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Evil v Good, day 2: Australia capitalise

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. Day one was a colossal and predictable catastrophe for England. Australia resume on 50-1. Morning session Jimmy Anderson opens the bowling and Matthew Hayden hits him for four. Steve Harmison bowls to Ricky Ponting at the other end. Harmy appeals for LBW against Hayden but it pitched about a foot outside leg. Tha...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Steve Smith, Jimmy Anderson, Steve, Jason Gillespie, Adam Gilchrist, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Glenn Mcgrath, Ricky Ponting, Steve Harmison, England Australia, Flintoff

Evil v Good, day 1: England fail to impose themselves

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. Before we start, it’s worth having a very quick Sim Series recap because a lot of these players have already played this format. We’ve played two 1990s-est Ashes Tests (and let’s be honest, this is a very similar thing again). Notable performances from those matches include Graeme Hick top scoring in both innings of the first m...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Gillespie, Johnson, Shane Warne, Paul Collingwood, Jason Gillespie, Collingwood, James Anderson, Adam Gilchrist, Matt Prior, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Mitchell Johnson

The Antagonists XI: a team we couldn’t bear to lose to

The basic premise of The Realm’s England XI is that it comprises players we love and can’t help but root for. To maximise excitement, they obviously have to play against a team we absolutely could not bear to lose to: The Antagonists XI. The first time we picked this team, it was a failure. It came out kind of samey with just a dash of incoherence. So we tried again. We gave it a bit more thought and tried to be more creative. That team was even worse. So for our third attempt, w...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Warner, Stuart Broad, David Warner, Steve Smith, Adam Gilchrist, Steve Waugh, Mitchell Johnson, Hayden, Justin Langer, Langer, Brett Lee

Two dismissals an innings and over: who was Test cricket’s busiest wicketkeeper?

We don’t write about wicketkeepers very much and that’s wrong. Batsmen and bowlers aren’t the only ones deserving of our attention. Squatters have rights too. This article is about the select band of stumpers who have averaged more than two dismissals an innings in Tests. Wicketkeepers who’ve taken two dismissals an innings and over. It’s not many, you know. If we limit ourselves to guys who’ve played at least 20 Tests so that we can rule out Steve Rhodes, we’re left with just six men and a...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Features, South Africa, Eiffel Tower, Shane Warne, Papua New Guinea, West Indies, Ashley Giles, Jones, Adam Gilchrist, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Brad Haddin, Nathan Lyon

The 1990s-est Ashes Rematch Down Under

Last month we ran The 1990s-est Ashes, an exhibition match between a 1990s England Test XI and a 1990s Australia Test XI played out using Cricket Captain’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode. It was both a nail-biter and also a sizeable defeat for England. Michael Atherton’s men were just minutes from securing a draw, but ultimately lost by 103 runs. A number of readers have pressed us to run another Sim Series. With the whole of Test history to draw upon, there are all sorts of new and exciting thi...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Holland, Chris Lewis, Adam Gilchrist, Graham Thorpe, Extras, Prefab, Salisbury, Stewart, Jack Russell, Nasser, Nick Knight, Bert, Angus Fraser

Who is Test cricket’s greatest number eight? (Or: Which Test bowler was the best batsman?)

Specialist bowlers having to bat is one of the greatest things in the world because batting is absolutely nothing like bowling. It is like a javelin thrower training for years and years to perfect their art only to turn up at the Olympics and be told that they also have to play tennis. This is precisely why it’s interesting to ponder which bowler has been best at batting. We often talk about the top six in cricket. Whether or not these players do other things as well, the top six batsmen ar...
Tags: Australia, Sex, India, Features, South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Delhi, Shane Warne, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Jos Buttler, Adam Gilchrist, Ms Dhoni, Anderson, Jonny Bairstow

Let’s pick a Left-Handed All-Time Greats XI

Wasim Akram (via YouTube) Here’s a fact for you: most left-handed batsmen are right-handed. Okay, we haven’t actually delved into the data to uncover that, so that may not technically be a fact. We’re pretty sure it’s true though. Batting is a thing you do with both hands. Just because cricket calls one stance ‘left-handed’ and the opposite one ‘right-handed’ doesn’t mean much at all really. No left-hand batsman has scored more Test runs than Alastair Cook. However, if you’...
Tags: Sex, Features, Border, Johnson, Alastair Cook, Michael Clarke, Sri Lanka, Mitchell Starc, Adam Gilchrist, Mitchell Johnson, Bob Willis, Rhodes, Kumar Sangakkara, Allan, Compton, Willis

