An utterly enthralling yet inevitable 337-run defeat for South Africa at the hands of the India unfolded at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Monday, giving the hosts a 3-0 series win and the Proteas a serious dignity dent. Continue reading
Raise your hand if you’re excited for the summer of cricket to hit the shores of Australia.
If you did, then the first visitors won’t disappoint; the ever talented South Africa.
Recent performances in world Twenty20 cricket – especially with the ball – has got me thinking; is there anyone in a national side that still knows how to bowl a good yorker or land it on an uncertain length for a batsman consistently?
Confidence was never in doubt in the Australian camp as they began the first test at Centurion February 12th. On the other side of the coin, South Africa held the mantle of the top-ranked test team.
Inside of four days of test cricket, one team stumbled but recovered in spectacular and dominating fashion. The other, so enamoured by what they saw from the visitors, fell and did so with little grace. Continue reading
They both play for the same Big Bash League team, the Hobart Hurricanes. When it comes to the two longer forms of the domestic game, the left-arm and right-arm quick respectively are on opposing sides.
The Australian cricket summer took a series of unexpected twists and turns. From the series loss to South Africa, to the Aussies losing several pace bowlers to injury, it was a long and toiling summer.
Two players who stood the test of summer were Phil Hughes and Peter Siddle. The battler and the workhorse were prime indications of players who had worked hard to prepare themselves for the test (and in Hughes’ case, the one-day) series. Continue reading
Matthew Wade has copped more proverbial bouncers at the throat recently than you could poke a stick at. All through it he’s pressed on, despite being rested for the first part of the one-day series this summer against Sri Lanka.
Since moving to Victoria from the island state of Tasmania, Wade’s career has blossomed beautifully. Culminating in test and ODI debuts last year for the national squad, Wade is continuing to build on the criticism he is receiving and his experience. Continue reading