Tearing in relentlessly, eyes popping, veins bulging, stumps splattering…
Recency bias can often be misleading, but in case of Dale Steyn, there’s no denying the fact that he’s not just a modern-day beast, but rightly belongs in the elite list of all-time greats.
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Aaron Finch 156 (63 balls, 11 fours, 14 sixes) England v Australia | The Rose Bowl, Southampton | August 29, 2013 Compared to the other batting feats in this list which involved calculated risk-taking under extreme pressure on the biggest stages, this one came in the first of a two-game T20I series towards the end of a near four-month long tour, were it not for … Continue reading Decade in Review : Best T20I Batting Performance
Feral. Loud. Relentless. As we have seen since forever, they do things differently over here… a place where aggression and enmity are hard-wired into the nation’s cricketing DNA. Of course, England have won in Australia as well, but only four times since 1954. And more often, they have lost horribly there. Teams have fallen apart, careers have been ended and players bombarded from the streets … Continue reading Ashes in Australia : The English Menace
Home sweet home !! These words seem to resonate more than ever when it comes to Test Cricket… It’s a common argument used for Asian teams in particular, but the trend across all regions and teams has never felt this skewed in favor of the host nation. The recent article on BBC about cricket being one of the hardest sport to win away from home , has some fair … Continue reading Overcoming the Odds — The Best Away Test Series Performances