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The Declaration

The Test match (the international version of the five-day game of cricket) offers a fascinating, strategic option for captains: the declaration. As Ron Kaplan notes of India’s current game against Australia : “Isn’t there the chance that India could have … Continue reading

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Explaining Cricket Stats: Part Four

This is the penultimate entry in our tour through the labyrinth of cricket statistics: parts One, Two, and Three should be read in advance. So, slide four, please. By this time, you should know that Australia, who are batting, have … Continue reading

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Fire in Babylon

I (Martin) finally got to see Fire in Babylon, the 2010 documentary on the evolution and triumph of the great West Indies sides that dominated world cricket from 1980 to 1995. The documentary affirms what Evander and I wrote about … Continue reading

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What the Hell Just Happened in Cape Town?

Just when you think the world of cricket couldn’t get any weirder or upside down, a Test match comes along that defies all expectations. Such an event occurred yesterday. The Australian cricket team is visiting South Africa for two Test … Continue reading

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