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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

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Jonathan Trott

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

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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

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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

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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

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Chris versus Shiv: Round Two

Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle: Box Office Boffo

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