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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

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

Danish Kaneria or Dane Vilas – who is most Danish?

Dane Vilas and Danish Kaneria (via YouTube) Danish Kaneria is a Pakistani cricketer who has been banned from the sport for life for spot-fixing. Dane Vilas is a South African cricketer who currently plays for Lancashire. Despite what their names suggest, neither player is from Denmark. So who is most Danish? Let’s measure the two men against what we know about the country of Denmark to try and work it out. As an added challenge, we’ll also have to make sure that Vilas wins...
Tags: England, Sex, Features, South Africa, Pakistan, Metallica, Finland, Denmark, Essex, Lars von Trier, Copenhagen, Lancashire, Hans Christian Andersen, Mitchell Johnson, James Hetfield, Danes

How Tim Paine Challenged Virat Kohli And Stamped His Leadership On Australia

Virat Kohli was always going to be the true test for Australia's mended ways. The India captain had been a long-time irritant to his arch-rivals and been at the center of almost all of the fracas between the powerhouse teams in recent years. His bitter feud with Mitchell Johnson in the 2014-15 series and the Steve Smith-DRS drama last year spring readily to mind. Kohli seemingly seeks confrontation to get the best out of himself. Even the hostile and rowdy Australian crowds – often given ex...
Tags: News, Australia, India, Kobe Bryant, Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Virat Kohli, Kohli, Tim Paine

Why The Indian Test Team Will Once Again Fall Short In Australia

Australia and India despise each other. The battles between the two powerhouses have long been contentious and fiery - even downright spiteful and nasty. In the past decade there has been the infamous ‘Monkeygate’ scandal, an ugly spat between Virat Kohli and Mitchell Johnson in 2014-15 and Steve Smith’s DRS saga last year. Contests between the two countries have been marred by bickering and petty behavior. Led by firebrand Kohli, India’s current generation have long sought to replicate Australi...
Tags: News, Australia, India, Steve Smith, Steve Waugh, Mitchell Johnson, Virat Kohli, Kohli India

Rating and reviewing the wrong-handed bowling of three Sky Sports commentators

Rob Key bowling left-handed (via Sky Sports) The number one highlight of a friend’s recent stag-do was when we all took it in turns to throw stones into the sea using our ‘other’ arm. (Which is to say the non-doing arm – the left one for us.) When throwing with your wrong arm, the more effort you put in, the worse you look. It is a highly entertaining pastime and we fully recommend it and also you should video your efforts and send us the footage. One of the minor joys of Sky Sports’ coverage...
Tags: England, Sex, Sky Sports, Sri Lanka, Mitchell Johnson, Extras, Ward, Hussain, Ian Ward, Sigiriya, Rob Key, Nasser Hussain, Kamindu Mendis, Cricket media, Neil Carter, Nasser Hussain Rob Key

Mitchell Johnson gears up for motorsport debut

From a tearaway fast bowler to motor racing, Mitchell Johnson can't quite free himself from his addiction for speed
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Johnson

Third Test Notes: Ishant Sharma Keeps Running In; The Conversion Of Jonny Bairstow

Ishant Sharma was born in 1988. The Indian cricket team began that year by playing West Indies in Chennai, the final game of a four Test series. Opening the bowling for West Indies were Patrick Patterson and Courtney Walsh. Opening the bowling for India were Kapil Dev and Mohinder Amarnath. India won by 255 runs. Kapil sent down eleven overs in the match, Amarnath, in what was his 69th and last Test, just five.Mohinder Amarnath took 32 wickets in his Test career and was really a batsman, but tha...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, Johnson, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan, Perth, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Brendon Mccullum, Jos Buttler, Graham Gooch, Ryan Harris, Trent Bridge, Jonny Bairstow

Former Australia fast bowler Johnson retires from cricket aged 36

Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson retires from all forms of cricket at the age of 36.
Tags: Australia, Sport, Johnson, Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson: Former Australia fast bowler retires from cricket

Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson retires from all forms of cricket at the age of 36.
Tags: News, Australia, Mitchell Johnson

Seven TV chief calls for more overseas BBL talent

In light of Mitchell Johnson's retirement from the BBL, David Barham is acutely conscious of the tournament needing to get its playing roster strengthened by more overseas star powe
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Johnson, David Barham

No more BBL for Mitchell Johnson

The 36-year-old pulls the cord on his Big Bash League career, with his manager citing the tournament's new extended format as the primary reason
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Johnson

