Was Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan An Underrated Genius?

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Muttiah Muralitharan – The Smiling Assassin  On the back of the backlash aimed towards actor Vijay Sethupathi over his Muttiah Muralitharan biopic ‘800’. We ask is the legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner an underrated genius? Undoubtedly statistically one of, if not the greatest bowler to ever play the beautiful game of cricket. Sitting a full 92 […] READ MORE


David Capel: The England Cricketer’s Finest Hour

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West Indies Tour 1990 In the winter of 1990 England toured the Caribbean. The cricket world expected a heavy defeat for the young England side. Ian Botham and David Gower were surprisingly omitted from the squad, with the selectors opting for youth. The uncapped Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussain both earned call ups while the […] READ MORE


Forget The Best: Picking The Worst Test Match Batsmen XI Of All-Time

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Picking The Worst Test Match Batsmen XI We spend so much time eulogising about the best players on the planet, comparing the likes of Ben Stokes, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, and Steve Smith, we don’t give a second thought to the humble last man. We’ve taken a look at the worst test match batsmen eleven […] READ MORE


Most test wickets in Asia by overseas fast bowlers

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The benchmark for fast bowling Fast bowlers are often judged by how they perform in Asia. This is because the pitches in Asia are generally flat and do not encourage quick bowling. As a result, only the most skilled bowlers are likely to have sustained success on the subcontinent. In the past, we have seen […] READ MORE


Jackson Bird and the Death of Cricket Rabbits

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There was widespread amusement when Jackson Bird was left out the Australia Test squad to face South Africa due to his batting. It was a widely-derided decision when you consider that Bird is a bowler and a very good one at that. He took seven wickets in his last Test match, against New Zealand in February, and […] READ MORE


Courtney Walsh Signs as Bangladesh Bowling Coach

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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has roped in legendary former West Indian fast bowler Courtney Walsh as their specialist bowling coach. Bangladesh’s success at the 2015 Cricket World Cup, in which they reached the quarter-finals, promised something of a new era for their fast bowlers. The likes of Rubel Hossain and Taskin Ahmed showed their talents in […] READ MORE