Tag Archives: Jacques Kallis

Cricket Comes to Citi Field

Evander and I (Martin) witnessed history on Saturday when we attended the first Cricket All-Stars T20 smackdown in Citi Field, home of the Mets baseball team, in Flushing, New York. The Cricket All-Stars featured a “who’s who” of the world’s … Continue reading

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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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Farewell King Kallis

First there was Rahul Dravid (in 2012); then there was Ricky Ponting (2012); and then Sachin Tendulkar (2013). Now Jacques Kallis—the greatest all-rounder of his generation—has retired from Test cricket. Tendulkar (15921), Ponting (13378), Kallis (13289), and Dravid (13288)—giants of … 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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The Delights of the Draw

One of the main complaints cricket lovers receive about their game is how it can go on for five days and yet no-one wins. What’s the point? is the cry. Evander and I talk about this in our book, Right … Continue reading

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Hot Stove Cricket

The Major League Baseball season has come to an end. For all those fans of the pastime who dread a desolate few months without the sound of bat hitting ball, may we direct your attention to a winter of fascinating … Continue reading

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The Genius of Cricket

The World Twenty20 cricket tournament is taking place at the moment in Sri Lanka, and you’d be hard-pressed to figure out who are likely to be the winners. England are the current world champions, but South Africa, India, Pakistan, Australia, … Continue reading

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