Daredevils bowl, Morris and Curran return

Daniel Christian and Mitchell Johnson missed out on selection after Gautam Gambhir won the toss on what he termed an 'emotional' return to Eden Gardens
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Johnson, Morris, Curran, Daniel Christian, Gautam Gambhir

Sunrisers opt to bowl, Bhuvneshwar returns

Kolkata Knight Riders made three changes, bringing in Mitchell Johnson alongside teenagers Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Johnson, Kolkata, Shivam Mavi

Dating an Australian guy

Congratulations! You’ve done the impossible — you’re now dating an Aussie guy. The odds were slim: Australia is a country with little dating culture and one of the worst work-life balances in the world. But somehow you wormed your way into his tender, ochre heart, where you’ve nestled yourself alongside his favorite brand of craft beer and a Steve Waugh-signed Gunn and Moore cricket bat. And it was well worth it. Aussie guys are a diverse bunch but generally united in their humility and unfuss...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Victoria, AFL, Essendon, Hawthorn, Steve Waugh, Mitchell Johnson, Australian, Adelaide Oval, All, Australian Culture, Don, Moore, NSW, Adani

Confident Lynn, Narine, Russell will play season opener - KKR CEO

With Andre Russell in Kolkata and training since March 24, and Chris Lynn and Mitchell Johnson arriving on Monday, the Knight Riders CEO was confident of a full-strength XI for the team's season-opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore
Tags: Sport, Cricket, KKR, Mitchell Johnson, Kolkata, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Lynn Narine Russell

Mitchell Johnson pulls out of PSL

The Australian quick's absence is a major blow to a bowling attack that could also miss Usman Khan who is still recovering from a stress fracture of a back
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Johnson, Psl, Usman Khan

Ashes: England players 'scarred' by 2013/14 defeat- Mitchell Johnson

Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says that there are "question marks" around England players who are "scarred" by the 2013/14 Ashes whitewash.
Tags: England, Australia, Cricket, Mitchell Johnson

From Bruce Reid to Mitchell Johnson: Five memorable Ashes collapses

ESPNcricinfo recalls five occasions in which England's batting malfunctioned after a seemingly serene start to an Ashes innings.
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Johnson, Bruce Reid

Johnson relives old memories in Lions assault

It was not quite the Ashes, but for Mitchell Johnson, a chance to take on England Lions beat just sniping from the sidelines
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Johnson, Mitchell Johnson, Lions, England Lions

Harmison's wide, Johnson's Ashes or Elton John's party - pick your favourite Ashes tour moment

Bodyline, a "heart-stopping" win and Mitchell Johnson's pace assault - what is the most memorable moment from England's Ashes tours?
Tags: England, Sport, Elton John, Johnson, Mitchell Johnson, Harmison

Ashes: Vote for your favourite moment from England's tours of Australia

Bodyline, a "heart-stopping" win and Mitchell Johnson's pace assault - what is the most memorable moment from England's Ashes tours?
Tags: England, News, Australia, Mitchell Johnson

Harmison's wide or Elton John's party? Pick your favourite Ashes tour moment

Bodyline, a "heart-stopping" win and Mitchell Johnson's pace assault - what is the most memorable moment from England's Ashes tours?
Tags: England, Cricket, Elton John, Mitchell Johnson, Harmison

Time for Australia to quit the trash-talk

The hosts might have to do a quick fact-check about the defending Ashes champions before sparking yet another threat with a "Mitchell Johnson of 2013-14" reference
Tags: Australia, Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Johnson

Australia aim to remind England of Mitchell Johnson

Nathan Lyon believes that the trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins can hurt England as badly as the Mitchell Johnson-led attack did four years ago
Tags: England, Australia, Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood

England still a threat without Stokes - Johnson

Mitchell Johnson has warned Australia not to underestimate the tourists - even if they line up without Ben Stokes
Tags: England, Australia, Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Johnson, Stokes Johnson

Cummins wants to be Ashes enforcer

Pat Cummins is finally set to play a Test on home soil in the Ashes and hopes to emulate Mitchell Johnson, whose carnage brought home the urn in 2013-14
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Johnson, Pat Cummins, Cummins

Ashes 2017: Mitchell Starc wants Australia attack to emulate Johnson's 2013-14 heroics

Mitchell Starc believes the Australian bowling attack can emulate the feats of Mitchell Johnson in this year's Ashes series.
Tags: Australia, Cricket, Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson

Starc warns England to expect a pace barrage

Mitchell Starc believes the Australian bowling attack can emulate the feats of Mitchell Johnson in this year's Ashes series.
Tags: England, Sport, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Starc