articles by Freddie Wilde

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Australia vs South Africa: Rejuvenated Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, talented youths provide new hope

It was appropriate that Australia’s winning moment in the Adelaide Test came with two debutants: Matthew Renshaw and Peter Handscomb at the crease, because this was the result of a new era.

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Australia vs South Africa: Hosts woeful, but perfect planning, execution behind rout

Once South Africa executed their plans, Australia didn't even have the time to respond; rather than being hit off line or being forced into a change, things just worked for the visitors.

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Australia vs South Africa: Proteas show there is life after Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers

For South Africa, this was a win that was suggestive of the beginning of a new era and a brighter future; for Australia this was a worrying defeat in which their poor away form appears to be creeping into their previously impenetrable home record.

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Pakistan's batting finally finds its groove as quarterfinal against Aussies looms

Pakistan won the crucial encounter of the day, a winner-takes-all clash at the Adelaide Oval, against Ireland by seven wickets.

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World Cup 2015: Pakistan avoid humiliation, but greater challenges lie ahead

Pakistan, having been put into bat by the UAE, managed 100 more runs than their previous highest score this tournament, racking up an impressive 339-6 with a near-perfect display of modern ODI batting.

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Pakistan didn't execute any skills against West Indies, they just executed themselves

This Pakistan team, like the last, and the one before that and before that, don't really like basic skills.

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For West Indies, this World Cup comes at a time when their cricket is falling apart

'West Indies' only exists in a cricketing sense, and as they head into a World Cup in turmoil, it’s not hyperbolic to ask whether this is the beginning of the end?

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Simply not good enough: Pakistan need to start burning effigies of their excuses

While India crafted their innings with care and consideration, Pakistan, albeit in a more pressurised response, struggled to stay calm.