Australian cricket teams are better in the role of underdog. As soon as they allow Icarus syndrome to take hold, everything backfires. Exhibit A: the 2005 Ashes. This is a short extract from my memoir, Twelve Summers. LORDS - FIRST TEST In 2005, Steve Harmison cracked Justin Langer on the elbow with his second ball in the First Test at Lord’s. It was a ball that just seemed to explode off the wicket and fill English hearts with hope.
Great writing. I'm surprised you didn't get the call to write the Warnie mini series.