Articles by Dennis Freedman
May 30, 2017
India vs Pakistan: Vijay Goel obstructing bilateral series suggests his moral compass is brokenVijay Goel's view is that Pakistan is somehow sponsoring terrorism in India and while that continues, there will be no cricket. Even if this stance is correct, which if you remove the propaganda is difficult to corroborate, then the position is still ridiculous.
Apr 14, 2016
Wisden cricketers of the year: Here's why the awards are becoming increasingly meaninglessThe 2016 Wisden Cricketers Of The Year needs renaming. It should become "The Wisden Last Men Standing Who Probably Played One Decent Innings Through The Summer"
Mar 31, 2016
World T20, first semi-final: New Zealand made a huge mistake in sticking to same line-up against England; they had no Plan BIt has been a strong couple of ICC tournaments for New Zealand. A World Cup final and a World Twenty20 semi-final. One senses that the ODI result was a fair reflection of where they were at.
Mar 25, 2016
Any all-rounder can take up Shane Watson's role, but it’ll be quite difficult to replicate his impactAustralia have a flood of all rounders. But do any of these give the same sense of security that the name Shane Watson gave? Not yet they don’t.
Mar 23, 2016
World T20: Undefeated run into semi-final proves New Zealand aren't the flashiest, but the smartest team aroundIf New Zealand were a mate of yours, they’d be the one that nobody can quite pigeon hole. Not quite the extrovert, or even non-offensive. Instead, they know that quirkiness, wit and willingness to be a little risqué make them appealing to many at the risk of offending some
Mar 19, 2016
World T20: If New Zealand can sort out their batting order, they could just take the trophy home142 was well below a winning score for most teams. That it was defended is both a compliment to New Zealand and an indictment on Australia.
Mar 16, 2016
ICC World T20: New Zealand is small, but at Nagpur, they made India play the role of Tibet as China invadedThere are only 100,000 registered cricket players in New Zealand. That number includes men, women and children. It encompasses Sunday cricketers, those that have registered but don't play and Under 12s.
Mar 14, 2016
Stop cribbing about Associates getting a raw deal, ICC World T20 structure is just fineLabel it whatever you like. At the end of the day, the Associates are all in India, at the same time as the Full Members, playing televised matches. Objectively, you could argue that every round is a qualifier until you reach the final. The ICC World Twenty20 structure is just fine.
Mar 12, 2016
World T20 Preview: Ad hocism, poor planning and illogical selection policy leave Australia with little chanceAustralia have the ability to create the Big Bash and turn it into a roaring success. Yet until last week, the national team hadn't won a T20I for something close to 450 days
Mar 04, 2016
The sheer joy of interacting with Martin Crowe: A pioneer, family man and a fighterLike many Australians of my generation, I had vivid memories of Martin Crowe as a player. The Kiwis tormented us with three players in the 80's. Richard Hadlee, Andrew Jones and bloody Marty.