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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


Which Test cricketer was the biggest burden to their side?

Not every cricketer is great, or good, or useful. This begs a question. Who routinely contributed the least to their team? Which Test cricketer was the biggest burden? Back in November, we took a look at the worst Test bowling averages of all time. As you might imagine, quite a lot of the contenders were part-timers. You can bowl very badly and still be well worth a place in a Test team purely on the strength of your batting. You can also be a poor bowler and offset your inadequacies to ...
Tags: England, Sex, Features, South Africa, Pakistan, Old Trafford, Chris Martin, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ashley Giles, Glenn Mcgrath, Peter Such, Salisbury, Robert Croft


How Jasprit Bumrah comes back from injury will shape his career - Glenn McGrath

"He's still quite young and he's got a couple of good seasons, but this would be the making of him."
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Glenn Mcgrath, Jasprit Bumrah


Mark Wood casts aside concerns over injury and age with fine performance in fourth Test

Mark Wood revealed the call to include him in the XI for the fourth Test was made on the morning of day one.With just three days between Monday’s finish in Port Elizabeth and Friday’s start at The Wanderers, England and indeed Wood himself were unsure if he could pull-up right for back-to-back Tests. It turns out they had little to worry about.For the second time in a week, Wood offered runs, wickets and catches to put England in a commanding lead in the fourth Test at The Wanderers.Another batt...
Tags: England, News, Australia, South Africa, Newcastle, Perth, Wood, Sarah, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Jos Buttler, Trent Bridge, Glenn Mcgrath, Buttler, Derek, Port Elizabeth


Australia attack 'can compete with any era' - Glenn Mcgrath

Visiting teams have only crossed 300 twice this summer, and NZ have failed to cross 200 three times in four innings
Tags: Australia, Sport, Cricket, Nz, Glenn Mcgrath


England are favourites for the World Cup -Glenn McGrath

McGrath is impressed by the way the World Cup hosts have gone about scoring runs in ODIs recently, and believes India and Australia are the other contenders for the Cup
Tags: England, Australia, India, Sport, Cricket, Glenn Mcgrath, Mcgrath


Kusal Perera claims career-best Test ranking, Cummins pips Rabada to the top

Kusal Perera's heroics in the Durban Test propelled him to the 40th position, while Pat Cummins became the first Australian since Glenn McGrath in February 2006 to top the Test bowlers' list
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Glenn Mcgrath, Pat Cummins, Rabada, Kusal Perera


Second Test notes: Root Maths - The Head of the Snake; Holder's Ban

The parsing of a player's stats in order to sustain a particular argument about their game has a name of quite longstanding: Root Maths. It generally fails because it assumes that stats are somehow infallible as well as immutable, when the truth is that they are as open to interpretation as a Jonny Bairstow straight drive.But after the Antigua Test, when Joe Root's batting average as captain - 1,954 runs at 42.47 - fell more than ten runs behind his average when he's not - 4,594 at 52.80 - the u...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Root, Pakistan, New Zealand, Smith, Joe Root, St Lucia, West Indies, Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Glenn Mcgrath, Tom Westley, Antigua, Kohli


England in West Indies: James Anderson is irreplaceable - Graham Onions

England will miss James Anderson as much as Australia missed Glenn McGrath when he retires, according to fellow pace bowler Graham Onions.
Tags: England, Australia, Cricket, West Indies, James Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath, Graham Onions


England's record-breaker Anderson is irreplaceable - Onions

England will miss James Anderson as much as Australia missed Glenn McGrath when he retires, according to fellow pace bowler Graham Onions.
Tags: England, News, Australia, James Anderson, Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath


Total Bits and Pieces Cricket: Is England’s current approach the future or simply the best way for them to do things at the minute?

England in Sri Lanka (via Sky Sports) When Dan Vettori made his first Test hundred, against Pakistan in 2003, he was batting at nine. The side featured only three out-and-out batsmen and only two bowlers who could legitimately be classed as tail-enders. Robbie Hart kept wicket. The other five players – Vettori, Scott Styris, Craig McMillan, Chris Cairns and Jacob Oram – all bowled to some extent or other and all finished their Test careers with batting averages in the thirties. The only pr...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Pakistan, New Zealand, Shane Warne, Stuart Broad, Joe Root, Jimmy Anderson, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Stokes, Adil Rashid, Glenn Mcgrath


James Anderson: Glenn McGrath challenges England bowler to reach 600 Test wickets

Glenn McGrath challenges James Anderson to reach 600 Test wickets after the England paceman became Test cricket's most successful fast bowler.
Tags: England, Sport, James Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath


England v India: James Anderson bowls Mohammed Shami to break Glenn McGrath's record

James Anderson bowls Mohammed Shami to claim his 564th Test wicket and surpass Glenn McGrath as the most successful fast bowler in Test history.
Tags: England, India, Cricket, James Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath, Mohammed Shami


'He's done it' - Watch the moment Anderson broke McGrath's record

James Anderson bowls Mohammed Shami to claim his 564th Test wicket and surpass Glenn McGrath as the most successful fast bowler in Test history.
Tags: Cricket, James Anderson, Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath, Mcgrath, Mohammed Shami


Anderson passes McGrath to become Test cricket's most successful fast bowler

England's James Anderson surpasses Glenn McGrath of Australia to become Test cricket's most successful fast bowler.
Tags: England, Australia, Sport, James Anderson, Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath, Mcgrath


