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Australia Vs India 2013

Diary of the 17th Man – Feb 17

I spoke to Anthea last night – she was at Mum and Dad’s again. She was pleased I arrived safely. “Was the bed ok?  Did you ask for an extra pillow? Have you had a beer with the Captain yet?  I know you get on with him. He’ll get you on the field.” Poor Thea. After reading his statements reported ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – Feb 16

The 17th Man is emailing his diary entries in until he gets his own blog set up. I’ve never been on an overseas tour before, and the chaos on the first morning is something to behold.  It’s a relatively inexperienced team, so the simple things like getting up on time for breakfast having already packed your kit were beyond some ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – Feb 15

The 17th Man is emailing his diary entries in until he gets his own blog set up. Think it’s OK to use the iPad now. We’ve made it through Singapore – next stop Chennai.  I don’t think the main touring party was stuck in Premium Economy, but it could have been worse.  The ABC correspondent, who the BCCI has snubbed ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – Feb 14

Got the call up from Cricket Australia this morning.  It would have been better if I’d been named as an official member of the squad, but under the circumstances, being the extra secret batsmen on tour to cover for the Captain’s dodgy back is better than hanging around in Oz.  There will be no action at finals time after our appalling ...

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