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The Cricket World Cup: A Preview, Part 2
Hot on the heels of the The Cricket World Cup: A Preview, Part 1, here comes the second installment, featuring the four other top teams. South Africa It’s fair to say the biggest hurdle that South Africa has to overcome is … Continue reading
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Is This the End of the West Indies as a Cricketing Entity?
For reasons that were at once predictable and shocking, the past week has seen developments that it’s not being grandiose to say may lead to the end of the West Indies cricket team. In a dispute over money (isn’t it … Continue reading
OK, cricket fans: We need to talk again about Jonathan Trott—and perhaps you baseball fans will have an equivalent player you can talk about who raises the same issues. Jonathan Trott plays cricket for England—both the longest form of the game … Continue reading
High Wind out of Jamaica
Just in case you missed seeing the Gayle storm yesterday (i.e., Jamaican Chris Gayle’s 175 n.o. in the Indian Premier League), here’s a link to the highlights. Be prepared for commentators’ astonishment.
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Reaping the Gayle Storm
Here at Right Off the Bat we’ve had occasion in the past to wax lyrical about Chris Gayle, the West Indian opening batsman and destroyer of bowling attacks, but today’s destruction requires a special mention. In the course of only … Continue reading
Posted in Cricket, IPL, T20 Cricket Tagged Chris Gayle, Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore 3 Comments
Welcome Back, West Indies!
You’d have had to be particularly partisan not to rejoice in the West Indies’ cricket team’s unlikely and much-celebrated victory at this year’s World T20 championship. In the last 25 years of the twentieth century, the West Indies produced some … Continue reading
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Florida: Future Home of Cricket?
After hosting a couple of Twenty20 games (New Zealand versus Sri Lanka) in the aftermath of the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup, Florida will be hosting a couple more: this time between West Indies and New Zealand. The two teams contain … Continue reading
Posted in Cricket, New Zealand, Sri Lanka Tagged Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard 1 Comment
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the IPL—Part Three
In Part I and Part II of this blog, I (Martin) painted a pretty picture of the recently concluded Indian Premier League 5 as a festival of entertainment, which it is. But the IPL is much more than that: it’s an event … Continue reading
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the IPL—Part One
It’s been less than a decade since Twenty20 (T20), the shortest form of the game of cricket, was created, and it’s spread like wildfire. At about three-and-a-half hours, T20 is the perfect length for those who can’t afford to take … Continue reading
Chris versus Shiv: Round Two
Chris Gayle: Box Office Boffo
Posted in Cricket, IPL, Right Off the Bat Website, T20 Cricket, West Indies Tagged Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 1 Comment