Three games in five days. Three very eventful games! The first took place at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton and turned out to be a pretty one sided affair. England were pretty dominant and made South Africa’s 142/3 well below par. For some reason, South Africa struggled on the Hampshire wicket, with only Behardien finding […]Read more "REVIEW – ENGLAND v SOUTH AFRICA T20I SERIES"
As a passionate cricket follower, I am desperate to see the West Indies become a major cricketing force once again. The dominance of bygone decades must seem a lifetime ago to West Indies supporters. For too long now, this sleeping giant of world cricket has been confined to the lower half of the ICC rankings. […]Read more "PREVIEW – WEST INDIES v INDIA ODI SERIES"
With the dust from an eventful Champions Trophy just about settled, international cricketing eyes will soon be turning their attention to the forthcoming T20I series between England and South Africa. Both teams will be hoping to put disappointment behind them quickly. England will be downhearted not to have reached the final in a tournament they […]Read more "PREVIEW : ENGLAND v SOUTH AFRICA T20I SERIES"
With the ICC Champions Trophy done and dusted for 2017, the time has come to reflect on the action and rate each team’s performances. We will start with the tournament winners. PAKISTAN – 9/10 An excellent all round team display from Pakistan. As I mentioned in my first blog, they started off the tournament in […]Read more "CHAMPIONS TROPHY – TEAM BY TEAM REVIEW"
Congratulations Pakistan! The lowest ranked team in the tournament defied the odds to win their first global ICC tournament since 2009. Notoriously unpredictable and immensely gifted, nobody really seriously considered Pakistan as contenders for this year’s Champions Trophy in England. Just last summer, Pakistan toured these shores and were soundly beaten 4-1 in the late […]Read more "PAKISTAN’S CHAMPIONS TROPHY"