Lees meer "

Australia hold the upper hand — in a dead rubber match

Die as urn

Two days in and Aus­tralia cer­tainly have the upper hand. Maar so what. The Ashes are won and won pretty con­vin­cingly at that. This is a dead-rub­ber match and is very remin­is­cent of Ashes series of old when Eng­land used to sud­denly pull a decent per­form­ance out of the hat when the urn was in… Lees meer "

3–0 to England… what have we learned?

Die as urn

I’ve been away on hol­i­day for the past 2½ weeks and haven’t had chance to write about the crick­et. Dur­ing that time there have been 2 more Ashes test matches and Eng­land have exten­ded their lead to 3–0. Hav­ing been away from all the talk­ing heads I haven’t heard what they have to say, so… Lees meer "