Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 Award Show

I am pleased to present the first annual Limited Overs World Cricket Awards: ************************************************************************ Match of the Year: This is going to come as a surprise to my regular readers, but the match of the year, in my opinion, was … Continue reading

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Obituaries

There were two deaths over the last couple of days that I would like to make note of. First of all, there was former England captain and announcer, Tony Greig. I did not know Tony as a player. But I … Continue reading

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2012 – A Review

A lot happened this year. A lot. Sachin Tendulkar retired from one day cricket. Ricky Ponting retired. Rahul Dravid retired. Mark Boucher retired. And that list goes on for a bit, but no longer includes, strangely enough, Kevin Pietersen. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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17 Matches

Michael Clarke, captain of Australia: 11 matches, 18 innings, 1,595 runs – Most Test runs in 2012, calendar year. Average: 106.33. Hundreds: Five. Alastair Cook, captain of England: 15 matches, 29 innings, 1,249 runs – 2nd Most Test runs in … Continue reading

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Same question, new answer

It’s Christmas morning. I am up early with the dog and the coffee to watch India play Pakistan in a Twenty20. * I get asked a lot of if cricket – specifically Twenty20 cricket – will ever take hold here … Continue reading

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One Long Day

And, so, Sachin Tendulkar has retired… …from one day cricket. It is as if we were all expecting a massive earthquake, a seismic event that would rattle the very core of this sport we all love; but instead there was … Continue reading

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India v Pakistan

On Christmas Day, 2012, India will play Pakistan in a cricket match in Bangalore. It is the first of a five match series, two Twenty20s and three ODIs, and their first series since 2008, though they have played each other … Continue reading

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