Recent articles by The Guerillas
Great minds link alike: Guerilla Cricket teams up with leading Indian website
Today, we mark the beginning of what we hope will be a long and fruitful partnership with CricTracker, a website based in India. Their site will carry our commentary and we hope to interact with their readers/viewers on Twitter and Facebook and get a real perspective from India on how this series is being viewed – not to mention series in the future such as the World Cup next year. The site, like Guerilla Cricket, is the result of the passion and commitment of its creators, who are Syed Sujjad, the chief executive, Ankit Mishra, the editor-in-chief, and Sai Kishore, the social media manager, and a worldwide team of more than 150 writers.
Chennai-hilation revisited: England have little chance of revenge for winter of discontent
England take on India in their 1,000th Test this week. Reason for celebration you may think. But who will be doing the celebrating at the end of a long haul of five matches in six weeks?. Here, in the second of two articles, the Guerilla experts give you the lowdown on how it will (*might) turn out. Striking it rich: gushing sounds were heard from under the Oval square. PAUL HOWARTH. Guerilla Cricket commentator and betting counsellor.
Innie, outtie, innie, greentop: England's shrinks go to work on Kohli despite heatwave
Finally, a series that knows how to build dramatic tension. T20s then ODIs then Tests is the way it should be – we've had the Kuldeep Yadav narrative, the birth of a potential rivalry between Joe Root and Hardik Pandya (if Pandya was deliberately bowling wides to deny Root a hundred at Headingley, that's pretty classless). And now a five-Test series. Here, in the first of two articles, the Guerilla experts give you the lowdown on how it will (*might) go. KL Rahul: magnificent stylist, capable of big hundreds – and a quality pointy beard.
First Test, day four: England in the Gabbatoir
Lunch: England 119-5. [by Gary Naylor]. England stepped into the mincing machine that is the Gabba with a lot of hard yakka ahead of them to rescue something from a match that had tilted Australia's way through the third day batting of Steven Smith and the late hostility of Josh Hazlewood. To their credit, Mark Stoneman (grittily) and Joe Root (classily) quietened an already soporific Sunday crowd with an hour of calm strike rotation and risk-free accumulation.
Rude awakenings: the indispensable guide to surviving an away Ashes
Academic Josh Robinson, an old hand at sleep deprivation, guides you through the best options to survive the wee hours with Guerilla Cricket and recommends the best commentators for successful slumber. Continue your usual routine, with added cricket This method involves falling asleep to the coverage, and getting up early to listen to part of the final session. For the games in the eastern third of Australia, this means going to sleep around 1am, and waking around 6am. It's different for Adelaide (the day/night game) and Perth (because of the time difference). Play continues until about 11.30am and 10am respectively, meaning you can get up early to listen to a big chunk – along with getting a virtuously early night.
'This is going to be violent': the Guerilla crew give their Ashes predictions (part one)
When it comes to the Ashes, everyone has to have their say on the outcome. And we, at Guerilla Cricket, are no different. So here, in the first of two features, are the predictions from some of the finest/most deranged minds (delete as applicable) in the game. Expect wild optimism, psychotic pessimism, rigorously-applied stats (think pi), and bizarre nods to Rudyard Kipling and BBC crime documentaries. Not to mention a couple of Glenn McGraths. Talking of worthless opinions, we've even let some of our Australian friends have a go. David Barratt Guerilla Cricket contributor / jingle writer @MenWithVenUK.
'The steady ebbing away of hope': the Guerilla crew give their Ashes predictions (part two)
When it comes to the Ashes, everyone has to have their say on the outcome. And we, at Guerilla Cricket, are no different. So here, in the second of two features, are the predictions from some of the finest/most deranged minds (delete as applicable) in the game. Expect wild optimism, psychotic pessimism, rigorously-applied stats (think pi), and a couple of Glenn McGraths. Talking of worthless opinions, we've even let some of our Australian friends have a go. Nigel Henderson Guerilla Cricket founder / anchor @guerillahendo.