sticky wicket


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sticky wicket

a cricket pitch that is rapidly being dried by the sun after rain and is particularly conducive to spin
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WITH the BJP not really siding with the Sharad Pawar camp, BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur has found himself on a sticky wicket.
If pitting talents with them would put ours on a sticky wicket, so be it.
BCCI president N Srinivasan maybe in the eye of a storm after his son in law was caught up in a betting scandal, but Srinivasan is adamant about attending a crucial ICC meet in London, in the process once again putting the BCCI on a sticky wicket.
35 crore-strong electorate voted in the Assembly elections in Karnataka today amid projections that beleaguered ruling BJP was on a sticky wicket against a resurgent Congress.
We are batting on a sticky wicket but the sun will dry out the pitch.
This tie is a bit of a sticky wicket for them and hopefully we can make them suffer a little more.
I'm thinking particularly of Kilmarnock as they are on a sticky wicket right now.
These will include the 1940sthemed Sticky Wicket Swing Orchestra, singer Maggie O' Hara and music hall-style entertainer Dave Sealey.
And it must have been a bit of a sticky wicket when baseball passed cricket in popularity here back in the 1800s.
And if Carlo Ancelotti can get the boot a year after winning the double, AVB is on a massively sticky wicket - transition or not.
KILLER John Stape find himself in a sticky wicket this week- after Fiz finds him in possession of Colin Fishwick's dead body.
Their win over Pakistan in 2007 was achieved on a sticky wicket in Kingston and they ran out of steam in the Super Eights, losing heavily to South Africa, England, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.