Spurs’ defense the difference maker

The San Antonio Spurs were on an incredible 20 game win streak that stretched from late in the regular season and into the Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Spurs offense was rolling as they surgically disposed their opponents with unselfish and quick ball movement. With a WCF’s 2-0 lead over the…

Hussey’s retirement

Another sun sets on another fine Australian cricketer’s international career. Mike Hussey defied the recent trend of hanging onto his career with dear life by simply doing it his way. Can it be possible that someone so conventional and textbook in their approach to the game of cricket, can reject such popular means of ending…

Too many voices of the wrong kind

Cricket Australia’s current coaching setup needs a serious rethink. Currently, the wrong voices are being heard and the right ones are being foolishly ignored in the Australian camp. Nathan Lyon has been poorly managed by the current coaching staff by being given the wrong advice and direction. Australia’s finest off-spinner, Ashley Mallett, reached out to…

Bird rises

Jackson Bird delivered an early new year present to his captain and to the Australian selectors. Bird not only secured a spot in the SCG Test but proved he can be a longterm test player. Mitchell Johnson may secure the plaudits for his smooth 92 not out and 6 wickets in the match but it…

Reality and fantasy poles apart

Boxing Day has turned into training day as the Australians made light work of a sad Sri Lankan team. The Australian bowling foursome of Peter Siddle, Mitchell Johnson, Jackson Bird and Nathan Lyon, was made to look like a durable and destructive attack at the MCG. Yet, what is the fantasy and reality of the…

Restgate Scandal

A controversy is brewing within the headquarters of Cricket Australia – call it the “restgate scandal”. Australian selectors are almost trivialising the Baggy Green by pursuing a strict rotation policy for the bowlers. Gone are the days when the Baggy Green was as difficult to obtain as the class geek seducing the blonde cheerleader. Today…

Reinvention

After 35 Test Matches and at the age of 28, Peter Siddle has forged a new and unexpected identity on the field. Once the lionhearted woodchopper, Siddle is now the crafty, reliable and steady leader in Australia’s bowling attack. He has made a remarkable transformation by bursting out of the cliched but accurate “trier” and…