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Documentary About Cricket Australia Bouncing Back From Its Darkest Day Is Coming Next Week

Stewart Perrie

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Documentary About Cricket Australia Bouncing Back From Its Darkest Day Is Coming Next Week

Featured Image Credit: Amazon

Where were you when sandpaper-gate happened?

It was easily one of the biggest sporting moments in Australia's history and certainly one of the most raucous scandals to hit the cricket world.

But how did our cricketers bounce back from a debacle so large that it left players in tears and others suspended from the game? Well, that whole journey has been packaged into a new documentary being presented by Amazon Studios.

The Test will premiere next week and it will dive in how our Aussie cricketers built themselves back up again and become a powerhouse in the sport again.

We'll get to see how the team struggled with their short-form game, their first ever Test series loss to India on home soil, a valiant display at the Cricket World Cup, before it culminates with the battle against England at last year's Ashes series.

A synopsis for the documentary is: "Picking up immediately after the incident in South Africa that led to an outpouring of disappointment and shock around the world, The Test begins with the appointment of Justin Langer as coach and follows the Australian Men's Cricket Team around the world."

Credit: Amazon
Credit: Amazon

It's an emotional rollercoaster that promises to leave sporting fans hooked as they see everything that goes on with the Australian cricket team.

Andre Mauger was the cameraman who was entrusted to film all the intimate moments, including heated exchanges between players and the panic that happens when one gets injured.

He was embedded with the team for 18 months, capturing the highs and the lows, many of which have never been seen before.

Mr Mauger told the Daily Telegraph: "I've wondered why they trusted me so much. The answer is, I don't know. I don't know how I really did it.

Credit: Amazon
Credit: Amazon

"Everyone said for the first two weeks they felt like, 'there's a guy with a camera here, this is awkward.'

"Apparently after that two week point they completely forgot I was there.

"I think a lot of players wanted some of this raw stuff shown and put into a meaningful context. There's very little that didn't make the cut.

"My behaviours were one of just being a fly on the wall. Knowing when to go a bit harder and when to withdraw, and just continually pushing the envelope more and more without interfering."

The Test will premiere on Amazon on March 12

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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