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January09

Zero to Sixty – the second hundred, May to Gavaskar

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Two of the most impactful batsmen ever, Peter May and Sunil Gavaskar

In this second review of the top batsmen’s important runs in Test crickets, Dave looks at the next one hundred players from Peter May to Sunil Gavaskar, while revealing exactly what he has in common with John Edrich.

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

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 […]