Tag Archives: Brendon McCullum

New Zealand’s Batting Frailties

24 May

Brendon+McCullum+New+Zealand+Nets+Session+-8JoDGoipd5lWhilst all were revelling in the superhero acts of Stuart Broad and James Anderson at Lord’s – bowling coach David Saker called Anderson the ‘most skilful bowler in the world’ – few looked at the position that the Black Caps were in about 3 hours before the chaos began. Continue reading


England’s Tour of New Zealand – the opponents

28 Mar


After 2 full Test matches and 4 days of the final game in Auckland, a series that had so far failed to grip anybody lurched to life on the last day as England batted out from an overnight score of 90-4 to draw the game by 1 wicket and the series 0-0.  A scoreless series might smack of unexciting cricket, high scores and few wickets but actually that wasn’t the case.  Yet despite this, results never looked likely – until the final day in Auckland – because each of the pitches were batting paradises.  But is this a disservice to New Zealand?  Were they a worthy match for England?  And is that, in itself, a ridiculously arrogant thing to say? Continue reading

My XI of the ICC T20 World Cup 2012

10 Oct

Always one to follow a good trend, please find below, in batting order, the XI cricketers that I would have in my dream team based on performances during the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.  Also, there’ll be photos attached of their fantastically talented faces, and an accompanying video of them doing their thing from YouTube.  Because I love to give. Enjoy.

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