Matador Cup Player of the Tournament

When Cameron White was announced as “Player of the Tournament” for the recently completed Matador Cup a puzzled look appeared on many faces. No doubt that White is in brilliant form, and deserves a spot in the World Cup squad, but was he really the best player in this year’s tournament?

The Matador Cup in review

The first Matador BBQs One-Day Cup has been run and won. The Western Warriors broke a drought with their victory over NSW in a final played at the SCG in front of only a handful of people. There were big individual scores, tiny team totals, and everything in between.

The ACT Comets should join the Matador Cup

Is it time for the Comets to make a return to the Australian one-day domestic scene? With recent changes to what is now known as the Matador One-Day Cup, I think it is.

Make every match count

Part one of two – One Day International cricket

It’s a long standing discussion – what does the future hold for one-day international cricket. Some think it should/will die as Twenty20 takes over, some think it just needs to be reinvigorated, and other believe there is nothing wrong with where it currently stands. I think I sit in the “needs to be reinvigorated” group, but I’m not talking about changing the rules or the format – there’s no need, the 50-over format sits quite nicely between Test/First-class and Twenty20.

The A Team

The curious case of selection and resting strikes again. With absolutely no disrespect to the guys that have been picked – because it’s still a good side, and I’m genuinely excited to see guys like Aaron Finch and Phil Hughes getting a run in the coloured clothing – Australia will be fielding what resembles an A-team in the first two One Day Internationals against Sri Lanka. It’s simply because of the names that are missing, and there are a few.