0logo Internasionale Krieketraadwat het gebeur met 2018

It’s been a long while since we shared our thoughts on the world of crick­et. Daar is baie gebeur het in daardie tyd. With Eng­land and Aus­tralia set to do battle once again, in both ODI and Test crick­et for both men and women no less, Dit is hoog tyd dat ons gedek sommige van die laaste 18 maande.

Die beste eendaagse span in die wêreld

So Eng­land are the best ODI side in the world. They were briefly dis­placed by India but are now back atop the pile. The style of crick­et Eng­land have played has been fant­ast­ic, includ­ing a 5–0 maul­ing of the Aus­trali­ans in 2018 wat onder meer 'n wêreldrekord ODI telling van 481. Ons was gelukkig genoeg om daar te wees. Eng­land and India are rightly clear of the rest, but play­er-for-play­er Eng­land are the bet­ter side. Enige ODI wêreld 11 would cer­tainly con­tain a num­ber of Eng­land play­ers: Roy, Bair­stow, wortel, But­tler and Stokes would all have a very strong shout, and whilst England’s bowl­ers may be more closely chal­lenged by oth­ers they are a very effect­ive unit with no weak links.

Skuurpapier-hek

Kom ons kry dit oor en behandel. It was very tempt­ing to write some­thing at the time, but we try really hard to stay focused on the pos­it­ives of the game. There are plenty of pos­it­ives to be found here. (1) The Aus­trali­ans have been reminded of the import­ance of the spir­it of crick­et and can hope­fully start to play hard but fair as their great side(s) van die 90's / 00's het. (2) The author­it­ies dished out appro­pri­ately hard pun­ish­ments which have sent a loud and clear mes­sage. (3) The play­ers wer­en’t the only people held respons­ible: quite rightly the tox­ic cul­ture in Aus­trali­an crick­et was recog­nised and heads in Crick­et Aus­tralia rolled. We feel that per­haps Steve Smith was giv­en a harsh­er pun­ish­ment than jus­ti­fied if it is true he was­n’t involved in the plan­ning. On the oth­er hand, Dav­id Warner has been giv­en far too many chances, if it was up to us he would­n’t be play­ing inter­na­tion­al crick­et again.

Kaptein Cook

What an abso­lute legend and incred­ible ser­vant of the game. Hy sal baie gemis word. oor 12,000 runs at an aver­age of 45 is a fant­ast­ic record for any bat­ter in the mod­ern era, and even more so an open­ing bat­ter. His excep­tion­al 147 was a fit­ting final innings for a true legend of the game.

Die Wêreldbeker-sokkertoernooi

Wat 'n war world cup dit is. Eng­land hav­ing a wobble but then fin­ish­ing strong. New Zea­l­and start­ing strong but then scrap­ing into the semi-finals, and then mak­ing it through to the final. A very aver­age Aus­trali­an team thrash­ing Eng­land in the group stage and nearly fin­ish­ing top of the group. Afgh­anistan did­n’t win a game but were involved in sev­er­al very close and excit­ing games which provided enorm­ous enter­tain­ment and more than jus­ti­fied their inclu­sion in the tour­na­ment. Pakistan their mer­cur­i­al best almost mak­ing the semi-finals depite being crushed in the first game by the West Indies.

Het gevind dat hierdie nuttige? Moet asseblief laat ons weet deur die val onder 'n opmerking. As jy wil graag inteken gebruik asseblief die skryf skakel op die spyskaart by die top reg. Jy kan dit met jou vriende ook deel deur gebruik te maak van die sosiale skakels hier onder. Cheers.

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