BY DAN If you have a strong opinion about whose going to win the Cricket World Cup Final Sunday, I am suspicious of you. Australia and New Zealand are two teams in excellent form, with exceptional players and are equally capable of being World Champions come Sunday night. To pretend otherwise is silly. New Zealand … More The Final
BY HERMAN New Zealand booked themselves a place in the final in the most dramatic way imaginable. It was by far the best game of the World Cup so far. After six long (sometimes slow) weeks, the world cup delivered an instant classic when it mattered. Both sides had their chances, both sides made a … More Semi final two: Australia vs India.
BY DAN If you’d ever been under the misapprehension that the International Cricket Council (ICC) was an organisation that had any clue about cricket, today’s decision to fine Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson 50 and 15 per cent of their match fees respectively must have put that to rest. Last night we saw a brilliant, aggressive, … More About Last Night: Watto and Wahab
BY DAN We know it all already. England and Pakistan are hopeless. After early losses in this World Cup, areas of the media have reacted predictably and declared the World Cup over. Poor Andy Zaltzmen was reduced to identifying Chris Woakes as the highlight from England’s match against New Zealand. England and Pakistan are out. … More Getting Carried Away
BY BEN In the words of the immortal Taylor Swift “the players going to play, and the haters going to hate”. The immortal Tay Tay provides all of us with life advice. This statement is especially true when applied to the great game of cricket. I suspect Taylor Swift is a big cricket fan. So … More Trying to be like George Bailey: Diary of a reformed “hater”
BY DAN As any true cricket fan knows, the World Cup is probably the only time you should care about One Day cricket. Apparently this year there’s only two groups and no Super Sixes. Outrageous. We thought it would be better to separate them into these groups. The Just Happy to Be There Group: Zimbabwe, … More Your World Cup Preview
BY HERMAN Every man and their dog has dubbed New Zealand the “dark horse” of the cricket world cup. Leaving aside that the fact that everybody rating them as dark horses means that they are no longer dark horses and are now just rated, lets have a look at some of the reasons why this … More The Chance To Be Great: The Commonality in New Zealand and Glenn Maxwell
This is a friendly conversation we had at the Sportress today about Michael Clarke. We’ve put lots of links it to make it like one of those “Friends” episodes where they have all the flashbacks to previous episodes.’ Please note it has lots of bad language and also poor grammar. Sorry mum. Ben: So Michael … More A Sportress Conversation: Should Michael Clarke Play?
BY HERMAN The Cricket World Cup is almost here. I’m sure like me, you are bristling with excitement. Or at least probably were until you realised that NONE OF THE GAMES matter until the quarter finals. If you support one of the full test member nations (which, lets be frank is most of us), your teams is … More A little rant about the World Cup
BY BEN Over the last few summers there has been an obvious changing of the guard in the Channel Nine commentary team. This shift from the over 70 brigade of Benaud, Lawry, Grieg and Chappell to the new over 40 team of Taylor, Slater, Healy, Warne, Nicholas and Brayshaw has seen the commentary evolve from … More Middle Aged White Men – The Protected Species of Australian Cricket Commentary