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Blinders History of The Ashes Part 37: Bloodyline

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Usman Khawaja’s century another tick for Australia

"Somewhat like Rohit Sharma, Khawaja does looks lazy at times, but that doesn't mean he is not elegant. As long as the runs are flowing these things doesn't matter, but when those scoreboards stop ticking, the criticisms do come...
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Blinders History of The Ashes Part 36: Bodyline, The Tangle of Cables

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Cameron Bancroft

Time running out for Cameron Bancroft

 "A batsman with a sound technique, Bancroft was considered to be the solution to Australia’s opening woes, but six weeks down the line, he is fighting for his spot. Such is the race in International cricket". Yes, Australia have regained...
James Vince

It may be a mistake to think James Vince is more talented than most

"If Vince does not go on to have a satisfactory Test career he’ll be judged harshly. But to mark him harder than his less stylish colleague is unfair. The fact that we see him as more talented than most...
Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins strives under Starc-Hazlewood

"Going unnoticed for long periods but without lacking the yearning to successfully overcome the odds to make a mark in the chosen field". Young 'star' among the big stars  Entering an illustrious team that has in its mix an array of...
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Blinders History of The Ashes Part 35: Bodyline, The Adelaide Earthquake

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An open letter to the England cricket team – ‘divide and rule’

Dear England, It has been a sorry sight watching you in Australia and although you have escaped from physical bruises unlike in 2013, the embarrassment has been no less. If it was carnage at Brisbane and Perth, it was humiliation...
Mitchell Starc Smiling

Is Starc being emotional and not practical?

"Considering Starc is the major pillar of the Australian line-up, they cannot afford to lose him before the series against Proteas. The last time Australia toured South Africa during the 2013-14 series, which was subsequent to the historic 5-0...
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Blinders History of The Ashes Part 34: Bodyline, The Second Test

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Blinders History of The Ashes Part 33: Bodyline, The First Test

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Smith and Cook

Boxing Day Test: A tale of Smith and Cook

The recently concluded Boxing Day Test can be summarised as a tale of two towering batsmen of the modern game. And that also gives us an opportunity to distinguish between the zone of the very good and the rarefied echelons...
Steven-Smith

Steve Smith: A giant of the game

Who is the best batsman in the world? Some may say, Virat Kohli, some suggest AB de Villiers, while some may nominate Joe Root, but the majority will have Steve Smith’s name on the tip of their tongue. From...
England partnership

The epic partnership

"Alastair Cook 244* " These words on the scoreboard of Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) not only flashed Cook's runs at stumps of the second day, but also testified what England were eluded of so far. Their best batsman has found...
Alastrair Cook

Alastair Cook shakes off poor form to score remarkable double

Remarkably, Alastair Cook threw off his horrid run to end the third day of the fourth Ashes Test at Melbourne at 244*. It was his 32nd Test century and his sixth and largest against Australia. When he got to his...
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Blinders History of The Ashes Part 32: Bodyline Unveiled

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The Bull wakes up

A Boxing day Test hundred against the old enemy at the iconic 'G' - MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) - these are the stuff David Warner would have dreamt of and today, in front of thousands of fans and especially...
Steven Smith

David Warner and Steven Smith against Joe Root and Alastair Cook: The differentiating factor

There are a number of ways in which we can look at the English and Australian sides to compare and contrast. And as the series result indicates, in most of these counts Australia will come out superior across multiple...
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Blinders – History of The Ashes Part 31: Bodyline, Bradman Uncertain

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Video: Looking at the past to find what went wrong for England

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eNsDgwZnCc&feature=youtu.be Looking at visits of successful English teams of the past, Arunabha Sengupta discusses what went wrong for them this time.

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