19 October, 2020

Shane's No Drug Cheat

When I saw Wasim Akram cross 500 wickets, I was wondering what was going through Shane's mind. He was approaching 500 wickets in Tests.

Shane's No Drug Cheat
One week to go in the league stage, and Australia are the only team clearly in the Super Six, with India all but assured of a berth. The Indians are looking good, good enough to make it to the semis. Their win against England by a decisive margin would give Saurav and his boys a great deal of confidence as the tournament progresses. Sachin Tendulkar is in exceptional touch, but that's not the only good news for the Indian camp—many others are coming good. Rahul Dravid played an important hand against England, and Virender Sehwag seems to be in such good nick that a good score is just round the corner. It is also significant that the bowlers, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra seem to enjoy bowling in South African conditions. While some say they got better conditions to bowl against England, they showed that they had the ability to make the most of those conditions.

As Australia readies itself for the next stage of the tournament, they will be eager to ensure that some of the middle-order batsmen get some time in the middle. The batting has not really been...


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