Monthly Archives: October 2012

Momentum, part 2

The month long previews of #ausvsa and #indveng continue… * Yesterday’s post was flawed, I know. Mostly because in order to really see how much the first test matters to the outcome of a series, you need to bring the … Continue reading

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Momentum, part 1

The month long previews of #ausvsa and #indveng continue… * For a bit there, this series had some rather decent momentum, but it’s been a busy and hectic few days, unfortunately. And speaking of momentum: just how important is that … Continue reading

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Timeless

The month long previews of #ausvsa and #indveng continue… * Yesterday, Russ of Idle Summers pointed out that test matches in Australia in the pre-war era were “timeless” – which is why of the 92 tests that took place between … Continue reading

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Drawing in the Rain

The month long previews of #ausvsa and #indveng continue… * Yesterday, I mentioned how few draws there seemed to be in Australia. And that assumption proved to be correct: As you can see, only Bangladesh has had fewer test matches … Continue reading

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South Africa goes down under

The month long previews of #indveng and #ausvsa continue… * Australia has hosted South Africa for 35 tests. Australia has won 20, South Africa has won 7, and the rest were draws. Not exactly great stats for the visitors, a … Continue reading

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KP’s back

The month long previews of #ausvsa and #indveng continues with a bit of breaking news: Kevin Pietersen is back in the squad for England. What this means for England is unclear. KP has played five tests for England in India. … Continue reading

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Can’t lose ’em all

The month long previews of India versus England and Australia versus South Africa continues… * England has played 51 test matches in India. England has won 11 of those matches, India has won 14, and the rest were drawn. And … Continue reading

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