James Nixon - ARTICLES

February01

Everything you need to know about the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

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The much-awaited ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is just around the corner. In fact, merely a couple of months separate us from the 30th of May when things set in motion. The closing ceremony will be held on the 14th of July, so you can expect about a month and a half packed full of jaw-dropping cricket games.

December22

Australia v India ODI Series 2019 Preview

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Australia’s struggling ODI team will attempt to get their World Cup preparations back on track when they host India for a best-of-three series in January. Aaron Finch’s men have slumped down to sixth in the world ODI rankings after losing recent series against South Africa, England and India.

December11

Simon Taufel tells all on his umpiring career

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Simon Taufel gave up his white coat at an age when many Test match umpires have still not started their international careers which, given the universal acclaim his ability attracted, was a great pity. That said there is often a consolation to go with disappointment, and in this case it is that Taufel has more time than he might otherwise have to speak to the media, enabling us to catch up with him and chat about his career, his life and all things cricketing.

October28

The unique challenges posed to batsmen

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Most sportspeople get the chance to immediately put their mistakes right. Nobody remembers, for example, that the tennis player who surrenders a 40-0 lead as he or she serves for their first Grand Slam title, as long as they eventually overcome their opponent. Nor is it now relevant that a striker squanders a couple of […]

July12

Alastair Cook: Is he approaching the end of the road in Test cricket?

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The summer of 2018 looks like being a make-or-break period for England’s longest-serving test batsman, Alastair Cook. The former skipper has endured a torrid time with the bat in recent series, with a string of disappointing performances against New Zealand in the winter. Cook’s inconsistencies have led to more questions from the press as to whether the Essex ace has the drive to keep going at the pinnacle of the game.

June21

Upcoming cricket to look forward to

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Football’s main event may currently be dominating sporting headlines, but it will be the turn of cricket this time next year as the Cricket World Cup comes to England and Wales, with 11 grounds playing host to games. Cricket’s multi-faceted qualities allow it to be played in many different formats and different time limitations, thus making it […]

June17

England To Make Australia Statement?

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England will be desperate to stick the boot into Australia during the five-match one-day international series over the course of June. The Three Lions were hammered in the Ashes down under, surrendering the urn back to their fierce rivals. However, Eoin Morgans men earned a semblance of revenge in the 50-over format, securing a 4-1 victory, to highlight Englands prowess in ODI cricket.