Tag Archives: Muttiah Muralitharan

Ripeness Is All

Relentlessly, the English medium-fast bowler James Anderson is climbing the list of all-time wicket takers (in Test cricket). At the time of this writing, he’s placed fifth (with 544), a mere 19 wickets below the great Australian quick Glenn McGrath, … Continue reading


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Cricket Comes to Citi Field Revisited

The crepuscule of early November settles in Citi Field. The World Series is over, tho there are still faded signs stenciled outside the first-and-third-base lines proclaiming it. The mound has been flattened and covered, and there is a mostly dirt … Continue reading

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A Country for Old Men

Among its benefits to the world of cricket (bringing in the dough, providing a three-hour runfest for millions), the Indian Premier League is turning into a great venue for the superannuated cricketers of yore looking to earn the big bucks … Continue reading

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It’s India versus Sri Lanka

After two less-than-nailbiting semi-finals, two home favorites have made it through to the final. Sri Lanka brought New Zealand’s dream run to an end in the first semi-final with a quasi-clinical deconstruction of the Black Caps inadequate total of 217. … Continue reading

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