Anderson secures victory - and Test bowling record

England's James Anderson surpasses Glenn McGrath of Australia to become Test cricket's most successful fast bowler.
Tags: UK, England, News, Australia, James Anderson, Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath


Anderson breaks Test bowling record

England's James Anderson surpasses Glenn McGrath of Australia to become Test cricket's most successful fast bowler.
Tags: England, News, Australia, James Anderson, Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath


Anderson passes McGrath record as England beat India

England's James Anderson surpasses Glenn McGrath of Australia to become Test cricket's most successful fast bowler.
Tags: England, Australia, India, Sport, James Anderson, Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath, Mcgrath


England v India: James Anderson breaks Glenn McGrath's record in hosts' win

England's James Anderson surpasses Glenn McGrath of Australia to become Test cricket's most successful fast bowler.
Tags: England, News, Australia, India, James Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath


England v India: James Anderson breaks Glenn McGrath's record for Test wickets

England's James Anderson surpasses Glenn McGrath of Australia to become Test cricket's most successful fast bowler.
Tags: England, News, Australia, India, James Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath


Anderson takes final wicket in England win to break McGrath's record

England's James Anderson surpasses Glenn McGrath of Australia to become Test cricket's most successful fast bowler.
Tags: England, Australia, Cricket, James Anderson, Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath, Mcgrath


England v India highlights: Alastair Cook hits century and James Anderson equals Glenn McGrath record

England take complete control of the fifth Test against India on a remarkable fourth day at The Oval.
Tags: England, News, India, Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath


Once Anderson goes past me he will never be beaten - McGrath

Glenn McGrath holds the record for most wickets by a fast bowler in Test cricket with 563. James Anderson is seven wickets away from beating him
Tags: Sport, Cricket, James Anderson, Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath, Mcgrath


Wasim-Waqar are the epitome of the age old adage "Fast Bowlers Hunt in Pairs

Stuart Broad's three wickets in the first innings of the second test against Pakistan at Leeds took his tally to 414 test wickets, level with Pakistan legend Wasim Akram, making him joint 8th on the list of fast bowlers with most test wickets.Broad's partner James Anderson is second on that list, behind only Glenn McGrath, and collectively the Anderson-Broad pair have 952 test wickets!That is the most for any fast bowling pair in the history of test cricket.In comparison, Wasim-Waqar have 787.Mc...
Tags: Sex, Pakistan, Stuart Broad, Leeds, James Anderson, Glenn Mcgrath, Wasim Akram, Anderson Broad, Wasim Waqar, McGrath Gillespie, Walsh Ambrose, Pollock Ntini


Mohammad Abbas - Full Speed Ahead ...

Two weeks ago, after Pakistan's test match against Ireland, I wrote about why Mohammad Abbas was Pakistan's new pace spearhead.In that article, I showed that Abbas has an average, strike rate, and economy among the world's best in the past year since his debut, and that he is also Pakistan's second highest wicket taker in Tests in this period.At Lord's, Abbas lived up to this new reputation of being Pakistan's pace spearhead, picking up the man of the match award for his 8-64, the best bowling f...
Tags: Sex, Ireland, Pakistan, Sydney, Glenn Mcgrath, Ian Botham, Mohammad Asif, Yasir Shah, Waqar Younis, Vernon Philander, Abbas, Dennis Lillee, Mohammad Abbas, Imran Khan Wasim Akram, Kapil Dev Richard Hadlee, Barnes George Lohmann Frank Tyson Rodney Hogg


Let’s see if we can sum up Kevin Pietersen’s entire career by looking at one innings – but no, not by using that one

Photo by Sarah Ansell Terry’s been with the firm for 30 years, but he’s not retiring; he’s going part-time. A couple of years down the line Terry reduces his hours further and then a bit later still he says that he’s going to be available for jobs he’s already done a bit of work on but that he doesn’t want to start anything new. One day you suddenly realise that you haven’t seen Terry in a very long time. So it is with cricketers these days. They just fade away. Other than grainy Twitter clips ...
Tags: England, Sex, India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ecb, Shane Warne, Terry, Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Strauss, England cricket news, Matt Prior, Glenn Mcgrath, Pietersen, Warne, Brett Lee


Should England drop Chris Woakes for Mark Wood?

Mark Wood and Chris Woakes (via YouTube) Chris Woakes is a very good and admirable cricketer. He didn’t have the best of time in the Ashes but has since bounced back in the shorter formats. If he were to play the two Tests against New Zealand he would almost certainly take a whole bunch of wickets. Nevertheless, England should drop him for Mark Wood, who may or may not perform as effectively, but probably on balance not. Now the first thing to say is that we like Chris Woakes very much. We beli...
Tags: England, Sex, New Zealand, Shane Warne, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, Andrew Flintoff, England cricket news, Craig, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Jamie Overton, Craig Overton, Glenn Mcgrath, Steve Harmison


Starc firming to play in Sydney 'Pink' Test

Former spearhead Glenn McGrath, however, prefers that Australia play the left-arm quick only if he is "100% fit"
Tags: Australia, Sport, Cricket, Sydney, Glenn Mcgrath


Pint-sized Ashes: Best TMS moments from day three as late wickets give England hope

England take four wickets late on the third day of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, while TMS's Glenn McGrath gets stuck in a lift and discusses taking a nap with a spaniel.
Tags: England, News, Adelaide, Glenn Mcgrath, TMS, Best TMS