Tag Archives: Stuart Broad

The Broad Identity

Among the plaudits being offered following the England cricket team’s trouncing of Australia in the first Test match of the Ashes series, one man, in the humble opinion of this blog, is not getting his due. We agree that it is … Continue reading

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Broad Agonistes

Many years ago, I (Martin) was bowled by Sarfraz Nawaz, the Pakistan fast bowler. This is my greatest claim to fame as a cricketer. Our opposition—a team of modest talents if not attitude—paraded the genial Sarfraz before us with (I thought) an unseemly enthusiasm … 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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Ashes Time Again

The Ashes is upon us again. “Wait,” we hear you cry. “Didn’t Australia and England just play a tournament this summer, and isn’t this contest meant to occur in the respective countries once every two years?” The answer is “yes” … Continue reading

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England Win the Ashes!

England has beaten Australia at cricket! In recent years, this formulation—once so rare a sentence that it could be considered a typographical error—has become common, even a commonplace. Australia’s cricket team is simply not as good as England’s, even though … Continue reading

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South Africa Ascend to Number One

It was only a matter of time before a team of such quality would take the top position among Test-playing nations, and when South Africa defeated England in a gripping final Test match at Lord’s in London, to take the … Continue reading

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Five Fun Facts about the India versus England Test Cricket Series

1. At one point in the recently concluded second Test match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham the two greatest run-scorers in cricket history were batting together: Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. Between them they have accumulated 27,386 runs, over 16 … Continue reading

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