A couple of days before the IPL final I made contact with Faf du Plessis in Dubai where the Chennai Super Kings were awaiting news of their opponents in the final. He was in good spirits, understandably, not primarily because he’d enjoyed an outstanding campaign but because he w…
There are so many factors to consider during the forthcoming T20 World, all of which will, at some point and to a greater or lesser degree, influence t…
Australia and New Zealand are both great countries and have provided many of the most cherished memories of my career. I was hoping to visit both again…
Let’s be very clear about what just happened. Cricket New Zealand instructed its national team to leave Rawalpindi less than an hour before the toss in…
The most vexing question after the third T20 International concerned the proportions between South Africa’s excellence and Sri Lanka’s ineptitude. When…
For many years, decades even, I’ve written and spoken about the decline in players’ performance towards the end of tours. They were merely personal obs…
It is wretched habit of those professionally or even just emotionally invested in the performance of ‘their’ sports team to suddenly question the quali…
The ennui of another featureless day on tour appeared to be significantly off-set by the prospect of watching Christiano Ronaldo once again playing foo…
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