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Jonathan Northall
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Jonathan writes for the Daily Observer as a freelance writer. He was born in the UK and lived there until 2014 when he emigrated to Queensland, Australia. Jonathan has written extensively about football, cricket and baseball among other sports.

His book, ‘Ruling the World - Story of the 1992 Cricket World Cup’, was published in February by Pitch Publishing. Jonathan is a member of the Association of Cricket Statisticians & Historians and the Australian Cricket Society.



Jonathan Northall
Bangladesh right to be confident ahead of the South Africa matchThe Tigers open their Cricket World Cup campaign against South Africa at The Oval later today.  The Proteas have already played one game in the tournament and suffered a comprehensive 104-run defeat at the hands of hosts, and favourites, England.  Bangladesh’s lead up to the match was a loss to India and a washed-outwarm-up game.  ...
By Jonathan Northall
India’s star power will be difficult to resistVirat Kohli’s men will be looking to emulate Kapil Dev’s 1983 heroes with a Cricket World Cup victory on English soil.  India has been an exceptional ODI team for a long while now and winning cup number three will be the goal.  Trying to find a weakness in the Indian team is difficult.  There is ...
Cricket World Cup preview
By Jonathan Northall
Afghanistan have enough match-winners to cause problemsNo one will relish playing Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup.  The expectation would have been that they are easily beatable; Afghanistan’s victory over Pakistan in their warm-up game demonstrates that they are anything but that. Afghanistan’s squad oozes white ball cricket quality with Rashid Khan being the match-winning performer that any team would want ...
Cricket World Cup preview
By Jonathan Northall
Bangladesh are overdue a win against AustraliaOnly the foolhardy would write off Australia’s chances of lifting a sixth Cricket World Cup. Having been eviscerated of batting quality with Smith and Warner serving bans for their roles in Sandpaper Gate, Australia have welcomed both back into the squad.  Whilst the duo was serving their international bans, Usman Khawaja benefitted most whilst captain ...
Cricket World Cup preview
By Jonathan Northall
West Indies game will not faze the TigersDespite having some of the most exciting cricketers playing the game at the moment, the West Indies have some way to go before being able to compete with the top four consistently.  On their day, the West Indies can beat anyone in the competition.  The problem is that they can be beaten too.  It’s the ...
Cricket World Cup preview
By Jonathan Northall
Tough Cricket World Cup awaits Sri LankaOnly the most diehard Sri Lankan cricket fan will expect the Sri Lankans to have a good Cricket World Cup. Their record over the last 18 months has been abject with only seven wins. This week’s victory over Scotland is the first time Sri Lanka have won away from home since January 2018.  Turmoil on ...
Cricket World Cup preview
By Jonathan Northall
England will be difficult to beat at their home tournamentTrying to find a weakness in the England ODI squad is difficult at the moment.  Eoin Morgan’s team have looked like favourites for a while now, and home advantage may be enough to see England finally win a Cricket World Cup.  When a team bats, bowls and fields as well as England do then, you ...
Cricket World Cup preview
By Jonathan Northall
Beating Blackcaps would provide a considerable boost to the TigersThe Blackcaps go into the 2019 tournament looking to go one further than four years ago. After losing to Australia in 2015, the Blackcaps will feel that 2019 could be their year. Captain Kane Williamson is a phenomenal batter and astute captain and may well be the difference that takes New Zealand to the title.  ...
Cricket World Cup Preview
By Jonathan Northall
South Africans to provide first challenge for Tigers’South Africa go into this year’s Cricket World Cup knowing that the ‘choker’ tag will be attached to them should they qualify for the semi-finals.  Having been there four times, South Africa is yet to make a final. A combination of inspired opponents, freezing at critical moments and even the weather has led to semi-final ...
By Jonathan Northall
Will Dhaka Dynamites extend unbeaten run in BPL?Unless Rajshahi Kings can find a way to beat Dhaka, the Dynamites will extend their lead at the top of the table. If the Kings do win the toss, they could do worse than to have a bat. Dhaka’s four dominant wins have come from scoring too many runs for their opponents to chase. They ...
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