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(David Green is the brain behind the irreverent The Reverse Sweep blog and also writes for a number of cricket publications and sites such as World Cricket Watch. You can follow him on Twitter also @TheReverseSweep. David was a decent schoolboy and club cricketer (and scored his maiden 100 the same week that Sachin Tendulkar scored his first Test ton) but not good enough to fulfil his childhood dream of emulating Douglas Jardine by winning the Ashes in Australia and annoying the locals into the bargain. He now lives with his wife and two young children in the South of France and will one day write the definitive biography of Hedley Verity)

Now it’s South Africa’s turn to feel the heat of Alastair Cook’s bat

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July 21, 2012, 10:55 am

Two summers ago, Alastair Cook has morphed into a left-handed Jack Hobbs and plundered three hundreds and 766 remorseless runs as Australia were ground into the dust. Cook hasn't looked back and since the start of that Ashes tour with his hundred against South Africa in the ongoing first Test against South Africa making it seven hundreds in 21 Tests.

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Chanderpaul should emulate Dravid and put team above self

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May 18, 2012, 11:28 am

By David Green Brian Lara is right. As a batsman with 140 Tests and more than 10,000 runs at an average of over 50, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has to bat at No 3 for the West Indies. His continued refusal to do so smacks of self-interest and is a serious disservice to his inexperienced team mates.

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It’s not jealousy Mr Pietersen, it’s pure and simple indifference

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April 16, 2012, 10:20 am

By David Green "Engage brain before mouth" is a simple idiom, but one that time and time again Kevin Pietersen absolutely fails to comprehend, which in combination with his breathtaking and unorthodox strokeplay makes him compulsory viewing both on and off the field of play.

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Rembrandt, Picasso would have been proud of Virat Kohli’s Mirpur masterpiece!

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March 19, 2012, 4:42 pm

By David Green   We've already called him the best young batsman in world cricket, heir apparent to the great Sachin Tendulkar and along with Hashim Amla and MS Dhoni the best batsman currently playing One-Day International (ODI) cricket.

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Virat Kohli becomes fastest to reach 10 tons in ODIs

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March 13, 2012, 11:41 pm

By David Green   Not content with smashing one of the greatest hundreds in ODI history in Hobart just a couple of weeks ago, Virat Kohli returned to plunder the Sri Lankan bowling once again in the Asia Cup on Tuesday.

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Did you know Shakespeare, Napoleon and even Christ played cricket?!!

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February 11, 2012, 10:52 am

Nearly two millennia after leading the Roman invasion of Britain, batsman Julius Caesar made three centuries for Surreyduring the Victorian era. Like the first Roman Emperor, he also came to a sudden and rather unfortunate end in the month of March — nine days before the Ides -throwing himself underneath a train in 1878.

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11 instances of teams shot out for under 100 in the last 18 months!

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February 4, 2012, 9:25 am

Being bowled out for under 100 used to be commonplace back in the time of Queen Victoria, but until recently instances were few and far between in the modern game and normally (although not always) featured Bangladesh.

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Ricky Ponting breaks free from his cricketing pallbearers to stuns the world

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January 25, 2012, 10:34 am

When we asked a few months ago if Ricky Ponting had lost his punch, despite being English we did so with a heavy heart, given that we always had a strange and inexplicable affection for him.

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Ajmal threatens to take Swann’s place as the No 1 spinner in the world

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January 19, 2012, 10:05 am

This may seem a strange thing for an England supporter to write the day after a bowler has just taken seven for 55 against our country, but it just confirmed that we're big fans of Saeed Ajmal here at The Reverse Sweep.

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Panesar has to be picked alongside Swann, Broad, Anderson and Tremlett

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January 17, 2012, 10:15 am

A lot has happened since England last played a Test match. Regimes have fallen, cricketers have been incarcerated, David Warner and Vernon Philander have taken to Test cricket like ducks to water and man has finally landed on the moon.

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The disastrous Indian report card of MS Dhoni’s team at Perth

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January 16, 2012, 1:36 pm

Got out to a nothing shot having done all the hard work on the first morning, Gautam Gambhir then got a snorter from Mitchell Starc second time around. Run without a Test hundred now extends to two years, 19 Tests and 37 innings.

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The brilliant Australian report card following the Perth Test

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January 16, 2012, 1:25 pm

The joint-fourth fastest Test ton ever and the quickest ever by an opener. What more can you say? David Warner has taken to Test cricket like a duck to water with two contrasting hundreds and an average of 64 after his first five Tests.

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David Warner’s mayhem has further endangered Duncan Fletcher’s job

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January 14, 2012, 9:53 am

Four of the seven quickest hundreds in Test history have come at the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) or should it now be renamed the Whacker?!) – three of these have been scored by opening batsmen and indeed are the three quickest hundreds ever scored by openers in Test history.

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Statistics that humiliate Team India

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January 12, 2012, 5:38 pm

Whilst Brad Haddin would do well to look at his own form before casting aspersions on the fragility or otherwise of India he may have a point — albeit a crass and clumsily made one. 

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Gambhir, Harbhajan and Sreesanth in the worst Test XI of 2011

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January 12, 2012, 11:09 am

Four Indians — Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and Shantakumaran Sreesanth find a place in the Worst Test XI of 2011.

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West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014 (16:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

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Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 14, 2014  at Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 13, 2014  at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 90 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 12, 2014  at Sharjah

New Zealand won by 4 wkts

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India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

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Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi: Key clashes

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India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: India reach 71/1 at stumps

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi Preview: Teams prepare for high-octane finale

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Live Cricket Score: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi

Live Streaming: Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 3 at Centurion

South Africa vs West Indies 1st Test at Centurion, Day 3: West Indies openers notch up 50-run stand

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Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi: New Zealand likely XI

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