During the ODI world cup there has been continuous discussion amongst the commentators about the reaction of the crowds to the 2 Australian cheats. Eoin Morgan didn’t take a position and said he felt it wasn’t up to him to tell the fans what to do or think. Virat Kohli asked supporters not to boo the pair in a positive gesture that perhaps they don’t deserve. Former England players including Graeme Swann have been very negative about the booing, as have many Australian ex-pros. So what is the watching public to do?
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It’s been a long while since we shared our thoughts on the world of cricket. A lot has happened in that time. With England and Australia set to do battle once again, in both ODI and Test cricket for both men and women no less, it is high time we covered some of the last 18 months.
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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 were trying to claim the little urn back from our Antipodean cousins.
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For what I am about to say may I be struck down from above…but I am glad that this Ashes series is at an end. Quite simply Australia have played far better than the sum of their individual parts and England have been, for the large part, absolutely diabolical.
As sure as night follows day the Aussies wrapped up a devastating 5–0 series win, yet again bowling England out for a pitiful total not worthy of an international line up. The visitors now need to go back, re-group and pick up the pieces from this potentially disastrous tour down-under.… Read Full Article
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 here are some of my own thoughts, uninfluenced by the pundits.