Warne and Samuels show TV cricket is no longer just a gentleman’s game

January 10, 2013

When Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels came close to trading blows at the jam-packed MCG, it made for great TV viewing.

A test comeback for Warne? Australia are not that desperate

December 9, 2010

CRICKET-ASHES/“Bowling, Shane” are not words English batsmen would want to hear ever again, but how would the Australians react to Shane Warne making an astonishing return to answer his nation’s plea for help in the wake of the second test defeat to the ‘Poms’?

All-time world cricket XI proves difficult to choose

October 5, 2010

Garfield Sobers stirred a minor controversy when he stated a preference for India’s Subhash Gupte ahead of Shane Warne in a mythical all-time World XI.

Cricket’s Muralitharan scaled new heights

July 22, 2010

Prodigious spin propelled by an abnormally strong wrist and an iron resolve forged in bitter acrimony over his unique action took Muttiah Muralitharan to unprecedented heights in world cricket.

England make second-tier Aussie attack look too good

July 8, 2009

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Australia have no Shane Warne, no Glenn McGrath, no Brett Lee and no Stuart Clark, yet England still managed to lose three wickets on the opening morning of the first Ashes Test and failed to take the sort of grip on the match, and the series, that was there for the taking.

To spin or not to spin? Australia’s crucial Ashes question

July 7, 2009

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England cricketer Anderson holds unlikely record

May 15, 2009

When England nightwatchman James Anderson smashed West Indies seamer Lionel Baker for four late on the first day of the second test he extended one of the more surprising records in test cricket.

Sports picture of the week

March 30, 2009

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Greg Bos, Reuters Sports Pictures Editor, chooses an outstanding picture from last week:

The age of fat cricketers is over … sadly

March 13, 2009

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Shane Warne didn’t conceal his contempt for coaches during his playing days. Coaches, Warne reckoned, were needed only to transport players to the ground.