Martin Flanagan’s spin on Shane Warne – warranted and debatable

By | Business, Cricket, Sport | No Comments Having read Martin Flanagan’s recent article, “Players are the ones who makes games great” where he sides with Shane Warne’s view that coaches are virtually irrelevant for good teams, or possibly any teams. I must say that he does get some aspects of professional sport correct. He uses the…

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Shane Warne stays true to his brand, but shows he has little understanding of coaching

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It was interesting to watch and listen to Shane on this interview. It did remind me of my time as coach of the Australian cricket team. My role as coach was to always try to get the best from each of us as people, and then combine these skills,…

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On Big Data In Cricket

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Big data is already reshaping on-field tactics and team selection. It may not be too long before it changes the game as we know it. In 2012, Rajasthan Royals signed Brad Hodge, one of a generation of high-quality Australian cricketers who spent years on the fringes of an all-time great…

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Social Phenomenon

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It takes a lot to lure Indians away from shopping malls and movie theatres, for house wives to switch off television soaps and watch cricket. But the 2008 Indian Premier League did just that. At the end of the inaugural competition a report tabled by businessmen Al Yasmin Shah and…

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