The correct way to deal with BJ Watling stats

BJ Watling (via Sky Sports) If you take out all the Test matches involving New Zealand, BJ Watling’s Test record is actually nothing to write home about. This is what you have to do though. This is what you have to do because otherwise BJ Watling appears really high up in all sorts of statistical lists that rank wicketkeeper-batsmen. The idea that New Zealand’s current wicketkeeper is among the greatest of all time is jarring to say the least, because no-one’s really been ...
Tags: Sex, New Zealand, England cricket news, Adam Gilchrist, Andy Flower, Kumar Sangakkara, Dhoni, Alec Stewart, BJ Watling, Alec Stewart Brendon McCullum

Adam Gilchrist gives thumbs-up to TV umpire for no-balls

The former Australia wicketkeeper, who now works as a broadcaster, doesn't think the technology will slow the game down
Tags: Australia, Sport, Cricket, Adam Gilchrist

Simon Taufel Reminisces about the past and talks about umpiring

"The best way I can describe it is that umpiring chose me. I didn't choose it." - Simon Taufel, renowned former international cricket umpire and former member of ICC's elite panel of umpires. Having spent over a decade as an ICC umpire, Simon Taufel is now semi-retired and recently spoke to Betway, over Skype from Australia, about his career, what he is up to currently, and how he feels umpiring has changed and can be improved going forward. Taufel stood in 74 te...
Tags: Australia, Sex, Dave, South Africa, New South Wales, Cape Town, Skype, David Warner, Steve Smith, Icc, West Indies, Adam Gilchrist, Bancroft, Cameron Bancroft, Michael Slater, Simon Taufel

Dubai miracle can be this team's Hobart '99 - Justin Langer

Australia coach reckons that the performances of Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine have entered the same career-changing territory he shared with Adam Gilchrist against Pakistan in 1999
Tags: Australia, Sport, Cricket, Pakistan, Dubai, Hobart, Adam Gilchrist, Usman Khawaja, Justin Langer, Tim Paine

Adam Gilchrist: Sarah Taylor is the best wicketkeeper in the world

Taylor has created herself a portfolio of superb leg-side stumpings including two this season
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Taylor, Sarah Taylor, Adam Gilchrist

Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf have Promising Futures

I am not a fan of wicket keepers playing at 6 and a test eleven comprising 5 batsmen and 5 bowlers including a couple of allrounders.In limited overs cricket, sure that is ideal; but in test matches, definitely not.I am a traditionalist who believes that test cricket is a game for specialists.6 batsmen, wicket keeper, 4 bowlers.That is the combination to play in a test.If some of the batsmen can bowl and some bowlers can bat then great, but essentially they need to be a force in their specialist...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Ireland, Pakistan, Uae, West Indies, Adam Gilchrist, Misbah, Sarfraz, Sarfraz Ahmed, Younis, Shadab, Shadab Khan, Younis Pakistan, Faheem

Top 5 Highest Power Play Scores in IPL

In this article we are going to have a look at the 5 best Power Play scores of the Indian Premier League in history. 5: IPL 2009: 5.84 for 1, Deccan Chargers vs. Delhi Daredevils The fact that this Power Play came during the semi-final of the Indian Premier League of 2009 makes it even more stupendous. The Deccan Chargers, chasing their target of 154, and led by the inscrutable Adam Gilchrist, blazed their way to 84 for 1 inside the first 6 overs. Gilchrist played one of the very b...
Tags: Sex, Royals, Chargers, Ipl, Hyderabad, Brendon Mccullum, Adam Gilchrist, Dale Steyn, Rajasthan, Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League, Punjab, Gilchrist, Power Play, Suresh Raina, Rajasthan Royals

Celebrate Australia with a Lamb BBQ

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched “Celebrate Australia”, an advertising campaign connecting the lamb barbecue with an overview of Australia’s long heritage of hospitality, following on from the celebration of diversity found in the Spring 2016 You Never Lamb Alone campaign. The Celebrate Australia with a Lamb BBQ advert opens on the pristine Australian coastline, as the nation’s first people search for the perfect spot to fire up a barbie. It doesn’t take long for other revellers to ...
Tags: Commercials, Australia, Advertising, Vfx, Channel Nine, Adam Gilchrist, Nova, Richard Betts, MLA, Ernest Shackleton, Douglas Mawson, Wendell Sailor, Lgbtqi, Fin Design

