NZ Cricket: expecting the worst

By Paul Thomas In Sport

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10th January, 2013
‘Death riding” is an Australian sporting term meaning to hope your team does badly. It’s not surprising that players who didn’t make the team sometimes nurse the hope that those who did will have shockers. It’s obviously selfish, as sportspeople often are, but if coaches adhere to the principle that you shouldn’t change a winning team – and they tend to – what’s an ambitious man or woman to do? It’s really just the flipside to the dog-eat-dog attitude incumbents adopt towards up-and-comers whom they perceive as a threat to their position. It may be a thing of the past, ...

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