Category Archives: T20 Cricket

Chris versus Shiv: Round Two

Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle: Box Office Boffo

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When a Million Eyes Are Smiling

It was announced the other day that the games that constitute the 2012 Indian Premier League (IPL), a competition lasting six weeks and using the shortest form of the game of cricket, Twenty20, have been watched by more than a … Continue reading

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A Country for Old Men

Among its benefits to the world of cricket (bringing in the dough, providing a three-hour runfest for millions), the Indian Premier League is turning into a great venue for the superannuated cricketers of yore looking to earn the big bucks … Continue reading

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Chris Gayle versus Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Chris Gayle, the tall Jamaican left-hander known for his power hitting, is currently the star of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2012 Indian Premier League. Meanwhile, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the Guyanese left-hander known for his crabbed stance at the wicket … Continue reading

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Better Luck Next Time, U.S.

As the more discerning of our readers will know, the 2012 World Twenty20 cricket championship is due to take place in September in Sri Lanka. In addition to ten places allotted to the top teams (Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri … Continue reading

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Passage to India

While the baseball post-season continues, the world of cricket is quiescent. Only the utterly meaningless Twenty20 competition between the best Twenty20 domestic teams in the world provides any form of interest to those into big-league cricket. By “domestic” I mean … Continue reading

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England Reach Number One

By beating India in the Third Test match at Edgbaston in Birmingham by an astonishing innings and 242 runs, England is now (according to the rankings) the best Test cricket team in the world. It’s a position that England hasn’t … Continue reading

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The Afghan Cricket Club

Courtesy of the Marylebone Cricket Club, I received in the mail a DVD of a new documentary film called “Afghan Cricket Club.” It tells the inspiring story of how the national team of Afghanistan rocketed from being the worst team … Continue reading

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How Stimulating!

Are you an aging bat-and-ball player, who wants to prolong his career but doesn’t want to get caught up in potential problems with performance-enhancing drugs (see below)? Then, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is for you. It only occurs once … Continue reading

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IPL 2011

If you think for one minute that, following the World Cup final on April 2, there might be any break in the year-round madness that is cricket scheduling, then think again. No sooner have we taken a breath after seven … Continue reading

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