from Left field:

Does sporting immortality still beckon for Pietersen?

August 25, 2010

CRICKET/A casual remark from Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz last week illustrated how swiftly life moves on in elite sport.

Should Pietersen have walked?

January 8, 2009

England cricket is in deep disarray after the decision by captain Kevin Pietersen to resign as a result of his public spat with coach Peter Moores over the direction and training of the team.

Can Bradman’s record be broken?

August 27, 2008

bradman.jpgAustralian cricketer Don Bradman was born 100 years ago — on Aug. 27 1908 in the New South Wales country town of Cootamundra.

Is Pietersen the man for the Ashes?

August 4, 2008

vaughan.jpg(This Have Your Say was updated after Kevin Pietersen’s appointment) Kevin Pietersen has been named as Michael Vaughan’s replacement as England cricket captain.Vaughan, England’s most successful cricket captain, stepped down after a series of disappointing performances at the crease and the loss of the current Test series to South Africa.Dubbed “Me Ego” by the South Africans for his flamboyant style of playing, do you think Pietersen is the man to take England on to regain the Ashes next year? Can he put the interests of the team ahead of his own indomitable style?The South African-born player has negligible captaining experience.Have Alastair Cook, for example, Andrew Strauss, Freddie Flintoff and Robert Key been unfairly overlooked?And should Vaughan have walked so soon?