Posts Tagged: die Ashes

0Die as urn2019 Ashes

so, met die Wêreldbeker-kriekettoernooi amper verby, dit is tyd om te dink oor die belangrikste gebeurtenis van die krieketwêreld somer begin: die Ashes! In die laaste paaiement is Engeland weer sag geslaan down under, maar hulle het nie verlore by die huis vir 18 jaar. Op papier beide kante het 'n paar top-spelers, sodat dit lyk soos dit kan wees die naaste reeks sedert 2005. Om te verseker dat hulle bo uit te kom Engeland sal moet 'n paar groot probleme by die top van hul bestelling sorteer.

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0Engeland in die behoefte van Moore somer klas

Verskonings een en almal vir 'n gebrek aan onlangse musings - dit is alles te danke aan 'n nuwe aankomeling in die huishouding wat my wakker beteken (en slaap) uur is heeltemal oorheers deur bottelvoeding sessies en luier veranderinge - ja 'n bietjie bambino het aangebreek. Give her about 18 years and she’ll be play­ing for Eng­land.
Any­way; to busi­ness.
Wel, to para­phrase Wil­li­am Shakespeare some­what, that was a winter of dis­con­tent for Eng­land. After pretty inept per­form­ances in the Ashes most would have thought it couldn’t get any worse. It did – the humi­li­at­ing defeat against the Neth­er­lands (even if it was a ‘dead rub­ber’) prov­ing the coup de grâce. Before and since that final sham­bol­ic out­ing there have been some high pro­file cas­u­al­ties — gone are coach Andy Flower, middle order main­stay Jonath­an Trott and spin king Graeme Swann. And then of course there is the whole saga around Kev­in Pietersen. Glove­man Matt Pri­or will also be nervously look­ing over his shoulder as oth­ers threaten his place in the side.… Lees die volledige artikel

0As 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.

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.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Australië urn hul maklike Ashes oorwinning

Met 'n genadelose vasberadenheid en 'n moordenaar instink waardig van 'n wolf jaag 'n gewonde takbokke, Australië behoorlik voltooide die rout van 'n gedemoraliseer Engeland vanoggend.

Eng­land simply haven’t turned up this series and a reju­ven­ated Aus­tralia have preyed on every weak­ness and every fail­ing to humi­li­ate what is still a pretty good side.

Win­ning a fourth con­sec­ut­ive Ashes series was a pretty tall order and it was one that was bey­ond Eng­land. The urn now returns to Aus­tralia (fig­ur­at­ively speak­ing, any­way!) and we no doubt won’t hear the end of it from our cous­ins on the oth­er side of the plan­et.

As Cook admit­ted in his post-match press con­fer­ence, Eng­land have been out­played in all areas and will, I sus­pect, claim a 5–0 tri­umph. Dit is eenvoudig nie hul styl om hul voet van die gas. Die wolf het die prooi gevang, now he wants to fin­ish every last tasty morsel.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Die as urnEerste terugslag vir Engeland

So die Ashes is aan die gang weer met geen groot verrassings tot dusver. Australië het die loot gewen en gekolf, Engeland het uitgekom met die bal en maak die lewe moeilik vir 'n baie gemiddelde soek Australiese kolflys. Die man van die dag was sonder twyfel Stuart Broad, who should have now silenced all but the most loud-mouthed of his crit­ics.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Die as urnEngeland se beginspan 11 opgetel deur Michael Clarke

In a refresh­ingly can­did inter­view Aus­trali­an cap­tain Michael Clarke has aangekondig the Eng­land start­ing 11 for the first Ashes test. We’re not sure it’s a good thing that he seems to know the team, but the team he lis­ted is the team we would have picked ourselves, so it could be just intel­li­gent guess­work.

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0Die as urnIs ek dan in 'n alternatiewe heelal?

Can I just double check with our read­ers — Eng­land did win the Ashes 3–0 at home this sum­mer did­n’t theyI’m not stuck in an altern­ate uni­verse where Eng­land were thrashedI’ll con­tin­ue on the assump­tion that I am in fact in the same uni­verse as every­one else, and that Eng­land did indeed win, in which case I have to assume that a large sec­tion of the media, includ­ing the BBC are the ones in an altern­ate uni­verse.… Lees die volledige artikel

3Die as urnAshes 2013: Span van die reeks

One of the things that sur­prised me dur­ing the series was how the pun­dits com­pared the respect­ive wick­et keep­ers — with Brad Had­din get­ting a pretty good press, whilst Matt Pri­or got a slightly neg­at­ive over­all rat­ing. From what I saw I did­n’t think there was much to pick between them, so I thought I’d see how the num­bers stack up. I figured I might as well do the same for the rest of the sides and see if a team of the series emerges that reflects how well indi­vidu­als have played.

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