Living in the Age of Root

The Nevil Road ground, in the tired northern suburbs of Bristol, was never anyone's idea of one of the world's great cricket theatres. It's been smartened up a bit recently, but back in the late nineties when it began to host one-day internationals, it was a prisoner of its own featurelessness. Crammed between rows of terraced houses and a Victorian orphanage, when there wasn't much of a crowd in - which, frankly, was most of the time when Gloucestershire were playing - for all its antique ass...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Pakistan, Old Trafford, Yorkshire, Bristol, Natwest, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Sachin Tendulkar, Joe Root, Chris Gayle, Middlesex, Adam Gilchrist, Steve Waugh

Pakistan's rise to NUMBER ONE in Test Cricket

Pakistan have reached number 1 in the test rankings for the first time since the current rankings system came into place.  It is a feat never achieved by a test team from Pakistan and one that should be cherished by every single one of Pakistan’s fans. A definite cause for celebration. For Misbah, this is one hell of an achievement considering how he started his tenure as captain in 2010. What a phenomenal rise it has been from those murky depths 6 years ago. Recently Pakistan celebr...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, Imran Khan, Alastair Cook, Michael Clarke, David Warner, Steve Smith, Sri Lanka, Icc, Uae, Ab De Villiers, Adam Gilchrist

This is how you share a Rob Key picture with the world, you bloody idiots

Photo by Sarah Ansell Rob Key has retired. It is a sad day. We’re going to don a black cardigan instead of a beige one by way of mourning. We will wear it for 221 minutes in tribute to the number of runs Rob once made in a single Test innings. Adam Gilchrist’s highest Test score was 204. You lose again, Adam Gilchrist. But the truth is, today we all lose. Adam Gilchrist loses the most, but we all lose a little bit. The sky is greyer; the sun is colder; our wrinkles are deeper; and luxury goods ...
Tags: England, Retirement, South Africa, Rob, England cricket news, Adam Gilchrist, Don, Rob Key, Sarah Ansell Rob Key

Adam Gilchrist reveals toughest bowlers he has faced

Melbourne, Apr.10 : Former Australian skipper Adam Gilchrist, who was known for his destructive batting display, has rated offspinners Muttiah Muralitharan and Harbhajan Singh as the bowlers he struggled the most during his career. Replying to the name of the bowlers he disliked facing the most during his career, the 44-year-old said that it would be a combination of Sri Lanka's Muralitharan and Indian bowler Harbhajan.
Tags: Melbourne, Sri Lanka, Adam Gilchrist, Harbhajan Singh, Muralitharan, Muttiah Muralitharan

AB de Villiers: Maestro

"This is completely unfair!" exclaimed Shaun Pollock in the commentary box. Abraham Benjamin de Villiers had just directed a yorker on off stump past short third man to the boundary. Alongside Pollock was the eagle-eyed Ian Bishop. He was at a loss for words. The other 5 balls in that over went for 4 sixers and a couple.AB de Villiers came to the wicket at number 3 with 69 legal deliveries left in the South African innings at Wanderers. At the other end was Hashim Amla, batting 115. South Africa...
Tags: England, South Africa, Sachin Tendulkar, Ab De Villiers, Adam Gilchrist, Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla, Odi Cricket, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel, Amla, Pretoria, Kohli, De Villiers, Steyn, Tendulkar

Cricket, or where you get to defeat the impossible

One hundred years of top-class records and unforgettable matches. Cricket has always been one of those sports that knew how to hit the headlines. Every single one of The Ashes episodes is responsible, in a way, to this sport’s tour de force. In the same time, various players made quite a name for themselves. All the more so to say that cricket is not just an ordinary sport on ESPN, Saturday night. It’s a living legend. One hundred years and still counting. I.   Power is a quality. M...
Tags: England, Australia, Espn, Harold Pinter, Sachin Tendulkar, Joe Root, England Cricket, Chris Gayle, Ashes, Adam Gilchrist, Jacques Kallis, Betoclock

The Baggy Green team that regained the urn

I wrote many times that we would win the Ashes. I noted that if our batting clicked into place we would win as it would give our bowlers consistent opportunities to defend totals of competitive substance, rather than defend totals in desperate attempts to stay in the game. Consistency was a key, as was self-belief, balancing experience and upcoming players. Fortunately, this time around it occurred and it proved the theory, finally. However, having stated this I will also be honest that I did go...
Tags: England, Cook, India, South Africa, New South Wales, Brisbane, Ipl, Alastair Cook, Michael Clarke, Smith, Phillip Hughes, Darren Lehmann, Kevin Pietersen, David Warner, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes

