Tag Archives: Ravi Ashwin

‘Early excitement of Alzarri Joseph gives way to dull, attritional acquisition’ – my report on Day 1 of the 3rd Test for First Post

10th August 2016

Behind the Bowler’s Arm – match reports

West Indies v India – 3rd Test Match

For First Post during the West Indies v India Test series I am providing comment pieces on the WIndies.

After the first day’s play of the third Test in St Lucia, I commented upon the bold and successful selection of Alzarri Joseph to make his Test Match debut.

You can read my piece here.

And there are several more articles regarding the series, and related features here.

David Oram

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Sachin’s First & Last

19th November 2013

Around the World in 2 – a few occasional off-breaks

Each week for Mason & Guests I compile and broadcast a brief summary of cricket events outside the Caribbean, with a few “Did You Know, Andrew?” facts thrown in. Here’s this week’s round-up:

“The 1st Test of the Ashes begins Wednesday evening at 8pm ECT. England won their final warm up match v an Invitational XI by 7 wickets. The Australian press have been trying to unsettle England with media campaigns against captain, Alastair Cook, dubbing him a boring and unimaginative leader; and Kevin Pietersen, who they allege is disliked by even his own team mates. The Test at Brisbane tomorrow will be Pietersen’s 100th.” Continue reading

Ashwin Tops the Rankings

12th November 2013

Around the World in 2 – a few occasional off-breaks

Each week for Mason & Guests I compile and broadcast a brief summary of cricket events outside the Caribbean, with a few “Did You Know, Andrew?” facts thrown in. Here’s this week’s round-up:

“Two days of England’s tour match v Australia A were completely washed out, after England had made 318-0 on the 1st day, with both Alastair Cook & Michael Carberry scoring not out 150s. The game, inevitably, was drawn on the 4th day. England’s final warm up match before the Ashes begins tonight v an Invitational XI in Sydney.” Continue reading