Top 10 Cricket Commentary Cliches

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Top 10 Cricket Commentary Cliches
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'Early wickets could be key here Athers...'

When people ask me how I managed to compile this list, I will simply tell them that I just try to take each slide as it comes, that I couldn't have done it without my editor and that I always give 110 percent in every single article.

But seriously, as you've probably guessed, today we're going to take a leisurely stroll along cliche avenue.

As per most sports, cricket has its own language and lingo, which includes the neverending stream of familiar phrases gushing forth from the mouths of its television and radio commentators.

While cliches are not particular harmful, it is impossible not to roll your eyes every now and then as a highly-paid pundit reduces a moment of sporting magic to a bland adage.

Here, loosely in an order of most annoying, are 10 of the best.


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