Tag Archives: Michael Hussey

Ian Bell: Ring-a-Ding-Ding at Last

Everybody knows that England’s Ian Bell has the kind of talent and ability that should propel him to greatness. He can play every kind of shot and has excellent and enduring technique. However, some have felt that he gets himself … Continue reading

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Do Your Homework

The longest and most deeply held rivalry in the history of cricket is that between England and Australia—a contest known as “The Ashes.” Since 1877, these teams have been duking it out: barring two world wars, when the countries were … Continue reading

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The Old Ones

At the end of 2011, much of the talk in cricket was over what Australia, South Africa, and India should do about their aging titans. Should Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey (Australia) gracefully leave the stage? Were Jacques Kallis’s days … 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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Veterans Administration

Rahul Dravid, known as “The Wall” for the solidity and imperviousness of his defensive technique, has just scored his thirty-second century for India in his 152nd Test match. He is thirty-eight years old. This summer, Sachin Tendulkar, also thirty-eight, will … Continue reading

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