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2007 in review: Essay

ODI overkill and other stories

One of my fondest memories of 2007 is of an evening spent in the company of childhood heroes in the executive lounge of a hotel in Cape Town during the World Twenty20. I was to take Ian Chappell out for a drink but ended up being invited to his hotel instead. I was with a young colleague, and when we got there Ian was with Tony Grieg and Graham Gooch, and soon Ramiz Raja joined us


Features


Of captains and longed-for victories

The Australian juggernaut rolls on

Mainly Aussie

A dark end, and the joy of six

Streaks and freaks, spats and prats

Good World Cup, bad World Cup

Hits, misses, and a ton worth the wait

Say what?

Australia's blip, and World Cup shocks

Of coaches, captains and other things

Twenty20 comes to town

Endings and beginnings

Remember what made the headlines in 2007?


Country Review


Back from the brink

Business as usual

All's not well that ends well

Cash and commitment cause for concern

Good not great

Two sides to the story

None more bleak

Glimmers in the gloom

All black

All to play for


Talk Review


'Nobody will get near Murali'

'Technology must be foolproof'

'Excessive cricket is hurting fast bowlers'

'Fifty-over cricket breeds mediocrity'

'Teams clueless about playing Australia in Australia'

Talk Review


Big audio dynamite

The end of the road

Time to forgive Ramprakash

For the love of God

No room for bigotry

Learning by degrees

Why we love to love Sri Lanka

A tactic of its time

Imagination, patience, luck

The naming-after game

An amateur solution in a professional world

Dazzling, delicate; a reassuring presence

In the skin of a lion

The last king of Trinidad


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