Quinton de Kock's swashbuckling century against England displays echoes of Adam Gilchrist

De Kock's innings was Gilchrist-esque and it is no surprise he has tried to emulate a man who used to also bat left handed at number seven [Author: Nick Hoult]
Tags: England, Day One, Adam Gilchrist, Fourth Test, Hashim Amla, Nick Hoult, South Africa Vs England, Stephen Cook, De Kock, Quinton de Kock, Gilchrist

Ben Stokes the superstar with brilliance of Adam Gilchrist and Garry Sobers is just tip of the iceberg

England must use Ben Stokes and his golden generation to raise the profile of the game - and playing T20 at Wembley would be a good start, writes former England captain Michael Vaughan [Author: Michael Vaughan] [Link to media]
Tags: England, Watch, Live, Cricket, Cape Town, Wembley, Michael Vaughan, Ben Stokes, Day Two, Second Test, James Anderson, Test Series, Adam Gilchrist, Dale Steyn, South Africa Vs England, Garry Sobers

Kevin Pietersen: My dream cricket XI

England great selects the best 11 players he has played with or against during his illustrious career [Author: Telegraph Staff]
Tags: England, Cricket, Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar, Kevin Pietersen, James Anderson, Test Cricket, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn Mcgrath, Ricky Ponting, Virender Sehwag, Kumar Sangakkara, Shoaib Akhtar, Jacques Kallis

Why a simple Brian Close catch to snare Sobers is the best I have seen

Stunning acrobatics from Glenn Maxwell and Andrew Strauss may be among the most memorable pieces of fielding but the manner of a Brian Close catch at The Oval in 1966 tops them bothIs it possible for a catch to be at one and the same time both the simplest and arguably the greatest ever taken? How do we judge such things? For sheer reflex and athleticism, not to mention the impact it had on a match and a series, I have never seen better than Andrew Strauss’s astonishing diving claw of a one-hand...
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Old Trafford, Maxwell, England Cricket Team, Andrew Strauss, Adam Gilchrist, Trent Bridge, The Oval, Brian Close, Strauss, Glenn Maxwell, Sobers

Ashton Agar reminds me of Adam Gilchrist, says Australia captain Steve Smith

Slow left-armer who made such an impact on Test debut with the bat owes his recall to good performances on an A tour of India [Author: Nick Hoult] [Link to media]
Tags: England, Australia, India, Steve Smith, Odi, Adam Gilchrist, Royal London Odi, Five-match Series, Ashton Agar, Nick Hoult

Kumar Sangakkara heads to retirement arguably the first among equals | Dileep Premachandran

Sri Lanka prepares to say farewell to a man who is not only one of the statesmen of the modern game, but the most consistent batsman of his eraFor a split-second, I thought he was going to hit me. I’d gone to the team hotel to meet Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka’s captain, but the first person I came across in the lobby was his great friend, Kumar Sangakkara. The previous afternoon – in a World Cup final now remembered for Adam Gilchrist’s squash-ball-in-glove heroics, floodlight failures and far...
Tags: India, Sport, Cricket, Sri Lanka cricket team, Sri Lanka, Adam Gilchrist, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Sangakkara, Dileep Premachandran, Sanath Jayasuriya

Watching the Ashes from the other side of the world: late nights and stale beer | Russell Jackson

An Ashes series for some is as much about the collective experience of sleep deprivation, stale beer and pizza boxes, as it is the cricket itselfWhere were you when Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath hung in there for those four agonising overs at Old Trafford in 2005? Or when Allan Border lost his cool with Craig McDermott in ‘93? Glenn McGrath’s 8-38 at Lord’s and Jason Gillespie’s 7-37 at Headingley? What about Adam Gilchrist’s blazing 152 at Edgbaston in 2001?It’s always been a dodgy premise for Au...
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Australia sport, Old Trafford, Australia cricket team, England Cricket Team, The Ashes, Jason Gillespie, Headingley, Ashes 2015, Edgbaston, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn Mcgrath, Russell Jackson, Craig McDermott, Brett Lee

Jos Buttler on verge of joining world-class format masters AB de Villiers, Adam Gilchrist and MS Dhoni

Scyld Berry: England have never had a player quite like their new jewel, who can become a genuine great [Author: Scyld Berry] [Link to media]
Tags: England, Ab De Villiers, Jos Buttler, Scyld Berry, Adam Gilchrist, Ms Dhoni, Wicketkeeper-batsman, Dhoni