In his regular CricInfo ‘Bowl at Boycs’ feature, Geoff Boycott discusses the World Cup semi-finals, Ponting’s future, Shoaib’s unfulfilled talent, and his memories of the late Fred Titmus.
New Zealand are the underdogs of the semi-finals. They have no players who excite the imagination. But they like being discounted and underestimated: that is what makes them feel most comfortable.
Whilst everyone is focusing on the forthcoming Ashes series there have been some really excellent performances around the world from both national teams, and individuals. I really can’t decide which is the best.
On Sunday 28th Feb New Zealand v Australia 20/20 in Christchurch was tied. You won’t see a better 20/20 innings than this, McCullam’s century was full of inventive strokes and brutal pulls and slogs. The Aussie bowlers tried fast Yorkers, some at 155K’s from Shaun Tait – but McCullam moved so fast outside off stump [...]
In his regular CricInfo ‘Bowl at Boycs’ feature, Geoff Boycott talks about how to play spin and why cricket shouldn’t be part of the Olympics…
India’s 100th Test match victory by a massive innings and 144 runs over Sri Lanka just shows the precarious nature of sport because in the previous Test they had been hanging on for a draw.
Geoffrey Boycott looks ahead to the three match one-day series between New Zealand and Pakistan which will be played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.